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BBK Catted X-Pipe (05-10 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Improves Exhaust Flow and Sound
    • Raspy Race Car Growl
    • High Flow Catalytic Converters Included
    • 2-3/4" Mandrel-Bent Aluminized Tubing
    • Fits 2005-2010 GT and Bullitt

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com here with my review of the BBK Catted X-Pipe available for 2005 to 2010 GT Mustangs. In this video, we're gonna be talking about a few different things including the sound of this X-pipe, the materials and construction, and the install. I'll talk more about this later, but the install for this one is going to be a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, since it's an easy install for anyone. This X-pipe from BBK is going to be for the GT Mustang owners out there that are looking for an affordable X-pipe that's going to maintain the use of cat and that's gonna give a loud and raspy exhaust mod. This X-pipe is gonna make a big difference over the stock H-pipe and it's also one of the most affordable X-pipe options out there. Looking more to the mid-pipe itself, we're looking at a 2¾ inch mid-pipe that's gonna work with the factory headers or a set of BBK Shorty headers. The X-pipe is manual bent which is typical in exhausts, but the purpose of manual bending is to deliver smooth airflow. The smoother the pipe is, the smoother the airflow will be which helps with velocity. Now, there are a few different types of materials that exhaust components are made out of, and the material of the mid-pipe is really gonna drive the price point. This mid-pipe is aluminized tubing, and that's what helps to keep the BBK components more price friendly than some of the other options that are out there. So, aluminized tubing has some upsides and some downsides as well. Like I already said, this type of material is gonna be more budget friendly. The sacrifice that you make here, however, is that the metal is prone to rust and have corrosion over time, especially if it sees harsh road conditions. But if you live on the West Coast, or your car isn't a daily, then it might not be a big deal to you. If you're looking for a rider-dice system that's going to hold up and be everlasting over years and years, then you're better off shopping for a 304 Stainless Steel system instead. This is catted X-pipe and normally an X-pipe is gonna give more of a louder raspier sound, as opposed to the deeper note of an H-pipe. The Cardster [SP] high-flow race cats so they're gonna flow more than the factory cats would for sure, but I'm gonna hit again that these are high-flow race cats, and that means they might not pass emissions, they might not be legal and there is always that chance of a check-engine light. Circling back around that price, you're looking at spending between $400 and $500 for this X-pipe right here. I will point out that catted mid-pipes or catted pieces of exhaust in general, are gonna cost more than off-road versions will. BBK does have an off-road version of this mid-pipe which is gonna be the same thing, just without the cats, and it's gonna cost a little more than $150 less, so, that's always an option. But at the end of the day, you're looking at both power and sound gains here, since the X-pipe will open up exhaust flow and net you a touch more horsepower and give you a change in sound as well. But just keep in mind that your gains will change depending on your setup and your tune. The install of the X-pipe is not difficult at all. It's just a basic mid-pipe swap that doesn't involve removing any other items or any cutting. You're looking at a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and about an hour's time in the garage. If you don't have much experience in this area, it is a good idea to get a knowledgeable helping hand, but either way, this is a mod that most people, even first timers, can tackle themselves. If you do tackle this yourself, just know that you can do it on a jack and stands, but a lift would make it easier for sure. Like I said before, the mid-pipe is easy enough to install. You need a few tools for the install, but at the end of the day, you're just looking at a few exhaust clamps here to get the factory mid-pipe out and the new one into place. You do have some pieces here with this X-pipe, so just make sure to hang everything loosely until you have the exhaust all lined up, and then tighten everything down. And don't forget that you should re-tighten everything once you're passing heat through the mid-pipe, just to make sure you won't have any exhaust leaks. Wrapping things up here, the BBK X-pipe is going to be a good option for anyone with a GT Mustang that's looking at running BBK Shorty headers or the factory headers. It's an aluminized steel X-pipe that comes with high flow race cats and, as always, you can check this mid-pipe out some more online for yourself. 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 GT or Bullitt with a BBK Catted X-pipe. A BBK catted X-pipe will greatly improve your pony's exhaust flow to increase overall performance. BBK's in-house dyno-testing has shown solid gains of 12 to 20 horsepower.

