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odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted March 17, 2003 03:33 PM
Do the headers ends connect into this or is it made between the headers?


rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted March 17, 2003 03:42 PM
usually back around one or two feet from collectors,i'd just run a h-pipe
it's alot easier to make and is almost as good.

dirtracer7
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted March 17, 2003 08:10 PM
Had the X under the tail shaft of the tranny 2 1/2 pipe. I'm trying a Y merge collecter with 1 big muffer this year to see if theres a difference.

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted March 17, 2003 10:11 PM
true, an "H" pipe is easier to make but the "X" or merged "Y" configuration is much more efficient. it's worth the extra effort. the "H" pipe is more of a balance tube while the "X" and merged "Y" scavenges much better. look at all the winston cup cars and see what they have.......an "X" pipe.

odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted March 20, 2003 09:36 AM
Could a muffler shop make an x pipe?

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted March 20, 2003 04:45 PM
yes, a muffler shop could make one but they probably won't do it correctly. make your own and you know it's right. i buy 4 90 degree mandrel bends at a truck supply and cut an oval in the top of the bends of 2 of them and weld them together. it takes a little time to get them to fit up good, but the end result is better than an exhaust shop. you'll need to cut the other 2 90 degree bends into 4 45 degree bends and weld them to the 4 outlets of the "X" to connect it to 2 side by side pipes. if you have room, you can connect your mufflers directly to the "X" with some same size tubing and use only 3 90 degree bends.

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