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Old 07-12-2012, 06:17 PM
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The magnaflow x-overs are alright and do the job, but if you want a true performance x-pipe I would look into burns x-overs. They come in a variety of lengths and diameters.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:29 PM
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Mine sounds very deep...
Have you heard straight pipes?
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Guys, so I installed a H pipe after all.. (Cheers Turbo_Bimmer!) The shop said it will sound better over a x-pipe.... Maybe it was easier for them to do? or maybe they already had a H- pipe in stock.. who knows.. but they went ahead installed the H-pipe (3hrs labor + 80 bucks for the Hpipe) all I have to say is holly bejesus... once I got to the shop started it up it sounded almost like it did with the resonators.. but if you rev the 4.8is up the sound is the most sexy thing I have ever heard of in my life... it is simply like a wild animal is about to devour its food.. and the funny thing is that it seems quiet when just idling.. almost like before with the resonator... but once you hit the gas... all that changes... It has a nice deep v-8 sound to it when driving around normally (cruising) but once you rev pass 2500rpm the monster growl comes out & its insane!... I'll try to post a vid over the weekend.. so went with H-pipe after .. maybe in the future i'll switch it up to a x-pipe to see the difference... but for now Im happy & thats all that matters... and for the loss of power... i dont feel any difference.. I feel like the engine breathes easier & actually revs faster..
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:33 AM
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GLad your Happy...enjoy the sound.:thumbup :
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Guys, so I installed a H pipe after all.. (Cheers Turbo_Bimmer!) The shop said it will sound better over a x-pipe.... Maybe it was easier for them to do? or maybe they already had a H- pipe in stock.. who knows.. but they went ahead installed the H-pipe (3hrs labor + 80 bucks for the Hpipe) all I have to say is holly bejesus... once I got to the shop started it up it sounded almost like it did with the resonators.. but if you rev the 4.8is up the sound is the most sexy thing I have ever heard of in my life... it is simply like a wild animal is about to devour its food.. and the funny thing is that it seems quiet when just idling.. almost like before with the resonator... but once you hit the gas... all that changes... It has a nice deep v-8 sound to it when driving around normally (cruising) but once you rev pass 2500rpm the monster growl comes out & its insane!... I'll try to post a vid over the weekend.. so went with H-pipe after .. maybe in the future i'll switch it up to a x-pipe to see the difference... but for now Im happy & thats all that matters... and for the loss of power... i dont feel any difference.. I feel like the engine breathes easier & actually revs faster..
Please make a vid when you get a chance. I am almost certain I want an H-Pipe as well. All the X pipes that I heard have a decent amount of rasp. Not my stile at all. Thanks in advance.
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Guys, so I installed a H pipe after all.. (Cheers Turbo_Bimmer!) The shop said it will sound better over a x-pipe.... Maybe it was easier for them to do? or maybe they already had a H- pipe in stock.. who knows.. but they went ahead installed the H-pipe (3hrs labor + 80 bucks for the Hpipe) all I have to say is holly bejesus... once I got to the shop started it up it sounded almost like it did with the resonators.. but if you rev the 4.8is up the sound is the most sexy thing I have ever heard of in my life... it is simply like a wild animal is about to devour its food.. and the funny thing is that it seems quiet when just idling.. almost like before with the resonator... but once you hit the gas... all that changes... It has a nice deep v-8 sound to it when driving around normally (cruising) but once you rev pass 2500rpm the monster growl comes out & its insane!... I'll try to post a vid over the weekend.. so went with H-pipe after .. maybe in the future i'll switch it up to a x-pipe to see the difference... but for now Im happy & thats all that matters... and for the loss of power... i dont feel any difference.. I feel like the engine breathes easier & actually revs faster..


Now, if I can finish my kitchen renos and find some time to install mine.
Can't wait to hear that sound on mine also,
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Congrats!!! Do the vid tonight, I can't wait to here the beast!
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Instead of starting another thread I thougth i'd ask in here.

All this talk of h-pipe and x-pipe i'm still undecided as to what to go with but I having trouble finding anywhere UK based that actually sells them?

Any help from any possible UK guys for X5 performance parts at fair prices..most looknig at the x-pipes etc

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I strongly prefer the sound of a straight pipe to an x-pipe. Straight sounds more deep and throaty, x sounds more smooth and high pitched. Could almost be mistaken for a straight 6 in my opinion.
ITs comments like this that scare me..

Basically want a SL/CL/C/E AMG Merc sound..Muffled beffy low revs with a bit of a scream up top but generally bassy and beefy even wen driven round at 1500-2500rpm.

Standard is just too quite at the moment esp at tickover.

I really like twinpappas sound X pipe.I presume my 4.6is with same mod will sound 99% the same?
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:24 PM
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yup........your in UK....i'll volunteer to help a carnut get the Xpipe and ship it out to you?>......lol...just saying..provided with the $$$...im willing to go get it for you and ship it...that way you can have a happy SAV.
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