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Old 09-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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Dual exhaust conversion?

I just got my first mustang (a 2004 v6) and the first thing I noticed was it was a single exhaust and I wanted to see who has what? What sounds the best? And Im not really looking to take off a GT's dual exhaust I want something a little different? Any help?
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If you're planning to stay legal, you're gonna wanna get a catted mid pipe-- a lot quieter. If it isn't an issue, go with an off road x-pipe or h-pipe!! Check out 1slosix's exhaust sticky! Welcome to the site!
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Thank you! And I know I was looking at cat backs and I was just wondering what ones had the best sound? I know the different kind of cats and what not but I wanted to know if anyone knows of one that really stands out? If that makes sense..?
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It all depends on personal preference. I run flow 40's on a catted divorced dual setup. I love the sound of it!
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Thank you! And I know I was looking at cat backs and I was just wondering what ones had the best sound? I know the different kind of cats and what not but I wanted to know if anyone knows of one that really stands out? If that makes sense..?
Do you want loud, quiet, deep, raspy, high pitched, etc?
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Deep and raspy would be preferred. Open to a lot of options though
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Idk if deep and raspy is possible lol
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Idk if deep and raspy is possible lol
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Everything Exhaust & Clips

as for not wanting to take the duals off of a GT...that's the best way to get the exhaust done for the best price...the H pipe can be fabbed on your sixxer easily..the stock mufflers can be swapped with whatever you like, and the tail pipes work for your car no issues. most v6's will get the tubing off of a GT due to how much of it works. As for saying you want something different. Keep in mind anything you can do has already been done so if you have any ideas ask i'm sure we can produce you a clip or video.

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I don't know. Some cherry bomb extremes are deep in the low rpms and raspy higher up. Would that be something you'd like?

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as for not wanting to take the duals off of a GT...that's the best way to get the exhaust done for the best price...the H pipe can be fabbed on your sixxer easily..the stock mufflers can be swapped with whatever you like, and the tail pipes work for your car no issues. most v6's will get the tubing off of a GT due to how much of it works. As for saying you want something different. Keep in mind anything you can do has already been done so if you have any ideas ask i'm sure we can produce you a clip or video.

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Do you happen to know what one? Cause that sounds like something I would really look into
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Do you happen to know what one? Cause that sounds like something I would really look into
Here is the muffler link Cherry Bomb
Just search for that part number (7426) on auto parts sites and itll show up.

A video to see if you like it is here
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:06 PM   #14
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Thank you so much!!
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Another related question though. This is my first time ever changing and exhaust but I'm very good with mechanics and have the basic idea of what I would have to do. Is this something I should be able to do or take it to a shop? Because I really want this car to be something I do most of but I really don't want to mess anything up either lol
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Another related question though. This is my first time ever changing and exhaust but I'm very good with mechanics and have the basic idea of what I would have to do. Is this something I should be able to do or take it to a shop? Because I really want this car to be something I do most of but I really don't want to mess anything up either lol
Can you cut and weld and do you have the tools to do so?
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I don't have the tools to weld but I do have most of the tools needed. I have an 80+ tool kit for this stuff because I use to work on my old car but never an exhaust but CAI and little stuff like that. What would your recommendation be based upon that? I really want to put it on myself because I think that would be awesome!
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I don't have the tools to weld but I do have most of the tools needed. I have an 80+ tool kit for this stuff because I use to work on my old car but never an exhaust but CAI and little stuff like that. What would your recommendation be based upon that? I really want to put it on myself because I think that would be awesome!
do yourself a favor and pay a shop...unless you buy a direct bolt on kit you won't be able to do it yourself unless you have a tubing bender and welder.
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Alright thank you so much for the help!
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do yourself a favor and pay a shop...unless you buy a direct bolt on kit you won't be able to do it yourself unless you have a tubing bender and welder.
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Alright thank you so much for the help!
You could buy a complete exhaust system that you can do yourself but that would cost a TON more than just buying mufflers and taking it to a shop
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options:

1. Cut off the area right before the Y pipe and have custom bent stainless installed back to what ever mufflers you like and out to tips (angle the tips up not even with the ground or the rear bumper makes them look pointed down). Also 2.25 pipe size should be used (no balance H pipe required on the 3.8L). If the pipe is just welded on you cant just unbolt it to access the trans as easily, just FYI. Dont go chrome for tips they rust, go stainless polished. I recommend 22-24 inch tips to hide the welding spot.

2. Get a GT catback take off and have it cuztomized to bolt up to the Y pipe area then customize the rear hanger/tips to clear. The OEM tips on the 99+ GT are short and you can see where they attach on the V6 rear bumper so you may wish to go a different route for tips, 22-24inch tips work good. Dont go chrome for tips they rust, go stainless polished.

3. Buy a full custom catback, there really isnt any difference in power from a true dual vs fake dual (where the Y pipe is maintained but it splits after that). Plus you can unbolt it as needed~
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I have a pypes o/r x pipe w high flow cats. I also drive a v6 and converted into a dual. Have a nice deep sound, added headers sounded even nicer. All has to do w preference.
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I have a pypes o/r x pipe w high flow cats. I also drive a v6 and converted into a dual. Have a nice deep sound, added headers sounded even nicer. All has to do w preference.
for future reference... since you have high flow cats your x pipe isn't considered off road
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yep... off road means no cats. so since you run cats its a catted x.
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Will a dual catback from a 94-98 gt fit on a 99-04 gt?
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I've got a divorced dual set up with 98 gt pipes with no cats long tube headers with flowmaster 40 series mufflers and flowmaster tips and I put a gt back bumper so it wraps the set up nicely I think it sounds amazing its crazy loud but I've got about 800-1000 in exhaust about 400 in labor and about 600 in parts
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