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glennho

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does a v8 twin system need a balance pipe or does a twin pipe into a single muffler achieve the same effect.does this affect the sound of your exhaust?what are the benefits?
 

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It doesn't need a balance pipe.

People say it helps power... they're holding on too tight.
 

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they sound a lot better with them though, H pipe generally sound the best. and yes a merged muffler achieves a similar goal.
 

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so is it worthwhile putting a balance pipe in.i was told this would stop the crackling and popping sound as you let off the throttle.does that sound right?
 

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Mine has a small amount of crackle and pop with an x-pipe when i let off the throttle.
 

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Balance pipes or Crossover twin exhausts systems help with back pressure, also that popping sound.
If you don't have a balance point you will have uneven back pressure points in your exhausts and hence loss of of power. Your exhaust will become a thong slapping noise machine lol.
 

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why would you want to stop the crackling and poping anyway
 

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Balance pipes or Crossover twin exhausts systems help with back pressure, also that popping sound.
If you don't have a balance point you will have uneven back pressure points in your exhausts and hence loss of of power. Your exhaust will become a thong slapping noise machine lol.
wut?
It stops some vibration.
Thats it.
It doesn't stop any audible distortion at all.
 
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