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So I am looking to purchase and install some ceramic coated MAC longtubes in my 2001 cobra and I was wondering if anyone out there knows if I need to modify the stock exhaust system to get them in. I have a couple friends that are going to help with installation so I'm not worried about that. Any input would be appreciated. I plan on installing a bassani catted x-pipe and borla xr-1 mufflers down the road. Any input would be appreciated!
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I'm not a fan of the fit/quality of mac longtubes, but that's just my opinion and personal experience with them. If you haven't bought them yet, I would save up some more money and get Kooks or ARH. I know they are more, but you get what you pay for. Now I hope you know when you install the Longtubes, you need to install a new "Shorty" midpipe at the same time.
if your gettin a bassani mid then just get the bassani headers which are made to fit perfectly to the midpipe...bassani headers are pretty good i used them on my old 01 cobra granted ARH an kooks are the best but also the most expensive..
I got the mac long tubes to go on my 03 cobra should be installing them in about a week. If you dont have longtubes already, then the midpipe you have now wont work with longtubes. Lethalperformance sells a o/r and catted x pipe to fit the mac long tubes perfectly that way it takes out the fitment issues that some were having with mac.
See I originally wanted the bassani midlength headers on lethalperformance and the catted xpipe but wasn't sure if they'd fit each other without modification to the plumbing. I haven't bought the MAC headers yet but I think I'll just go with bassani headers and xpipe. The only thing I'm having a hard time finding now is the piping after the mufflers but I suppose I can have a local muffler shop make that. Thanks for the info guys! My JLT CAI arrives in the mail tomorrow so that'll be my first mod.
I heard shorty headers are just as good if not better, but thats what i heard. i looked up JBA i heard they were top of the line. But i have stock headers for now so i dont know much.
2003 SVT Cobra
#6291 of a build of #8394
JLT CAI Gen. One
Bama Performance Tune
2.76 Billitflow S/C Pulley
100mm Steeda Idler Pulley
Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator
Pypes off road x pipe
Ported Stock Throttle Body
Drilled and Slotted Rotors
Heat Exchanger Upgrade
Pro 5.0 Short shifter
2006 4.0 v6 5-speed torch red Mustang
Too Many Mods to even name.
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