(approx) 1 Hour
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Hey, guys. Today we're gonna be taking a look at and installing the Pypes Phantom Series X-Bomb Cat-Back Exhaust with Black tips for 2018 and newer GT Mustangs without active exhaust. You're gonna want to be checking this cat-back out if you have a GT Mustang that does not have active exhaust, you want something that's gonna be very loud and have a ton of volume and a lot of sound, but that's also very budget friendly at the same time. This cat-back costs right about 750 bucks. It's made of 3-inch 409 stainless steel and it definitely delivers on sound and volume. On a scale of one to five with one being a quiet upgrade and five being a very loud upgrade, I'm definitely gonna call this one a full five out of five. Gonna call the install a two out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and we'll show you how it installs now.For this install, we used a 3/8 drive impact gun, a deep 15-millimeter socket, a deep 13-millimeter socket, a shallow 13-millimeter, a small extension, a power ratchet, and a rubber mallet. Okay guys, so we're gonna drop our cat-back as one big piece. We're gonna start up in the front and then work our way towards the back. The first thing that we're gonna do is we're gonna loosen these clamps here. Now you'll need a 15-millimeter socket for that. We're gonna go ahead and loosen all four of these nuts here. I'm just double checking and make sure that the clamps popped free. If they didn't, you guys can always take a flat head screwdriver right here and just pry them apart a little bit.The next thing that we're gonna do is unbolt our two sets of hangers. Now you guys have two hangers back here behind the rear diff and there are also two hangers over top of your rear mufflers. We'll need a 13-millimeter socket for that. What we're gonna do is we are going to remove the bolts but we're gonna leave the hangers clipped into the frame here and that's going to hold our exhaust up until we're ready to remove it. All right, now we'll remove the bolts back here by the muffler. Then we'll do the same thing for the other side.All right, guys. So at this point, you're ready to drop your cat-back as one big piece. Now it's going to make things a lot easier for you if you have a second set of hands. I have Andrew here. He's gonna help me drop the cat-back down and what we're gonna do is we're gonna unclip the hangers from the body of the car and once that's done, we're going to push backwards on the resonator and then it will drop free from the car.With our factory cat-back off the car, we can take a quick second to compare it to our Pypes cat-back. So the Pypes cat-back is a 3-inch cat-back and it is made of 409 stainless steel. So the stainless steel is always gonna be your best option when it comes to exhaust components because it's gonna give you the most corrosion resistance and the longest life out of the product. And because this cat-back is a 3-inch cat-back and we're going to be bolting up to our factory connection pipes, we are gonna be using the adapters that Pypes gives up. You guys are bolting up to your factory connection pipes, you'll be using the adapters as well.One thing I want to point out with this system is that Pypes includes a mid-muffler style set up here. So these are mufflers right here at the tail end of your X-pipe. These are bullet style mufflers. They're straight through mufflers. They are gonna give you a ton of sound and a lot of raspiness and a high amount of volume. And because this is a Phantom Series cat-back this is gonna end in black quad sets. So we have a couple things we'll need to grab off of our factory cat-back and transfer over to our new cat-back before we install anything. So I'm gonna go ahead and grab the hangers off now.All right, so we're gonna remove these hangers. If you guys have a hard time getting yours off, you can always use some WD-40 or PB B'laster. We'll get them installed on the Pype system and then grab our other set of hangers. All right, so now we're going to install our adapters into our factory clamps here on our connection pipe. So I'm just going to slide these into place and I am gonna tighten these claims down right now too. So you'll need a 15-millimeter socket for that.Next, we're gonna install our mid-pipe. So I do have two clamps in place already on the mid-pipe. You're going to want to make sure that you have clamps on any pipes before you connect them. And the other thing I'll say is that the X-pipe does have a support bar at the back. You want to make sure that support bar is pointed towards the ground. You don't want to have it oriented, so it's pointing up towards the bottom of the car, but towards the ground instead. And I do have a pole jack here that's gonna help me get my mid-pipe in place. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to slide over the adapters here and then I'll use the pole jack to help hold up the mid-pipe.All right, so once again, we have a clamp in place. Now we're going to grab our next pipe. We'll slide that into the end of our mid-pipe. Then we'll go ahead and make sure we get our hanger clipped into the body of the car, that's gonna help us keep this in place. And then I'm also going to hand start the bolts in this hanger because that's gonna make sure that this won't pop out of place and it'll keep everything loose enough so that I can adjust it, but just hold it in place for me. All right, so now we're going to attach our next pipe. Once again, make sure you guys have a clamp ready, slide this into place, and then we will grab our tip setup. All right, so we'll get a clamp in place, then we'll get our tip assembly installed.All right. The next thing we're going to do is get our hanger clipped into the body of the car here and then hand start the hardware. All right, so we're gonna do the same thing for the other side. We'll go ahead and get a clamp on the end of our mid-pipe, slide the pipe into place, get our hanger lined up and clipped into the body. We'll hand start our bolt here and then move on to the next pipe. All right, so once again, make sure you guys have a clamp in place and then we'll grab our tip assembly. As usual, we'll clip our hanger into the body here. Get it lined up so that we can hand start some bolts. And now we can grab our exhaust tips.All right guys. Now we're gonna get our tips installed. This is gonna help us line our system up appropriately because we'll be able to see how the tips are sitting and see where we need to move our exhaust to make it straight. If you guys need to, you can always use a little rubber mallet to help you get the tip on and then you'll need a 15-millimeter socket to tighten it down. We'll get our other tip in place. Make sure it's straight, and we'll tighten this one down as well. All right, so we'll get our tips installed on the other side now. Tighten them down.All right, guys. Now we're gonna go through, make sure our system is as straight as possible and we're gonna tighten our clamps. We'll work from the front of the car to the back, and I have a 15-millimeter socket for our clamps. All right guys, that's going to wrap up this review and install. Keep in mind, you can always check this cat-back out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Aggressive and Raspy Tone. Add character and volume to your Mustang’s exhaust with the Pypes Phantom Series X-Bomb Cat-Back Exhaust featuring black quad tips. The bullet-style Mid-muffler gives you a louder and angrier growl whenever you rev up your engine. At the same time, you get a raspier high note with the X-pipe design. Combined, your Mustang will definitely deliver a more impressive and interesting sound that can be heard for miles.
Significant Power Gains. The High-flow pipes plus with high-flow Mid-mufflers equals horsepower and torque gains. With your coyote engine breathing better than before, you can expect and feel significant performance boost whether you’re on the track or on the street.
Built With Pure Stainless Steel. All significant components of the Pypes Phantom Series X-Bomb Cat-Back Exhaust system from the pipes, mufflers, and tips are made entirely of high-grade stainless steel. With this impressive material, you get unmatched durability, heat-resistance, and corrosion resistance.
Use Factory Hangers. While a professional installation is awesome, it’s not really necessary. The Pypes Phantom Series X-Bomb Cat-Back Exhaust installs using a few basic hand tools and the existing factory hangers. In addition, the kit will include all the necessary hardware to complete the job.
Application. The Pypes Phantom Series X-Bomb Cat-Back Exhaust with Black Tips fits 2018-2020 Ford Mustang GT models without active exhaust.
Fitment: 2018 2019 2020 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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