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      01-04-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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Can I get a feedback on the Macht Schnell X-pipe..

Hi everyone! I currently have an akrapovic slip on. I am looking for a catless x-pipe to add some hp.

I am currently looking at the MS X-pipe. Can anyone with the MS x-pipe provide me with some feedback. I want to know hp gains, sound, and overall quality.

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I would just get test pipes. Yields same HP, cheaper
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I would just get test pipes. Yields same HP, cheaper
Yields similar HP, not necessarily the same. I have never seen any dyno comparisons so there is only speculation.
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Yields similar HP, not necessarily the same. I have never seen any dyno comparisons so there is only speculation.
Yes I used the wrong word. Simlar, not the same. Thanks for correction
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Hi everyone! I currently have an akrapovic slip on. I am looking for a catless x-pipe to add some hp.

I am currently looking at the MS X-pipe. Can anyone with the MS x-pipe provide me with some feedback. I want to know hp gains, sound, and overall quality.

Thanks
I do not have any dyno data to share but I bought my MS in April and absolutely love it. In my opinion, the quality is amazing. All of the welds are very clean as well as the hardware (good quality).

I have a cheap AP copy exhaust that sounded pretty darn good with the stock cats, with the
MS x pipe, it turned it into another animal completely. I've had strangers and friends compliment it. I would highly recommend purchasing it. I ran it for two days with oem tune and didn't get a check engine light. I know have an ESS tune. The back fire and burbling are bonuses.
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Thanks for the info patrn! Do you feel the added hp?
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Bang for the buck the MS track pipes and great and yield great gains. And yes, you will DEFINITELY notice a huge difference.
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Thanks for the info patrn! Do you feel the added hp?
The butt dyno says yes, from some posts on here the biggest restriction is the cats. I also highly recommend an under drive pulley but would do the sw and race pipe first.
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I had macht schnell test pipes and loved them. Great sound and power.
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I had macht schnell test pipes and loved them. Great sound and power.
what's the difference in power between MS Test Pipes and MS X PIPE?
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I had macht schnell test pipes and loved them. Great sound and power.
what's the difference in power between MS Test Pipes and MS X PIPE?
X-pipe goes from the headers to the rear section cost $1K test pipes replace the primary cat cost $400
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what's the difference in power between MS Test Pipes and MS X PIPE?
From info posted by vendors I would guess 20+. They are definitely much louder.
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The Macht Schnell test pipes are going to yield a little less HP due to retaining the secondary cats. Gains are marginally less that an x-pipe though.The nice part about the x-pipe is you don't have to cut up your stock x-pipe, so that helps wehn you want to put the OE back on. Sound wise the x-pipe is going to be louder since it doesnt have secondary cats. With the Akra slip on it does sound quite nice being catless.

Gains for x-pipe I would put around 20whp +
Test pipes around 17-20whp
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I do not have any dyno data to share but I bought my MS in April and absolutely love it. In my opinion, the quality is amazing. All of the welds are very clean as well as the hardware (good quality).

I have a cheap AP copy exhaust that sounded pretty darn good with the stock cats, with the
MS x pipe, it turned it into another animal completely. I've had strangers and friends compliment it. I would highly recommend purchasing it. I ran it for two days with oem tune and didn't get a check engine light. I know have an ESS tune. The back fire and burbling are bonuses.
after installing this x-pipe, how much more burbling/popping/backfire did you notice than before? Was it louder or just more frequent?
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I had both test pipes and their xpipe. It's definitely louder and you get much more pop and burble with the xpipe. Furthermore you don't have to cut up your exhaust. In my opinion it's a better option
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after installing this x-pipe, how much more burbling/popping/backfire did you notice than before? Was it louder or just more frequent?
I really didn't have much before with the non oem exhaust. On down shifts and deceleration , it burbles. When in s mode and highest setting, it will do it all the time in colder weather. Perhaps it's the timing advanced vs hotter weather.


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I had both test pipes and their xpipe. It's definitely louder and you get much more pop and burble with the xpipe. Furthermore you don't have to cut up your exhaust. In my opinion it's a better option
I have friends w just the test pipes and it's just a little louder. Oddly enough one of the nicest systems I've heard is an xpipe system with a stock exhaust.
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