raliesportslayr said:my bad its a steeda cat back exhaust sytem and do i need some kind of conversion kit also or can it be installed as is ....and what the hell are mil elimaniators....ok ..1 is the exhaust system good as is...2 do i need to buy any additional parts to install it 3 will it sound good....4 do i need an h or x pipe
Roadhawg said:I put True dual exhaust on my 1995 3.8
I used Cat Back take offs from a 2004 Mach1. I went to the local Ford dealer and purchased the Driver side and Passenger side Hangers. Then took it to a local muffler shop to install.
2004 Mach1 Take Offs $150
Ford OEM Hangers $50
Install Charge $100
A Ford 3.8 V6 is an even fire engine and does not require a H or X pipe. The H or X pipe is more effective in V8 applications where it helps reduces backpressure when exhaust cycles occur consecutively on the same bank.
kscoyote said:actually, it helps evacuate the cylinder that fires before it.
The 6 benefits from the h-x-y-pipe in the 3-4 & 6-1 firing. It doesn't help as much, but it does help, & can provide 3-5 hp.
Roadhawg said:With a 1-4-2-5-3-6 firing order on a 3.8L Ford V6, the exhaust events alternate between banks and never occur consecutively on the same bank.
There is little or no reason to use a H or X pipe.
jrspony said:I was looking for dual exhaust for my stang....It seems rediculous for Ford to combine the exhaust into one! I don't think it would've hurt at all to keep the V6 dual! What do you all think of having one muffler in the middle, with two out ports, making dual tips?