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Solo Performance X Pipe Review!!

Any Solo users looking for a deeper, more aggressive tone at lower RPM's...and flame shooting race car at WOT...then their custom X pipe assembly is for you. I've had the Mach X with J pipes on my RT 5 speed auto for two years and loved it. Sounded awesome with zero drone, even in MDS mode. The only thing missing for me was that really aggressive sound when cruising around town. This solves that...big time!


At start up it is noticeably louder and deeper than the Mach X...but just a little. When taking off normally it is also louder and more aggressive, but not obnoxious. When stepping on it is when it really gets loud. Sounds pretty much the same as the Mach X at WOT but about 25% louder. You will get noticed with this when on the throttle hard so early mornings through the neighborhood could cause an issue if you don't go easy. This is a great mod for anyone wanting more sound in all ranges. You get that great muscle car rumble light to light...not just when full out. The really cool part...as long as you have the J pipes...it is still a zero drone system. My car is a daily driver, and the X pipe is great because it's completely controllable. This set up really isn't any louder in the cabin at highway cruising speeds than the Mach X. The other great part is because it's a swap that takes less than an hour, you can switch back and forth as you like. I will be running this set up in the warmer cruising months and put the Mach X back when the winter wheels go on. last thing...I also think this set up will improve fuel because it sounds so good just cruising that you are not always stepping on it to hear your exhaust. Don't anyone get me wrong...the original Mach X is a fantastic option for anyone that wants a great tone without the dreaded drone. This is just another option for us that like a bit more.


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What was the cost on the x pipe?
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This sounds very interesting……so you have the single mid muffler Solo Mach X system and then you can swap that out for their X pipe? However the Solo muffler is welded so how you going to do that in a hour and back in fourth? Or is this a new kit where the muffler is not welded but bolted up, and unbolt and slide in X pipe if/when desired? If the latter is the case I would be very interested in this…..any pictures? Thanks for the info!!!!!


EDIT: I bet since this is 375.00 for x pipe its the cat back pipe and X that replaces the cat back pipes and solo muffler….4 clamps off drops out, put pipes with X up into place…..I like this. Be like full straight pipes from cat back with no resonators, and yet hopefully no drone….very cool.


Wonder if they would sell the Mach X system with X pipe instead of solo muffler….? Then if too loud you could decide on buying the muffler later?


Did you have to adjust your J pipes when switching for drone?

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Thanks for the review. I also have the Mach X kit on my car. I bought the X pipe last week. It'll be here tomorrow. Can't wait.

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You're going to love it...especially in that monster with the 392!! Sweet ride...love the color.
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Dragon runner... When you buy the Mach X you get five pieces...1-mid assembly with muffler, 2-tail pipes, and 2-tips. The $375 is for the mid assembly, except it has just an X pipe instead of a muffler. so all you need to do is loosen the two band clamps at the cat pipes, undo the flange clamps at the tail pipes, and remove the two rubber hangers. Unfortunately I did not take photo of the X pipe assembly.

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Dragon runner... When you buy the Mach X you get five pieces...1-mid assembly with muffler, 2-tail pipes, and 2-tips. The $375 is for the mid assembly, except it has just an X pipe instead of a muffler. so all you need to do is loosen the two band clamps at the cat pipes, undo the flange clamps at the tail pipes, and remove the two rubber hangers. Unfortunately I did not take photo of the X pipe assembly.

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Awesome, this is want I think I would be wanting. Haven't bought the SOLO mach X yet so going to contact Solo and see about a deal with just the X pipe system. Thanks for all the info!!! Oh, its Dragon Gunner…..I don't run, I shoot. LOL
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Dragon Gunner...sorry about that. Yeah Steve will hook you up...make sure to get the j pipes to make sure you stay drone free.
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Dragon Gunner...sorry about that. Yeah Steve will hook you up...make sure to get the j pipes to make sure you stay drone free.

Just talked to Steve and he's going to get back with with a deal for the full system minus the muffler, have the X pipe in its place instead since I don't have the system yet. Ya told him its the auto and I know about the drone problem RT 5A 5.7 Hemi….Then if I think its too loud I can buy the muffler/pipes…..But what you described with the X pipe sounds like what I was use to in my old Cuda's. Although they were louder in cabin even with cruising. Buddy got a turbo Vet with no cats and straight pipes, love that sound, and you can hear him over a mile away getting on it….
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