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Drivers side MAC mustangs users
boost9 Offline
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#1
Considering using the drivers half of the mustang cat back system, is this a direct fit?, i do understand that the tailpipe has to be extended, where does this extension happen at, is it a problem welding on the stainless, or are the just polished? Any do's or dont's or other things I should know?
88 T/C 5speed. 3in.Downpipe,Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers, Gillis valve on the way.
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Pete D Offline
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#2
The Mustang systems come up short after making the hump over the rear axle. It's somewhere between 17 and 22" short. I polished SS pipe and then just had it welded on.
Pete Dunham


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85 Turbo Bird Offline
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#3
I used the GT kit and it works great without the need to be extended because it has a turndown already on there. It does come up a few inches short of the stock cat-back but it's nothing to be woried about. It looks like stock after the installation. Very nice [Image: biggrin.gif]

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85 TC Auto

250-280 rwhp or Bust!!!!
mods: Sony HU, Pioneer 6.5" 3-way in the door and Pioneer 6x8 2-way in the rear deck; full 3" exhaust installed(dp, hi-flow cat, 3" MAC mustang GT cat-back)

[This message has been edited by 85 Turbo Bird (edited 04-17-2003).]
85 TC Auto

250-280 rwhp or Bust!!!!
mods: Sony HU, Pioneer 6.5" 3-way in the door and Pioneer 6x8 2-way in the rear deck; full 3" exhaust installed(dp, hi-flow cat, 3" MAC mustang GT cat-back)
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boost9 Offline
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#4
So on the shadetree mechanic scale of 1 to 10, what would you give it? Any tips that would make the job easier?
88 T/C 5speed. 3in.Downpipe,Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers, Gillis valve on the way.
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85 Turbo Bird Offline
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#5
I think that putting the exhaust together is pretty simple. All you really need are some jack stands and/or ramps, some socket wrenches, a hacksaw or cut-off wheel (to remove the old exhaust), some u-clamps (to hold the exhaust sections together), some exhaust pipe connectors (ones that will slide over your pipes so you can clamp them), some various bends (I used two 45*s), and a few hours of time.

Overall, I would give this about a 3 on the shade tree difficulty scale with 1 being "Let Grandma change her own oil" and 10 equal to "the minimum number of drinks you'll need to even begin seriously contemplating doing the job yourself."

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85 TC Auto

250-280 rwhp or Bust!!!!
mods: Sony HU, Pioneer 6.5" 3-way in the door and Pioneer 6x8 2-way in the rear deck; full 3" exhaust installed(dp, hi-flow cat, 3" MAC mustang GT cat-back)
85 TC Auto

250-280 rwhp or Bust!!!!
mods: Sony HU, Pioneer 6.5" 3-way in the door and Pioneer 6x8 2-way in the rear deck; full 3" exhaust installed(dp, hi-flow cat, 3" MAC mustang GT cat-back)
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Noname
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#6
Check out the post "Check out my 86 TC pics" I have a picture of the MAC exhaust on it.
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85 Turbo Bird Offline
Member
#7
If someone can host a small video clip I have one of my 3" MAC exhaust and you can see how it exits near the bumper. I can't seem to get it to upload correctly on here.

I can also email it to you if that would be easier.

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85 TC Auto

250-280 rwhp or Bust!!!!
mods: Sony HU, Pioneer 6.5" 3-way in the door and Pioneer 6x8 2-way in the rear deck; full 3" exhaust installed(dp, hi-flow cat, 3" MAC mustang GT cat-back)
85 TC Auto

250-280 rwhp or Bust!!!!
mods: Sony HU, Pioneer 6.5" 3-way in the door and Pioneer 6x8 2-way in the rear deck; full 3" exhaust installed(dp, hi-flow cat, 3" MAC mustang GT cat-back)
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