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Pypes Off-Road X-pipe (96-98 GT)

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

Features, Video & Details

  • Balance Out Exhaust Gases for More Power
  • Raspy Race Car Growl
  • Pypes Modular Construction
  • For Off-Road, Track Use
  • 2.5" 409 Stainless Steel Tubing
  • Fits 1996-1998 GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is our powerpack Bolt-On Build-Up for all 94-98 Mustang GTs. Now before we get started, we're well aware of the fact that the 94-95 GTs came equipped with the 5.0 motor before eventually being replaced by the modular 4-6 in 1996. So, with that said, all the parts used here on our '98 today, will not apply to those earlier years, but the idea remains the same, to increase the power. So that's why we put together a pack of parts that should help our GT breathe a lot easier, in turn making for some more horsepower and torque, all while making for one mean exhaust note. Now, before we get started on our car, we need to grab a quick baseline number, and then hand that over to the crew to get everything installed.

Balances Exhaust Gases. The Pypes Off Road X-Pipe is excellent when it comes to balancing out the gas pressures in your exhaust system. This Pypes off road x-pipe creates more power and torque than a traditional H-pipe. Why? Because the exiting exhaust pulses are merged at the "X", resulting in less exhaust back pressure for more power.

Race Car Growl. This free flowing Pypes x-pipe for the 1996 to 1998 GT's not only increases power, but it also adds a raspy, race car growl to the sound of your exhaust with its modern "X" crossover pipe design.

Modular Construction. Pypes unique three piece modular construction makes it quick and easy to add or remove catalytic converters to your exhaust system in just minutes, depending on your driving needs.

Durable Stainless Steel Construction. Pypes uses sturdy 16 gauge 409 stainless steel mandrel bent 2.5" tubing for improved exhaust flow and features welded reinforcement plates for additional strength.

Application. This Pypes Off-Road X-pipe is designed to be a direct bolt-on for the 1996 to 1998 4.6L GT Mustangs with either aftermarket short tube headers or the stock manifolds and a dual catback exhaust installed. Intended for off-road, track use only, does not include catalytic converters.

Fitment: Details

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What's in the Box
Hardware included:
  • (2) 2.5" clamps
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Mid Pipe Specifications
Style Mid Pipe: Standard length "X" Type Headers Required: Shorty
Piping Material: 409 Stainless Steel Piping Size: 2.5"
Catalytic Converter: "No" - For off-road use only Fitment: 1996-1998 4.6 GT Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?

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      5 Top Rated Questions

      will this fit my stock exhaust system? Will the sound still be badass?

      • Absolutely! This Off-Road X-pipe will be a direct replacement for your stock mid-pipe on any 96-98 GT. Being that it removes your cats and it's an x-pipe, your Mustang will have an awesomely loud, raspy race car growl! You won't be disappointed!

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      concerning "modular" X pipe Hey guys, I was kinda wondering how exactly these pipes are modular? The description states you can cat these pipes within minutes to fit driving needs. I have these pipes on my car and the cats in the garage and dont see anyway of fitting the cats without cutting the pipes, am i missing something here???? Thanks

      • Yes, you have to cut a section of the pipe out.

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      I currently need to get my 98 gt state inspected but i have no catalytic converters with this exhaust setup. Will the high flow cats c-clamp right in with this exhaust or will i have to do some cutting? Thanks

      • Cutting would be involved if adding catalytic converters to this x-pipe, in order to retain the same length required for install.

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      I have a custom made back half using the stock connection, goes to 5 inch oval side exits, any issues you can see other than getting louder due to the loss of muffling from the cats?

      Can I use the stock 02 sensors I already have or will they not fit the x pipe ?

      • You can absolutely re-use the original O2 sensors with this Pypes X-pipe.

