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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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97 LX Exhaust Question

I have a stock 97 LX and planning to get it to breathe better. I'm planning on getting the Mandrel Bent Tubing Kit, but for the X-pipe...should I go with the Magnaflow Tru-X pipe found here >http://www.autoanything.com/exhausts...A2672A0A0.aspx


and will that fit with the Tubing Kit? Or should I assume the shop will have to custom weld the X pipe to the pipes themselves?



If there are any suggestions I'd greatly appreciate them,


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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bump, sorry if it's a boring/dumb question but i AM a newbie and wanting to learn more
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Probably better flowing and may sound a bit better than the mandrel bent one. As far as being a direct fit to the mandrel pipes, i doubt it, the exhaust shop will have to make everything come together. Just make sure you order the same size inlet/outlet openings as the pipes your getting.

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okay cool, so make sure that all inlets/outlets are the same size? (2.5in.)
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Just a thought... but the Magnaflow dual in/dual out muffler has an X-pipe built into it, it flows well, sounds good, and eliminates the need for two mufflers at the rear. You might look into that instead of the X-pipe itself.


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OR, the di/do Flowmaster which i can say from experience...sounds amazing! That's my opinion of course.
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I've had both Magnaflow and Flowmaster - if you want some sound, Magnaflow is the way to go. It sounded great cruising around town and at idle, but quiet at highway speeds. The flowmaster is much more noticeable, but not overbearing either. It's got a little bit of drone, but very tolerable.

Both setups were true dual 2.5" pipe. The difference - Magnaflow was midmount with no mufflers in the rear... Flowmaster has an X pipe and mufflers at the rear.

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<< Just a thought... but the Magnaflow dual in/dual out muffler has an X-pipe built into it, it flows well, sounds good, and eliminates the need for two mufflers at the rear. You might look into that instead of the X-pipe itself. >>

I have this same setup on my Limited Edition. Sounds great and flows well. Two hi-flow Magnaflow 94004 cats going into a mid-mounted Magnaflow 11385 and then back out to "believe-it-or-not" NAPA chrome tips that are 2 1/8 inch diameter for $13 each! 2.25 pipes all the way through. An exhaust shop will supply the pipes and bending.

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