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Unread 10-25-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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Intermediate Exhaust Pipe Sizing - Does it Matter?

So, I recently replaced my intermediate exhaust pipe with an Omix-Ada that was basically the same shape and size as the stock pipe. I know that some degree of back pressure is necessary for proper flow, but I was disappointed that I could not find an exhaust with a larger (2.25") diameter. I would like to add one in the future, but my question is: will it make a difference? I have a cold air intake, JBA exhaust headers, and a MagnaFlow performance exhaust, but also a stock intake manifold and throttle body, and a stock catalytic converter...will the exhaust pipe diameter matter without the other factors replaced?

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I believe the saying is " a chain is only as strong as its weakest link", and this applies here.

Adding "pieces" as you go should help some. But to get full potential out of your system, you should upgrade from the filter to the tailpipe..

As for your more technical question,.i can't help. Its been ages since i researched on the exhaust system and aftermarket availability..
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www.performance-curve.com for all your exhaust needs
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www.performance-curve.com for all your exhaust needs
Not terribly helpful since I already have exhaust parts installed and I was looking for further technical information.
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So, I recently replaced my intermediate exhaust pipe with an Omix-Ada that was basically the same shape and size as the stock pipe. I know that some degree of back pressure is necessary for proper flow, but I was disappointed that I could not find an exhaust with a larger (2.25") diameter. I would like to add one in the future, but my question is: will it make a difference? I have a cold air intake, JBA exhaust headers, and a MagnaFlow performance exhaust, but also a stock intake manifold and throttle body, and a stock catalytic converter...will the exhaust pipe diameter matter without the other factors replaced?

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Try posting your question here loki: My goal is 25+ mpg in my 99 XJ
Those guys will likely be happy to give you some helpful on-topic discussion of this subject.
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