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An exhaust system can often appear like a complicated sequence of aluminum piping that twists and turns for no apparent reason. However, the truth is that each connection and curve within the system has a true purpose and meaning. Below we will talk all about mid-pipes, regarding what they are and how they work. We will also tackle all their benefits and in choosing the best mid-pipe for you and your car. A mid-pipe is a part of the exhaust system that runs between the exhaust muffler and the catalytic converter. This is also where you can find an x-pipe where two tubes cross to create the shape of an “X” or connect in the middle to make an “H.” Not all vehicles have these shapes, however.
An exhaust system’s piping is engineered to direct the engine's exhaust emissions away from the cab of the vehicle. The system starts with the headers, then the catalytic converter, the mid-pipes, and then the axle-back.
Mid-pipes can be upgraded if you’re interested in experiencing a horsepower, throttle response, torque, and sound upgrade. Performance mid-pipes typically come with a vertical linking pipe or pipes that join momentarily. This design is meant to balance the pressure in the two exhaust pipes for optimum performance. The different kinds of mid-pipe configurations all offer different sound quality, which is the main deciding factor for many enthusiasts buying a mid-pipe.
The two main kinds of a mid-pipe include an H-pipe and an X-Pipe. The H-pipe connects the two exhaust pipes with a short pipe between them. This type of configuration shapes an “H,” which is why it’s called an H-pipe. On the other hand, an X-Pipe takes the two exhaust pipes and momentarily merges them before separating them again.
Besides their distinct appearance, the H-pipe and X-pipe also have distinct flow patterns in directing exhaust gases. Both pipes follow detailed designs with a unique purpose and exhaust sound in mind. If you’re looking for an extra high exhaust note, then an X-pipe would work best. An H-Pipe, meanwhile, generates a deeper roar similar to that of a classic muscle car. Where the X-pipe generates additional power in higher RPMs, the H-pipe provides extra torque in lower RPMs.
For many vehicles, such as the R35 GTR, the mid-pipe is neither an H-Pipe nor an X-Pipe. Instead, it’s a Y-pipe. The Y-pipe works by taking the two exhaust pipes and merging them into one pipe, running to the vehicle’s rear.
Some of our mid-pipes are centered on other mufflers' proven efficiency fundamentals. The mid-pipes running alongside the catalytic converter and the rear muffler parts achieve maximum performance quality. For our exhausts, the configuration of the H-type piping was selected to equalize pressure. Our special product configuration facilitates the interconnection between the OEM factory exhaust system's mid-pipes and components and the rear part, which is marketed individually.
Our mid-pipes are based on one basic concept: the peak of efficiency and consistency, creating exhaust products exceptional to all others. Some of our exhaust products have been produced for over ten years. Worldwide collaborators worked together to make the finest exhaust systems in the world out of premium materials. Their awareness, understanding, insight, creativity, and architecture are all part of the brand. Only placed, nothing better on the marketplace is available.
When choosing the ideal mid-pipe, it would be best to focus your decision on two important things. The first is on your plans for the future with regards to your car. The second is the existing aftermarket/stock parts that your car has. Once you have chosen the perfect mid-pipe from Vivid Racing, don’t forget to check out our selection of everything else needed to complete that new exhaust system.
From fitment help from our in-house experts to shipping packages, we'll take care of you and your Mid-Pipes every step of the way. We know how much of a financial investment you're making in a set of Mid-Pipes and accessories. In return, we'll deliver service and product that is second to none.
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