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Old 09-20-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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has anybody bought this?
Pypes Street-Pro Dual Exhaust Catback (96-04 V6) at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!
if so i heard it may require some cutting/welding. and if u got it dont by a profesional how much should i be expecting?
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Re: catback exhaust

if the pic is accurate then it should bolt pretty much right up, you will need exhaust hangers~ (94-98 may differ a bit from 99-04)
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everyone who complains about that kit says 1.) it fits like crap and 2.) it sounds like crap
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read the reviews on the link you provided, there's about 25 of them
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Re: catback exhaust

The exhaust hanger you can get from Ford, just get them for a dual exhaust system. Flowmasters system comes with the hangers.
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Re: catback exhaust

when I did mine I had a shop custom make 2.25 stainless pipe and cutoff my Y pipe connection. I just purchased two polished stainless tips (dont do chrome it rusts fast) and all was good. I had the tips angled up a bit since the visual look of the rear bumper makes the tips point downwards (looks that way at least) if you level them with the ground.

I did 24 inch 2.75 big angle cut tips. Cost was 350 with flowmasters~

Only thing I wish was I had a connection to the Y pipe so I could unbolt the catback~ since you cant... it has to be cut off to work on trans etc.
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ok so taht dual exhaust system is crap. got it. i have no idea on where to get pipes and who could make custom exahust. is their any other catbacks i can buy for a v6?
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you can buy a dual exhaust adapter kit, have your Y pipe area cut off and the adapter welded on. That allows you to bolt up any GT mustang catback to your car. You can find an OEM gt take off someone swapped out for rather cheap and stick that on there. If you want louder weld in new mufflers on it~

I think AM sells a dual exhaust adapter. It just has to be welded on so the fit is right on the catback, it allows you to unbolt the catback etc.

the take off or any GT catback will have to have both exhaust hangers of course for 94-98 no mods needed hanger wise 99+ hanger modification is needed since no bumper cutouts on v6.
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Re: catback exhaust

i found it but its no longer in sale. ill try and find another one. using the converter and a catback wont make my car slow will it?
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the converter is just so you can bolt up the catback, thats the only advantage of using it over letting the shop custom fab the connection since the stock setup goes down to one pipe and for a GT catback it takes two~ it wont impact performance at all... but no matter what you do it wont help very much, maybe 7rwhp~ which is nearly a 10th of second in the quarter mile. Its mostly for sound/looks.
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Re: catback exhaust

i found a shop that will do custom exhaust. they said around 300$. that sound right? and what kind of muffler should i get. i want them to be loud as can be
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loud as can be, straight pipes
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Re: catback exhaust

if its stainless pipe thats not bad, stainless is the only way i would go and if you dont do mufflers it should save you some money. for tips dont do chrome

spend a little on stainless steel tips no bigger than 3 inches, I think 2.75 is about right. Also get long tips so you cant see where they are welded on since you have a 94-98 style
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Spec, I bet its not stainless, rarely do you see shops with stainless, *which is my experience* I couldn't even find a 2ft piece of stainless here in B'ham, "I don't have it in stock but I can order it" is the rap I alway get.
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well i have the 04 V6 & here's what i did

I have true dual catbacks with flowmasters and turndowns. i think it sounds great. nice deep tone. of course its not the GT sound, but i've gotten plenty of compliments for it being a 6er. can't say i noticed much of difference in power either way, but my fuel mileage went up about 1mpg well, at least after i got used to it and stopped gunning it everywhere to hear the exhaust.. haha
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Re: catback exhaust

a shop I used in north alabama had all stainless and had good prices to bad its not the majority.
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yes it is pretty hard to find a shop that carries stainless pipes. def. worth the money though.
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is straight pipes legal?
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is straight pipes legal?
no, but I've never knew anyone ticketed for no mufflers here in bama, your more likely to get pulled over/ticketed in a state that issues inspections stickers and do yearly inspection, no such thing here in bama, hell we were recently (few years now) required to have auto liability insurance.
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is straight pipes legal?
If you live in a state that has a yearly inspection, don't do it. If your state doesn't require a yearly inspection, go for it. I have a mid-pipe without cats, but I live in NC, so when the inspection day rolls up, I put the stock h-pipe with the cats back on it, pass the inspection, and re-install my off-road pipe.

If you want it as loud as can be, just pull your whole exhaust out and run headers only.
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yours won't be loud enough for them to pull u over unless your being stupid.
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ill probly go with mufflers then. what are some good ones that are nice n loud
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I have Flowmasters; Super 44's on my V6. I love them.
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if i do custom exhaust ya think i can switch to dual catback?
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yeap no problem.
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how much you'll think it'll be with stainless and flowmasters
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Re: catback exhaust

i just put a Dynomax dual conversion for my 06 4.0 , it fit great ,took an afternoon to install , stainless with an x-pipe , sounds great !!!! all i took was some hand tools and a sawzaw to cut off the old system .. power output was very noticeable also i'm sure they make one for the older car as well ...........
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