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Question regarding new Exhaust 2004 Mustang GT

Thinking about getting Mac Long Tubes and their ProChamber O/R Mid pipe. Will it be much louder then my current stock shorty exhaust manifolds and 2 high flow cats on my BBK mid pipe? I have Mac Flowpath Mufflers


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At idle and part throttle, it's going to be a lot louder. At WOT, it will be a bit louder, but not as extreme as part throttle.

When I put the high flow cats on my car, it really quieted it down at low RPM's, but it's still loud at full throttle.


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alright, i hope itll be a wise investment for the price. its going to be a pain in the ass for the install, huh?

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That's an understatement.

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god da** it! maybe i wont get long tubes. lol. I just dont want to start it, and then not be able to finish it. im worried about not being able to get to all the bolts to tighten them. how bad is my car going to smell without cats?
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That's an understatement.

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Is it possible to raise the whole motor(disconnecting both motor mounts) without disconnecting the tranny to get to the header bolts, since I dont see any way of loosening and tightening the header bolts. is there any tricks to these modular motors with no room in the engine bay?

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Support the engine from the top and drop the entire K-Member out of the car. That's the easiest way. Anything else, and you'll go crazy and quit before you get done.

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How difficult is this concept going to be? As iv never tackled this, yet alone even looked to see how to do it.

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Support the engine from the top and drop the entire K-Member out of the car. That's the easiest way. Anything else, and you'll go crazy and quit before you get done.

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It's not really a great starter job for a beginner, but if you've got some good mechanical skills, and some patience, you can do it.

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I'm desent at mechanical work. Been working on cars since I was 11. Just never dropped a k member first. Would I have to disassemble my whole suspension first to do it? And how would I support the motor from the top? Would a cherry picker(engine hoist) work? I don't see how it would with the legs going under where the k member would be droipped.

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I'm desent at mechanical work. Been working on cars since I was 11. Just never dropped a k member first. Would I have to disassemble my whole suspension first to do it? And how would I support the motor from the top? Would a cherry picker(engine hoist) work? I don't see how it would with the legs going under where the k member would be droipped.
Dont' let the K-member intimidate you. I've done it twice already...no big deal. The hardest part was removing the tie-rod ends.

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so dropping the k member insists on disassembling the entire front suspension to do it?

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Dont' let the K-member intimidate you. I've done it twice already...no big deal. The hardest part was removing the tie-rod ends.

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thanks for all the help from everyone

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so dropping the k member insists on disassembling the entire front suspension to do it?
If I remember correctly:

Hold the engine from top with an engine hoist. You could use a jack and place it on the oil pan but I don't recommend that as for you can bend your oil pan...Happened to me. That's why I had to drop the k-member again after my LT install.

Remove rack & pinion and move steering column out of the way.

remove motor mount bolts (one bolt per side)

remove brake calilpers, sway bar (2 bolts, one per side), remove struts (the bottom bolts), remove tie-rod ends from spindle,

The k-member will come off with springs and spindles and its not practical for a one person to maneuver. But doable.

The last time (2nd time) I removed the k-member, I think it took me like 1-2 hours.

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