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MAC Dual Exhaust Conversion Kit (99-04 V6)

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Features & Details

  • Adds the Look and Sound of a V8
  • Bolts Up to the Stock Factory Y Pipe
  • 2.5" Aluminized Steel Tubing
  • 3" Polished Stainless Steel Tips
  • "Flow Path" Chambered Mufflers
  • Fits 1999-2004 V6 Mustangs
V8 Look And Sound. If you're looking to give your V6 Pony the dual exhaust look and aggressive sound of a V8, look no further than the MAC Dual Exhaust Conversion Kit from AmericanMuscle. 

Flow Path Mufflers. MAC Flow Path Chambered Mufflers feature a patented multi passage design, following Helmholtz's Theory of Tone, to produce a muffler that effectively flows exiting exhaust gases all while maintaining a desirable tone. With no packing that can burn out, Flow Path Mufflers will sound the same mile after mile, year after year.

No Cutting or Welding Required. Unlike other aftermarket V6 dual exhaust kits that require cutting and welding the stock Mid Pipe, the MAC Performance Dual Exhaust Cat-Back system simply bolts right up to the stock Y-pipe for a no hassle installation. Just bolt on and go!

High Quality Construction. Mandrel bent from durable 2.5" aluminized Steel tubing for strength and corrosion resistance, this MAC Performance Dual Cat-Back features two "Flow Path" chambered mufflers with massive 3" diameter polished stainless steel tips for classic muscle car sound and looks.

Application. The MAC Performance Dual Exhaust Cat-Back System is designed as a direct bolt-on to the existing factory Y-pipe on any 1999 to 2004 3.8L or 3.9L V6 Mustang for more power and a more aggressive sound.

Technical Note. When buying a dual cat-back exhaust kit for your 1999-2004 V6 Mustang, you will need to select the "Exhaust Hanger Kit" from the drop down option menu above to properly install your new exhaust.

Installation Note: AmericanMuscle recommends changing to a 1999-2004 GT rear fascia so the tips fit properly.

Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Y-Pipe
  • (2) Muffler Assemblies
  • (2) Tail pipes
  • (2) Exhaust Tips
  • (2) Clamps
  • (2) Hangers
  • (8) Threaded Studs
  • (8) Nuts
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Cat-Back Exhaust Specifications
Piping Material: Aluminized Steel Tip Material : Polished Stainless Steel
Piping Size: 2.5" Tip Size: 3"
Muffler Type: Chambered Fitment: 1999-2004 V6 Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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I really love this exhaust on my 2000 V6. The only other performance mod I have is the $70 cold air intake also from american muscle. These two parts REALLY shine together. The exhaust has a really deep ...

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Loud Start up.

ordered it on Monday and got it Wednesday morning, cant beat the shipping. this is probably the BEST dual exhaust for your v6, the start up is ridiculously loud and so is the revving. sounds great when ...

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Does this include hangers for the right side?


  • Judging from what I have read and understand about the MAC Conversion Kit the short answer is no. You will need to purchase a hangar kit to ensure proper installment. Pypes Hangar Kit seems to work fine and is not expensive, most exhaust shops will tell you when converting to a true dual exhaust, a hangar kit is essential if you want to actually have that dual exhaust.


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I have a 2000 v6 3.8L mustang. How labor intensive is putting in a whole new exhast? With my mustang just having one exhast running straight back would everything line up ok going all the way back if i were to buy the MAC duel Echast Conversion Kit? i just want to make sure im buying the right one! Thanks!


  • Yes it would I literally just got it put on today and it took my shop person 2 hours to do it looks and sounds amazing the exhaust lines up even on both sides. You have to buy the pypes hanger kit from americanmuscle along with the mac kit to have all of the parts needed. I also recommend getting a cold air intake to make it sound to its full potential. How this helped!!!


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Is this California CARB (smog) legal? Do they have an identification number tag if so?


  • This catback does not alter or move the location of the catalytic converter and will not affect emissions. The exhaust is legal for the use in California and states that have adopted their emission standards, however, it does not have a CARB OE number as it does not alter emissions.


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Any HP/Torque Gains? even though it's not a complete dual exhaust, will it still have any HP/Torque gains?


  • Yes you will have some again but your better off adding a bama tuner kit or a better cold air intake and throttle body kit


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Can I put 'Pypes M-80 Center/Center Bullet Style Muffler - 2.5 in.' on this if I buy it?


  • The MAC Dual Exhaust Conversion Kit uses offset/offset mufflers, so modification would be required to line up with a center/center mufflers such as the M80. We recommend contacting your exhaust shop to see if they would be up to the task, as significant modification would be required.

