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

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Features & Details

  • Improves Exhaust Flow and Sound.
  • Mandrel-Bent Aluminized Tubing.
  • Direct Fit.
  • Fits 1996-1998 4.6L GT Mustangs.
Improves Exhaust Flow. BBK designed this off road H-pipe to maximize exhaust flow and increase horse power, their in-house dyno-testing has shown solid gains of 15-20 horsepower depending on application.

Quality Materials. This BBK direct replacement H-pipe features 2.5” diameter CNC mandrel bent aluminized tubing, original O2 sensor locations, and factory style die-stamped flanges all to ensure maximum flow and horsepower.

Application. Specifically designed to fit the 1996 to 1998 4.6 GT Mustangs this off road H-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# 1565

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

What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • 1 Left side pipe
  • 1 right side pipe
  • 1 2.5" muffler clamp
  • 4 bolts
  • 8 flat washers
  • 4 lock washers
  • 4 nuts
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Mid Pipe Specifications
Style Mid Pipe: Standard length "H" Type Headers Required: Shorty
Piping Material: Aluminized Steel Piping Size: 2.5"
Catalytic Converter: "No" - For off-road use only Fitment: 1996-1998 4.6 GT Mustangs
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5 Top Rated Questions

If it throws a code after installing them is it okay to drive the car

  • The BBK Off-Road H-Pipe will traditionally throw a check engine code for emission or catalytic converter related issues which is completely safe to drive with. However, if you are receiving a check engine code for anything other than Emission/Catalytic Converters, we would recommend having an automotive professional take a look at the vehicle.

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Would there be any issues combining this with the pypes pipe bomb cat back exhaust?

  • The BBK Off-Road H-Pipe is compatible with the Pypes Pype Bomb Catback Exhaust, as well as any other catback exhaust designed for your Mustang.

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Will this H-pipe work on my stock headers

  • Yes, the BBK Off-Road H-Pipe is compatible with stock headers. 

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No one got back to me last time so I was still wondering if this would fit with the bbk shorty headers and slp loudmouth exhaust

  • The BBK Off-Road H-Pipe will be compatible with the BBK Shorty Headers, and SLP Loudmouth Catback Exhaust.

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Will this go well with bbk shorty headers and the slp loudmouth exhaust

  • The BBK Off-Road H-Pipe will go very well with the BBK shorty headers and SLP cat-back yes.

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8 More Questions
will this pass smog in a 96 gt or not at all? 1 answer
If I bought this could I add my own catylatic converters? 1 answer
will this fit on my 01 mustang gt with shorty headers? I ask because I have an 01 mustang gt and bought a used bbk h pipe from a 96 mustang gt. thanks 1 answer
Will this go well with dumped flowmaster exhaust? 1 answer
My passenger side is not round but kind of oval on my stock h pipe. Does this have the correct collars to bolt right up? 1 answer
Automatic Transmission? Would this fit Auto Trans for the 97 GT? 2 answers
Will this h pipe throw an engine code? I know you can use a tuner or mil eliminators but confused that it says it has factory o2 locations. Thanks in advanced 4 answers
Would this mid-pipe work with stock headers? 3 answers

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Customer Reviews (41) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Loudness / Volume 4.517241 4.5
  • Exhaust Note 4.62069 4.6
  • Fit & Finish 4.37931 4.4
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.62069 4.6



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 14, 2018

    Bbk h pipe

    Sounds good not as raspy as the x-pipe i previously on my 97 gt

    ChristopherF

    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 29, 2018

    Sounds great

    Great looking product. Product fit just like it should and gave my car the sound I was looking for.

    RandyS

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 26, 2018

    Sounds Angry

    I had it installed last week it gave it a louder sound and rumble , but it made my flow masters mufflers sound like some cheap mufflers dnt know how that happen ...even tho I was told the carbon build up inside over time gives a deeper sound then normal , those mufflers are still new...love the new sound tho

    GaryW

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (5)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 25, 2018

    H pipe

    Install was quick and easy it bolted up perfect. It really woke up my 98GT, it sounds great I love it. I was thinking of adding headers but the way it woke up my 98 stang I'm not really considering headers anymore I recommend this product

    ga127man

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (5)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    June 23, 2018

    1996 Mustang GT 5 speed

    First I would like to say the AM mustang car show was excellent. I purchased my H- pipe and chatted with the flow masters vendor at the show to decide which pipe to purchase. They told me the H pipe instead of the X pipe due to flowmaster 40 series and the year of my mustang. The BBK H off road pipe has increased the HP in my car and sound fantastic just like it’s supposed too. Sound like deep muscle sound car. Just waiting to add the cold intake. No check engine light so far.

