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Exhaust question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Muddytazz, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    What is the actual purpose of the crossover tube in dual exhaust and is it any better or worse than running true duals?
     
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    It even out the pulses from the motor and is supposed to increase the scavenging effect.

    It is also supposed to make it sound better. IIRC
     
  3. bbengines

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    Duals with crossover

    Ditto
     
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    DO a "H" pipe with chambered mufflers and a "X" with straight through design. Or so Ive read and been told. The X may make a couple more HP in the upper RPM over the H. Also listenning to newer cars, the H gives a deaper tone while the X gives a higher pitched sound. This weekend Im ditching my 4 cats and putting an off road H pipe on my 00 Mustang GT to go with Flowmaster Super 40 series and 2.5 inch mandrel bent pipes. You can get H and X pipe's from Summit and Jegs.
     
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    Magnaflow makes a tru-x you can weld in if you decided that route. Supposed to help with sound and the scavenging effect.




    On that mustang, I agree ditch the cats, but I would go magnaflow. Flowmasters with the x-pipe and no cats sounds like your dragging tin cans behind your car. Plenty of them around with it that setup, all sound like tin cans dragging. Magnaflow sounds REALLY good on the magnaflow and x-pipe, just my $.o2
     
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    Not to Hijack the thread but...
    Im going H pipe with the Flows, sounds like it should... 60's muscle car. Well as much as can be with a OHC 4.6L.


    But definatelly do a crossover on any dual exhaust set up.
     
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    Adding a crossover dampens the sounds and increases torque.
     
  8. adamforsythe

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    I noticed a better sounds exhaust when I put my H pipe on.
    Headers, cats, H-pipe, muffler, tail pipes.
    Another thing I noticed is when I have my tail pipes off my truck is 100% louder. Why is this?
    Thanks
    ADam
     
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    The length of pipe will quiet it down, as does the bends. Also where does it exit? If your mufflers are right behind your seat, and you take off pipes that exit at rear of truck then its exiting that much closer to you and louder.
     

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