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BBK Catted X-Pipe (11-14 GT w/ Long Tube Headers)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Improves Exhaust Flow and Sound
  • For Use with BBK Long Tube Headers
  • High Flow Catalytic Converters Included
  • 3" Mandrel-Bent Aluminized Tubing
  • Fits 2011-2014 5.0L GT

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Stephanie: Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com here with my review of the BBK shorty X-pipe available in either catted or off road versions fitting all BBK long tube header equipped 2011 to 2014 GT Mustangs. This one's pretty easy as far as who it's going to be for. This shorty X-pipe is going to be for anyone that plans on using BBK's long tube headers on their Coyote powered S197 GT. Whenever you go from a shorty or factory header setup to a long tube header setup, you're going to need to change your mid-pipe to a shorty mid-pipe. There are some options out there that come as a complete package, the headers and mid-pipe together, but BBK has broken these two up so you can have different options when it comes to going catted or non-catted. Like I just said, you do have two options when it comes to this mid-pipe, an off road version which I have with me here and which does not include any kind of cats and is typically going to give you the most power and sound gains, and a catted version that has two high flow cats. Both options are constructed from three inch mandrel bent aluminized steel tubing, and both options feature a factory style two and a half inch connection that will work with most aftermarket catbacks in addition to your factory exhaust. Along with that you'll also notice 202 bungs along with the included flanges. The high flow catted version of this mid-pipe is going to cost between $400 and $500. Like we usually see, the catted version is going to be the more expensive of the 2 options, costing about $200 more than the off road version. That puts the off road mid-pipe in the $200 to $300 price range, being slightly closer to $300. It is pretty typical to see a catted version of exhaust being more expensive than the off road setup, but it will be more appealing to those of you with strict emissions rules or those of you that aren't looking for the loudness level that an uncatted mid-pipe will have. Also, keep in mind that you won't be running this mid-pipe without a set of BBK's long tubes, so you can factor those into the price of the shorty X-pipe. These items go hand in hand since you can't really install one without the other, which is another reason why long tube headers are pretty much an investment. Either way, all of BBK's header and mid-pipe options are coming in on the more budget friendly side of things no matter which options you end up choosing. You could be looking at a whole long tube and mid-pipe setup for well under $1000, which is going to be one of the most affordable options here at AM. With all of that said, the quality of the BBK options might not be as nice as some of the other options here on the site. I'm basically looking at materials when I say this. This BBK mid-pipe is aluminized steel like I mentioned earlier, while the higher end brands like Kooks, LTH, Stainless Works and even JBA are a full stainless steel if not a full 304 grade stainless steel. This isn't really going to have an impact on performance at all, but it just won't be as nice of a material, which may not even be a concern to you if your Mustang isn't a daily driver or it only sees mild weather. You may not necessarily be installing long tubes and a shorty mid-pipe for sound, but you are going to get a huge change in sound. The long tubes alone are going to change the sound of your exhaust. When you combine that with changing the mid-pipe, you can expect a pretty big difference in sound here. Obviously if you go uncatted all the way it is going to be louder than if you stick with high flow cats. Either way, you're looking at a brand new sounding Pony when you're done. At the end of the day you're looking at both power and sound gains here. In fact you can expect gains of 20 to 25 wheel horse depending on your setup and tune, in addition to an awesome change in your exhaust tone. Speaking of a tune, you will need a tune after the install here. Anytime you go with a serious mod like this setup you can pretty much expect to need a tune along with it. The install of this X-pipe alone is not difficult at all. It's just a basic mid-pipe split up that doesn't involve removing any other items or any cutting. But, since you'll most likely be installing this along with those BBK long tube headers, you can expect a project. Because of the combo install, you can expect a full three out of three wrenches on this one and a full day in the garage if you do decide to tackle this yourself. If you don't have a helping hand or don't have much experience in this area, it might be better to just take the car to a shop for the install. If you do tackle this yourself, just know that you can do it on a jack and stands, but a lift will make it easier for sure. Like I said before, the mid-pipe is easy enough to install, but the difficult part will be installing the headers. You're going to need your toolbox for the install with an assortment of different sockets, wrenches, and extensions. You're looking at things like disconnecting the steering shaft, removing the motor mounts and dropping the cross member. A lot of this install obviously requires working in some pretty tight areas. While everything is straightforward, getting access and maneuverability in these areas is actually tricky. Having a helping hand in this case is really going to benefit you. At the end of the day I think it's all really worth it. Wrapping this up here, the BBK shorty X-pipe is going to be a must have for anyone that's looking at running BBK's long tube headers. They're aluminized steel. They come either catted or non-catted. They're very affordable when we compare them to other options that are on the site. I'm Stephanie, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.

