What would be the best setup for deep sound and little drone for a 3.5 with an x-pipe?
I looked at the magnaflow x-pipe. Are glass packs considered resonators/mufflers? Will this setup reduce performance?
You need some back pressure to avoid loss of low end power. IMO a V-6 does not need an X pipe, just a simple crossover will do to balance out the sound so it does not sound so horrible.
What is the difference between a crossover and the x-pipe? I thought a true x-pipe created backpressure.
An X splits the exhaust and is supposed to create a venturi effect. Dug this up, I remember reading the article.
"Hot Rod Magazine, October 2000 did a good report on H vs X. It went into great detail on the science behind how and why they work, the dependencies on cam overlap, intake manifold runner length, exhaust header length, diameter, the whole boat. Then they did a comparison on an engine dyno with a 355cid motor - first trying headers with different diameter tubes on dual exhaust with no crossover at all, then staying with one set of headers but adding an H pipe and then replacing it with a Dr. Gas X pipe. They printed tables of RPM, HP and Torque from 3,000 to 6,000 rpm for all of this. They didn't say much about sound quality, just that the X pipe changed the exhaust note to a noticeably higher pitch. The H pipe increased peak HP by only 2 and that was at 5,800 RPM. The H pipe increased torque by a maximum of 8 ft-lbs at 4,300 rpm. The X pipe had a peak increase in HP by 6 and torque only went up by 3 ft-lbs. Interestingly enough the H pipe setup made more horsepower and torque than the X pipe from 3,700 to 5,400 rpm. Or you could say the X pipe did better at under 3,700 and above 5,400."
What type of set up would you recommend using with an H-pipe? Are BB resonated tops and glasspacks too restrictive?
How much will this setup cost minus the H-pipe?
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