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  1. slow5poh

    slow5poh New Member

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    Hello everyone. I'm new here. I have a 1998 Mustang GT. Does anyone know who makes a catted full length H pipe for my car? I only can seem to find X-pipes. I live in CA, and have heard aftermarket h/x catted pipes do not pass CA emissions. However, I have to replace the transmission, and really don't want to put that rusty six cat monstrosity back in the car. Thx! BTW, can I not upload pics from my computer? I have to use a photobucket type?
     
  2. Ferocious

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    Welcome. I don't think anyone makes full length catted H-pipes for our cars since the stock one is basically that. You can always just use the stock mid-pipe for emissions and then swap it out right after. And yes, you will have to host the images online then paste the [​IMG]
     
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    What you could do is buy an offroad H pipe made for your car, and a set of high flow mini cats separate from that H pipe. Bring it to an exhaust shop and have them weld those cats onto the H pipe. There's your high flow catted H.
     
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    I never liked o/r pipes. Had one on my 92 Gt and thought It made low end torque worse. I think these cars need the added backpressure. Well, I guess I could go with a x-pipe. I see u live in CA, what midpipe are you running?
     
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    The five ohh, that's not a bad idea either
     
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    It won't be an offroad pipe. Your just buying an offroad midpipe, and adding cats to it. Which essentially is exactly what you buy when you get a catted X, H, prochamber etc.. Its just an offroad midpipe with high flow cats welded onto it, more so they're just clamped on. X pipes sound really good on 4.6s. Same thing, buy a pypes offroad X, or BBK, UPR. Latemodelrestoration.com sells 2.5'' Mini High Flow cats for a little over $100. Might be cheaper do that and have them welded on than buying a catted X.
     
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    im sorry that reply was meant for ferocious
     
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    I think some one put the delta 44 flows on it, cause it is not very loud at all. I might just go with an X, but keep hearing only the 6 cat pipe will pass a CA visual smog inspection. However, i took the 4- cat h pipe off my 1992 GT and put a 2-cat h pipe from BBk and it passed, the guy never even looked under the car. I imagine if I put larger diameter x pipe, i will need larger tail pipes also
     
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    I am running an off road x-pipe on mine. I gave California emissions the finger a long time ago. I don't have time to deal with this state's stupid smog laws. My friends in LA take care of me. Also, becareful of adding in hi-flows. Alot of smog shops in California will not pass you if you've tampered with the exhaust system, whether it has cats or not. Either stick with a stock mid-pipe for the emissions part or take it to a smog shop where the people are lenient.
     
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    Just go to your local exhaust guy have him make you a high flow h.
     
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    thanks for the replies guys
     
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    I'm running a Mac catted H on my '97 GT. Full length, two cats, no CEL, passes NY inspection, but Google isn't showing me any good links to buy one.
     
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    I might have to make a trip down to la in the stang soon...