    Rob D

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If I'm running a flowmaster on my single exhaust v6 and got rid of cadilac converter would this installation be any trouble and my car sounds decent for a single exhaust so would this installation take away my flow master, I already have on and tune down my sound? Idk school me


  • The MAC Dual Exhaust Conversion Kit will replace the system you have now. The kit should add to your sound with the added muffler and piping bringing in more flow.

    AM MikeW

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Overall Rating 4.4

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Loudness / Volume 4.117188 4.1
  • Exhaust Note 4.4375 4.4
  • Fit & Finish 4.101563 4.1
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.554688 4.6

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 18, 2012

    Video w/ Sound Clips on this Review

    I really love this exhaust on my 2000 V6. The only other performance mod I have is the $70 cold air intake also from american muscle. These two parts REALLY shine together. The exhaust has a really deep aggressive start up and then comes back down to a modest growl as you idle. Accelerating at launch is also nice and loud but again, once you hit your cruising speed it really calms down. I love that it doesn't sound phony like a bottle rocket screaming down the road. VERY happy I invested in this exhaust! As everyone else says, buy the pypes hanger kit in the exhaust section of American Muscle. My mechanic said install was virtually impossible without the hanger kit.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6 Tucson, AZ, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 18, 2011

    Loud Start up.

    ordered it on Monday and got it Wednesday morning, cant beat the shipping. this is probably the BEST dual exhaust for your v6, the start up is ridiculously loud and so is the revving. sounds great when your on the road and took about 45 minutes to install, but you NEED TO NEED TO NEED TO order the "Pypes exhaust hanger kit" otherwise you'll never be able to get the exhaust installed.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 21, 2011

    Best Bolt On Exhaust on the Market for the Mustang 3.8 and 3.9

    Great addition to anyones V-6 Mustang. I didn't buy from AM as I got it shipped for $270 from another site, but either way the improvement this exhaust makes is very noticable. Once tuned and in combo with a CAI, it allows the car to have more low end kick especially but throughout the entire RPM range. Sounds its best with said CAI and tune but even without provides a deep rumble at idle and a very nice growl even at WOT. Sound under acceleration is quite noticable inside the car and outside it and even at freeway crusing speeds you can hear its low growl which is very nice (and feel it...the mufflers sit up and in under the body so there is a nice pleasant vibration from them under your feet at higher speeds). Make sure you purchase a hangar kit for this as you need the two rear hangars and an additional front hangar on the RIGHT side (but be aware that this MAC may have hangars that are too thick for the PYPES kit, see my review of that part regarding that). Installation is easy for any muffler shop and can be done by a DIY person though I would advise two people if you're not using a lift. Of course you are not going to get the sound or performance of an H pipe with this, but you also don't have to cut, weld or mod anything to use this...and you'll stay emission compliant. I would say if you want a nice throaty sound for your V-6, a bit more performance, something that looks really good and you don't have alot of cash, this is the best exhaust out there. If you shop around for the unit AND for the labor, you should be able to get this on your car for under $400-I did it for $350...well worth it.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    August 03, 2011


    bought from AM bone stock mustang v6 5 speed..couldnt decide from flows or this and so glad I choose this. This was so much cheaper and heck those tips stickin out the back looks so sick people already asked me if it was a gt and I just laughed.. But sounds great.. No ricey poop sounding exhaust.. Deep lower toned growl.. Sounds mean especially round 3000 rpms it's many looks and heads turned it's insane.. Barely can even hear inside of car with windows down or up so it's quiet but 50 times louder outside it's great

    Brad Bonar

    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    August 11, 2011

    Best for the price

    First of all, I ordered this somewhere else but wanted to put my review here. The exhaust sounds amazing & looks great. Now I always have my windows rolled down because I love the sound. Especially when you start it now I am actually proud of my v6 now. I highly recommend this turns heads too. Oh and also I did this with jack stands so it is possible with them.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    July 06, 2011

    Good Mod, Worth the Money!

    Likes: - Easy Install - Great Price for Quality Construction - Throaty Sound - Fits well under V6 bumper (Pypes hanger kit) Dislikes: - needs to have slip joint at muffler vice weld. This limits necessary tweaks to clear frame, drive shaft and control arms. Not a big deal but does limit perfect fit. See pics, about 1/2 inch low rt side

    John Lasseter

    Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    May 18, 2011

    MAC Catback

    Best recommended exhaust for the V6. I was very pleased with the sound. No rasp, just low growl. Didn't purchase from AM as i got it about a year ago. Very easy install, make sure you have GT hangers. Highly recommend!


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    May 16, 2011

    MAC Y-Pipe Exhaust

    I didn't purchase this exhaust from AM as they've just started carrying it, but if you're looking for what I believe is the best sound throughout the entire band for a stock/slightly modified V6 then stop here, this IS what you're looking for! Be sure to pick up some new exhaust hangers while you're at it and install will be a breeze.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    June 27, 2011


    Whoever submitted the picture, did you have to modify it to fit the V6 Fascia...I thought I would have to cut the bumper to fit the two pipes in or buy a GT Fascia, if not that would be awesome..?!


