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

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    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: 1996 1997 1998 Details

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

    Kleinstein

    • 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!

      LisaS

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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

    texmustang

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

      98GT

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    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?

    Frank

    • An X-Pipe, such as the Pypes Off-Road X-pipe will produce more power than an H-Pipe, especially in the mid and high RPM range than an equivalent H-Pipe. An X-Pipe will give a raspier, more racey tone, whereas an H-Pipe will give a deeper, more classic muscle car tone. 

      AMRobD

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    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.

    Stang1337

    • The Pypes Off-Road X-pipe (96-98 GT) are only manufactured for the 96-98 Gt's. We cannot recommend them for anything outside that year range as that was not their manufactured purpose.

      DanH

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    Will this x pipe turn on my check engine light?

    MattK

    • The Pypes Off-Road X-pipe eliminates your catalytic converters which in most instances causes your check engine light to appear on your dashboard. A tuner is recommended to accommodate for the x-pipe which will also keep your check engine light from coming on, however, if you O2 sensors are working properly, we would recommend the Plug-in MIL Eliminators, item 56045. https://www.americanmuscle.com/stmilel.html

      AMJEFF

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    Will this fit a 97 cobra?....

    GonzaloR

    • Unfortunately, due to the design difference in the underbody and transmission of the 97 mustang cobras, this would not be a direct fit into that car.

      AMjordan

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    Customer Reviews (65) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Loudness / Volume 4.585366 4.6
    • Exhaust Note 4.634146 4.6
    • Fit & Finish 4.756098 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.878049 4.9



    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 18, 2017

      It really made my car sound like a beast

      I got this x pipe for my mustang and it made it sound like a monster it's a lot louder than I expected but I love it

      CarterB

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 11, 2017

      X pipes

      Easy install amazing sound and power no problems with install ft right in no fighting with and the power is fun

      AmbroseP

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 22, 2017

      Best bang for any buck.

      Best bang for your buck. If you like a real muscle sound this thing is easy to install and fits great. I've had this x pipe on 3 cars with 3 different cat backs. 1. 03 mach 1 with slp lm2's and wow I fell in love. 2. 98 gt with flowmeter 40s and sounds like a classic muscle sound and my last was a 03 gt with shortys and stock cat back and still a nice low rumble. Buy this pipe before any other.

      musclemike

      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 09, 2017

      Pypes xpipe.

      X pipe went on without a problem. Fit and finish was top notch. My car sounds awesome with the stock mufflers still in place.

      rudy

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 13, 2017

      1997

      It sounds great still trying to get SLP loudmouth but they can't seem to stay in stock

      Kenneth

      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 12, 2017

      More loud

      An off-road x pipe is one of the best mods to do to any mustang. Shipping was great as always. The pypes is the cheapest x pipe AM sells and is one of the best bang for buck items available.

      2vGT

      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      June 06, 2017

      Awesome!!!!

      Well worth the money!! Woke this stang right on up!!! I love it!!!

      PACMAN96

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 01, 2017

      Sounds great!

      This product was excellent I would recommend to anyone. It was easy and quick to install and completely changed the sound of my car. I get complements all the time definitely a great buy.

      GageR

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      April 17, 2017

      Glad I got it.

      Buy it , good sound more power! Had it installed by a shop that specialized in exhaust systems.

      Paul

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      April 09, 2017

      Súper Loud.

      Just installed the o/r x pipe from Pypes on a JBA Performance ceramic shorty headers and factory mufflers. It does change the sound a little bit. But once i did the mufflers delete;..... man it became the Hulk. Iba matter of sound. It roars just the way i had in mind. I don't know of it's the whole exhaust set up with the different Parts , But it's loud like a T-rex. Really pleased with the final result. Good quality on the pypes.

      GonzaloR

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 06, 2017

      Loud!!

      With flowmaster super 10's, sounds great!!! Be prepared to be noticed and hated by your neighbors.

      JosueM

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

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