My name is Fred. I have a gorgeous red, black leather, 5 speed 96 GT Convertible I bought off Ebay from an old gentleman last June with only 46,000 miles. I have restored and owned muscle cars and Corvettes over the years but managed to sell or otherwise lose them when finances got tight. Never thought I would be able to own a neat v-8, rear-wheel drive convertible car again. I came across this site googling about needing an H-pipe or not. My car's previous owner put Flowmasters on it but unless you get on it, it sort of drones along, due to having the H pipe. I want to hear the individual exhaust pulses. Even my 94 Buick Roadmaster LT 1 wagon didn't have an H pipe. Why do I heed it? Also, I doubt I can get a shop to cut it out. Suspect I'll have to buy a steel replacement, cut it out, weld up the holes, and install the pieces myself. Any advice?