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Exhaust...to X or not to X

I've got a relatively stock, recently rebuilt, 327, 3/4 headers, a 2004R tranny, 3.55 posi rear, 1968 convertible undergoing frame off restoration to be a daily driver. I'm going to have the local Meineke do up the exhaust system. 2.5 aluminized tubing back to a Magnaflow crossflow muffler, then dump out behind the rear wheels. So the questions is, will I see benefits with an X pipe in the system, or does the crossflow muffler take care of that? and for my set-up, will the benefit outweigh the cost, or is this just the latest cool thing to have?

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Re: Exhaust...to X or not to X

By crossflow do u mean its a 2 input and 2 out. If both sides of the exhaust dont meet at the muffler then no.

I don't have an x pipe in mine and mines a little more raced up than yours, but yes you will see a benefit not sure how much maybe 10-15. Which if you think people spend 200 on an intake to increase that much so yes it might be worth it to you.

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You would want an X pipe if your running two separate mufflers, that is if you want to spend the $.
Theres no cool factor about it since most don't look under a car, it's about performance, it is better than an H pipe and definatley 2 individual pipes.

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Re: Exhaust...to X or not to X

I have an X-Pipe and it doesn't seem to be that big of a deal. Maybe it delvers a better sound like a tuned exhaust, but to be honest i cant tell the deference.

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Re: Exhaust...to X or not to X

It's going to be a single crossflow muffler, dual in-dual out. I'm just not sure if that muffler eliminates the need for the x-pipe...ie balancing the pressures and drawing out the exhaust gasses? I like what I've read about reducing the drone and cutting some of the sound...but wonder if anyone can attest to this with the crossflow muffler? and if the X-pipe itself adds power?
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You wont know the difference one way or the other.

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Re: Exhaust...to X or not to X

Well, Okay. if that's the answer, I'll skip the X-pipe purchase and have them build the system without it. Thanks for the input.

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