your best bet would be di/do midmounted muffler with everything from cats back remmoved running true duals. u can make variations to that setup but that's alike a base setup that as an overall rting gives u best sound.
Wow, thats a tough question. Theres many ways to go, you can just make it really loud and obnoxious, or meaner sounding with some added performance too. One of the toughest decisions to make with your vehicle in my opinion. It took me 5 years, then my doofus roomate totalled the car for me after only having my exhaust for 2 weeks.
I agree with smitty on this one. True duals with a Dual In/Dual Out muffler always sounds good and mean. Which you would either have to get custom bent up at an exhaust shop. Or you can always break down and get the ART kit.
Getting it custom done will be the best option for "true duals". Since the ART system is indeed designed for the 4.6. Only problem with the 5.0 is that the exhaust manifolds are setup differently. Otherwise it will technically fit. Just not bolt up to the stock 5.0 manifolds.
The catbacks will bolt right in though! And there are so many options when going custom....
Summit sells the Dynomax and Flowmaster catbacks or you can look into the SCP (pricey) exhaust: SCP Exhausts (they also sell the dynomax and flowmaster catbacks)
Not sure how strict your area is with emissions and what not, but I'd take it to a few local exhaust shops and see if they are willing to bend up some true duals for you while removing the third cat. Alot of places won't take off a cat in good working condition.
So what I did was cut off my entire exhaust after the first 2 primary cats myself. Then drove up to a local shop, told them I wanted true duals ran with a DI/DO muffler mid mounted, and some 18" x 3" tips. Gave me a quote of $490 for everything. Picked it up 3 hours later and the total came up to like $450 or something like that.
So I'm posting here because, well, most of the recommended headers you guys have listed here for 5.0 Birds are obsolete or no longer produced. I'm halfway through gathering parts for my GT40 build and the only roadblock I'm hitting is this.
i just had my t bird dropped off at my house...looks nice just needs to be washed and waxed.
i was wondering..if i cut off the mufflers out back how much pipe or how long of a tip would i need to fit in place of them and what is the diameter of the stock pipes?
Well, it took some work and a bit of BFH but they are in. I don't recommend this install for the faint of heart.
Before the pics, here is the run down so far. I had to use a BFH to "clearance" the floor pan on both sides of the tranny tunnel. The engine also has to be raised about 1/2" on...
Now that I got the correct cat forward exhaust assembly for the car, I have some options on the cat back exhaust. I have the option to replace the cat back exhaust and mufflers. The rear tube of the assembly below is just a reducer and has no muffler capabilities. As I learned with the two...
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