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Balancing Exhaust

jdjernegan

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Just installed 2.25" stainless steel dual exhaust with flowmaster mufflers. Would it be better to put a X-Over pipe closer to the motor or a "balance" pipe nearer the mufflers.
 

3dale1

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Thats a good question. I'd go with an X pipe. What do you mean by a balance nearer the mufflers? An H behind the dana? Not sure if that can be done.

BTW, if you just got a new dual exhaust, why do you want to go back in there??? Is it a true dual, or a catback?
 

jdjernegan

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Thats a good question. I'd go with an X pipe. What do you mean by a balance nearer the mufflers? An H behind the dana? Not sure if that can be done.

BTW, if you just got a new dual exhaust, why do you want to go back in there??? Is it a true dual, or a catback?

It is a true dual exhaust.
I saw an item in a catalog (can't remember which one) that offered a pipe meant to go in front of the mufflers and behind the differential, they called it a balance pipe.
 
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grapeknutz

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Install a X crossover as close to the engine as possible, It has been found it makes better horsepower.
 

ZumZum

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Ideally the x-pipe should go at the hottest point of your exhaust (usually closer to the motor). The easiest way to find this is to let the motor warm up and use a infrared temp sensor to find the spot. If you don't have one of those you can spray some regular low temp paint along a stretch of your pipe and watch for the first area where the paint burns off. That's where your x-pipe should go.
 

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