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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

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    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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    Questions & Answers (16)

    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.

    Helpful (1)

    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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    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 ?

    • With an x-pipe, you will get more rasp but if you wanted a different exhaust note/tone, we would recommend switching out the mufflers.

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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?

    • 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. 

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    10 More Questions
    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
    will these fit the 96-04 bbk tuned length shorty headers 1 answer
    will these bolt up to stock manifold also I have installed slp cat back loadmouthll x pipe work with this setup will these bolt up to stock manifold also I have installed slp cat back 4 answers

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    Customer Reviews (73) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Loudness / Volume 4.571429 4.6
    • Exhaust Note 4.632653 4.6
    • Fit & Finish 4.77551 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.877551 4.9



    • 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 (0)

    • 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 (0)

    • 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 (1)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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)

    • 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 (3)

    • 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 (2)

    • 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 (2)

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