with the h pipe and that cat back it should all bolt together nicely, the only hard part about doing it is getting the factory exhaust off. Took me forever laying on my back with a hacksaw.lol. What I would do is get some GT take offs, and have those put on. ALOT cheaper, and if you like you can change the mufflers out later.
plus any little bolt-ons you can work in,
but duals and gears are the heavy-hitters
at this level. The gears give the extra acceleration
you want, and work best on modded cars, and I
like 3.73's or higher on 5 speeds and 4.10's (+) on auto.
Get 2.25" duals for NA combos, and use 2.5" duals
on SC'ed setups.
I need to sticky my modding guide up in here for y'all
I'm new to this as well. I'm looking at putting on a new exhaust and came across this thread. What is confusing me is the H-Pipe. Tippie2000 put up this link...http://www.extremeeffect.com/38cathpipeinfo.html but from looking at the picture, I thought you would need long tube headers. I thought he would need to get this instead...http://www.rpmoutlet.com/musv6sthp.htm Aren't the stock headers short tube? Am I basing way too much on the pictures alone? Or do they both work and I'm just completely wrong?
You are correct. The first cat H you show the link for is for long tube headers, the second is for stock tubular manifolds or shortie headers. Newer, 99+ V6s have tubular manifolds, not shortie headers, 94-98 v6s have stock shortie headers.
depends upon how much you want to spend...lol I put well over $4000 worth of modifications into my car. I had both intakes ported and polished along with my heads. I also had my heads shaved down .030. In addition, I bought a Vortech supercharger and a different fuel system (60mm tb and high performance fuel injectors) and a nice true dual flowmaster exhaust system. I also have a t-lok differential with 3.73 gears and a Ford F-4 chip for my tranny. Next thing to come is a stroker kit. My 3.8 is soon to be a 4.4!