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Pypes Catted X-pipe (96-98 GT)

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$391.99

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  • MPN# XFM33

  • Market Price $431.99
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Features
  • Balance out exhaust gases for more power
  • Raspy Race Car Growl
  • Pypes modular construction
  • High-flow catalytic converters included
  • 2.5" 409 stainless steel tubing
  • Fits 1996-1998 GT Mustangs
Description
Balances Exhaust Gases. The Pypes Catted X-Pipe is excellent when it comes to balancing out the gas pressures in your exhaust system. This Pypes x-pipe creates more power and torque than a traditional H-pipe. Why? Because the exiting exhaust pulses are merged at the "X", resulting in less exhaust back pressure for more power.

Race Car Growl. This free flowing Pypes x-pipe for the 1996 to 1998 GT's not only increases power, but it also adds a raspy, race car growl to the sound of your exhaust with its modern "X" crossover pipe design.

Modular Construction. Pypes unique three piece modular construction makes it quick and easy to add or remove catalytic converters to your exhaust system in just minutes, depending on your driving needs.

Durable Stainless Steel Construction. Pypes uses sturdy 16 gauge 409 stainless steel mandrel bent 2.5" tubing for improved exhaust flow and features welded reinforcement plates for additional strength. The included High flow catalytic converters far out perform the restrictive stock factory cats to provide a significant increase in horsepower and torque.

Application. This Pypes Catted X-pipe is designed to be a direct bolt-on for the 1996 to 1998 4.6L GT Mustangs with either aftermarket short tube headers or the stock factory manifolds and a dual catback exhaust installed.

Mustang Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 Details

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (4) 2.5" band clamps
  • All required fastners (nuts, bolts, washers)
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Mid Pipe Specifications
Style Mid Pipe: Standard length "X" Type Headers Required: Shorty
Piping Material: 409 Stainless Steel Piping Size: 2.5"
Catalytic Converter: "Yes" Fitment: 1996-1998 4.6 GT Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 96, 97, 98

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5/5
All around impressed.

I have never purchased an x pipe with cats before. I've never lived in a place that required emission testing. Now that I'm living in Denver, I have no choice. So I thought that I would be disappointed

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5/5
awesome product

Great fit. Has a awesome note. If I had another mustang I would order a second one. Thanks AM!!!

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CEL trigger? I've heard mixed results about a CEL resulting from installing a catted x-pipe. Is this an acceptable substitute for factory or will this prevent me from passing inspection from triggering a check engine light? Because I see no advantage if it does.

Giddyup96GT Year: 1996 Model: GT

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  • If the catalytic convertors are installed there should be no reason a check engine light will come on.

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    Skiddleme Year: 2005 Model: GT

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I was looking at the bbk x-pipe and it says it will not fit on an automatic. will this one fit an automatic? 97 gt automatic

ganggreen Year: 1997 Model: GT

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will these work with the bbk shorty headers?

ganggreen Year: 1997 Model: GT

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  • 4 Stars .14 14%
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4.9

out of 5 stars

7 Customers Recommend this Product

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Loudness / Volume: 3.8 3.8/5
  • Exhaust Note: 4.6 4.6/5
  • Fit & Finish: 4.6 4.6/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 4.6 4.6/5
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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    June 21, 2014

    awesome product

    Great fit. Has a awesome note. If I had another mustang I would order a second one. Thanks AM!!!

    Gadurt

    Year: 1997 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Decatur, GA, USA

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    January 27, 2014

    All around impressed.

    I have never purchased an x pipe with cats before. I've never lived in a place that required emission testing. Now that I'm living in Denver, I have no choice. So I thought that I would be disappointed with the sound of the car with two cats installed. I was wrong. This product impressed me all around. The pipes look great and had ZERO fitment issues. They bolted right up with no problems. The cats are mirror polished stainless and look amazing. Once the old rusty system was removed, I was on a test drive within an hour. It also woke up the sound of the car. A lot throatier and noticeably louder, even with the cats installed. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to sound amazing, but needs to have cats installed.

    MDB919

    Year: 1998 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 4

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    April 02, 2011

    pypes catted system

    good product nice stainless finish easy bolt on 5 star rating

    kevin kerns

    Year: 1996 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    January 28, 2010

    Nice!

    When I looked under the car and saw SIX cats...they had to go. Installed this setup this morning, nice sound, a little louder, without that raspy noise. Better throttle response, and seems a little bit quicker too. The weight difference must play a part in it all too. Very happy, and recommend to anyone, like me, stuck in stuck up California or any other Smog Nazi state.

    Chuck M

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    February 15, 2013

    Great x pipe

    Looks and sounds great..Bought pypes m80 mufflers which gives it a nice deep tone.All the bends were in the right spot so it fits snug.. 02 sensor bungs were in the right spot so so extensions were needed and love that it came with clamps for the cats so after I go through inspection their coming off..

    Hoogs

    Year: 1997 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Ocean county NJ

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  • 4/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    November 08, 2012

    louder but it works for the price

    Needs a little bit of adjustments, the cats hit the transmission brace. So you have to adjust a little. But in the end the whoke thing was worth it. :) The hardest part was taking the old manifold off. Other than that, it takes about an hour to an hour and a half to install and fully weld.

    saleenmustang

    Year: 1997 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2

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  • 5/5 Yes, I recommend this product

    June 10, 2015

    Pypes Catted X-Pipe

    the Kit came packed so no dings or scratches occurred ( 1) 409 Stainless steel Pipes and Clamps ( 1) Direction's for install easy to follow ( 1), Great price ( 1), Losing one of the exhaust manifolds (-1) everything went together easily, i did a lazy install so it took me 1.5 days to do it, however if you are in a rush, it shouldn't take more than 3 hours to complete, it connected perfectly to my Borla Cat-back( 1) I had to put the cats on to pass State emissions and i am amazed at how quiet the car has become, it still lets people know you have something special and will help with the "Sleeper" vibe. I am very happy with this transaction and the product. I even passed emissions

    cameredi

    Year: 1998 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 10+ Pacific Northwet

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