The adapter plates are 1.25" thick, and yes it allows everything to still fit under a stock hood. (They are for sale BTW). As far as the x-pipe goes, I have a welder, so I was able to cut and weld it myself.Exactly how was the X pipe modified? I mean is the difference so slight that you could bolt up one side and apply heat to the pipe and coax it to bend slight enough to bolt in?
Or does it involve more work?
I ask this because in the event of major alteration I would not want to have to tow the car to a muffler shop.