Increases Overall Performance. Add even more horsepower and torque to the rear wheels of your 5.0 Coyote Mustang with a BBK Catted shorty X pipe. A BBK catted X pipe will greatly improve your pony's exhaust flow to increase overall performance. This BBK x-pipe is specifically designed to be used with BBK's 1633 Series full length headers.

Race Car Growl. This free flowing BBK x-pipe for the 2011-2014 5.0 Mustang's not only increases power, but it also adds a crisp raspy, race car growl to the sound of your exhaust with its modern "X" crossover pipe design.

Durable Construction. BBK's X-pipes use a free-flowing 3" diameter CNC mandrel bent aluminized tubing and a merged X crossover to improve flow. And features High flow catalytic converters to provide a significant horsepower increase over the restrictive stock cats.

Application. This BBK Shorty catted X-Pipe is specifically designed to fit the 2011-2014 5.0L GT Mustangs with BBK Long-Tube Headers installed.

Technical Note: This BBK product may not be legal for use in emission restrictive states. Check local ordinances.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Catted X-pipe
  • (2) o2 extentions
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Mid Pipe Specifications
Style Mid Pipe: Shorty "X" Type Headers Required: Long Tube
Piping Material: Aluminized Steel Piping Size: 3"
Catalytic Converter: "YES" Fitment: 2011-2014 5.0 GT Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
Great Fit!

I installed this pipe in conjunction with the BBK ceramic Long Tubes and a Bama 93 Octane race tune (13 hours total on jack stands). The difference in the power is definitely noticeable and definitely ...

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5/5
Clean sound

If your looking for a clean exhaust note this is something you could look into. I have this, the bbk long tubes and borla atak and the exhaust note is perfect.

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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What is the hp difference in the catted and catless?

JanesS

I have this catted x pipe bbk long tube headers along with flowmaster outlaw exhaust. It sounds amazing! I still want an ever louder sound if possible, if I switch the catted x pipe to the off road x pipe will this increase the sound? if so how much? If its not a major increase in sound ill just keep the catted x pipe. I want my 2012 gt to scream on the road!

Benchheavy500

  • By switching to a catless mid-pipe, the sound will increase when compared to a catted mid-pipe. It would be difficult to say exactly how much sound would increase by due to sound being subjective.

    AMJEFF

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Loud & Raspy or low deep grumble? What type of exhaust note does this product provide? Does anyone know what sound is produced when BBK long tube headers and BBK catted x pipe are combined? Drone?

black14gt

  • Definitely loud and more of a raspy sound. Very race car like. No drone noticed for me...that usually depends on your muffler set up and if you delete resonators

    DRH442

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Are these better flowing cats? Do the cats on this X-Pipe better flowing then the stock cats?

Failborne

  • Yes, these are high flow cats.

    fatpop

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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Loudness / Volume 4.545455 4.5
  • Exhaust Note 4.5 4.5
  • Fit & Finish 4.545455 4.5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.545455 4.5



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    November 30, 2016

    Great Fit!

    I installed this pipe in conjunction with the BBK ceramic Long Tubes and a Bama 93 Octane race tune (13 hours total on jack stands). The difference in the power is definitely noticeable and definitely in a good way. The car is considerably louder at WOT but has an almost "NASCAR-esqe" exhaust note. As I posted in the header review, it can be scary when you drop the hammer!

    Chet

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 24, 2016

    Clean sound

    If your looking for a clean exhaust note this is something you could look into. I have this, the bbk long tubes and borla atak and the exhaust note is perfect.

    Nico

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 15, 2016

    Good fit

    Bought the BBK longtubes and the offroad x-pipe first. Decided to go back to cats. Easy an seamless install. Cut down on some of the awesome sound, but not by much.

    Nictra

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 22, 2016

    Had too!

    When you gotta pass inspection in Texas but you've been driving around with an xpipe with out cats for about a yr, gets the job done cuz race car

    tuty

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 20, 2016

    2012 Mustang Roush Stage 2

    I bought the full exhaust from bbk headers to the x-pipe catted and I felt great power instantly!! Aggressive sound with my square tips roush axel backs!! I highly recommend to buy the o2 extensions which I did not know till my mechanic told me to do for everything to fit!

    Alex

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    December 18, 2014

    good product

    is done very professional I had to use the shop to install it, some welding was required on my car, the big noticeable difference is in sound , it is louder and the sound is more of the race car than a muscle car.

