Do you have a link or part number for the magnaflow x pipe you went with?My OEM resonator spontaneously split open like a potato chip bag, so I swapped in a non-resonated X-pipe. It was very inexpensive but I couldn’t stand the tone (tinny and loud in the cabin) and interior resonance. I ordered a MagnaFlow resonated X-pipe that weekend and had it replaced within the week. Great sound and no interior resonance. Note that at the time my exhaust was otherwise 100% OEM except for 3” catted downpipes. I liked it so much I kept the MagnaFlow when I replaced the entire exhaust with 2.5” mandrel bent stainless.
How does it hurt performance. Anything else i’ve read on here nobody mentions that. I’m new to this, and just trying to make my sport a little louder, without a lot of drone.The one's that have done it, regret it and then change it.
Xpipe hurts performance on these cars.
If you want to replace the resonator go with 2 bottle style mufflers in the middle and 2 mufflers at the back before the exhaust pipe exits
Not sure if you are aware or not but there's a thread on here dedicated to exhaust sound. You might find your answer here.Shawnski, do you have any sound clips? The setup sounds interesting. I'm not looking to touch the exhaust at all. Maybe when I was a few decades younger I'd do it, but now I don't want my vehicle to attract any attention.
I'm not evening going to take the time to explain how this is inaccurate...just a simple search on Google will answer how big of a restriction 2.25in exhaust is compared to even a 2.5in or bigger...I wouldn't say a 2.25" pipe moving exhaust from 3 cylinders making about 150hp is restrictive. Those on here making big hp with upgraded turbos, sure. But certainly not with stock turbos.
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