Common questions

Which is better X pipe or H-pipe exhaust?

Which is better X pipe or H-pipe exhaust?

X-pipes tend to be higher-pitched and more raspy while H-pipes have a lower pitch and sound more like a deep growl. X-pipes tend to have better power while H-pipes have better torque, comparatively speaking.

Is X pipe louder than H-pipe?

X-pipes are generally raspier and louder than H or Y-pipes and have been shown to provide slightly more power than their counterparts. It does less than an X-pipe in the way of balancing exhaust gasses but still flows quite well.

What is the best exhaust for F150 Ecoboost?

Review of The Best Exhaust for F150 Ecoboost

  • BORLA 140616 – ATAK Cat-Back Exhaust System (Single side exit)
  • Roush Performance 421711 – F-150 Cat-Back Exhaust for 6.2L / 5.0L / 3.5L (2011-2014) Side Exit.
  • Flowmaster 817478 – Cat-Back Exhaust System.
  • BORLA 140616BC – Exhaust System.
  • MBRP S5259AL 4″

Does H-pipe change sound?

“An H-pipe tends to make more of a difference at lower rpm, while-X pipes will increase power more at higher rpm. Both an X- and an H-pipe will smooth out the separated sound of the cylinders, while an X-pipe tends to blend all eight cylinders together more.”

What does an H-pipe do for exhaust?

An X-Pipe or an exhaust H-Pipe are at the heart of a performance system and bolted in the center of the car. Also known as a crossover pipe, each system works by balancing the exhaust pulses from either side—or cylinder bank of a V-style engine. The result is a smooth exhaust flow and a more efficient engine.

Is an H-pipe necessary?

Flowmaster® strongly recommends using a crossover tube, otherwise known as an H-pipe or balance pipe on all true dual exhaust systems. The crossover pipe equalizes the exhaust pulses and allows the sounds waves to communicate between both banks of the engine.