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      10 More Questions
      right now i just have straight pipe,do i need mufflers or an exhuast system to make it sound the way it’s supposed to ? 1 answer
      Hi I want to upgrade my exhaust on my 1997 Mustang GT. Whats the difference between an offroad X pipe or an offroad H pipe. Is it just personal preference. What would you recommend? 1 answer
      will these fit in a 99-04 gt? my question is because i have a 04 4.6 2v engine in a 98 mustang gt. 1 answer
      Will this x pipe turn on my check engine light? 1 answer
      Will this fit a 97 cobra?.... 1 answer
      Do you have bolt on mufflers for this pypes xpipe? Thanks, Paul 1 answer
      Currently have a stock exhaust set up, would I be able to use my catalytic converter on this X-pipe setup? 1 answer
      Will this work with long tube headers 1 answer
      Does it matter whether my car is automatic or manual? 1 answer
      Would these line up well with long tube headers? 1 answer

        Customer Reviews (76) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 4.8

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Afternoon

        Installation Cost:$100-$250

        • Loudness / Volume 4.538462 4.5
        • Exhaust Note 4.634615 4.6
        • Fit & Finish 4.730769 4.7
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.846154 4.8



        • 3/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          May 08, 2019

          X-pipe

          Installation was pretty easy. The car sounds great with this addition, although the pipes do not fit correctly underneath the car. I am going to have to spend even more money to get the pipes bent in the correct location, as it makes a loud rattling noise while in idle.

          TonyP21

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          December 08, 2018

          Works well

          Fit was good sounds good needed longer bolts to make it work

          TonyS

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (1)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          December 01, 2018

          Pyrps offroad

          Sound really originally got this done with a flowmasye 40 set up very pleased

          AnthonyH

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (1)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: 0-$100

          October 20, 2018

          Great Volume

          Definitely recommend a tune if you’re removing cats with o/r x but this woke up my exhaust entirely. People could hear me coming from down the road along with my SLP loudmouths.

          joshuahelms10

          Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (1)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          September 09, 2018

          Great purchase

          Sounds amazing with any mufflers I put on it great bolt on mod

          Rodrigo

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (1)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          July 17, 2018

          pypes install

          liked the ease to install and the sound of the pipes

          derrellj

          Year: 1996 Submodel: V6

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 13, 2018

          Looks and sounds great.

          Went from straight piped (on car when I got it) to this x pipe and magnaflows and couldnt be happier. The x pipe really gave my 96 a nice tone.

          JamesK

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 3/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          June 07, 2018

          The Pypes

          These pipes are a great fit, and so easy to install by your self like i did, a great replacement for bad converters, they have a real raw sound with flow master 40s. the only thing i see that's wrong with these are ,there isn't any hanger bracket to reconnect it back to the cat hanger. other then that they are Great. Keith L. McCauley

          LoneEagle

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          June 02, 2018

          Awesome

          Easy to install, sounds really nice, and can’t beat that price either!

          Kusandra

          Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          May 31, 2018

          Xpipe

          Sound is nice and raspy easy to install just needed longer bolts for the flange to muffler

          ScottM

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          May 27, 2018

          fits perfect

          Went on nice and easy. Fit and finish was perfect it bolted right up.

          JeffreyH

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          May 06, 2018

          Awesome !

          These pipes made a difference in my gt and it sounds beautiful! Definitely woke the car up!

          JoseJ

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          April 25, 2018

          Just enough and added some snap!

          The install wasn't horribly difficult with a few jack stands, but the passenger side can be a little difficult to get too, a few pumps of the floor jack to life the transmission up just a little was all it required to be able to access it a little easier. As for the pipe itself, nice fit and finish and gave me just enough sound, it isn't horribly loud but it actually sounds like a sports car now. Very nice product for the money!

          GaronD

          Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          April 17, 2018

          types off road x pipe

          went together easily,the hardest part was getting old exhaust off

          JohnM

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          April 06, 2018

          X-Pipe

          Great product and the fitment was perfect. I didn't have to bend or cut anything! It sounds great and only took about 30 minutes to install.

          MitchellK

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          March 16, 2018

          Great!

          Fantastic, raspy sound! Loud! Mean idle! Not too loud when cruising on the highway! Great X-pipe!

          MattG

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          December 04, 2017

          Easy install, Great Sound

          If it wasn't for breaking a stud on the exhaust the install would have been done in an hour. The fitment and sound are great. I already had Flowmaster 40's, and these x-pipes really woke them up.

          WilliamB

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          December 01, 2017

          Great

          Very loud at 1st until I broke them in but they are very nice and worth it!

          RickeyG

          Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          November 25, 2017

          Great Product

          Easy to install with the right equipment. The pipes not only look great they sound great also. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to enhance the sound and performance of your ride!

          JohnT

          Year: 1998 Submodel: Other

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          November 20, 2017

          Great sound

          Sounds amazing. Deep throaty racecar tone that I was looking for. Easy instalation.

          TristinH

          Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

          Helpful (2)

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