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Old 11-17-2005, 11:09 PM
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For members who added an X-pipe.

What affect did it have on the sound of your after market exhaust ?

Did you notice a difference in the sound ?

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Old 11-18-2005, 04:08 AM
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I haven't installed an x-pipe on my car but from what I've read an x-pipe is supposed to lessen the popping sound that some systems experience on deceleration.
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My vet had corsa exhaust on it when I purchased it and I added the x-pipe. It is a little quieter and more mellow. Don't misunderstand, the corsas are still loud. I didn't get the x-pipe for the sound, but because there is a school of thought that it aids the exhaust flow for a little more hp. Go for it.
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Yes, the x-pipe will change the sound of your aftermarket catback or even stock exhaust for that matter. Previously, I had B&B PRT's installed on my '03 Convertible. They were a great improvement over the stock exhaust catback, but there was still a gurgling motor boat sound due to the lack of performance from the stock h-pipe. So, I added an x-pipe, but at the same time, I also added long tube headers and high flow cats. Trust me, at that point, no more gurgling motor boat sound but a much better and deeper and louder exhaust note! I realized that the gurgling was gone due to the x-pipe, and I was going to be disappointed if the x-pipe killed off the popping on deceleration. Quite the opposite in my experience. The popping on deceleration was louder and almost sounded like backfiring at times, which sounded awesome to me. But, then again since I added long tubes and high flow cats, that may have over-ridden the x-pipe's ability to cut out the popping. Not sure on that one.

Now, I've taken the PRT's off and installed B&B Bullets, and the popping on deceleration is deeper and quite loud at times, but it has a good steady note for the most part. It just depends upon how hard of a decelaration I do and if I downshift or just push in the clutch and coast to the stop.
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Cutts down on the popping during deceleration, also scavanges exhaust better than the H-pipe.
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I had one put on a month ago. I still get low RPM pops, but the majority of it is gone. It gives it a more mellow tone. Not as gutteral, just deep.
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I had the Corsa Pacecar with the stock H pipe and I hated the motor boat sound at idle. I added the MagnaFlow X pipe and the Motor boat sound is gone and the poping is much less. I also noticed it smoothed out the sound alot and it not as loud until you stomp it. I highly recommend the X pipe.
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I've had my X in my garage for 2 months now...I need to install ASAP after hearing your posts guys!!!

I have a B&B PRT now, I hate the way it sounds (on car when bought), I'm hoping the x-pipe makes the exaust a little more to my liking
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My popping on decel definitely got a lower tone, but I added headers and hi flow cats as well, the resonance at highway speeds got a little less noticeable too....but on WOT, a lot louder, makes my hair stand up sometimes....
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When I put the X-pipe on mine, it made the exhaust note a little deeper, eliminated a lot of resonance and stopped the popping I was getting when I let off the gas. It was well worth the money.
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Originally Posted by Dark-Knight
Cutts down on the popping during deceleration, also scavanges exhaust better than the H-pipe.
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It stops the motor boat sound and the popping on decel. It just smooths out the sound.
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Originally Posted by GLF
Yes, the x-pipe will change the sound of your aftermarket catback or even stock exhaust for that matter. Previously, I had B&B PRT's installed on my '03 Convertible. They were a great improvement over the stock exhaust catback, but there was still a gurgling motor boat sound due to the lack of performance from the stock h-pipe. So, I added an x-pipe, but at the same time, I also added long tube headers and high flow cats. Trust me, at that point, no more gurgling motor boat sound but a much better and deeper and louder exhaust note! I realized that the gurgling was gone due to the x-pipe, and I was going to be disappointed if the x-pipe killed off the popping on deceleration. Quite the opposite in my experience. The popping on deceleration was louder and almost sounded like backfiring at times, which sounded awesome to me. But, then again since I added long tubes and high flow cats, that may have over-ridden the x-pipe's ability to cut out the popping. Not sure on that one.

Now, I've taken the PRT's off and installed B&B Bullets, and the popping on deceleration is deeper and quite loud at times, but it has a good steady note for the most part. It just depends upon how hard of a decelaration I do and if I downshift or just push in the clutch and coast to the stop.

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Does it remove the cats? Or does it have nothing to do with the cats?
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Originally Posted by Jays Z06
Does it remove the cats? Or does it have nothing to do with the cats?
I has nothing to do with the cats. I basically replaces the stock H pipe.

Do it, you'll be glad you did.
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Yes, gets rid of the "motorboat idle."
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Originally Posted by GLF
Yes, the x-pipe will change the sound of your aftermarket catback or even stock exhaust for that matter. Previously, I had B&B PRT's installed on my '03 Convertible. They were a great improvement over the stock exhaust catback, but there was still a gurgling motor boat sound due to the lack of performance from the stock h-pipe. So, I added an x-pipe, but at the same time, I also added long tube headers and high flow cats. Trust me, at that point, no more gurgling motor boat sound but a much better and deeper and louder exhaust note! I realized that the gurgling was gone due to the x-pipe, and I was going to be disappointed if the x-pipe killed off the popping on deceleration. Quite the opposite in my experience. The popping on deceleration was louder and almost sounded like backfiring at times, which sounded awesome to me. But, then again since I added long tubes and high flow cats, that may have over-ridden the x-pipe's ability to cut out the popping. Not sure on that one.

Now, I've taken the PRT's off and installed B&B Bullets, and the popping on deceleration is deeper and quite loud at times, but it has a good steady note for the most part. It just depends upon how hard of a decelaration I do and if I downshift or just push in the clutch and coast to the stop.
I just purchased a 99 coupe with stock exhaust. I have been trying to decide what system I want. What do you think of the Bullets? Really happy with them?

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So which x pipe should I get? I have the b-b bullets.
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Originally Posted by JDs00PewterCoupe
When I put the X-pipe on mine, it made the exhaust note a little deeper, eliminated a lot of resonance and stopped the popping I was getting when I let off the gas. It was well worth the money.
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I had my x pipe cut away and welded the holes. It now has true dual exhaust and has the real muscle car sound, before y or x pipes were ever used.
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