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BBK Catted X-Pipe (96-98 GT)

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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

    MPN# 1666

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    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?

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        Questions & Answers (10)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        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.

        Helpful (1)

        Will this X pipe only fit a manual transmission or will it also fit an automatic transmission?

        • Unfortunately this is not compatible with the automatic transmission.

        Helpful (0)

        Can I purchase this and dual exhaust cat-back system to create a dual exhaust setup on my 2000 V6 3.8 liter mustang?

        • This catted x-pipe is designed to only fit for a 96-98 mustang gt

        Helpful (0)

        I had the question about getting a check engine light for the 96 GT. The car is stock I don't have ML eliminators, and I won't be getting a tune. I'm looking at BBK CATTED X-PIPE, BBK SHORTY HEADERS, PIPES CATBACK EXHAUST, my worry is will this create check engine light?

        I have a 96 GT I would like to add the BBK shorty ceramic header and the BBk catted x-pipe, and the pipes cat back exhaust. Will I get and check engine light with this setup?

        • You should not get a check engine light since the mid-pipe has cats.

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        5 More Questions
        Does this system require the use of the MIL eliminators? 1 answer
        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? 1 answer
        Will my car pass California smog with these installed on it 1 answer
        I got the flowmaster catback system from American muscle. Will this x pipe work with this catback system. 2 answers
        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 3 answers

          Customer Reviews (10) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Loudness / Volume 4.222222 4.2
          • Exhaust Note 4.333333 4.3
          • Fit & Finish 4.444445 4.4
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.333333 4.3

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 05, 2019

            Sounds Insane!!

            Really nice product, both quality and sound wise. Noticeable difference when driving. I would recommend this to anyone!!


            Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 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

            Helpful (8)

          • 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 (8)

          • 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 (8)

          • 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

            Helpful (9)

          • 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

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          • 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

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          • 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

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            April 30, 2011

            Great product

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


            Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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