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 27, 2013

    Great sound!!

    I took a month deciding which exhaust to choose, and by far this is the best one!! My friend and I installed it with not much expirience. I sounds better than a gt in my opinion and looks great without the bumper cutouts. Overall choose this one if you are still deciding on an exhaust for your v6


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6 Colorado, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 21, 2013

    GT looks and sound!! But v6 mpg!!

    Took me a year to decide what exhaust to get for my v6. Wanted gt styling and sound but also easy on the wallet. Was worried about getting a exhaust that made sound ricy. Not the case with this Mac setup!! It was straight forward bolt-in kit. Passenger side is a little tight by the frame and control arm. Helpful hint!! Buy the pypes hanger kit!! Or it will be impossible. Took about 2 hours to install in my drive way. After I installed it took it around the block and people whip the heads to see if its a gt. No performance gain that I noticed but awesome sound. Great product!!


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Greeley, CO, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 17, 2012

    Great buy for the money

    If you're looking for a good upgrade to you V6 in this price range, don't even think twice about buying this. My car went from having virtually no sound to turning heads everywhere I go. The start up is loud and the sound emitted from stepping on the accelerator is a deep, aggressive rumble. Install time was about 40 minutes but that's because my uncle works at a Ford dealership so we put it up on a lift and had the best tools for the job. As stated in other reviews, you also have to buy the hanging kit but other than that this is a GREAT modification. I bought the SLP Loudmouth II mufflers to put on as well but have yet to get them welded on, I'm actually not even sure if I want to change the sound now..


    Year: 1999 Submodel: V6 Philadelphia, PA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    November 08, 2012

    no downside!

    Every aspect of this exhaust kit is great. Sounds great, looks great. The sound isnt much louder, but it's very rumbly and has a nice startup sound. Little interior sound at crusing speeds, but when accelerating slowly or quickly there is a nice inside noise with the windows down. At 1400 rpm it subtly shakes the whole car, so it's a great noise. At around 3300 rpm it really opens up. Cost me 60$ to install at a shop, and only took about 45 minutes. I will probably cut the stock.and Mac Y pipes and get straight pipes welded to the cats, with a crossover pipe. Bottomline, dont spend 700$ on an exhaust kit, buy this!


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 01, 2012

    Love it!!

    Love the tone! It took me a while to choose between true duals or this and im happy with my choice! Best sound is around 2500 to 3000 rpms, and cruising at around 1300rpms. Great bang for the buck!


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Concord, NC

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    August 25, 2012


    I love this exhaust. It's perfect besides the included tip hangers. I have a Gt bumper cover and with the tip hangers, they sit too low. I had to cut/shorten and weld them so theyd sit up in the cut outs. The bolt on design of the system was easy to install. People say it sounds like a V8. I installed them on jackstands in my driveway, so it can be done at home. I highly recommend this system.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6 New Mexico

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    May 23, 2012


    Wish it was a little louder at first but as soon as you drive a full tank worth and the mufflers break in, the sound is amazing. Get stares accelerating all the time and the rev is unbelievable. AMAZING PRODUCT for the price.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 14, 2012

    Great product!

    First off, i ordered these on Sunday and got them Tuesday, shipping is fantastic. They took about four hours to install and its a lot easier if you take off the back wheels. You need to order the Pypes exhausts hangar kit or you wont be able to install it. The start up is really loud and it has a deep "grunt" around 2000rpm. Definitely worth the money and time!


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    August 30, 2017

    this thing is worthless!

    i bought this with high hopes, im not a mechanic so i had by brother put it on, first off it says approx 2 hour install time, its more like 6, hes ase certified and it took that long, also he said alot of the pieces didnt fit, he ended up using some rubber bushings from the stock exhaust, and i took it for a ride and there was horrible grinding/vibrating sound, he said its such a tight fit it may be vibrating against the gas tank, overall im so beyond disappointed, i definitely wont be buying an exhaust from here ever again


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 03, 2013

    Great product!!!!

    The install was easy and not to complicated. There were no instructions at all and install was a little slower because of it. I have this product on my mustang Gt and I love the brand. It does sound good on the V6 but I would recommend the full system over the cat back if you are looking for the better louder sound. But for the V6 it does sound good.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6 Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 02, 2013


    Bought this for my 02. Great price. We bought it from another online store but it's the same product. Put it on in a afternoon. The hardest part was cutting out the old exhaust pipe. The new sound my car has is awesome. I would definately recommend these pipes for anyone who wants the GT sound for their v6! You wont be dissapointed!


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6 Colorado, USA

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