x pipe question

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by shocar4, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. shocar4

    shocar4 New Member

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    there is a local ad nearby me and a guy has a bbk o/r x pipe barely used for $100.....he says that it will work on a 96-04 must gt and 96-98 cobra's....I am trying to verify this info, but I haven't been able yet....can anyone tell me if the years are the same pipe.....it came off of his 03 gt and I am wanting to put it on my 97 cobra...thanks Randy
     
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    the exhaust hangers are differrent, if i recall correctly. nothing $50.00 at the local muffler shop wont fix.
     
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    thanks man.....now just trying to decide if I want the x or the h pipe....decisions decisions!!!
     
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    if you have a power adder, i suggest and x-pipe with flow-through mufflers.

    if you do not have a power adder, i suggest and h-pipe with baffled mufflers.


    ALTHOUGH, in the long run, it *really* doesnt matter.


    a qucik rule of thumb for most folk:
    "x for performance, h for sound."
     
  5. shocar4

    shocar4 New Member

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    man you are great! thanks for the help.....sorry to sound like such a newbie....I just bought my cobra a few weeks ago....it has flowmasters on it, but i am not sure what series....i'll have to investigate some more!
     
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    ah. my gt had flows on it too. i loved the way they sounded, but i went with some boral stingers this go around.

    you'll have to start a "members ride" thread to keep us all updated. wed love to see your stang!


    and np man, thats what we're here for.
     
  7. shocar4

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    here's a quick pic
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    nice dude. got a good blank-slate there! drop it and blow it. ;-)
     
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    what springs are you running???? exactly the stance i want. . .
     
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    you have exactly the same stance he has... look at your back tires....


    looks like you two should be in an off-road-muddin' race. LOL.
     
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    looks like his front is lowered or maybe the angle is just really mind F-ing me. i do want to keep the back stock height. the saleens will fill that gap though :thumbsup:
     
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    i think its the angle. if you do keep OEM springs out back... at least take out the Isos and replace them with duct tape. .. lol.
     
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    no, you will look even taller with 18's
     
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    I don't think an x pipe from an 03 will work on your cobra. The tranny crossmembers are different for both cars. The 03 uses a shorter crossmember which actually sits higher and your cobra uses one that bolts to the subframes which sits lower. The "X" section will end up hitting your crossmember; my buddy had bought an x pipe off a 02 Gt for his 98 cobra and it wouldn't fit.
     
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    hm. good to know.

    is this a GT to cobra problem? or a 1996-1998 to 1999-2004 problem? or a T-45 to T3650 (or whatever they started running in 2001.5) problem?
     
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    car has been lowered.....it looks weird because it is kinda twisted on a ridge in my yard.....I will get some better pics soon....this is just how it was sitting after coming out of my garage!
     
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    This should be a 96-98/99-04 problem because I bought a mac prochamber for my car when I did longtubes off a guy who had it on a 01 cobra, needless to say it didn't fit because it hit my crossmember.
     
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    I have a x-pipe off of my 03 Mach parts car. It does not fit my 97 Cobra.
     
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    y not?
     
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    Same as stated above, crossmember.