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SLP Catted X-Pipe (96-98 4.6L)

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  • Increases horsepower and torque
  • Race Car Growl
  • Three-piece "modular" design
  • High-flow catalytic converters included
  • 2.5" mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing
  • Fits 1996-1998 GT and SVT Cobra
More Power and Torque. The SLP X-Pipe uses free-flowing mandrel-bent tubing with a genuine X style crossover and high-flow catalytic converters to provide a significant increase in horsepower and torque over the restrictive stock factory catted pipes. Race Car Growl. This free flowing SLP x-pipe for the 1996 to 1998 Mustang'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.

Upgradable Modular Design. SLP's exclusive three-piece modular design makes it possible to easily upgrade to SLP's Long-Tube Headers without the need of purchasing a brand new X-pipe by just removing the down pipes. This unique modular design also makes it easy to install this X-pipe on your Mustang with just basic hand tools.

Quality Stainless Steel Construction. Constructed entirely from 2.5" mandrel bent stainless steel tubing for improved exhaust flow, this SLP mid-pipe features a true "X" crossover, not a poor-flowing clam shell imitation that other companies use. The included SLP High flow cats far out perform the restrictive stock factory catalytic converters to increase rear wheel horsepower and torque.

Application. This Catted X-pipe from SLP is designed as a direct bolt-on for the 1996-1998 GT and 1996-1998 SVT Cobra 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
  • (1) X-pipe
  • (1) Driver side inlet
  • (1) Passenger side inlet
  • (2) High flow catalytic converters
  • (4) Clamps
  • Installation hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Mid Pipe Specifications
Style Mid Pipe: Standard/Shorty length "X" Type Headers Required: Shorty/Long Tube
Piping Material: Stainless Steel Piping Size: 2.5"
Catalytic Converter: "Yes" - Street Legal Fitment: 1996-1998 4.6 Cobra and GT Mustangs
  • Cobra - 96, 97, 98
  • GT - 96, 97, 98

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slp x-pipe

Great sound and the hi flow cats keep it legal and loud. Great with slp loudmouth catback exhaust.

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Do not buy if you car is Lowered

These pipes hand REALLY low, I had less than 1 1/2 inches between the ground and the cats, and they sit substantially lower that the stock exhaust, about two inches lower in fact. Needless to say they

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clearance and looks Do the cats hang lower than the frame? Do they bolt up the stock manifold

InZspot Year: 1998 Model: GT

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  • Clearance is fine n looks r fine also...prepare 4 it to b loud!! Lol

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    zacmanb911 Year: 1997 Model: GT

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Installation Concerns I bought my Cobra back in November, and the Catalytic Converters have went because of the awful Stock H-pipe, I'm looking into a new mid pipe for the car and was wondering if this would fit replacing the stock H-pipe with the rest of the exhaust being stock.

Cobraman98 Year: 1998 Model: Cobra

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  • Should fit fine for stock exhaust manifolds or shorty headers

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    Gunslinger Year: 1998 Model: Other

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  • 5 Stars .67 67%
  • 4 Stars .08 8%
  • 3 Stars .17 17%
  • 2 Stars 0 0%
  • 1 Stars .08 8%

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9 Customers Recommend this Product

Installation Time:Afternoon

  • Loudness / Volume: 4 4/5
  • Exhaust Note: 4 4/5
  • Fit & Finish: 2 2/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 2.333333 2.3/5
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  • 5/5

    slp x-pipe

    April 15, 2010

    Great sound and the hi flow cats keep it legal and loud. Great with slp loudmouth catback exhaust.

    Dan Pompe

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  • 1/5

    Do not buy if you car is Lowered

    February 18, 2012

    These pipes hand REALLY low, I had less than 1 1/2 inches between the ground and the cats, and they sit substantially lower that the stock exhaust, about two inches lower in fact. Needless to say they last me about a week before i more or less high centered it trying to get over a speed bump and completely destroyed the passenger side catalytic. You can do a search on this and see that this is a design flaw in the product and not a issue on only a couple. Spend the extra money and buy a BBK or a Bassani, they fit much better.


    Year: 1996 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 San Jose CA

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  • 5/5

    Sounds BadA**

    November 11, 2010

    Paired this x-pipe with slp lm1 and it sounds soooo good. didn't seem very loud in the car, most of the noise is out the back. Had a friend drive mine while i followed him and it makes some sweet noise starting around 2500 rpm. Will definately buy slp for future mustangs as well. And as always fast/free shipping from AM.


    Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5


    April 09, 2010

    It would help out a lot if they would say in the directions that it was going to be such a pain to get the stock cats off the car, and if you dont have a compressor and impact gun good luck. Also pre-spraying everything with a penetrating oil to start with will greatly increase the speed at which these bolts will come off the car. Look and tone of product great.


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  • 5/5

    SLP catted x-pipe

    June 15, 2009

    1998 Mustang GT- Easy to install and adjust, way harder to remove factory H-Pipe. The Tone Is absolutely perfect, you get alot of heads turned and compliments, I have my x-pipe paired with the American Thunder Cat-back. I would recomend this pipe to all Mustang owners.

    Levi Z.

    Year: 1998 Model: GT

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  • 5/5

    SLP X Pipe w/cats

    March 14, 2008

    Installed on a 98 Cobra. Completely impressed. Item is 10-12 pounds lighter than stock, reduces heat, good fit, EXCELLENT sound (coupled to Flowmasters), louder but not overly loud or droning, no vibrations, exhaust note is clean and sharp. Huge upgrade over the stock pipe(which has pre-cats). The pipe made NOTICABLE power.


    Year: 1998 Model: Cobra

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  • 5/5


    September 24, 2007

    This is a great three piece mid-pipe from SLP. The performance gain was felt in my 98 gt. With mine i also got the race pipe inserts which allows you to take out the cats to make a off road Xpipe. I would highly recommend this product to anyone! And of course has the best shipping times than anyone!

    Matthew Brooks(red281gt)

    Year: 1998 Model: GT

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  • 3/5

    SLP X Pipe

    August 18, 2011

    Had this professionally installed on my 1996 Cobra. Had some clearance issues on the left frame rail. Had to go back and have it modified due to rubbing the frame.


    Year: 1996 Model: Cobra Driving Style: Show

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  • 5/5


    July 21, 2009

    These pipes make your mustang sound just right not too loud and not too quiet.

    Big Pep

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  • 5/5


    March 06, 2009

    This X pipe sounds great and if you have to have cats for emissions this is the mid pipe you want. when they say easy install they mean it. It was 10X easier to install than to get that stock H Pipe off.

    Kris P.

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