    FreemanH

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 21, 2018

    Old style sound!

    Love these pipes! You get that old muscle car sound when you punch the gas and that nice low but louder rumble when idled. It was exactly the sound I was looking and hoping for.

    EricF

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 20, 2018

    Perfect. Almost

    Picked up this hpipe and Alonzo with Flowmaster Super 10’s, my mustang sounds like a true muscle car now. Deep throaty tone with little to no rasp and screams at WOT. Only problem s during install was the factory rusted factory bolts. There’s also a slight rattle now but I’m just too lazy to fix it.

    DanielS

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 10, 2018

    Bang for the Buck

    A great, simple way to make your mustang sound the way it was meant to without emptying your pockets. I installed it on my 1998 GT convertible, and it was sort of time consuming, but that was mainly due to everything I had to undo to actually begin swapping the midpipes. I have an automatic, so i just used a medal hammer to make a dent for the transmission and it fit fine. It definitely helped to have a lift and I wouldn't have wanted to do the swap without one. I run mine with the stock mufflers and it sounds good, but it is very similar to the sound of a southerner's pickup. It also hangs a little bit lower than stock as I have bottomed out in a few spots that I wouldn't have before.

    MichaelL

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 07, 2018

    Amazing

    Under 2500 rpms it's quite/2500 and above sounds awesome easy install just make sure u have the right tools

    KyleO

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 23, 2017

    Killer sound

    Took 45 minutes to install but 3 days to remove old hpipe. Completely changed the sound of the car to a mean beast. And gave me some more kick when u hit the gas. Only problems I have with this h pipe is 1. The o2 sensor on the passenger side. It is impossible to fit one without it bending and destroying the o2 wires. The frame of the car is in the way. And number 2. You need a gasket for the passenger side header to midpipe or you'll have an exhaust leak

    DylanB

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    December 19, 2017

    H pipe

    Got it on time, looks and sounds as good as I hoped. Didn’t isntall myself Bc of some pretty rusted bolts but without rust should be a fairly easy install.

    JadynS

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 3/5

    December 08, 2017

    BBK Off-Road H-Pipe

    Worst packing job ever, box-pipes no packing material or anything. Good thing they are under the car!

    BrettR

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 20, 2017

    Awesome

    Love the sound and how easy was to install and the fitting is perfect definitely a great item to recommend thanks so much

    EdgarT

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 15, 2017

    PIPES

    NICE FIT , WORKS WELL , INSTALLATION WAS EASY .. EVEN ON THE GROUND

    TommyanTwo

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    November 13, 2017

    Nice add

    Great sound and low end power. Gets a lot of compliments!!!

    Christopher

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    October 20, 2017

    BBK Off-Road H-Pipe

    I purchased A Off Road H-Pipe and a Magnaflow cat back exhaust from American Muscle and had it professionally installed so I cannot rate the fit but its everything I had hope it would be. My stang sounds awesome!! Made me fall in love with my car all over again.

    JohnH

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 31, 2017

    Great but the shifter cable was a little hectic

    I love the sound a low end response improvement but the cable for automatics was a problem. All in all I love the product! Thanks AM. Happy 98 GT owner

    JoeT

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 13, 2017

    Off road H pipe BBK

    The install cost 100$ well worth it. Love the sound made it sound like a real muscle car. Looks great. Can feel it breath now with out them 6 cats on. Love it thank you AM.

    Smilie

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 09, 2017

    Get rid of those cats!!!

    I wanted something to really open up my car, well AM pointed me in the right direction with this O/R H-Pipe. Super easy to install!!!

    CodyL

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 06, 2017

    Awesome

    I installed this H-pipe on my 98 GT paired with Flowmaster 40 series exhaust. Really woke her up, plus with the setup im running, you totally feel the gains from this h-pipe. Very good quality product. Only downside was on Autos you gotta clear the shifter linkage.

    jacob

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (8)

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