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I currently have a Bassani X-pipe on my 2000 GT. No catalytic converters whatsoever. Loud and sounds amazing. I love it.

However I live in Miami...and this isn't the main reason, but it's a bit of a "heat" up when I just want to pass someone or go WOT from time to time to get my blood flowing.

So I'm thinking (and slap me if you think I'm wrong, but hear me out) of ways to quiet it down. It's my DD. I'm not a "street racer" and I don't take it to the strip. It's basically factory aside from a few bolt ons.


In any sense, anybody have a quiet stang setup? How do you like it? What should I do? Economically to my wallet please. :) thank you in advance.
 

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My '03 came to me with an off-road H-pipe and Flowmasters welded in to the stock catback. Great sound at idle and low load, but get on it even a bit and it was both obnoxious¹ and caused every cop within 1/4 miles to turn their head to get a look. Then there was the cabin "drone" at 2100 RPM...

Took less than a week for me to scrap all that and install a UPR catted X-pipe and Magnaflow catback. The result is a nice purr at idle and growl when you get on it, but not anything that would require people standing near to have hearing protection.

BTW, "off-road" pipes do not make one bit more power than a catted pipe having so-called "high-flow" cats--just more noise.

As to your particular situation I would look into having a pair of inexpensive glass packs, or better yet a pair of Magnaflow Magnapaks, welded into your X-pipe. The are straight through and will add not restriction, and will quiet it quite a bit.


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¹ - I have never been wild about obnoxiously loud street cars, even when they have the muscle to back it up--which 99.44% of "bolt-on" GTs, including mine do not.
 

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You should slap on a stock midpipe. And get some flowmasters (even though I don't recommend them to anyone) or stock midpipe and slp lm2
 

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I currently have a Bassani X-pipe on my 2000 GT. No catalytic converters whatsoever. Loud and sounds amazing. I love it.

However I live in Miami...and this isn't the main reason, but it's a bit of a "heat" up when I just want to pass someone or go WOT from time to time to get my blood flowing.

So I'm thinking (and slap me if you think I'm wrong, but hear me out) of ways to quiet it down. It's my DD. I'm not a "street racer" and I don't take it to the strip. It's basically factory aside from a few bolt ons.

In any sense, anybody have a quiet stang setup? How do you like it? What should I do? Economically to my wallet please. :) thank you in advance.
I put electric cutouts on mine. Just flip a witch and its almost SILENT (magnaflow mufflers) and open it up and it's pretty much open headers with turndowns. Pretty cool and it Didint cost that much.

---------- Post added at 12:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:59 AM ----------

Oh and NO drone at all.
 

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I used to have flowmasters on my 98 with an o/r x and it was too loud for me. I got a magnaflow catback(not the magnapack) and its soo much better. Barely any drone and when you're just driving you can still hear it but it screams when you get on it.
 

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I currently have a Bassani X-pipe on my 2000 GT. No catalytic converters whatsoever. Loud and sounds amazing. I love it.

However I live in Miami...and this isn't the main reason, but it's a bit of a "heat" up when I just want to pass someone or go WOT from time to time to get my blood flowing.

So I'm thinking (and slap me if you think I'm wrong, but hear me out) of ways to quiet it down. It's my DD. I'm not a "street racer" and I don't take it to the strip. It's basically factory aside from a few bolt ons.

In any sense, anybody have a quiet stang setup? How do you like it? What should I do? Economically to my wallet please. :) thank you in advance.
Just get some hi flow cats?
 

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I have a magnaflow catback with an offroad h pipe, in my opinion its very quiet. Especially when compared to my dads with an offroad h and flowmasters. In my opinion the magnaflows are way too quiet and I would prefer something like loudmouths or maybe even cutting out the magnaflows and welding in dynomax bullets. In your case, magnaflows are definitely the way to go.
 

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I have a magnaflow catback with an offroad h pipe, in my opinion its very quiet. Especially when compared to my dads with an offroad h and flowmasters. In my opinion the magnaflows are way too quiet and I would prefer something like loudmouths or maybe even cutting out the magnaflows and welding in dynomax bullets. In your case, magnaflows are definitely the way to go.
Magnaflows on an offroad H are comparable almost to a stock car IMO. Very quiet.
 

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Thank you all for your input. It's much appreciated. Update! Forgot about this earlier, it slipped my mind.


I want to also remove my CEL. Should I just do stock cats? The 2 up front? It'll quiet down and clear the light. Would that be so?
 

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Since you have the Bassani X-pipe you could just buy their high flow cats off the website and slide them on. Their x is designed to let you switch between catted and O/R pretty easy
 

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O/r h and quiet borlas on the wife's.car. Tame but noticable, gets twice as loud over 3k
 

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Magnaflows on an offroad H are comparable almost to a stock car IMO. Very quiet.
I'd have to disagree I have off road H and magnaflow and I can make some noise.. no ware close to stock..
 

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Living in NY i simply can't tell you to throw your cats back on b/c we stang owners up here envy you guys down in FL lol... i so wish i could remove my cats... as for a quite stang im not sure ive ever heard of a quite one before in my life... i suppose yours screams now so our definitions of quite may not be the same ha
 

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Living in NY i simply can't tell you to throw your cats back on b/c we stang owners up here envy you guys down in FL lol... i so wish i could remove my cats... as for a quite stang im not sure ive ever heard of a quite one before in my life... i suppose yours screams now so our definitions of quite may not be the same ha
I'm in jersey I have no cats just when inspection cones put a high flow on or pay someone to inspect it
 
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