    Race Car Growl. This free flowing BBK x-pipe for the 2005 to 2010 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 BBK Construction. BBK's X-pipes use a free-flowing 2-3/4" 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 Catted X-Pipe is specifically designed to fit the 2005-2010 GT and 2008-2009 Bullitt Mustangs with either BBK's 1612 Series shorty headers or the factory manifolds and a dual catback exhaust installed.

    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) X-pipe
    • (1) Driver side catted down pipe
    • (1) Passenger side catted down pipe
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Mid Pipe Specifications
    Style Mid Pipe: Standard Length "X" Type Headers Required: Stock Manifold or Shorty
    Piping Material: Aluminized Steel Piping Size: 2.75"
    Catalytic Converter: "Yes" Fitment: 2005-2010 GT Mustangs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 08, 09
    • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10

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    Will this work with an Automatic GT? 2010 Mustang gt to be exact.

    EBoss

    • Yes it will. Mine is an auto.

      STMPEAD07

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    Will this work with a Borla Atak Cat Back exhaust system

    AndrewP

    • The Borla ATAK Cat-Back Exhaust, item 29029, will absolutely work with this BBK Catted X-Pipe. https://www.americanmuscle.com/borla-atak-catback-0509gt.html

      AMJEFF

    Helpful (1)

    I have a 05 GT, with Roush supercharger and tune. I want to replace the H pipe with the BBK Catted X-Pipe, I live in south texas and have to have the cat's for Ems. at present I have Shorty Cer headers, and Roush cat back exhaust installed. the question is will I have to have the Roush tune updated for this install or is it just plug and play?????

    AllenS

    • Hi, A retune is not required for the installation of this x-pipe.

      Chris J

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    I have stock headers and fr500s axle back . I like the way it sounds, but looking for more sound! Where i live i cant do off road. Now, these catted bbk will keep the american muscle car tone and rumble , but its gonna be more louder,or the tone will change? And also after install i m gonna have check engine light ? I dont have a tuner and dont want one. Thanks!!

    patriotu

    • When you are swapping your stock mid-pipe for an aftermarket one, the sound will change especially with this mid-pipe since it is an X-pipe. This X-pipe will give you more of a raspy sound. So yes, your tone will slightly change as it will a more aggressive growl to your exhaust. Also, as you can see in the picture before and after the cats there are O2 bungs in which to plug in the O2 sensors. With the O2's properly installed into the bungs, you should not have a check engine light appear. This will also not cause you to have to re-tune your vehicle.

      KevinD92

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    Did anyone install this on 2010 V6? Just want to make sure it will fit. Thank you.

    ivanlitus

    • The BBK Catted X-Pipe (05-10 GT) will not fit on the 2010 V6 Mustang. The piping size is 2.75" whereas the BBK Catted X-Pipe (11-14 V6) item #56232 (www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-catted-xpipe-1113v6.html) has a piping size of 2.5" which is the stock size of the piping for V6 Mustangs for 2010 models.

      KevinD92

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    Do you need 02 sensor extensions? Been talking to a few people at car shows and half of them said they needed 02 extensions, mainly for the passenger side, for their aftermarket mid pipe. I have a an 08

    Cbird

    • It's recommended but no you do not need them. The fitment will be tight but if you remove the clips holding the wires you will have all the room you need. Then just use the holes from the clips and ziptie the slack

      Ernsto91

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    Customer Reviews (42) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Loudness / Volume 4.666667 4.7
    • Exhaust Note 4.666667 4.7
    • Fit & Finish 4.666667 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.638889 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 26, 2017

      Great sound

      Fantastic mid pipe, in combination with roush axle back produces an amazing sound with lots of pops. Only downside was I was not able to install myself had to get a mechanic with the special tools to install. If you have a lot of tools you can do it yourself but if not a mechanic is the best option.

