From 1999 to 2003, stainless steel Mustang GT exhaust systems were readily available as takeoffs sold by vendors such as
Midwest Mustang in Kansas (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), Saleen in California (800-888-8945), and Mustang Parts
Specialties in Georgia (770-867-2644). After the 2004 model change these 1999-2003 takeoff exhaust systems became more
difficult to find. You may have to look in a junkyard or find someone who is replacing the stock
exhaust on a 1999-2003 GT. Are you a member of a Mustang car club? Ask around.
Before installing GT-takeoffs on a 99+ Mustang V6, you have to buy a few more parts and make a couple of decisions.
Ask the muffler shop to cut off the "Y" just behind the catalytic converters and weld on short sections of pipe to connect the cats to the GT-takeoff flanges. When making these short sections of pipe, the shop can salvage and reuse flanges from the stock single exhaust that comes off your car. Below are pictures of my installation.
Or you could ask the shop to fabricate an "H" pipe like the this. But as you can see, I chose to go with straight pipes.
If your GT-takeoffs are like those shown at the top of this page (not cut in half for shipping), the muffler shop mechanic may tell you he has
to "cut the pipes" before he can get them on the car. That's not true. Just tell him to raise the car
by the body and unbolt the shocks to let the rear axle hang low. Then the takeoff exhaust pipes can be manipulated over the axle, working
from the front of the car.
The total cost of my installation (in March 2001) was $280.00 That included: GT-takeoff exhausts ($89) plus shipping ($35), Ford hangers ($40), nuts & bolts for hangers ($6), and muffler shop charge ($110)
|Last updated: 04 July 2007|