(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m taking a closer look at the Pypes violator series catback exhaust, fitting the 98-04 Mustang GT, Mach 1, and Bullitt. Pypes exhaust systems usually feature very aggressive tones and it’s the same with the violator kit shown here. The name comes from the two violator series mufflers that this entire kit is built around. They actually feature mini sound deflectors in place of the traditional baffles, which will really allow your 4.6 to be heard. As for the construction we’re looking at full 409 grade stainless throughout, including the 2.5” mandrel bent tubing, the violator mufflers, and those 3.5” OE style polished tips. We do have this exact same kit used on our 98 GT bolt on build up, in conjunction with Pypes’ off road X-pipe which they refer to as their beast setup, and let me just say I am a really big fan of this exhaust. As for the install you will need to cut your factory exhaust just to remove it entirely but after that the new Pypes system should install without modification in about 2 hours. Now let’s hear how the Pypes violator series catback sounds compared to our factory exhaust.
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August 18, 2019
These were a great add. Great tone but not obnoxious unless you want them to be. If you get on it, these will turn heads. Shop install was $100 and they said they were not just a simple bolt on. Took a lot of twisting and turning to get aligned properly.Helpful (0)
July 01, 2019
love the product
love the sound runs smoother good bang for your buckHelpful (0)
December 06, 2018
Nice set of cat backs easy to install. There a little louder than I was wanting. All my friends love the sound. I installed them in 3 hours easy .Helpful (3)
November 20, 2018
I had these installed at a shop, but one of the muffler tips was bent the shop claims they cam like that but i check them before bring them to the shop and they were not bent everything was perfect, either way the install went well and the stang grrrrrrrr like it should. i will be buying a replacement pipe. i will continue to purchase.Helpful (2)
November 13, 2018
Worth 5 smiles
I bought and installed my violators and absolutely love their sound. I have already bought my next Mustang and will definitely be buying some violators for it soon.Helpful (3)
August 13, 2018
The sound is awesome and it has more get up. Good buy for the money. Had custom shop installHelpful (4)
July 03, 2018
Love this Exhaust System
This system sounds great! It's noticeably louder than the stock exhaust on my 04 GT when running through the gears, but at higher cruising speeds, it's nice and quiet with no drone whatsoever. The stainless tips look great too! I had a shop install it, so I can't comment on the installation process.Helpful (5)
May 06, 2018
I had a very old flowmaster exhaust that I loved, for over 10 years till a very bad rock on a dirt road. This new exhaust changes the whole car. She was loud before but now she's nasty. I'm very happy with my purchase. Got here fast and with no damage I couldn't be happierHelpful (5)
May 04, 2018
They installed perfectly. Quiet at idle and cruise. Loud when you need them to.Helpful (5)
April 04, 2018
Overall very pleased with the system. There were some issues installing over the rear axle. I would recommend this system.Helpful (5)
Is this legal in California? Will it pass smog?
Only headers and catalytic converters are affected by somg tests. If the exhaust you are looking at doesn't involve these pieces then you have nothing to worry about.
Is it compatible with a 01 v6
In order to use this Violator Catback (or any other GT catback) on your V6, you would have to install either the Pypes Catted or Off-road X-pipe designed for the V6 or use the V6 Dual Exhaust Adapter Kit. I've attached all (3) options below so you can take a look and decide which would be best for your application. One of these mid-pipes would then allow this or any other GT catback to bolt up without issue! Hope this helps!
ARE THE CATBACK SYSTEMS THE SAME FOR A CONVERTIBLE AND A COUPE WILL THEY FIT ON BOTH THE COUPE AND CONVERTIBLE
Correct, this system will work on either the coupe or the convertible.
Can I install some Stock Catholic Converters on this and if so well it affect the strength of the noise and HP and well the smog check pass on California?
The Pypes Violator Cat-Back Exhaust is a cat back system which means it mounts behind the cats you already have.
Looking for an exhaust I can put on my my 2000 v6 with an o/r x pipe and was wondering how this compared to the pypes pipe bombs?
The Violator exhaust from Pypes actually has a slightly deeper exhaust tone when compared to the Pipe Bombs. Being you have an o/r mid-pipe already, I would recommend the Pipe Bombs which is more mild. With that being said, it really will depend on the exhaust sound you're looking to go with for your vehicle.
The Pypes Violator Cat-Back Exhaust does not require cutouts. The Pypes Electric Exhaust Cutout Kit is used to allow the exhaust to exit before the mufflers for race applications.
The Pypes Violator Cat-Back Exhaust (98-04 GT, Mach 1) will come with a 3.5" tip and will fit both convertible and coupe models.
No, it will not.
To run a GT exhaust on your V6, you will have to purchase the PaceSetter Black Long Tube Headers Item #51056 along with the PaceSetter Offroad X-Pipe Item #51061. Then you will be able to install this GT exhaust for some awesome sound and performance just know that the long tube headers will only work with a manual transmission.
With the stock exchaust you have now, you will have HP gains. But if your looking for the most, then yes the off road X pipe will give you that extra you want.
pypes makes the violator series specifically for V-6
This is totally independent of your headers. You can install that with stock, shorty or long tube headers because the cat back connects to your mid pipe.
It is possible to physically install the exhaust in a driveway used proper jackstands and safety precautions. But to prevent leaks and get best results, I would highly recommend taking your stang to a professional welder to have the peices welded together once you have the exhuast installed and situated under the vehicle. Keep tabs on the weld work for about the first week to check for leaks or breaks, etc. If nothing is apparent after the first week of regualr use, you're usually good to go.
Sure! You can just bolt it right up to your new x-pipe in place of your stock exhaust!
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the BoxHardware included:
|Piping Material:||409 Stainless Steel||Tip Material :||Polished 304 Stainless Steel|
|Piping Size:||2.5"||Tip Size:||3.5"|
|Muffler Type:||Chambered||Fitment:||1998-2004 GT / Mach 1 / Bullitt Mustangs|
Fits GT, Mach 1, and Bullitt