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This is a discussion on straight pipes? lose or gain power within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have a 00 ws6 thinkin of doin straight pipes will I lose or gain power. Any opinions help...

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    straight pipes? lose or gain power

    I have a 00 ws6 thinkin of doin straight pipes will I lose or gain power. Any opinions help

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    no you wont lose power, depending what you have now you might not gain any either.

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    power isn't lost... it's just moved... and like bouigha123 said it's about the tune...

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    i was thinking of doing a custom straight x pipe set up and wondered the same question. current set up is lts, oryp, hooker catback

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    Just buy a loudmouth 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike0202 View Post
    Just buy a loudmouth 1
    why that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    why that?
    They are very cheap and its pretty much the same thing as straight pipes.

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    thats a y pipe though not an x pipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    thats a y pipe though not an x pipe
    You can run lm1 resonators on a x

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    Personally I would get the loudmouth2 resonators a little more expensive but no where near the rasp of lm1 setup if you have or get long tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    i was thinking of doing a custom straight x pipe set up and wondered the same question. current set up is lts, oryp, hooker catback
    Youll gain some power for sure, but what you need to ask yourself is the extra power vs. cost worth it to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    Youll gain some power for sure, but what you need to ask yourself is the extra power vs. cost worth it to you.
    extra power vs cost & difficulties of having it.
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    very true

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    Wat difficulties

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    ^^^all the difficulties of the noise (I mean V8 unmuffled music!). Attention from the wrong people (cops). Things like that.

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    A few years back (around 2001) , Car Craft actually looked into the "straight pipe vs catt'ed" debate. They noted that with a good high flow converter design , you actually GAINED torque over a straight pipe exhaust. They mentioned that it actually "straightened" airflow (reduced turbulence) in the exhaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whamhammer View Post
    A few years back (around 2001) , Car Craft actually looked into the "straight pipe vs catt'ed" debate. They noted that with a good high flow converter design , you actually GAINED torque over a straight pipe exhaust. They mentioned that it actually "straightened" airflow (reduced turbulence) in the exhaust.
    I would like to see that article if you have it.

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    I'll try to look for it. Only problem is I tossed a bunch of magazines when I moved two years ago. I'll see if I can turn it up.

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