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BBK Off-Road X-Pipe (96-98 GT)

AmericanMuscle no longer carries the BBK Off-Road X-Pipe (96-98 GT). Please check out 1994-1998 Mustang Stock Length X-Pipes for an updated selection.

Features, Video & Details

  • Improves Exhaust Flow and Sound
  • Raspy Race Car Growl
  • 2-1/2" Mandrel-Bent Aluminized Tubing
  • For Off-Road, Track Use
  • Fits 1996-1998 GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

This is the BBK Off-Road X-Pipe for '96 to '98 GT's. And this is gonna be a good option for someone looking for a 2 ½ inch off-road X-Pipe to work with a set of Shorty headers, either the stock headers or an aftermarket set of Shorties. The install for this mid-pipe is easy. It's a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and should take you an hour or two tops. Generally speaking, an X-Pipe is gonna produce more volume from an exhaust system. They tend to be louder and have a raspy note, while an H-Pipe gives a deeper tone. So you can expect this X-Pipe to give a louder raspier note. Honestly speaking though, the exact type of sound that you can expect really all depends on your axle-back situation too. But because this is catless, you can expect even more volume than you'd get from a catted X-Pipe. It's a 2 ½ inch mid-pipe, so it's gonna keep the stock diameter. That makes it a direct replacement for the factory mid-pipe, and it keeps the stock location for the O2 sensors. Of course, it's mandrel-bent for smooth air flow and materials-wise, it's made from aluminized tubing. Now, aluminized materials has its upsides and its downsides. The upside here is that this is very affordable, the downside or the trade-off that you get is that aluminized tubing doesn't have the corrosion resistance that stainless steel has. That means that stainless steel is gonna be a better option for someone that's shopping for a daily driver or a car that sees all different types of road conditions. When it comes to price, you can expect to pay just over the $200 mark for this mid-pipe. BBK does make this exact mid-pipe with cats if you didn't want the catless version but a catted mid-pipe will cost more. You're looking at just over $400 for the catted mid-pipe but, of course, you do have other options in BBK when it comes to stock-like X-Pipes. So you have others out there that you can always check out. If you look at the install of the mid-pipe, you're looking at an easy install. It's a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. You can plan on spending an hour or two tops. You will need a socket set for this install. And as always, a lift would make your job easier, but the job can be done on a jack and jack stands. You'll want to remove the O2 sensors before doing anything. Then you can unbolt the stock or the current mid-pipe that you have. You can drop this as one piece to make it easier. Disconnect the air tube from the mid-pipe and disconnect the mufflers from the mid-pipe. The mid-pipe will then be free to drop. All you're looking at needing to do then is assembling the new mid-pipe into one-piece and then connect the air tube and clamp the new mid-pipe into place, and that's it. One thing to keep in mind though is that you should re-tighten your clamps after your car's had some run time. This will get rid of any exhaust leaks that you might have after the initial startup. That's gonna wrap things up for the BBK Off-Road X-Pipe for the '96 to '98 GT. As always, you can check it out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.

Increases Overall Performance. Add even more horsepower and torque to the rear wheels by eliminating those power robbing catalytic converters with a BBK Off-road X pipe. A BBK X pipe will greatly improve your pony's exhaust flow to increase your Pony's 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 BBK Construction. This BBK direct replacement X-pipe features 2.5” diameter CNC mandrel bent aluminized tubing and a merged X crossover to improve exhaust flow. Additional features include factory O2 sensor locations, and OEM style die-stamped flanges all to ensure a perfect fit.

Application. Specifically designed to fit the 1996 to 1998 GT Mustangs, this Off-Road X-pipe is a direct fit replacement for the stock mid pipe.

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

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 Details

MPN# 1665

CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

What's in the Box
  • (1) Off-Road X-pipe
  • (2) Down Pipes
  • (4) Bolts
  • (8) Washers
  • (4) Small 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: No - Off-Road Use Only Fitment: 1996-1998 GT Mustangs
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      Questions & Answers (17)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Just recently purchased. Does this come with a gasket for right hand side if not is there a part number for it. Thanks

      • Unfortunately, this x-pipe will not include the gasket for the right-hand side. We do have this gasket here by Ford that would be compatible with this kit: https://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-manifold-to-midpipe-gasket-rh-9604.html.

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      I have bbk shorty headers will this fit my 1997 mustang gt

      • Yes, this x-pipe will bolt right up to the BBK shorty headers.

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      bought these a while back and getting ready to install, does the passenger side require a gasket at the connection to the header, if so a part number ? thank you

      • This x-pipe is going to require a gasket which can be found here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-manifold-to-midpipe-gasket-rh-9604.html

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      I have a 96 GT and im wantin a new exhaust but not tryin to break the bank. Currently my exhaust is stock so i was thinking of usin the BBK Shorty Headers and BBK Off Road X-pipe but keep the stock tail pipes, am i goin to need any extra pipes for the X-pipe to fit the tail pipes or will it still bolt on tightly??

      • This BBK Off-Road X-Pipe will be an upgraded replacement so it will still fit the factory catback.

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      Will this fit on the stock 98 gt exhaust as well? I’m thinking of ordering it soon!

      • The BBK Off-Road X-Pipe will be a direct replacement for the 96-98 GT Mustangs.

