Got the waranty greenlight, exhaust mods?!?! - MustangForums.com



2005-2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-13-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
Rocket254
2nd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Rocket254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Rocket City, AL
Posts: 331
Default Got the waranty greenlight, exhaust mods?!?!

I currently have a Cherry Bomb Extreme axelback system on my 08 CS. After talking to my warranty holder, I can do any exhaust modifications with the understanding that "any car malfunction that can be directly attributed to my modifying of the exhaust will not be covered by the warranty". After saying that "officially" he then gave me an honest answer of "You may get a check engine light" when I asked about modding the cat converters.

That said, unless someone gives me a reason the be more afraid of possible problems, I'm ready to Frankenstein my exhaust. I'm keeping the stock manifolds (for now). With the Cherry Bombs, what options do I have to make my exhaust even meaner? I've been scouring AM.com looking for ideas:

1)swap out factory cats for Pypes Hi-Flo's

2)replace H-pipe with a Mac catted pro-chamber (http://www.americanmuscle.com/mac-cu...er-0509gt.html)

3)Swap out H-pipe with a O/R H pipe. (MAC or Pypes)?

I've driven catless vehicles before and am fine with the fume smell. My biggest concern is the check engine light and what I can do to remove that. (Tuning isn't really ideal at the time as that also craps on my warranty)

Basically, what is everyone's opinion as far as sound quality/volume? I want this thing to sound ferocious and couldn't think of anyone else to turn to but the resident experts here
Rocket254 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
Hysteric
1st Gear Member
 
Hysteric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 75
Default

I've always read (and what I have) is just a cat back. I dont think you are allowed to modify the cats if you want to keep your warranty.
Hysteric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 01:21 PM   #3
Nuke
6th Gear Member
 
Nuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PA to KY ('07) to IL ('09) to MS ('10) to FL ('11)
Posts: 16,186
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocket254 View Post
... After talking to my warranty holder...
Turn in your man-card.

Careful; some combinations are ferocious while others are atrocious.

Last edited by Nuke; 04-13-2012 at 01:24 PM.
Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 01:22 PM   #4
jdmcbride
4th Gear Member
 
jdmcbride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Palm Beach to South Carolina
Posts: 1,566
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuke View Post
Turn in your man-card.
+1000 LOL
jdmcbride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
onederful100
6th Gear Member
 
onederful100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 6,128
Default

o/r h pipe. jegs and summit also make a cheap one.
tuner for the CEL.
onederful100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 01:50 PM   #6
jdmcbride
4th Gear Member
 
jdmcbride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Palm Beach to South Carolina
Posts: 1,566
Default

CAI/tune first! Best thing ever on a new Mustang... did mine back in 2008 before it hit 1,000 miles.
jdmcbride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 02:06 PM   #7
Nuke
6th Gear Member
 
Nuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PA to KY ('07) to IL ('09) to MS ('10) to FL ('11)
Posts: 16,186
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdmcbride View Post
CAI/tune first! Best thing ever on a new Mustang... did mine back in 2008 before it hit 1,000 miles.
You KNOW what his "warranty holder" will say...
Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #8
siggyfreud
5th Gear Member
 
siggyfreud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,647
Default

Sometimes, when no one is looking, I like to pull out my warranty and play with it a little. Just don't let anyone else see you doing it . . .
siggyfreud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
Rocket254
2nd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Rocket254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Rocket City, AL
Posts: 331
Default

Ah, ease up on me guys I'm sitting on 39K miles and its a 5yr/100k bumper to bumper warranty that I bought.

What would happen if I just cut out the factory cats and left the stock H?
Rocket254 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 02:55 PM   #10
onederful100
6th Gear Member
 
onederful100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 6,128
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocket254 View Post
Ah, ease up on me guys I'm sitting on 39K miles and its a 5yr/100k bumper to bumper warranty that I bought.

What would happen if I just cut out the factory cats and left the stock H?

then you'd have an o/r h pipe.
onederful100 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exhaust cutouts ak98 GT S197 General Discussion 10 10-19-2015 01:13 AM
Steeda's S550 Mustang GT Axle-Back Exhaust System - Video Inside tj@steeda Steeda Autosports 0 09-10-2015 09:39 PM
I took delivery on my 2015 GT yesterday Roush05 5.0L GT S550 Tech 11 09-10-2015 01:23 PM
Huge Savings from Lethal Performance.com!(Whipple, McLeod, Kooks, & MUCH MORE..) Boostaddict Lethal Performance 2 09-08-2015 10:56 PM
Happy with new Steeda suspension on my 2010 GT robjh22 Suspension 0 09-08-2015 01:47 PM


Tags
2012, catted, cel, exhaust, hpipe, mustang, prochamber, v6

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 PM.