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post #1 of 13 Old 11th December 2006, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to purchase an xpipe today and I was wondering whether I should go with eisenmann sec. 2 or supersprint xpipe. Are they the same quality or is one better than the other? I had a thread on whether the sounds were different but since nobody replied to it I am assuming they all sound the same. So my choice went down to material quality and build quality.
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I am going to purchase an xpipe today and I was wondering whether I should go with eisenmann sec. 2 or supersprint xpipe. Are they the same quality or is one better than the other? I had a thread on whether the sounds were different but since nobody replied to it I am assuming they all sound the same. So my choice went down to material quality and build quality.
Not sure about the X-pipe but having owned both Eisenmann and SS exhausts (mufflers), my opinion is the SS is of better quality (fit and finish)
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I imagine it will come down to brand loyalty. Both co's put out quality products. Don't think you can go wrong with either as far as this is concerned. But as you said, not sure about the sound difference.

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They are both good quality and stainless as unforund stated above. You cannot go wrong with either. I have always used the SS x pipe due to familiarility with it but I am sure the Eisenmann system is great too. There exhausts are.

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Besides the overall assembly quality (welds etc.), you want to check the gage of the SS. Heavier gage will weigh more, but is more expensive, and will be less prone to cracking/wear.

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Besides the overall assembly quality (welds etc.), you want to check the gage of the SS. Heavier gage will weigh more, but is more expensive, and will be less prone to cracking/wear.
What about droning? Jon at M SHop was kind enough to provide me with the numbers for the SS x-pipe.

The Supersprint X-Pipe is 100% 304 stainless steel and is 1.5mm thick.

The weight of the X pipe is about 12lbs.

I don't know about the eisenmann.
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What about droning? Jon at M SHop was kind enough to provide me with the numbers for the SS x-pipe.

The Supersprint X-Pipe is 100% 304 stainless steel and is 1.5mm thick.

The weight of the X pipe is about 12lbs.

I don't know about the eisenmann.
Go with what you know. If you can't find the eisenmann to compare go with SS.

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What about droning? Jon at M SHop was kind enough to provide me with the numbers for the SS x-pipe.

The Supersprint X-Pipe is 100% 304 stainless steel and is 1.5mm thick.

The weight of the X pipe is about 12lbs.

I don't know about the eisenmann.
I did a little research before I bought my Eisenmann exhaust. I found this link on their site http://www.eisenhaus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51 All Eisenmann systems are 100% 304 stainless steel

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I just purchased the SS x-pipe from Jon at the M Shop. Very nice guy to do business with and I should have it by the end of the week. Thanks everybody for your inputs.
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