well, since google exists I guess we don't need this or any other forum since we can all just search and find what we need.
Much more true than I'd like to admit. This forum has been around in some form for over a decade, and whether or not you feel like looking for it, the answer to pretty much any question is out there.
but if we didn't have this or other forums, then google would prove to be useless, except for articles posted on actual websites.
See theterminator93's post above. It makes things much, much easier.
So all this started because I asked a question relating to the thread, which in turn would enhance the thread with more information, and allow someone who found this thread by whatever means to have all of the info contained in one place.
because of this question, which may be an annoyance to answer but contains relevant info, someone comes in and spouts off to "search", which in turn adds nothing to the thread and brings the whole relevance of the thread down because it has turned into a bloody flame war about searching, and has turned away totally from the original topic of the thread.
the simple words "heard of search" have made this thread go way off topic, and contributed almost no good info to return to others who do search.... what they will find, is a bunch of people arguing about not searching, which discourages others from searching because all they can find is a bunch of people arguing about searching, and hence, they go and ask their question and get told to search........
I think you're missing the point. It wasn't the "go search" comments that took this thread off-topic, it was the "what does an X-/H-pipe do?" question that could've been answered by...dun dun dun, search! If, instead of getting in a huff about being told to search, you had simply taken his advice and looked for yourself, we might be talking about the sound you get from the Mandrel Exhaust Systems setup, or what mufflers sound best with that setup, not how you need to defend your right to be lazy.
Also, the discussion of crossover pipes really adds very little to the discussion. The OP of the thread even posted two links to answer your question. That wasn't the point of this thread, even if that's what you wanted it to be. It even looks like he may have used Google to find the information he was looking for.
On the other hand, this thread probably could've been avoided by searching, but look at the OP's postcount. Look at yours. Who should know how to search by now?
And to make sure this post isn't useless; as far as I know, NJ does not really care what you do with your exhaust so long as you can pass the sniffer test, and are MIL-free. As opposed to Cali, where anything other than stock means bust. They might take a look under there if they hear it's a hot-rodded exhaust, but if they see cats and you pass the sniffer, they shouldn't give you a problem. If you're that worried about it, just keep your original pipes and bolt them back on when you go in for testing. NJ emissions testing is only once every 4 years, so having to bolt on your OEM setup once every 4 years is a small price to pay for having a kick-ass exhaust.