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1995 v6 cat back exhaust questions

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I found someone selling a cat back exhaust from a 1998 gt. First, what are some signs i should look for to determine if it is in decent shape and working condition and things to ask as i am unfamiliar in this area? Second, since it is a cat back, will it hook up to the stock y on my 95 or do i need to buy a special adapter? Third, can i convert a cat back into true dual with a mock up adapter from a shop such as an H? Thanks for all the help


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there are not many things to go wrong with an exhaust... just rust...

pacesetter H-pipe adapter will let you get rid of the restrictive y in the midpipe and attach a GT catback to it.


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I found someone selling a cat back exhaust from a 1998 gt. First, what are some signs i should look for to determine if it is in decent shape and working condition and things to ask as i am unfamiliar in this area? Second, since it is a cat back, will it hook up to the stock y on my 95 or do i need to buy a special adapter? Third, can i convert a cat back into true dual with a mock up adapter from a shop such as an H? Thanks for all the help
It will not hook up to your car without a shop modifying it. Yes you can buy a V6 "H" pipe and have them put it in place after your cats and then attach the mufflers and tailpipe from the cat back, That is an excellent idea and it will sound great. Update after you make a move. please.

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iam waiting on a reply email and if so i will most likely purchase this weekend. It will be about a month until it actually is installed because the tools are at home and i am at school... What do you guys think is a fair price for gt take offs?

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Here is a pic of the cat back's i am about to pick up. They have black undercoating on some of it... no big deal
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iam waiting on a reply email and if so i will most likely purchase this weekend. It will be about a month until it actually is installed because the tools are at home and i am at school... What do you guys think is a fair price for gt take offs?
I would like to hear that it is $100.00 or a lot less for it. Brand new, tail pipes are $125.00 + price of mufflers you choose.

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The guy i bought them from was an older gentlemen and he told me that he pulled them off the day he brought the gt home for a borla system. Second, i got one hell of a deal on them.

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The guy i bought them from was an older gentlemen and he told me that he pulled them off the day he brought the gt home for a borla system. Second, i got one hell of a deal on them.
Awesome! Your gonna love it.

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Would high flow cats improve performance over the stock? Are they worth it?

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Would high flow cats improve performance over the stock? Are they worth it?
As long as you don't get Pypes brand ones, yes. I only say that because they are round instead of oval and give you less ground clearance.
You car has four cats stock, if you don't have emissions testing you can remove them and replace them with two highflows. It will be louder than stock but, not as harsh as running a full off road system. Cats tend to clean up the sound.
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As long as you don't get Pypes brand ones, yes. I only say that because they are round instead of oval and give you less ground clearance.
You car has four cats stock, if you don't have emissions testing you can remove them and replace them with two highflows. It will be louder than stock but, not as harsh as running a full off road system. Cats tend to clean up the sound.
Yes, exactly. Thats very important info he provided. Loosing too much back pressure will cause you a terrible power loss in 1st and 2nd gear that even a dyno tune adjustment is tough to compensate. It helps a V6 exhaust tone similar to a resinator eliminating a raspy, horrible sounding end result.

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