    GT11

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Virginia, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    July 24, 2014

    BBK Catted pipes

    I purchased these after purchasing my bbk headers. I did not know i had to get this item until after i took it to the shop. They told me they couldnt install without this and a tune. Moral of the story know everything that comes in the box and be ready to spend:) overall they are amazing. I upgraded for performance really but in the process received even more.

    Bianca

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Washington, DC, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    July 23, 2014

    BBK Catted X w/ BBK Long Tubes

    I just had my new BBK Long Tube headers and BBK catted X Pipe installed on my 2014 GTand to really tie the mods together i also got an awesome tune from Bama! Unfortunately i couldnt do the job myself but a local shop installed them for me and they look and sound great! Couldnt have asked for anything more, what excellent product that i highly recommend. Expect the job to take a full day

    14coyote

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Glendale, AZ, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $500-$1000

    July 22, 2014

    BBK Ceramic Long Tube and Xpipe

    Had installed by local shop. Car is LOUD but not excessive. Puts a smile on my face and plenty of thumbs up from people. Thanks AM!

    DRH442

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Connecticut, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    June 04, 2015

    2011 mustang

    I purchased the bbk catted x pipe with bbk long tube headers and outlaw flowmaster mufflers.The shop was so impressed with how they looked they took pictures and hung it on there wall of fame.You want a head turning sound with a increase in h.p. this is the way to go.I let my son take off in it the other day and heard him 4 blocks away.awesome set up and excellent performance a must.

    bama62

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT omaha ne

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 16, 2015

    Awesome Product

    I installed the catted X-pipe from BBK while installing a set of long tube headers. Needless to say the X-pipe was the easiest part of the install. Took almost no time at all. The car sounds amazing now and is quite loud when you step on the gas! Solid product all around!

    Halfadime

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Jacksonville, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    January 16, 2015

    Crazy loud

    I installed it In about a day with the bbk catted xpipe and slp loudmouth exhaust and it sounds amazing!! My neighbors officially hate me!

    Bham

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Las Vegas, NV, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    December 21, 2014

    WOW!

    Installed BBK longtube headers and RTR axlebacks with this X-Pipe and a BAMA race tune. What a difference! Very aggressive sound. I just fell in love with my Mustang all over again! Hardly any drone with this combo and idle is a nice low rumble, but when you kick her in the gills it sounds like a race car. Could not be happier!

    cagibson

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT North Carolina

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 06, 2014

    Great buy!

    If you want the cat delete sound but want to stay legal, this is your part! It sounds good and keeps the exhaust from stinking. Built well. Great welds and heavy gauge metal. Ball flanges seal good at the headers.

    Bobt8850

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT westminster md

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $500-$1000

    July 18, 2014

    bbk cat x and lth

    The fit is great I haven't had any issues with the x pipe or headers scraping the ground. They sounds arson too, makes the car scream. Install them with a tune and you get a really nice bump in torque if you have the lth I gained 44 lbft to the wheels with 27hp. Overall this is a great product if you want to get headers and are on a budget.

    jkatch

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Texas

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 27, 2014

    Wonderful Sound

    The installation was pretty easy, best way to do it is to make sure you have jack stands. It took me about 1.5 hrs. The sound at top end sounds amazing, not to mention how noticeable the flow increase. I would recommend this to everyone.

    bnowell34

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    April 19, 2014

    Great bang for your buck!

    Bought the BBK ceramic coated long tubes with catted x-pipe after extensive research. No regrets whatsoever. Great quality product and great fit. Sound is exactly what I was looking for. Not too loud with normal driving, but awesome at WOT with that race car sound, and no drone at highway speeds. Had tune sent from Bama through e-mail without any issues. Power increase is significant. As far as installation goes be prepared to spend a couple of solid days. I had mechanic friend help me and it took us 11 hours. Make sure you have plenty of different length extensions and ratcheting wrenches. Fit was great and installation instructions were decent, just slow going. Recommend for anyone looking for more power and great sound.

    Aaron64

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Livonia, NY 14487, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 17, 2013

    bbk shorty x pipe

    The installation was pretty easy complete with everything you need to install and it works even better with long tube headers if you enjoy loud sound on top end I get people ask me what I got they like it

    marcos30

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Baytown, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 22, 2013

    Noticeable increase in flow

    When paired with the bbk long tube headers this catted x pipe works great. Exhaust note is enhanced noticeably. I'm running magnaflow comp catbacks with this set up and it is quite loud. Got this catted x pipe to pass NYS emission which it does with a tune.

    Mb7568

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Utica, NY, USA

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 22, 2014

    Not good..

    Honestly I'm a little mad.. the pic shows a polished or Chrome finish.. not the case I opened the box and was disappointed. . Overall the product seems well built.

    JustinS2012

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Texas, USA

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