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How To Install Mustang Cat Back Exhaust Kit (96-04)

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 6/3/2022

Follow along as Landan shows you how to install a Mac Performance cat back exhaust kit on your 96-04 Mustang.

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How To Install 1996-2004 Mustang Mac Performance Cat Back Exhaust Kit

Tools Needed:

  • Sawzall
  • Socket Set
  • Exhaust Hanger Removal Tool
  • Spray Lubricant
  • Allen Key Set

Installation Instructions

  1. Start by lifting the car via a lift or jack and jackstands.

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  3. Support the cat back about 1 foot from where it connects to the midpipe and support the midpipe as well.

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  5. If you still have the factory exhaust on your car, cut the tailpipe near the muffler with a sawzall.

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  7. Loosen and remove the cat back to mid pipe hardware.

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  9. Using an exhaust hanger removal tool, remove the exhaust hangers and remove the front section of the cat back from the car.

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  11. Remove the over the axle pipes from the car and inspect the exhaust hangers. Replace if needed.

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  13. Place an included washer over each included bolt.

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  15. Start with the front section of the pipe and loosely tighten the hardware.

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  17. Lubricate the exhaust hanger and install onto the muffler hanger.

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  19. Position the muffler section over the axle and slide the rubber hanger over the factory rod & loosely tighten the hardware.

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  21. Position the short pipe into place and loosely tighten the hardware.

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  23. Depending on your year model, slide the correct tailpipe rod into the tail pipe hanger.

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  25. Slide one of the included clamps over the tailpipe. Slide the tailpipe onto the short pipe and push it back until you have enough clearance to bring it back onto the tailpipe rod.

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  27. Gradually tighten all of the hardware and adjust the kit to ensure it is not rubbing against any parts of the car and is centered.

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  29. Align the exhaust tip and tighten the allen key set screw.

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  31. Start the car and check for exhaust leaks.

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