Stainless steel mandrel bent 3" tubing.
Fit and fitment is perfect, and construction is top shelf.
Direct factory fitment to the oem exhaust and head pipes. At this time this is the only y-pipe available to fit the oem exhaust system.
Price is right on par with the high quality product you are buying.
I have been searching for a way to remove the oem cats from my exhaust system on my Ford Raptor without installing headers and a completely new exhaust system. Most of the aftermarket companies that make headers for my truck require their exhaust system to make it work. I only found one header manufacturer that made a set of headers that would work with my oem exhaust.
To my knowledge Bassani is the only one today that manufactures a Catless Y-Pipe for my trucks engine configuration. Their pipe is top shelf quality just like their other exhaust components that they have been producing for years. This is a 3" mandrel bent, stainless steel off-road Catless Y-Pipe that is specifically designed to fit your oem exhaust system without any modifications.
The installation is fairly straight forward and can be done in your garage with the correct tools. We added spark plug antifoulers to help extend our rear O2 sensors out of the exhaust flow. These help to eliminate engine codes later on.
We are already using the Edge Evo HT tuner, so we were able to tune our vehicle for the more free flowing exhaust. If you don't have a tuner you should get one. You will need it to get the full potential out of your more free flowing engine.
We have previously added a more free flowing K&N intake system, along with new plugs, and Granatelli high performance spark plug wires. We are using Kanati Trail Hog tires mounted on Vision Raptor wheels to put our extra power to the ground.
Once we had everything installed, the new tune in place, and finished a short break in period to allow the computer to adjust to the new tune, it was time to see what we had. For me, I can feel a seat of the pants improvement in power, plus a significant improvement in gas mileage when you don't have your foot in it. Sound wise, I notice a crisp header like rasp from my exhaust now, and I like it. It is not too loud or obnoxious like some systems are. We did have an aftermarket exhaust system on it during our trial runs and I found it sounded like we were running glass packs. It was to much for my hearing to deal with, so off it came, and on went the oem exhaust system. I get more engine noise in the cab, then I do exhaust noise, so this set up is all personal preference. I am going for more power, better performance, improved gas mileage, not a quiet vehicle. This set up that I am running currently seems like the perfect combination for my needs.
The bottom line is if you want to remove your cats with the least amount of work, then I suggest taking the Bassani route. The Y-Pipe fits like a glove, and its 3" too boot. I might check out the Bassani muffler system later on, but for now we are still testing what we have, and I like it.