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

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$219.99

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Features & Details

  • Improves Exhaust Flow for More Power
  • Raspy Race Car Growl
  • Standard Length "X" Design
  • 2.5" Mandrel-Bent Aluminized Tubing
  • For Off-Road, Track Use
  • Fits 1996-1998 SVT Cobra
Increases Overall Performance. Add even more horsepower and torque to the rear wheels of your SVT Cobra Mustang by eliminating those restrictive power robbing catalytic converters with a brand new BBK Off-Road X-pipe. BBK's in-house dyno-testing has shown solid gains of 15 to 20 rear wheel horsepower.

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.

Rugged BBK Construction. BBK Performance constructs their off-road X-pipes from free-flowing 2-1/2" diameter CNC mandrel bent aluminized tubing to ensure maximum flow and features OEM style hangers that attach in the stock locations for a perfect fit.

Application. This BBK Standard Length Off-Road X-Pipe is specifically designed to fit the 1996 to 1998 SVT Cobra Mustangs equipped with either the stock manifolds or aftermarket shorty headers installed. Technical Notes. This BBK Performance exhaust product is not legal for use in California or other states adopting California pollution controlled emission standards. Intended for off-road, track use only, does

not include catalytic converters.

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 Details

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" - For off-road use only Fitment: 1996-1998 SVT Cobra
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Cobra - 96, 97, 98

Most Helpful Reviews

4/5
BBK FTW again...

When it come to bang for buck bbk exhaust never seems to let me down. I have ran there 5.0 hpipes. I have ran there x pipes. No real issues... only thing is I wish it was a lower profile for the exhaust ...

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4/5
Loud

Very easy install, took about 2-3 hours due to rusted bolts. Final sound gives you a loud raspy race car exhaust note, although im not sure about the "15-20hp" gain it was supposed to give. Deffinetly ...

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Helpful (2)

Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Hello, does it fit in my Mustang GT 96? Thanks for help!!!

PhilippK

  • No, The BBK Off-Road X-Pipe will only be suggested for the proper fitment on the 96-98 Cobra only.

    AMCoal

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with stock headers and flow master cat backs on a 96 cobra, will this work? will it give the popping on deceleration? do I need to remove the cats?

merkelm

  • This will work with the Flowmaster cat-back exhaust and the stock headers. It will also give you the popping sound you are looking for however, removing the cats will only make that popping more frequent as there is no catalytic converters to block that sound.

    KevinD92

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will this x-pipe work with the magna flow competition cat back exaust or will I need to do more than bolt it in?

merkelm

  • The BBK Off-Road X-Pipe will replace your existing H pipe on the car. This will be a direct drop in with any catback.

    Rob D

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Is the measurement of the pipe 2.5" OD or ID?

DETMICH

  • The 2.5" measurement is for the inside diameter of the piping.

    KevinD92

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Customer Reviews (13) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Loudness / Volume 4.833333 4.8
  • Exhaust Note 4.583333 4.6
  • Fit & Finish 4.666667 4.7
  • Bang For Your Buck 5 5



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 15, 2015

    BBK FTW again...

    When it come to bang for buck bbk exhaust never seems to let me down. I have ran there 5.0 hpipes. I have ran there x pipes. No real issues... only thing is I wish it was a lower profile for the exhaust with as low as my car is... but hey 200$ for flow and sounds.... I am happy

    Kimbull

    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra Ca

    Helpful (3)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 22, 2015

    Loud

    Very easy install, took about 2-3 hours due to rusted bolts. Final sound gives you a loud raspy race car exhaust note, although im not sure about the "15-20hp" gain it was supposed to give. Deffinetly worth the money.

    SVTReaper

    Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Riverside,CA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    May 01, 2017

    BBK Xpipe

    Install took a little longer than expected because of old bolts not wanting to come off properly. But nonetheless fit a little tight was definitely worth it. Word of caution not for the timid its Loud!!!!! Lol

    DerrickN

    Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 31, 2017

    Ehh

    It doesn't sound good with a nonrestrictive muffler (magnapacks, slp lm1) but if you combine it with a more conservative muffler it is magical

    98NACobra

    Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 07, 2016

    Wow

    I have these paired up with my super 10s on my cobra... Wow it is loud. Not for the faint hearted. It sounds amazing

    Tyler

    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 20, 2016

    The right answer.

    Tired of buying used midpipes online that didn't fit the stupid extended tail housing/crossmember, I decided this was the cheapest x I could find and purchased it. The best part is the three piece design and quality band clamps. Came close to my crossmember but I got it to clear and sealed up well everywhere. Not a dramatic xpipe sound like you expect, more like a cross between the x and h sounds except at idle. Idle is a warbly love song. Buy it.

    randylawl

    Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    January 25, 2016

    Totally worth it

    Pair this up with a Magnaflow Street Catback exhaust and you will be very happy folks. It's almost like they should have been sold together. I definitely felt the difference in power and sound right away. Turning heads everywhere I go from the awesome deep tone this gives my car.

    Sean98Cobra

    Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra Wayne, NJ

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 16, 2015

    Bbk off road x pipe

    Fast shipping....easy install. Fitment was great. It will definitely wake your Cobra up especially at the top end. It is loud. Very loud. Gets lots of attention and compliments. I would definitely recommend this product and American muscle.

    N8snake

    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra Redding,ca

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 06, 2017

    The sound

    I installed this x pipe and man does the sound just amaze you. Was pondering on a off-road x or h pipe and finally pulled the trigger and got BBKs x pipe and i have no regrets sounds awesome with bassani mufflers. Thanks American Muscle.

    AshtonH

    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 05, 2017

    Sounds great

    Went on perfect to my 96 cobra with the magnaflow competition catback sounds absolutely amazing and loud the car sounds like a track race car it just screams

    RobertM

    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    May 08, 2017

    The Crackles

    I paired this x pipe with the SLP LM1 catback and it sounds amazing. The x pipe makes for awesome down shifts with tons of popping and crackles for everyone to enjoy. I would highly recommend this product for anyone who can get away with not having catalytic converters on their mustang.

    AaronM

    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 16, 2017

    Pipe opened up sound! But....

    The pipe was made well, fit good. But... the air tube is bent a little too far away from the left main pipe before the "X" so it pulled the pipe to the left and barley clears the hangers now. Also, for those of us with the dealer option SVO side pipes, the flare on the side pipes will NOT fit the BBK. They're 2.25, not 2.5, so i had to drop the mufflers and take them to a shop for modification. Other than those two things. I love it!! Could be a bit louder, but that's not the pipes fault. Definitely, worth it! If you don't have the smog system, its probably even easier. Worth it, stop thinking and just buy it!! Lol you won't be disappointed!

    Loose94

    Year: 1994 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 22, 2016

    Awesome purchase

    Packaged nicely. Nice thick wall tubing to eliminate droning. Sealed perfectly to the headers making it leak free. Band clamps allow some movement to fit perfectly. A little louder than expected but sounds great.

    91turbo

    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra Ft. Dix, nj

    Helpful (0)

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