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Any real benefit to aftermarlet x-pipe on z06 with stock manifolds and cats?

 
Old 05-18-2012, 03:04 PM
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Default Any real benefit to aftermarlet x-pipe on z06 with stock manifolds and cats?

I just bought my B&B Bullet Exhaust. I am thinking of buying a Corsa X-pipe from a member on here. Is there any real benefit of an aftermarket X-pipe with stock cats, and manifolds? I am going to do headers eventually anyway, but want to know about the X-pipe with axle back for now? Is there any real HP gain, Sound gain, Anything??

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You should already have an x-pipe in the stock configuration.
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You should already have an x-pipe in the stock configuration.
I havent been under the car, but isnt it an H-pipe?
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I seem to remember some posts back when the Z06 was a new release, that an aftermarket 'X' pipe was good for around 5 HP over the stock 'H' pipe, but that HP increase depended on which manufacturer of the 'X' pipe.
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I think all LS7's came with x-pipes. The LS2 came with an h-pipe, but all LS3's have x-pipes.
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Originally Posted by TMyers View Post
You should already have an x-pipe in the stock configuration.
If he has a 2008(as in his aviator) then the car came with a 'H' pipe. All ZR1(LS9)'s came with 'X' pipes but not all Z06(LS7)'s.
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Yes, My Car is an 08. I could simply look at it i guess, But it's at home and I'm at work! I am pretty sure its an H-pipe.
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Yes, My Car is an 08. I could simply look at it i guess, But it's at home and I'm at work! I am pretty sure its an H-pipe.
Z06's didn't get the 'X' pipe until the 2011 models.
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Originally Posted by TMyers View Post
I think all LS7's came with x-pipes. The LS2 came with an h-pipe, but all LS3's have x-pipes.
Yes, the LS3's did come with the 'X' pipe from day one(2008 models), but the Z06(LS7) had the 'H' pipe from 2006 through 2010. Then they recieved the 'X' pipe.
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I just verified... I work for a GM dealer, Pulled the vin and Diagram of the stock system , It is definately and H-pipe... So now back to my original Question!
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X-pipes are usually worth a little bit of torque and change the exhaust note to a smoother pitch. Usually helps with interior resonance as well. I'd do it if the price is right.
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You will see a slight difference. At least I did on my 09Z when I removed the H pipe and replaced it with a X pipe from a ZR1. It will also make the exhaust system a tad quieter as well. I later added the Corsa Z system and now it sounds fantastic.
I first noticed this on my previous Z ( 2003 model ). I put a Corsa X pipe on it and you could tell it was just a little quieter. As others have said, I would do it!
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