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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

    MPN# XFM13

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

    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 (18)

        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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