      MitchellC

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      September 20, 2017

      Money well spent

      Absolutely zero problems with this product, direct bolt on to my 2007 roush 427r. The sound my mustang makes now is RIDICULOUS. Recommend to anyone looking to wake up their pony.

      BobbyD

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 11, 2017

      Great

      Fit right in place!! No o2 extenders needed. Sounds AMAZING!!!!!! Very loud, and still has amazing exhaust tone

      Jaw

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      June 26, 2017

      Mustang gt

      Wow! Paired with roush extreme axle back exhaust, amazing!

      jaybird

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      June 08, 2017

      Love the sound!!!!

      It works great more power lot smoother the engine is sounds and runs, more deeper sound and I love how the sound is adjustable to loud and quiet.

      Cougar23

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 06, 2017

      Bbk xpipe

      It sounds good and easy to install .I would recommend them to anyone who has a mustang

      RaymondC

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 28, 2017

      Love it

      Perfect sound Gain more HP My stang is a beast now

      BenjaminM

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      February 08, 2017

      Great X-Pipe

      I found a shop to install this for me and it definitely will make the car much louder. The car also seems to accelerate faster too so I'm thrilled on both fronts. The only drawback is this will not pass emissions in either California or New York so keep that in mind. Other than that, it really is great and would definitely buy it again.

      Ryan

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      January 16, 2017

      Upset with this product

      I purchased this X-pipe in September and had it installed shortly after getting it. At first I loved the way it sounded and the compliments I received. As of last week it started sounding awful. I thought at first I had an exhaust leak so I brought it back to the shop to have it tested. They checked all the welds to make sure and they found nothing. Basically the BBK Catted X-pipe went out on me only after a few months. It sounds like it is broken up inside and like a hissing cat. Pretty upset that I paid $450 for a product to only lasted a few months. Now I need to spend more money to find another x-pipe to replace this one.

      Angry1

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      November 14, 2016

      Love the awesome sound!

      I love the way my Mustang sounds now! Sounds much more throaty, rich, and loud! Took me a while to install since it was just myself and I'd never done anything like this before but it worked out fine. When I first installed it I didn't tighten the bolts tight enough that connect to the header so some smoke started coming out of my hood from the header but once I re-tightened it, it turned out fine. Yes, there is some smoke at first when you start it up but it goes away after about 10-20min and it does smell a bit too. I did notice that my Mustang has better throttle response and accelerates quicker now. Also it was kind of difficult installing the x-pipe onto the over-axle pipe since my exhaust clip connectors were rusted but all I did was just sand them down a bit and put a lot of wd40 on them and then they slipped on to the pipes a lot better. Another thing that was difficult and a bit annoying was trying to line up the over axle and axle back exhaust pipe at the end once I installed the x-pipe. I did need my brother to help me out with him holding the over axle pipe in place while I lined it up correctly and then tightened the bolts. You may also need some PB blaster to loosen the bolts on the header and stock h-pipe since they were really rusted on there. Other than all of that it turned out fine and it sounds great!

      xPAtrioTXx

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 20, 2016

      LOVE IT!!!

      I was looking for a route to take without having to turn off my check engine light and add a little power and improve sound at the same time and I've found that in these BBK catted x pipes. A nice gain of power and improved sound over the factory pipes. Thanks BBK!

      Memphis

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      August 10, 2016

      Pulled over already...

      Had the sock H pipe with muffler deletes and it was loud anyways. Bought this X pipe because my left catylitic coverter was shot and rattled real bad, and still wanted cats so I didn't get pulled over... That was short lived. This pipe SCREAMS. saw performance differences as well, breathes a ton better up top and really rumbles down low so you don't have to hammer on it to smile. Very high quality Vs the other brands. Avoid concrete and brick walls where you know you won't be able to resist a rev matched down shift and you won't have any added costs!

