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This is a discussion on H-Pipe? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I did a search and can't find anything about H-Pipes... is it worth saving money to go H-Pipe on these ...

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    H-Pipe?

    I did a search and can't find anything about H-Pipes... is it worth saving money to go H-Pipe on these cars. Or better yet what I'm asking, what is a disadvantage, scavenging issues? Too loud for some people? Let me know any info, I was just wondering where i can save money but won't do it if its cutting a corner...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    I did a search and can't find anything about H-Pipes... is it worth saving money to go H-Pipe on these cars. Or better yet what I'm asking, what is a disadvantage, scavenging issues? Too loud for some people? Let me know any info, I was just wondering where i can save money but won't do it if its cutting a corner...
    An X-pipe will scavenge more efficiently, giving you a slight increase in power over an H-pipe. An X-pipe is considerably louder though. Sometimes annoyingly loud. An H-pipe is more docile while cruising, similar to if you've heard a 5-liter with an H-pipe (which i'm sure you probably have). My opinion when it comes to "H" vs. "X" has always been what you prefer as far as sound. Like I said before, the X-pipe is definitely louder during cruise and has increased interior noise, and there is only a slightly power difference between the two. LS1sounds.com has some H-pipe TD cars on there, as well as X-pipes to compare the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    An X-pipe will scavenge more efficiently, giving you a slight increase in power over an H-pipe. An X-pipe is considerably louder though. Sometimes annoyingly loud. An H-pipe is more docile while cruising, similar to if you've heard a 5-liter with an H-pipe (which i'm sure you probably have). My opinion when it comes to "H" vs. "X" has always been what you prefer as far as sound. Like I said before, the X-pipe is definitely louder during cruise and has increased interior noise, and there is only a slightly power difference between the two. LS1sounds.com has some H-pipe TD cars on there, as well as X-pipes to compare the two.
    sweet thanks... and no i have never had a 5.0... sorry... went from jap cars, to my t/a now abotuto switch to a z28 and do my first td set up

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    sweet thanks... and no i have never had a 5.0... sorry... went from jap cars, to my t/a now abotuto switch to a z28 and do my first td set up
    Why do you wan't to get rid of your Silver T/A and get a Camaro? I drive a Camaro myself, but love the silver T/A's. I owned one and still wish I had that car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    Why do you wan't to get rid of your Silver T/A and get a Camaro? I drive a Camaro myself, but love the silver T/A's. I owned one and still wish I had that car!
    to make a long story short, owe money on t/a, getting a good amount for it, buying cheap z28, putting money into mods rather than car payments

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    to make a long story short, owe money on t/a, getting a good amount for it, buying cheap z28, putting money into mods rather than car payments
    Oh okay, that's very understandable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    An X-pipe will scavenge more efficiently, giving you a slight increase in power over an H-pipe. An X-pipe is considerably louder though. Sometimes annoyingly loud. An H-pipe is more docile while cruising, similar to if you've heard a 5-liter with an H-pipe (which i'm sure you probably have). My opinion when it comes to "H" vs. "X" has always been what you prefer as far as sound. Like I said before, the X-pipe is definitely louder during cruise and has increased interior noise, and there is only a slightly power difference between the two. LS1sounds.com has some H-pipe TD cars on there, as well as X-pipes to compare the two.
    You are 100% backwards as far as the sound is concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    You are 100% backwards as far as the sound is concerned.
    yeah i was wondering... i was gonna say something but i didnt know for sure... i looked at a sound clip and the h is pretty loud lol... i think i may just shell out the extra hundred or so to go x... i guess there is a reason so many people go x on these cars

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    H-pipes are louder. They create more drone and a deeper tone especially at cruising speeds.

    X-pipes are quieter. They smooth the exhaust tone especially at cruising speeds. They are raspy at peak rpm levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    You are 100% backwards as far as the sound is concerned.
    Actually your backwards. I had a BBK H-pipe on my '98 Cobra, then later switched to a Dr. Gas X-pipe. I've heard enough H's and X's to know the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    Actually your backwards. I had a BBK H-pipe on my '98 Cobra, then later switched to a Dr. Gas X-pipe. I've heard enough H's and X's to know the difference.
    Hmm, this is what I do for a living and I have installed more X-pipes and H-pipes with differnet muffler and different length systems than you can imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    Actually your backwards. I had a BBK H-pipe on my '98 Cobra, then later switched to a Dr. Gas X-pipe. I've heard enough H's and X's to know the difference.
    the other guy works at an exhaust place

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    H-pipes are louder. They create more drone and a deeper tone especially at cruising speeds.

    X-pipes are quieter. They smooth the exhaust tone especially at cruising speeds. They are raspy at peak rpm levels.
    H-pipes create a "smoother" tone during cruise, versus the more raspy tone that an X-pipe creates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    the other guy works at an exhaust place
    Am I supposed to be scared?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    Am I supposed to be scared?
    no but its the point that he's around exhaust all the time... works for pypes... very well renowned company

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    Am I supposed to be scared?
    No. You just have alot to learn.

    I hate to admit it, but Mustangs are what I, and the company I work for specialize in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    No. You just have alot to learn.
    I take no offense to your criticism. My cars faster than yours!

    See, I can be a prick to

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    I take no offense to your criticism. My cars faster than yours!

    See, I can be a prick to
    O.K.... I guess you win

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    I take no offense to your criticism. My cars faster than yours!

    See, I can be a prick to

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    Well, anyway,

    For TD's dumped, I prefer the deep sound they produce over the sound of an X.

    I prefer the opposite with TD's all the way out the back.

    I will probably never go back to an H-pipe, but they sure sound awesome.

    I think it mainly comes down to your preference.

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