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ok iwhen i put my custom H pipe in i didn't weld it in i just used clamps. well over time these wore out and the H pipe come apart. the car got real loud like it was running open headers. so today i have spent the last 2 hours welding the h pipe up so that it is super tight. now the car is quieter. (of coarse) but it seems as if the exhaust is really restrictive now. it seems like the car is much slower than it was with the H pipe open. i have 2 1/4 inch pipe . could this size pipe be restrictive? would it be better for me (performance wise) to run the open H pipe or cut outs? or does it just seem slower cause it is quieter?
 

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i have 2 1/4 inch pipe . could this size pipe be restrictive? would it be better for me (performance wise) to run the open H pipe or cut outs? or does it just seem slower cause it is quieter?
Yes and No... open headers can cause the valves to get worn and burnt, if i remember correctly
 

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so open headers is faster but harder on your car?
 

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open headers you will bog like mad off the line, you piping should be fine, did you get a really ugly weld that could have clogged some of the pipe?
 

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did you get a really ugly weld that could have clogged some of the pipe?
i shouldn't have all the piping overlapped i just had to get it so it wouldn't blow apart like it did three times before
 

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i think it is just in your head, just because it is Quieter your mind thinks it is slower.

i know from having run open header that they slow you down because you have no low end tq.
 

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ight well i wasn't sure i thought maybe it was just my head but wasn't sure. thanks:)
 
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