Originally posted by ALLNTRL
[B] OK, you wanted proof here you go. May 2000 issue of 5.0 mag. Page 39 article name "The X-files" 5.0 mag. dyno tested 5 different off-road X pipes against one another and the BBK X and the Bassani X were both tested. As for the HP both the BBK and the Bassani made within 1/2 of a HP of each other so, I will call that a wash. BUT, the Bassani made 15.9 lb-ft MORE TORQUE!!! Here is a direct quote from page 40 on what they had to say about the BBK: "The BBK CNC Premium Series X-pipe is made from aluminized steel and has good overall construction and fit. Though it looks similar to the Bassani pipe and made roughly the same horsepower, it was interesting to note that it was down 16 lb-ft of torque. Just because two pipes look the same doesn't mean they are the same." Now, there is your proof, don't believe me, read it for yourself!
You really shouldn't believe these magazines all the time, especially MM&FF. My buddy picked up 15rwhp with his o/r bbk X, I doubt the bassani would make more if at all, although the bassani is better quality by far.