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Old 04-11-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Need exhuast help!!!

I have an 02 v6 I planed on getting the Mac conversion, but I was told I would regret keeping the y pipe. And I have a ton of questions can I use this Mac mid pipe and this conversion kit?



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I have an 02 v6 I planed on getting the Mac conversion, but I was told I would regret keeping the y pipe. And I have a ton of questions can I use this Mac mid pipe and this conversion kit?
yes and yes but it will take a good shop to fab that to work.
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yes and yes but it will take a good shop to fab that to work.
Now how do I attach the mid pipe to the factory y pipe
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Now how do I attach the mid pipe to the factory y pipe
it's not going to bolt up it will have to be welded.
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it's not going to bolt up it will have to be welded.
But it can be done?
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But it can be done?
it can but its not worth it because you'll be spending about the same for a full catback.
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it can but its not worth it because you'll be spending about the same for a full catback.
How much would that run me, or could I get the factory gt one
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How much would that run me, or could I get the factory gt one
Scratch that! Can I buy the factory gt catted mid pipes and the Mac conversion kit
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Scratch that! Can I buy the factory gt catted mid pipes and the Mac conversion kit
You can but like I said it's not worth it. You're still going to have to spend money to get the fitment.
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Just stick with the MAC bolt on, great reviews across the board on AM from customers that have V6's and if you don't like it THEN you can wrry about changing it up, since it's a bolt on its easy to remove unlike if you weld it first.
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Just stick with the MAC bolt on, great reviews across the board on AM from customers that have V6's and if you don't like it THEN you can wrry about changing it up, since it's a bolt on its easy to remove unlike if you weld it first.
So what if I get the Mac bolt on and later on get the gt factory mid pipe, will I be able to take off the y pipe and add the gt mid pipe on?
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So what if I get the Mac bolt on and later on get the gt factory mid pipe, will I be able to take off the y pipe and add the gt mid pipe on?
Yes but as mentioned before you will need to have them fabricated to fit all together. That part is not just a bolt on, it's going to require cutting and welding that should be done by a shop.
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Yes but as mentioned before you will need to have them fabricated to fit all together. That part is not just a bolt on, it's going to require cutting and welding that should be done by a shop.
Yea I understand, I plan in bolting on the Mac conversion, and when I'm ready ill Bring it to a fab shop.
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Yea I understand, I plan in bolting on the Mac conversion, and when I'm ready ill Bring it to a fab shop.
Awesome, make a video and post it on here so we can see
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Awesome, make a video and post it on here so we can see
Will do but it will be a while
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If you do the Mac h-pipe then you have to use a gt cat back exhaust anyway. And that Mac h-pipe in the picture looks like the shorty one they sell in which case u would need long tube headers
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If you do the Mac h-pipe then you have to use a gt cat back exhaust anyway. And that Mac h-pipe in the picture looks like the shorty one they sell in which case u would need long tube headers
What would you suggest I'm lost with all this
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I need some suggestions how can I get the best setup, I would like a good bit of hp in relation to the money spent
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If I get MAC Ceramic Long Tube Headers, MAC Off-Road Shorty H-Pipes, and MAC Dual Exhaust Conversion Kit, where will the cats go?

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If I get MAC Ceramic Long Tube Headers, MAC Off-Road Shorty H-Pipes, and MAC Dual Exhaust Conversion Kit, where will the cats go?
Nowhere...off road means no cats.

All those pieces wont just bolt together, for the cost your better off picking up the lt's and having an exhaust shop custom build your setup because your going to need to do some cutting and weldong with that stuff.
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Nowhere...off road means no cats.
Can you explain a good setup to me, where I can get a pretty good amount of hp for the money I will spend?
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Its all dependent on the person you ask. Almost everyone will tell you that their setup is best, myself included. Youll get roughly the same power from most setups on the 3.8, which is very little unless you have fi. Any hiflow cat, or off road setup will give you a few extra ponies. Your bigger choice is how you want it to sound really.

My setup breathes well and sounds great.
O/r mac prochamber
2 1/2" piping
Flowmaster 10's.

Ive been through a few setups on this mustang and the performance difference between them was unnoticeable. Biggest difference was sound.
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Its all dependent on the person you ask. Almost everyone will tell you that their setup is best, myself included. Youll get roughly the same power from most setups on the 3.8, which is very little unless you have fi. Any hiflow cat, or off road setup will give you a few extra ponies. Your bigger choice is how you want it to sound really.

My setup breathes well and sounds great.
O/r mac prochamber
2 1/2" piping
Flowmaster 10's.

Ive been through a few setups on this mustang and the performance difference between them was unnoticeable. Biggest difference was sound.
I want a deep sound, my biggest question is how to get good, real duals, with cats
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Use robb1503372773737's setup.

Mac long tubes
Mac prochamber
Hi flow cats
Flowmaster 10's

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Regardless, with cats your not going to quite get the sound you are looking for. Once it idles down you pretty much wont hear the exhaust at all.

Do you have emissions testing where you live?

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Why does the engine whine so loudly? I hear that more than the exhaust
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Infamous ford powersteering whine. The power steering pump is getting replaced as part of my overhaul.
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Use robb1503372773737's setup.

Mac long tubes
Mac prochamber
Hi flow cats
Flowmaster 10's

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Regardless, with cats your not going to quite get the sound you are looking for. Once it idles down you pretty much wont hear the exhaust at all.

Do you have emissions testing where you live?

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Where does the cats go in that setup and how much was it?
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I think you need to learn more about exhausts man. A factory GT h pipe will not bolt up to a v6. You would need to buy a V6 off road h from Mac or jegs and then you can buy a GT catback that will bolt up directly to the h pipe.

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Infamous ford powersteering whine. The power steering pump is getting replaced as part of my overhaul.
Would an aftermarket pump not whine? I can't stand mine. I though it was just poor design
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I think you need to learn more about exhausts man. A factory GT h pipe will not bolt up to a v6. You would need to buy a V6 off road h from Mac or jegs and then you can buy a GT catback that will bolt up directly to the h pipe.

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Would an aftermarket pump not whine? I can't stand mine. I though it was just poor design
yea man thats why im here, exhaust are not my strong spot
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yea man thats why im here, exhaust are not my strong spot
No shame in that we all have to start learning from somewhere! Check out the exhaust sticky on here, maybe it will answer some more of your questions! Don't be afraid to ask if you have more.
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No shame in that we all have to start learning from somewhere! Check out the exhaust sticky on here, maybe it will answer some more of your questions! Don't be afraid to ask if you have more.
yea im only 16 so i have quite a few years to learn
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yea im only 16 so i have quite a few years to learn
ha nice I just turned 17 so I'm not too far ahead of you
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ha nice I just turned 17 so I'm not too far ahead of you
What state you located in?
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My oldest son turns 15 at the end of this month. Now im starting to feel old.

And cheap store brand power steering pumps are more prone to whining. Best off getting motorcraft pump.
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What state you located in?
If you want a nice sound for a v6 you should do what project pony did his sounds great. Look at his thread in this section. "Complete overhaul for mustang week"
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