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Well over the next couple of days I'm going to be purchasing some LT headers. As of right now, I'm leaning towards Bassani headers. But I have a few questions.
I have a Bassani x-pipe, but I didnt install it, so I dont know what size it is. It only says, Bassani x-pipe BX 46993 on the invoice. Do I have to have a shorty for the LT's to work?
Also, does anyone have Bassani headers on their car? If so, how does it sound? I cant find any 01 Cobra's on youtube with the Bassani setup

And sorry if this is a stupid question, but here it goes...What does it mean to have full Bassani exhaust? Would having the Bassani catback, bassani x-pipe, and bassani headers make it a full setup? Again, sorry if this is a stupid question, just wondering.

Thanks in advance everyone!
 

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Ok what kind of midpipe would I need? I want my car to sound really mean, not really loud, just a solid rumble to it. Would Bassani's be the way to go? I've heard to many negative things about Mac headers, and the Kooks are out of my price range.
If I go bassani, should I get LT's or mid length?
 

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I don't believe Bassani made LT headers for 99-04. I'll look around, but I'm fairly sure they only made mids.
 

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Where have you found the Bassini LT's that'll fit your car? I've found them for the Mach, and the price difference between that and Kooks is around $80. I want to do a price comparison for your car.
 

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Is there a big difference, in sound, and HP gains between the Bassani and kooks headers.

Also, about how much will it be to install which ever headers I go with?
I don't think there will be much of a difference. Sound and Quality should be fairly close. I doubt you'd notice any difference in sound or performance between the two.

As for installation, that depends on where you live and what shop you take it to. One shop I went to in Alabama wouldn't even touch it. They said they refused to install headers on 99-04 Mustangs because it was too much of a pain. Some shops charge at minimum $600 to do the install. Those two reasons alone caused me to do it myself. I'd no previous experience in it, and I didn't mess it up, so it's not an impossible job.
 

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Yeah, they're about $200 cheaper than the Kooks. Damnit.

Well, like I said, you shouldn't notice any difference in sound or performance between Kooks and Bassini LTs. They're a quality product from everything I've read. You will need to get a different midpipe though.

What are you looking for? O/R? Catted? X, H?
 

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So my car has an aftermarket bassani x-pipe, is there anyway to tell if I will need a new one for the headers?
You have two options... have the current midpipe cut, fitted and welded. Or get a new midpipe. I don't know exactly how that works. IMO, if I were you I'd sell the midpipe to recover costs on another midpipe.
 

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Yeah, they're about $200 cheaper than the Kooks. Damnit.

Well, like I said, you shouldn't notice any difference in sound or performance between Kooks and Bassini LTs. They're a quality product from everything I've read. You will need to get a different midpipe though.

What are you looking for? O/R? Catted? X, H?

Which would give my car the best throaty sound. Like a deep rumble, nothing really loud...
 

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Which would give my car the best throaty sound. Like a deep rumble, nothing really loud...
That depends... you're going to have a nice throaty rumble either way you go. The level of rasp depends on X or H. The H will produce a much cleaner sound with less rasp. Having Cats on it will keep the noise level down some, but regardless of that, it's still going to be loud.
 

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That depends... you're going to have a nice throaty rumble either way you go. The level of rasp depends on X or H. The H will produce a much cleaner sound with less rasp. Having Cats on it will keep the noise level down some, but regardless of that, it's still going to be loud.
Well proabably another x then. I really like the way it sounds on my car now.
Oh and this is the place I'm going to try and get them installed.
HP Performance - Home
 

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Does your mid pipe come apart, if so you may be able to make it work with the long tubes..

A buddy and I installed a set of longtubes on his 01 vert in a day. we removed the k-member and the install was not that bad. The motor has to be held up with something.. If you have a garage it is not that bad. We did his in his driveway.
 
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