      Kody

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      July 18, 2016

      Cats meow

      They installed perfectly. The sound is awesome. Worth the money.

      2006gr

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      July 06, 2016

      Perfect tone

      I chose this x-pipe to replace my Pypes Race x-pipe for two reasons: pass AZ emissions and my Pypes Race x-pipe was honestly a little loud when rolling the throttle at low rpm in 5th gear. I had my local Ford Dealer install it, so I can't comment on the installation. But the tone is awesome and it's nice to finally pass emission but still have a little heat coming from the pipes.

      RedChariot

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 12, 2016

      Omfg....

      I paired this with a roush extreme catback and my god....it roars definitely recommend

      DrkWrldPhantom

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 08, 2016

      Great Mod!

      I absolutely love my BBK catted x pipe. It gives the car a great growl that is raspy but not too bad. My setup is BBK catted x pipe with flowmaster outlaws, car is loud, but not so loud that you would get pulled over. Install went great, had a little trouble getting the o2 sensor unplugged on the passenger side located on the manifold. My recommendation is to access this from the top side instead of bottom. Would definently reccommend this product!

      Speedyhorton

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 04, 2016

      Money well spent

      Prior to having the BBK Catted X-Pipe installed, I had the SLP Loudmouth Axle-Back Exhaust. They were pretty decent, but lacked any real tone at low RPM's. I drive my car with the goal of getting the best fuel economy possible, so I am always under 2500 RPM. Adding the BBK has allowed my V8 to make a statement at low engine speeds! To me, it sounds quite a bit like a 1960's muscle car, as the exhaust rumbles in a similar fashion unless you get on the throttle. When on the throttle (15-20 at most) it starts to sound like the GT that I am most familiar with at my local show. Definitely has me stoked for when my local weekly car show starts up! Cannot wait to bring my new GT in. Thanks American Muscle for providing me with such a great product!

      2JayZ

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 15, 2015

      loud!

      amazing sound, its crazy loud with my pype bombs. only thing is that i had to buy an o2 sensor extension, it didn't reach, and the check engine light came on. Other than that its a great x-pipe. go to my instagram for videos, @gtcsdavid_

      gtcsdavid

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT EL PASO, TX

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      June 23, 2015

      Well worth the pain!

      Bought the BBK X-pipe w/cats and Shorty tuned length headers before Christmas 2014 for my 2006 Mustang GT. Finally, last weekend, June 21st and 22nd, I was able to do the install. This was my first time putting new headers on and although I ran into a couple nightmare issues that I was warned about. I just took my time, didn't rush and got the job done. The hardest part was getting the old headers off and then clearance issues with the new header bolts to be able to get a wrench on to tighten them. The pipe fitment was superb and very solid. My only gripe was not knowing I would need wire extensions for both the lower 02 sensors because their placement on the new X-pipe won't allow the stock wire length 02 sensors to reach where they're supposed to reconnect. Had BBK mentioned that possibility in their description/instructions, I would've had everything I needed to finish the install. Overall though, WOW! It not only sounds incredibly awesome, but definitely gave my baby more power, and more power is always a good thing!

      Snareheadkiller

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Bellefonte, PA

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 20, 2015

      Great product, great sound

      Ok I know probably a lot of you would say "what is he thinking?" I recently cammed my Mustang 2008 GT M Thumpr cams it sounds great but having a straight pipe or Xpipe offroad was really loud. It made my home shake literally. And to be honest where I live I have to cross the border a lot and getting with the CBP everytime I needed to cross back was not something I was willing to do. The good thing is that now I can have the rough sound of the cams but without the super noise. I really recommend this catted pipes to anyone looking for a rough sound on a bearable level.

      Demontem

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Las Cruces

      Helpful (1)

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