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      10 More Questions
      When installin this x-pipe do i need o2 sensers or do those go away with the new mid pipe?? 1 answer
      Hi I am thinking about getting this product for my 98 gt. I recently purchased the SLP loudmouth catback exhaust. Will this fit with my exhaust. And also would I need shorty headers or long tube headers or could I do either one? 1 answer
      Will this BBK O/R X-Pipe fit directly into my 98 gt with stock exhaust manifolds and just a catback Magnaflow Exhaust 1 answer
      this x-pipe is the same one that fits the 99-04 mustangs right? 1 answer
      Will this X-pipe fit a 98 GT automatic? 1 answer
      Will this H pipe fit a 98 Gt mustang with an auto transmission? 1 answer
      Would this X-pipe work with SLP high flow catalytic converters on my 94 GT? 1 answer
      I am aware I can run the x pipe without cats, if I wanted to run it wit Cats how many am I going to need? My stock h pipe comes equipped with over 2 cats. does each cat need to be replaced or can I just run two cats on the x pipe? 1 answer
      I am about to purchase this mod for my Mustang, and I am curious as to what the MIL eliminators are and how to get them so I can keep the CEL off 1 answer
      What do I need? Do I need to have a tune or MIL eliminators to run this, or are those just to get the CEL to go off (I know the tune has other benefits)? I guess what I'm asking, is if there is any harm in running it without a tune or MIL eliminators? 3 answers

        Customer Reviews (33) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 4.8

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Afternoon

        Installation Cost:$100-$250

        • Loudness / Volume 4.655172 4.7
        • Exhaust Note 4.62069 4.6
        • Fit & Finish 4.310345 4.3
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.633333 4.6



        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          February 09, 2019

          BBK X pipe

          Easy to install and had everything it needed, makes a stock mustang exhaust system sound alot more aggressive.

          Anthony

          Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (1)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 10, 2018

          Great product!

          The x-pipe was easy to install and it has a great sound.

          MattN

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (1)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          August 28, 2018

          Fit perfect

          0 issues on 98 Gt auto. 100 recommend. Has enought adjustability to clear shift linkage without hammering pipe.

          PatG

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (1)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 29, 2018

          Buy these yesterday

          Cars 23 years old in Texas just have to pass safety so I opted for o/r pipes. They. Are. The. Best. Wow the sound is amazing you can tell a little difference when idling but after 3000rpm holy goodness

          AaronS

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          April 10, 2018

          98 mustang GT aka Gina

          Fits great and sound. Nice and loud trying to wake up the neighborhood love it great price bang for your buck

          BrienS

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          January 26, 2018

          Sound good

          Sound really race car like made my car loud af I love it easy to install

          ChrisB

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $250-$500

          December 14, 2017

          Sounds great very loud

          Pair this offroad xpipe with some slp loumouth 1s and you'll wake the dead. Sounds great on my 96 mustang gt bolted right up with no problems but remember these combo is extremely loud not for a daily driver

          DEWAYNE

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          December 10, 2017

          Sounds good

          Sounds good, easy install. Getting the stock midpipe off with out breaking any manifold studs is the only "tricky" part, after that you're golden.

          MarkM

          Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          December 04, 2017

          Exhausted

          Overall quick and easy to install, less than 2 hrs. The rods for the hangers are a little narrow, only goes about half way into exhaust rubber hangers, but hasn't come loose. Sounds good, a little raspy when revved, great idle tone.

          AnthonyT

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 26, 2017

          Bbk x pipe

          Great sound and fairly easy to install with a extra pair of hands.

          NicholasL

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 30, 2017

          Sounds Great!

          Really changes the feel and sound of the car! Combined the Flowmaster 40 Series and it's really loud!

          DanS

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          January 25, 2017

          awesome sound

          I installed the 10 series Flowmaster Mufflers on my 98 Mustang and it made minimal difference. I purchased the BBK off-road exhaust and combined it with the Flowmasters and the sound is ridiculously awesome now

          PK

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          January 22, 2017

          Loudest Mustang around town now!!!

          This BBK x-pipe is 100x better than getting a exhaust system. You will hear a major improvement. I also I have Flowmaster 10 series with these and together they are the loudest combination

          bossman

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          January 11, 2017

          BBK X

          I absolutely love the bbk off road x pipe. I have a 1996 GT and the only complaint I have is that the pipe rattles against the passenger side floor pan. A little work from the shop and it is 95 gone. The sound is what you want every muscle car to sound like. The system deletes 6 catalytic converters which makes it twice as loud than the stock mid pipe if not more! I am extremely happy with the sound to try and describe the sound of the off road xpipe and flowmaster 40s it sounds free not restricted, hollow, raspy, throaty, and well just sounds great. Performance wise I can feel it pulling a little harder and when you rev it out it revs much more freely. I LOVE IT. WORTH THE MONEY!

          BrandonD

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          August 03, 2016

          Awesome

          Well worth it! It sounds 10X louder then the stock exhaust. Very easy to install, the only trouble was getting the stock exhaust off.

          Kozma

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          July 16, 2016

          BBK X- PIPE

          Love the bbk x Pipe it gives my 96 stang the deep tones and the extra horse power I was looking for not to for get the great craftsmanship that bbk puts into all there products . I would highly recommend the bbk x pipe to any mustang owner looking for a high quality, deep sounding and horse power producing pipe.

          Xman

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 29, 2016

          Catless X-Pipe

          Install was simple , and the car sounds great , it wakes it up and get a smile everytime you start it and hit 2k rpm

          HoneyBadgerGt

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (6)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 14, 2016

          raspy n loud

          definitely louder but between 2.5-3k rpms it sounds like a rattling tin can. but after 3 sounds amazing. should have gone with the h-pipe.

          NotStan

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          May 12, 2016

          97 Mustang GT Convertible

          Very happy w purchase this Hpipe made my car loud! Sounds mean like a mustang is supposed to! Also installed w Pypes stainless Catback unbelievable sound turns heads Everywhere!

          Batmobile79

          Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          November 17, 2014

          Bbk x pipe

          Paired this with the slp lm2 catback and it's the perfect note. Not raspy, nor too loud, but let's people know you're coming and you mean business!

          Josh

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Dinwiddie, VA

          Helpful (5)

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