I started to look at taking the factory exhaust off and quickly discovered it would be very difficult without a lift. So I had the guys over at MC Racing Install this full exhaust system.
|Dyno Sheet with Full Exhaust on and at 9psi of boost.|
|Removing the Heat Shield|
|Pull the header off.|
|On the drivers side it was easier to pull the steering shaft.|
|Top of the stock header.|
|Side view. I thought it looked quite thin.|
|Port view of the stock header.|
|02 plug cable.|
|Stock X-pipe. Actually not bad compared to the tiny H-pipe on the 5.0 mustang.|
|New Bassani Exhaust kit laid out!|
|New hardware for installation.|
|Coat the metal header gaskets with some copper spray.|
|New long tube headers bolted on. Shot from the below|
|Drivers side header.|
|Passenger side header.|
|Both header collectors. Looks so sweet!|
|Close up of the collector. Excellent craftsmanship can be seen here!|
|X-pipe goes on. This could be a computer wallpaper picture!|
|New Bassani Muffler inside shot.|
|New Bassani Muffler outside shot.|
|Full System on the worlds first supercharged 3.7L Mustang.|
|I later installed some Bassani High Flow Cats to take the edge off of the highway drone.|
|Here they are compared to the race pipes. They are small and should not be very restrictive at all.|
There are 4 band clamps to pull. Two flat and two V. Then the two AFR sensors.
One side pulled right out and the other was a bit tight. Once you have them both loose the pipes will drop down. I used a jack stand to hold them up just below the header level.
Drop them down and then twist them out or tap them with a rubber hammer. When you put them back in you have to push them a bit deeper so you can get them past the lip of the headers. Then tap them forward and put on the v-clamp.
Overall you can swap them out in about 1 hour.
|3.7L Mustang Full Bassani Exhaust without Cats.|
|3.7L Mustang Full Bassani Exhaust with Cats.|
You can read and see more pics on the Bassani 3.7L V6 Mustang Exhaust System on the post page.
Its absolutely the best sounding 3.7L Mustang exhaust kit out there.