What the hell is up with exhaust parts??

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by Hybridbird, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Hybridbird

    Hybridbird Active Member

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    I was wondering if one (or several) of you guys could tell me why 90% of the listings in the Mustang rags and parts catalogs,list cat backs and/or tailpipes for every year EXCEPT the 98's?While flipping through looking @ Summitt,Jegs,Flowmaster,Dynomax...etc,they all go up to 97 then skip to 99 and newer.Is there something significantly different about the 98's or something minor that can be dealt with,or do I just get a 97 set up??Thanx for all the help so far guys!
     
  2. really?

    thats wierd...

    years 1996 - 1998 are all the same... the GTs and COBRAS

    so don't sweat it ;)
     
  3. 19mustang95

    19mustang95 Legend

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    like greg said, all exhaust for 96-98 are the same...some places might end with 97 because in 98 they switched the fuel system.
     
  4. Hybridbird

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    Thanx,good to know guys.So,98 is when they switched to returnless fuel system?
     
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    right
     
  6. ROB 98GT

    ROB 98GT New Member

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    There are special hangers that hang the rear tailpipes. When I got my Magnaflow catback in the instructions it says only to use the piece on 98's. When I was shopping around I noticed in some of the car magazines they list the kit from 96-97 then Magnaflow changed it to 96-98 when I contacted them. Hope this helps!! :thumb:
     
  7. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    They aren't the same, 98 is a hybrid year with some parts from 97 and some changing towards 99 like fuel pump and catback system...the hangers are in different locations on 98 then 96-97...thus the reason 98's aren't listed with the others. Same thing with fuel pumps...its a return style system but you have to modify the basket to use a pump for 96-97 but Vortech makes a 98 specific fuel pump. Alot of 98 owners have posted little differences on other forums that make you scratch your head...thats Ford for you.
     
  8. Hybridbird

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    So hows about I just change my hangers to 97 or 99 style and just use one of those?I'm guessing the holes would still be present to use say a 97 style hanger?
     
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    They have catbacks for 98's probably just have to call the vendors...try artsperformanceparts.com he's a vendor here...or you can just move the hangers to work on your car.
     
  10. ScottEvil

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    NO, 98's still have return style
     
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    As I get into modifying my car I am finding different odd things about it for instance it's a 98 but was made in jan of 97 and has a return style fuel system(which I'm really happy with ).Another thing my power dist. box resembles a 99 and not a 98.I"m kinda happy to hear I don't have the only odd ,car ford drives me crazy with this stuff :dunno:
     
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    the exhaust for the 98 is different than the 96 and 97's. different hangers as well.
    in '98 the exhaust for the GT was "refined" to free up 10hp.
     
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    Like DropTop said, the hangers are different. If I remember right it is just the rear hangers.