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Porsche 996 Carrera Cat Bypass X-Pipe (1999-2004)

BD488.314
(4 reviews) Write a Review
SKU:
FS.POR.996.CBX
HP (whp):
+33
TQ (ft/lbs):
+41
WT (lbs):
-25
  • Universal O2 Spacers with Catalytic Converters scrub the exhaust and lengthen the distance between the O2 sensor(s) and the exhaust flow to reduce the chance of a CEL.

Dramatically improve mid/high end power by replacing the catalytic converters with a free-flowing x-pipe while adding aggressive sports car sound and throttle response. For track and off-road use only and is used by many Rolex Grand Am race teams as well as PCA/POC and HPDE drivers.                                   

SOUND:

This system will provide a significant increase in volume over the factory system, while also smoothing out the exhaust note.

POWER:

We dyno developed this system to make the most possible power in the top of the power band. Above 3500rpm you will experience huge power gains. We saw 33 whp and 41 ft-lbs on our Dynojet.

FEATURES:

  • Fits all Porsche 996 Carrera vehicles 1998-2004

  • Improves horsepower and torque by 33 whp and 41 ft-lbs

  • Saves 25 lbs from the rear of the vehicle

  • For track and off-road use only

  • Adds an aggressive exhaust tone

  • Constructed from mandrel bent T304L stainless steel
  • Simple DIY bolt-on installation, no cutting or welding required

  • All Fabspeed performance products are backed by the Fabspeed Lifetime Warranty

NOTE: The Catbypass X-Pipe provides dramatic power increases in the mid to high end of the RPM range.  Street drivers may notice a small torque loss at low RPM's, which is why we recommend the Sportcat X-Pipe for street applications.  Please also bear in mind that this system does not include catalytic converters, so the Check Engine Light (CEL) will most likely be triggered. This is not an indication of any actual issue with the engine, and does not prevent normal vehicle operation. 

DISCLAIMER: This product removes the OEM catalytic converters from the vehicle, and as such, is strictly intended for closed track events and off-road use only, never to be driven on public roads. This product is or contains a Racing Cat Bypass Pipe, which will give you check engine lights on OBD2 cars. We suggest pairing this product with racing software to prevent fault codes and check engine lights. Racing Cat Bypass Pipes are solely intended for track and race cars as they are NOT California Air Resources Board Certified and not EPA certified. You are hereby informed and warned to check your local, state, and federals laws before buying and installing these or any aftermarket parts to be sure whether usage is in violation. All installation-risk and use-risk is borne by the end-user and installer of these parts.

HP (whp):
+33
TQ (ft/lbs):
+41
WT (lbs):
-25

4 Reviews

  • 5
    Porsche 996 Carrera Cat Bypass X-Pipe (1999-2004)

    Posted by Christopher LaTourette on 14th May 2020

    Fitment is perfect, bolts right up and proper placement for O2 sensors. Sound is not too noticable while idling however once about 3k RPM sounds beautiful. Throttle respone is improved as well. Expert craftsmanship and great customer support too. Couldn't be happier.

  • 5
    996 cat delete

    Posted by Anonymus on 14th Apr 2014

    This x-pipe is awesome. Much more power and great sound. Keeping up with the GT3s on the track.

  • 5
    Proper Porsche Sound

    Posted by Bill on 2nd Apr 2014

    Thank you very much! Your exhaust made my Porsche sound like a proper Porsche flat 6 should sound. Also I did the install myself in my garage and the fitment is great, and the hardware you supplied was top notch. Thanks again.

  • 4
    996 Carrera Catbypass

    Posted by Carlo C. on 12th Mar 2014

    Thanks a lot for the quick shipping. I placed the order and everything showed up at my door in less than 24 hours!(Btw I really appreciate that you guys ship via international priority and also marked the value as $40) Amazing! I installed the cat bypass for the 996 last night and it sounds great. Fitment was pretty close to spot on as well. I will definitely order from you guys again and will recommend you to all my friends.

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