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This is a discussion on Easiest way to build an x pipe? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Im going to be buying some piping and building an x pipe system with 2 dynomax bullet mufflers. Im going ...

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    Easiest way to build an x pipe?

    Im going to be buying some piping and building an x pipe system with 2 dynomax bullet mufflers. Im going to build it over the axle and all the way to the rear, at first i will not have the mufflers but just straight piping... Does anyone have an experience with building their own x pipes from scratch? And have any tips on this?

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    Summit has a nice universal one you could make work

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    thanks i will check it out right now

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    pypes advertises that with a little bit of extra pipe you can make their kit fit too.

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    What exhaust do you have on it now??? I converted my tsp oryp to an x pipe with true duals.

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    right now i have the pacsetter headers and oryp and i have a hooker cat back... I am thinking of building my own X pipe and rest of the piping and throwing some dynomax bullets in there... How does it differ from your y pipe? I dont want universal kits im doing everything from scratch.

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    I got a sawzall and cut the tsp pipe where the two Go into the collector and put my x pipe there and welded it up them took two 18 in dynomax bullets 4in round and welded them to the x pipe with turndowns right before the axle. I used one rubber mounted hanger between the two bullets and welded it to the mufflers and used the rear seat bracket to hold the bracket to the car on the pass side. the x pipe and bullets are 3in in size. Its a cheap easy way fo having mandrel bent true duals that clear nicely. Mine exhaust is just to the pass side of the driveshaft and torque arm and about 1in from the floor pan. I would send pics but dont have a way to.

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    damn.. id love to see a pic but i have a mental picture.. Thanks for the input i think i have it down now.

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    Glad to help ya... Now get busy...

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    Custom "X" pipe construction...

    If you deside to tackle a custom X-pipe.. Here you go..... Pipe dia. is going to be up to you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    If you deside to tackle a custom X-pipe.. Here you go..... Pipe dia. is going to be up to you..

    BASIC..
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    This will be about the easiest way if you don't have access to a bender.. Good luck..

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    do the x pipes with true duals really do anything for our cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    do the x pipes with true duals really do anything for our cars?
    Any time you make an engine breath better it's a good thing..
    Last edited by Smittro; 09-02-2010 at 10:57 PM. Reason: spelling

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    I see cause i already have a ORY and shorty hedders with a dynomax drill core so i didny know if it would be any better than where im at or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    I see cause i already have a ORY and shorty hedders with a dynomax drill core so i didny know if it would be any better than where im at or not
    You'll find that most recommend long tubes for LS1 cars.

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    thanks smittro for that pic. I have a buddy who builds cars thats going to help me build the system..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    thanks smittro for that pic. I have a buddy who builds cars thats going to help me build the system..
    No prob do that kind of stuff for a living. Custom built exhaust is the only way I fly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    No prob do that kind of stuff for a living. Custom built exhaust is the only way I fly..
    yeah i agree. I have to place and tools to do it so im not going to spend a lot of money on an exhaust set up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    You'll find that most recommend long tubes for LS1 cars.
    thought about it the guy that i bought it from just put them on before he sold it and i just did a plug and wire change so i will tackle the hedders later on

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    Why not just go with the Bassani system and call it a day?
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