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BBK Catted X-Pipe (96-98 GT)

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  • Item 56133
  • MPN# 1666

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Features & Details

  • Improves Exhaust Flow and Sound
  • Raspy Race Car Growl
  • High Flow Catalytic Converters Included
  • 2-1/2" Mandrel-Bent Aluminized Tubing
  • Not Compatible with Automatic Transmission
  • Fits 1996-1998 GT Mustangs
Increases Overall Performance. Add even more horsepower and torque to the rear wheels of your 4.6L Mustang with a BBK Catted X pipe. A BBK catted X pipe will greatly improve your pony's exhaust flow to increase overall performance and sound.

Race Car Growl. This free flowing BBK x-pipe 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 2-1/2" 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. Specifically designed to fit the 1996 to 1998 4.6L GT Mustangs this Catted X-pipe is a direct fit replacement for the stock mid pipe. Not compatible with automatic transmission.

Technical Note. This BBK product is not legal for use in emission restrictive states.

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Catted X-pipe
  • (2) Down pipes
  • (4) Bolts
  • (8) Flat washers
  • (4) Washers
  • (4) Nuts
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Mid Pipe Specifications
Style Mid Pipe: Standard length "X" Type Headers Required: Shorty or Stock Manifolds
Piping Material: Aluminized Steel Piping Size: 2.5"
Catalytic Converter: Yes Fitment: 1996-1998 GT Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 96, 97, 98

Not compatible with automatic transmission

Most Helpful Reviews

Great product

Easy to install, bolted on in about 20 minutes, good sound

Helpful (4)

Worked great in my situation.

My sons 97 mustang had a BBK offroad X-pipe and needed cats to pass state inspection. Since the car was already using a BBK pipe I thought it would be simple to get the catted version of the same pipe. ...

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Helpful (2)

Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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What is the item / MPN number for the BBK catted X-pipe that will fit an Automatic transmission for a 98 GT. Is there one available for an automatic from BBK?


  • Unfortunately, we do not offer a BBK Catted X-Pipe for the automatic '98 GT at this time.


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Will my car pass California smog with these installed on it


  • I do apologize, but this will not pass the California smog law. Certain parts on your car must have a SMOG number. With this part not having the certification by the state of California, it would not pass the SMOG test.


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the photo for the bbk catted x-pipe looks like one of the pipes is shorter than the other. On my system both of the pipes are of equal length where they connect at the mid point. Is the photo correct or just a representation?


  • The pictures of the BBK Catted X-Pipe are the correct pictures. this will bolt up to all stock and aftermarket catbacks and to any shorty or stock headers.

    Rob D

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I got the flowmaster catback system from American muscle. Will this x pipe work with this catback system.


  • It would be difficult to say if this BBK Catted X-Pipe would work without knowing exactly which Flowmaster Cat-Back Exhaust is installed. This X-pipe will fit most cat-back exhausts with 2.5" piping. If you would like to contact us via phone, email or chat, with the exact model of your Flowmaster cat-back, we would be more than happy to provide a more accurate answer for you.


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Will this product bolt directly on to my 1996 mustang gt with stock exhaust. i only want to replace the mid pipe because my cats are giving me problems and i will be upograding my exhaust after i save enough money


  • Yes, that is exactly what this Catted X-Pipe is meant to do. It's a direct, bolt-on replacement for your stock mid-pipe! Definitely a great upgrade with the high flow cats to not only get rid of your problems but increase horsepower at the same time!


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Customer Reviews (9) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Loudness / Volume 4.125 4.1
  • Exhaust Note 4.25 4.3
  • Fit & Finish 4.375 4.4
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.25 4.3

  • 5/5

    April 30, 2011

    Great product

    Easy to install, bolted on in about 20 minutes, good sound


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 01, 2013

    Worked great in my situation.

    My sons 97 mustang had a BBK offroad X-pipe and needed cats to pass state inspection. Since the car was already using a BBK pipe I thought it would be simple to get the catted version of the same pipe. This made install simple. It took less than 30 minutes to remove the offroad pipe and install and adjust the catted one. I actually prefer the catted exhaust note but my son is 16 and definitely thinks that louder is better. The install was so simple that we decided to put the offroad pipe back on until next inspection. Overall I would recommend the BBK pipes, catted or not. Build quality seemed good and all the hardware was included.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT Manassas, VA, USA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 22, 2015

    Good product

    This catted bbk xpipe is a very good product. It didn't take long to install, has good fit, and has a very nice tone to it. Would recommend it to anyone looking to replace their factory h pipe but maybe need to stay emmisions compliant


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Pennsylvania

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 27, 2015

    carted x pipe

    Very good product fitment is perfect, I would recommend this product to anyone who likes quality.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Denver, CO

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    July 08, 2014

    BBK Catted X pipe

    I was so happy to dump the stock restrictive 6 cat mid pipe for this finely crafted product. My exhaust is otherwise stock, but this modification made an improvement in felt power and a more muscular sound.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Michigan

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 22, 2013


    Great product easy install with simple hand tools in less than an hour highly recomend this product sounds great!


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT Modesto, CA, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 01, 2012

    great product

    Great product perfect fit great notice on exaust. Flow and loudness great with super 44 flowmaster


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Las Vegas, NV, USA

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  • 1/5

    October 05, 2017


    I ordered this a couple months ago and the catalytic converters are already bad they’re rattling from the inside terrible quality not worth the money I’d go with another brand what a waste of money.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    May 27, 2017

    Double Take

    The Xpipes were installed the day after I received them. The 96 mustang was turning heads before the Xpipes were with the American Thunder Flow master. Now is like a double take ( what's was that that jus t drive by


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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