95 V6 Exhaust Issues
As the title says, I have a 95 V6 mustang. Currently, it has MAC shorties, MAC catted h-pipe and a Flowmaster American Thunder catback system. I am not too impressed with the connections of the h-pipe system. Especially at the headers, they don't seem to mate up very well at all, like the bell of the h-pipe is bigger than the ball at the header. Since day one of the install, we have heard this really loud airy noise that only presents itself under heavy throttle/high load situations, but I have been unable to find any LARGE exhaust leaks and have repositioned the pipes and tightened them numerous times with no change. I know at the h-pipe/header connections there seem to be some small leaks, as I can see the tell-tell black spots on the header flange, but I just can't believe they could be causing the noise, since it is VERY loud and noticable, inside the car and out.
First of all, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with a similar noise problem. And second, I'm wondering what other options I might have for midpipes, other than a custom exhaust shop setup? Would the Pypes offroad x-pipe listed for th 96-04 fit on the 95, as long as I capped off the o2 sensor bungs in the pipe, since the 95 has them in the header? I assume that a 94-95 gt pipe would not work? Do you know of anybody that make systems for these cars other than MAC?
Thanks for any help you can give me.