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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
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    I live in Texas I have to get a state inspection done. will the Catted pass the state inspection. or will I be ok with the Off road X-pipe?

    FloridaMonster

    • We generally recommend a catted x-pipe as they will usually pass inspections depending on how strict your state is with their emission laws. With that being said, I would recommend contacting a local shop to confirm if your car will pass with a catted or off-road x-pipe as it can vary per state.

      AMJustinH

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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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    Can you use these with the stock manifolds?

    KennethJ

    • Unfortunately, this x-pipe is designed to work with long tube headers and will not bolt up to the factory manifolds. We do have x-pipes that will fit the stock manifolds here : https://www.americanmuscle.com/2010-mustang-xpipe.html#shop-by1.

      AMJalisaB

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    Will this pass smog check in NY?

    ChrisM

    • The BBK Catted X-Pipe may not be legal for use in emission restrictive states. We recommend contacting local authorities so they can provide the most accurate information regarding your state's regulations!

      AMKarin

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    I have the bbk off road x pipe paired with bbk long tubes and borla touring mufflers, it is loud and extremely raspy and bugles around 3K. Will this catted x pipe reduce some of the rasp and bugling?

    KentK

    • putting cats back on will help limit the rasp and tone down your car some yes.

      Ricky36

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    What is the hp difference in the catted and catless?

    JanesS

    • The BBK Catted X-Pipe will have 1-2 less horsepower than the catless mid-pipe as there are more airflow restrictions with the catted mid-pipes.

      Ricky36

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    Customer Reviews (33) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$250-$500

    • Loudness / Volume 4.645161 4.6
    • Exhaust Note 4.612903 4.6
    • Fit & Finish 4.580645 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.645161 4.6



    • 4/5

      June 19, 2018

      Exactly what I wanted

      Have used stock and off-road exhaust. Never liked any of the sounds. This combined with the long tube headers allowed me to hear my supercharger more than my exhaust but still sound great at moderate and high throttle. Didn't like the metal rasp sound in non-catted systems. Flange screws could stand to be a bit longer, but worked out OK. Cats are first thing to drag on speed bumps though.

      FTuck

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      May 29, 2018

      BBK Catted X-pipe

      I installed this along with BBK long tube headers and it really made the car wake up. Love the new sound and the power difference.

      JayP96

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 10, 2018

      The Grinch imrovement.

      Installed the BBK catted X-pipe in conjunction with the BBK ceramic headers. The increase the flow on the exhaust like stated. Took about an hour and a half to install.

      tripin

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      April 24, 2018

      Great quality and fit!

      I got these, to stay legal, along with the BBK ceramic coated 1-7/8 headers, hooked up to the Pypes bomb exhaust system. Very loud, great roar, raspy pop! Ligned up great, nice brackets, no modifications necessary.

      TimR

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 01, 2018

      Headers

      Came in on time. Works very well and easy to install. Super loud after tune.

      DesirayM

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      February 11, 2018

      BBK X-Pipe

      Have not installed yet, but it is very high quality looking so far. Welds are clean. Will update once I have it installed.

      PatrickS

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      December 26, 2017

      Catted x

      This catted x pipe really opens up the sound of your coyote coupled with a pair of BBK long tubes. Really changes the sound up of the car. This is overall a great purchase.

      Brundaddy

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 30, 2017

      Loud and powerful

      I added these along with BBK's stainless steel 1 3/4 long tubes and let me tell you, these are loud. I also have Roush axle backs to complete my exhaust--I couldn't imagine going catless. I added a Bama tune and car is running like a beast! I only gave 3 stars to finish because these are aluminized steel and not stainless. Great fit, a little raspy, and my car now sounds like a race car.

      BMV

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 17, 2017

      BBK catted x-pipe

      Sounds great I have borla resonator delete pipes and gt500 mufflers and it’s plenty loud while on the gas and almost silent when just cruising. No gas smell or check engine lights like you sometimes get with an off road setup.

      RichardS

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 07, 2017

      Loud!

      If you like a raspy, race car sound, as well as adding a few HP - TQ to your 5.0, I strongly recommend these. I matched the X pipe with Long Tube Ceramic headers from BBK, great power gain and very aggressive sound!

      alcreamer

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      June 30, 2017

      WOULDN'T RECOMMEND

      I WOULDNT RECOMMEND THIS INSTALLATION FOR ANYONE THAT'S GOING TO USE IT ON THE STREET. CAR HASN'T DRIVEN THE SAME AND THE EXHAUST MAKES A RACKET WHEN IT STARTS UP

      marinedad

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 21, 2017

      Shorty x pipe with high flow cats

      Replaced my factory H pipe and stock cats. Put these on the same time with my BBK long tube headers 1.75". Absolutely love the new roar when getting on it!! Absolutely no drone. Left my resonators on. You won't be disappointed!

      Stoney

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 15, 2017

      No more rich smell!!!

      Right out of the box I couldn't wait to put on. Install went good at home. Like those hi-flow CATS!!! Can have my window down driving. THANK you.. x- stinker

      WarrenL

      Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss

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    • 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

      Helpful (3)

    • 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

      Helpful (2)

    • 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

      Helpful (2)

    • 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

      Helpful (4)

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