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potential problem found... please confirm or deny.

I own a 2013 v6 mustang and I was under the car looking at the x pipe to see about an exhaust mod. There is a factory clamp right after the x part of pipe, the section of pipe that goes from that factory clamp to the muffler on the drivers side is crimped for about 24" section of that pipe. Th unusual thing is that the passenger side pipe is a perfect diameter with no crimping on that side. Is this normal? Is so whats the purpose of this constriction on the drivers side only? This is definatly intentional and not caused by bottoming out as the pipe is crimped on the side towards the street or the bottom but also on the top or the side of the pipe near the car which would be impossible to create if bottoming out. So again can anyone with a v6 please tell me If they have this condition on thier car or not. Once again thank you in advance for your help.


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It is normal, all of them have it from the factory.


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It is normal, all of them have it from the factory.
really? do you know why? whats the reason for this constriction on one pipe and not the other?

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I believe it has something too do with the assembly line. And making it easier too install the exhaust system.
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really? do you know why? whats the reason for this constriction on one pipe and not the other?
The other one is crimped too, it's just on the top. They all have it, don't worry about it.
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The other one is crimped too, it's just on the top. They all have it, don't worry about it.
I was under the car today and I'm certain that only one is crimped (drivers side) the other (passenger side) is NOT crimped. At least on my car...

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I believe it has something too do with the assembly line. And making it easier too install the exhaust system.
for the life of me I don't see how crimping only one of the pipes makes it any easier to install??? can you please explain I would appreciate it.

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Funny, I always wondered this my self, glad you asked.

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ok apparently this has been talked about a few times on the forum... the below link is but one such thread. apparently this is intentional and the best response I have read is that it has to do with reducing drone. by crimping one pipe and not the other it changes the stereo effect associated with how drone sound is formed when coming out of two identical cross-sectional pipes. I highly doubt it has anything to do with clearance issues or manufacturing or assembly line stuff.

Have a look: https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...-pipe-wtf.html

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well I was going to do the raceland electronic cutouts but putting those in will defeat (bypass) this crimped pipe resulting in drone>>> which I do not want in my exhaust note. when she sings I want'er to purrrrrrr not drone

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I was under the car today and I'm certain that only one is crimped (drivers side) the other (passenger side) is NOT crimped.
Mine is currently on a lift and when I read this thread I went out and looked at the exhaust. Both resonators are crimped, one on the top and the other on the bottom.
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Mine is currently on a lift and when I read this thread I went out and looked at the exhaust. Both resonators are crimped, one on the top and the other on the bottom.
what year is your car? Think they might have done it differently with older models.

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well I was going to do the raceland electronic cutouts but putting those in will defeat (bypass) this crimped pipe resulting in drone>>> which I do not want in my exhaust note. when she sings I want'er to purrrrrrr not drone


If you are installing exhaust cutouts not only are you bypassing the resonators but also the mufflers. Your car will be loud and raspy as hell, nevermind drone.
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If you are installing exhaust cutouts not only are you bypassing the resonators but also the mufflers. Your car will be loud and raspy as hell, nevermind drone.
you are absolutely right... I'm rethinking and just going with an axleback. hopefully the frpp will sound good but not overly obnoxious. however, the resonators on my car are farther forward and cutouts won't bypass those but still the sound will not be good I agree.

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If you are installing exhaust cutouts not only are you bypassing the resonators but also the mufflers. Your car will be loud and raspy as hell, nevermind drone.
Ditto, cutouts will not let you think about anything but LOUD and there will be no such thing as drone.
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what year is your car? Think they might have done it differently with older models.
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