Originally Posted by Thor
Thanks for the swift reply. I like how the Mustang community helps each other out.
I can't go with the LTs even if I wanted. I've just read they hang even lower which would be a huge problem with my neighborhood's massive speedbumps which killed my stock cats. Would an aftermarket short header offer anything over the stock?
Also to clarify something for me: The Mid-piping and cat-back piping is attached by bolts or by welding them together? I assume if I dump the exhaust I will chose a point for the cat-back pipes to be cut and then the mufflers/tips will be welded on? Sorry, I am uninformed on cars in general!
Basically what 19Delta said.
Unless your stock headers are are cracked or worn out...I wouldn't worry about replacing them with aftermarket ones right now. The stock headers really are fine on your n/a engine.
L/T's will give a couple of hp and a deeper sound, but do hang low, so they can be an issue for some.
The mid pipe - o/r h-pipe should bolt up to the catback system without welding. The mufflers are usually attached already to the piping that will connect to the h-pipe, and the axle pieces are already attached to the mufflers as well. If you do dump them, you should just be able to cut the axle pieces off and attach the turndown tips...the same goes if you dump it after the axle. Just attach the turndown tips where the stainless steel tips would normally attach.
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