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Old 03-06-2012, 08:17 PM
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First of all, I fully understand their are really no perfomance gains to be had by installing an X pipe. My reasons are for sound quality only. I'm not a big fan of the motorboat sound at idle or the light popping sounds during deceleration....... I have been told that an X pipe will balance my exhaust note.

I currently have stock headers, cats, H pipe and Borla Quad tip Cat back exhaust.

I am looking at the Borla X-pipe, and Cora which look basically the same to me. Do they function as well as the so called "True" X-pipes made by Bassani and Magnaflow?

If you run an X pipe, or have opinions about the different X pipe's available, chime in with your opinion.

I am leaning toward the Borla X-pipe since I'm already running the Borla cat back but I thought I should find out about the others first before I make a decision.

Let me know your thoughts

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I always run the x-pipe that was manufactured to go with my catback.
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Originally Posted by RaW Z06 View Post
First of all, I fully understand their are really no perfomance gains to be had by installing an X pipe. My reasons are for sound quality only. I'm not a big fan of the motorboat sound at idle or the light popping sounds during deceleration....... I have been told that an X pipe will balance my exhaust note.

I currently have stock headers, cats, H pipe and Borla Quad tip Cat back exhaust.

I am looking at the Borla X-pipe, and Cora which look basically the same to me. Do they function as well as the so called "True" X-pipes made by Bassani and Magnaflow?

If you run an X pipe, or have opinions about the different X pipe's available, chime in with your opinion.

I am leaning toward the Borla X-pipe since I'm already running the Borla cat back but I thought I should find out about the others first before I make a decision.

Let me know your thoughts
I have a Magnaflo X pipe with GHL cat backs on my 01, sounds sweet
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I have a full Corsa set including X pipe and still get the pop when off throttle. I don't mind it at all but some people do. I hear it will/would be a lot worse without the X pipe.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:03 PM
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I have a full Corsa set including X pipe and still get the pop when off throttle. I don't mind it at all but some people do. I hear it will/would be a lot worse without the X pipe.
Interesting.... The Corsa and Borla are basically the same design. Maybe a few with the borla X pipe will chime in and give me their opinions.
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I have the X pipe with my quad powers and I still get the pop.

But I wouldn't have an exhaust on a performance car that didn't pop. I still recall muscle cars from the sixties that popped when you changed gears and let off the throttle, I love it.

But in order to get rid of the pop, you're going to have to go to a tame exhaust. Those Borla's are going to pop. They're designed that way as are most of the more aggressive mufflers.

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My Corsa with x-pipe still pops. Best exhaust system I've ever purchased. Looks and sounds great!
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I bought the Borla for my GHL's and it sounds great! Can't compare to Corsas X never had one. I went from stock to the Borla x and GHL's leaps and bounds over stock. I will say that the deciding factor for me was cost and if I remember correctly I could have bought 2 Borlas for one Corsa and the fact that there is no real gain other than sound I figured why spend the extra cash!
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My '01 ZO6 runs Borla Stinger exhaust with a Magnaflow cross-over. I like the sound and the full cross-over fit just fine.
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Don't get me wrong, I like the aggressive sound of my Borla's.

I don't have to purchase an X-pipe to be happy with my exhaust.

I guess I'm just trying to figure out if the change in exhaust note / quality is worth the $300 for an X pipe install.

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Some more comments based on a thread I started earlier. I'm considering adding a Corsa X-pipe to match my Corsa Indy Pro exhaust when I drop my exhaust to install a thermal tunnel plate later this spring.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-g...-worth-it.html
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Originally Posted by jrose7004 View Post
I always run the x-pipe that was manufactured to go with my catback.

Or the LT headers you install. No matter, you will still have some decel pops if you decel at higher RPMS!
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Originally Posted by jrose7004 View Post
I always run the x-pipe that was manufactured to go with my catback.
Make's sense

Ok, so anyone out there running a Borla X-pipe with their Borla Quad tip Cat Back?
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