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I have a question I hope someone on here can answer. I recently bought a '97 Mark VIII (so I'm kinda back in the family now, eh?) and I'm wondering how similar the exhaust routing is between the MN12 and FN10 chassis. I'd like to do a catback exhaust on the M8 but I don't really feel like spending all the money for a factory one. I've seen the tubing kits on eBay for the MN12 and if the routing and lengths between the two cars are pretty close, then I can make the kit work. I've done exhausts before and I can weld well enough for exhaust work, so any minor fabrication is not going to be a problem.
 

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They are pretty close. The only thing I'm not sure of is where it goes around the gas tank since they do use different tanks and it might be slightly different. They are definitely close enough though that you would be able to make it work.
 

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Is your Mark VIII a Base model or an LSC. I ask because they have different systems (LSC has true duals with the third cat having dual outputs).

Either way, I think you'll be patching a system together and it might be easier to just build one from scratch.

But I'm with you as I would like to upgrade my LSC to a different exhaust also.
 

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Is your Mark VIII a Base model or an LSC. I ask because they have different systems (LSC has true duals with the third cat having dual outputs).

Either way, I think you'll be patching a system together and it might be easier to just build one from scratch.

But I'm with you as I would like to upgrade my LSC to a different exhaust also.

side note....thank you for spelling dual properly.
 

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It's a base model. I don't want anything ridiculously loud since I'd like to retain as much of the "Lincolnness" as I can, but I do want something louder than the stock whisper. I want to be able to hear that I have a V8 in the car.
 

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My LSC has the stock exhaust with the mufflers cut off and straight pipes in their place, and it sounds great. It's not too loud, but has a nice rumble to it that you can hear in the car.
 

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The MARK and Tbird and almost exact except for where it comes to the trunk,, the trunk is longer on a mark vs. the tbird.

I put a Mark VIII exhaust on my bird but the mufflers had to be cut off and smaller ones would have to be installed..

I dont see any reason the kits on ebay wouldnt work for a mark,, you would just need to have some extension pipes made when it come to matting them to the mufflers.
 

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i have a 95 base Mark and started by replacing the muffs with striahgt pipe, if you like it, keep it. i wanted it louder so i took out the resonator and its the best desicion. the cheapest best sounding exhaust i have done to a car. but if you want to keep the "lincolness" to it, i would recommend getting rid of the mufflers and go from there.

total cost was $60 to have a shop put pipes in place of the muffs and put stock tips back on. i welded in a stright pipe in for resonator myself. it has a nide rumble at idle and doesnt really SCREAM at WOT as it could, but i love it. cruising at 70 there is no drone, about 50-60 there is slight drone in cabin
 

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Thanks for the replies, I think I'm going to go ahead and buy that tubing kit within the next few weeks and try to fit it up.
 
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