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Old 07-26-2021, 06:20 PM
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X Pipe or Resonated X Pipe for 3.0

Hi all,

I have a 2001 5MT with Dinan exhausts on it (got lucky and found them at a junkyard lol). They're great, but I can really only hear them up to about 2k rpm, and after that, I can't really tell they're there. I just purchased an X pipe, but I am on the fence about installing it. I am concerned about any possible droning, and if it would be too loud. I definitely want the car to sound louder though!

I'm also not sure if I should go with a resonated X pipe instead (this one). Or would this resonated X pipe not give me what I am looking for?

Appreciate any input!
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Old 07-26-2021, 07:58 PM
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I just put an x-pipe on my 4.4 (centre resonator deleted). It has 4.8 mufflers so I assume your Dinans would be a bit more free-flowing. I've lost some of the low end torque doing it (<2,800rpm). Look into an h-pipe instead - might give you the flow/sound, but still protect the low end.
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I posted clips in one of the threads - look for "resonator" and "LVP" and you'll find it.

Tip, I found the best way to search this site is to use google and type in the search
"center resonator LVP site:xoutpost.com"
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- 2004 X5 4.4, 01/2004 production, 345,000km
- 2008 535i, 265,000km

Track:
- 1996 328i, track/race car, ~300,000km

Winter:
- 2001 Ski-Doo MXZ 600 w/800 engine, exhaust
- 1978 Ski-Doo Olympique 340 (vintage race sled)
- 1977 Ski-Doo Olympique 340E

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Old 07-27-2021, 03:18 AM
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+1 Non resonated x-pipe.
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Old 07-27-2021, 12:32 PM
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I posted clips in one of the threads - look for "resonator" and "LVP" and you'll find it.

Tip, I found the best way to search this site is to use google and type in the search
"center resonator LVP site:xoutpost.com"
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