Cat Back vs. Axle Back: What’s the Difference?
When shopping for a replacement exhaust for a 1986 Mustang, cat back and axle back are the two main configurations you will encounter. Whereas a cat back kit replaces all components from the catalytic converter onwards, axle back kits don’t include a new mid-pipe. If you’re serious about upgrading from stock, paying extra for a full cat back kit is generally your best option. However, if your mid-pipe is fine, and your primary objective is to get back on the road, you can save money with an axle back kit.
Learn All About Exhausts in Our Technical Library
One of best things about upgrading a stock Mustang is the sense of accomplishment you get when you perform the work yourself. At CJ Pony Parts, we believe strongly in helping other enthusiasts perform simple repairs and upgrades in their home garage. Whatever your skill and experience level, you’ll find a wealth of useful information in our free technical library. Replacing a cat back exhaust on a 1986 Mustang can usually be done with a few simple tools. To help you through the process, user-submitted installation guides are available for many of our products. You can also visit our YouTube page and check out informative videos directly from the CJ Pony Parts garage.
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