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BBK Catted X-Pipe (96-98 GT)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • 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 -


      Customer Reviews (11)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.6 out of 5 overall rating from 11 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      • December 21, 2019

        5 1997 GT - TreoHD Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great Sound

        Running stock headers no mufflers, its still super loud

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      • June 05, 2019

        5 1997 GT - Roush97 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Sounds Insane!!

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

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      • October 05, 2017

        1 1996 GT - BobbyH


        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.

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      • May 27, 2017

        5 1996 GT - John

        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

        Helpful (8)
      • September 22, 2015

        5 1998 GT - Mark Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        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

        Helpful (8)
      • August 27, 2015

        5 1998 GT - stangbanger Installation Time: Afternoon

        carted x pipe

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

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      • July 08, 2014

        5 1998 GT - JasonD98GT Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

        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.

        Helpful (9)
      • November 22, 2013

        5 1996 GT - onemeannintysix Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


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

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      • July 01, 2013

        5 1997 GT - meangene Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        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.

        Helpful (8)
      • July 01, 2012

        5 1998 GT - Cruz90 Installation Time: Afternoon

        great product

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

        Helpful (8)

      Questions & Answers (9 answers)

      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.

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      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

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      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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      Does this system require the use of the MIL eliminators?

      • This x-pipe does have catalytic converters and would not require the use of MIL eliminators.

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      4 More Questions
      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

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Catted X-pipe
      • (2) Down pipes
      • (4) Bolts
      • (8) Flat washers
      • (4) Washers
      • (4) Nuts

      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

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