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You will lose HP and torque with the H pipe but get a leveler exhaust sound, at least the X pipe will keep the HP and torque close and the X pipe levels out the pulses to the ears better! But on the street you will gain nothing unless you like donating your money and at the strip performance is not gained at all! Exhaust wants to run in a straight unrestricted path all the cross pipes do is create a pulse that levels the final sound of the exhaust coming out the two separate exhaust pipes from each side of the engine a single exhaust pipe or muffler can do the same thing or tri y headers have the same affect with a large gain in HP and torque over stock manifolds!!! Invest your money in headers


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Originally Posted by alberatzi View Post
Hey everyone!

I have a '66 Galaxie 500 w/a 289; my cam is as follows:
Lift: .448"/.472"
Adv. Duration: 262/272
My car is a cruiser, I'm going to be running duals from factory manifolds & I have no plans to do any kind of racing, but I also want to get as much power out of what I have; so which one do I want to go with?
IMO, I would consider headers before beating yourself up over x or h pipes. You're likely leaving 25-50 HP on the table running the stock manifolds. As far as the rest of the exhaust system, just remember low restriction.
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