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Kooks Performance Axle-Back Exhaust (11-14 GT)

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$585.99

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  • MPN #60-43-Axleback
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Features
  • Aggressive muscle car exhaust note
  • 3" oval race mufflers
  • Direct OEM replacement upgrade
  • 2-3/4" to 3" stainless steel tubing
  • 4" Polished T304 stainless steel tips
  • Fits 2011-2014 GT Mustangs
Description
Aggressive Exhaust Note. Give your 5.0 Coyote powered Mustang the loud aggressive exhaust note of a classic 60's muscle car with a Kooks Performance Axle-Back Exhaust system, that features stainless steel race mufflers. Durable Stainless Steel Construction. Constructed from 2-3/4" to 3" diameter stainless steel tubing for strength and corrosion resistance, this Kooks Performance Axle-Back exhaust system features two high flow 3" Oval Race Mufflers that end with 4" polished T304 stainless steel slant cut exhaust tips.

Application. This Kooks Performance Axle-Back Exhaust Kit is specifically designed to fit the 2011-2014 GT Mustangs with the Coyote 5.0L 4 Valve V8 engine.

Mustang Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Axleback Muffler assemblies
Installation Info

Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour

Difficulty Level:Advanced mechanical skills required.

Tech Specs
Axleback Exhaust Specifications
Piping Material: Stainless Steel Tip Material : Polished 304 Stainless Steel
Piping Size: 2-3/4" to 3" Tip Size: 4"
Muffler Type: Race Muffler Fitment: 2011-2014 GT Mustangs
Fitment
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
KICKS #%@!!!!!

Sound is just right, Fitment and Quality is phenomonal! 0 DRONE! Makes me want a pair on my wifes FLEX!

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3/5
Good and Bad....

Installed this axe-back on my '12 GT. Sounds great at start up, very deep! When revving lightly(1-2K) before taking off, it sounds great! There is a nice rumble and deep tone! Deceleration also sounds

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Stuck between two choices. I like these and the flowmaster outlaws. I like these looks better, but sound is more important to me than looks. The outlaws sound deeper than these just from online searches I mean. Anyone here familiar with both. I like loyd but not obnoxious. But I'm afraid this are more high pitch then deep. Can you help me out please. Thanks

miteymike Year: 2012 Model: GT

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  • Although I've never owned the Outlaws, I have had the Hushpowers, which is considerably quieter. That being said, I personally feel that the Outlaws would be too loud for a daily driver unless that's what you like - LOUD - all the time.The Hushpowers had a sort of deep tone, yet not near as deep in my opinion as the Kooks. I really didn't like the glasspack-type sound that the Hushpowers produced off-idle and above. They were very bubbly sounding to me. Not so with the Kooks system, just real muscle car sound. I believe the Outlaws, being a smaller muffler, would have to be much louder and tend to sound even more glasspack-like - popping, etc. Hope this helps!

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    Cov12 Year: 2012 Model: GT

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Anyone know the HP increase with the Kooks exhaust? Just installed...LOVE the old school sound, deep idle w/o being obnoxiously loud. Great fit and finish. These must increase HP...just wondering by how much.

JohnnyRock Year: 2013 Model: GT

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  • 5 Stars .77 77%
  • 4 Stars .15 15%
  • 3 Stars .08 8%
  • 2 Stars 0 0%
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4.7

out of 5 stars

12 Customers Recommend this Product

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Loudness / Volume: 4.461538 4.5/5
  • Exhaust Note: 4.923077 4.9/5
  • Fit & Finish: 4.923077 4.9/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 4.538462 4.5/5
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  • 5/5

    KICKS #%@!!!!!

    May 09, 2012

    Sound is just right, Fitment and Quality is phenomonal! 0 DRONE! Makes me want a pair on my wifes FLEX!

    RecentConvert

    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Detroit

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  • 3/5

    Good and Bad....

    September 07, 2012

    Installed this axe-back on my '12 GT. Sounds great at start up, very deep! When revving lightly(1-2K) before taking off, it sounds great! There is a nice rumble and deep tone! Deceleration also sounds awesome! My only complaint is at WOT, the sound seems to noticeably drown out. If WOT was louder, it would be the perfect exhaust! Looks like I'm going to switch to the Flowmaster Outlaw.

    Mark17

    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3

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  • 5/5

    Kooks is where it is at.

    December 01, 2014

    I am the person who does hours of research, watches tons of youtube videos and looks at tons of reviews. I also talked to the American Muscle live chat employees to help me as well. I want it all, i want no drone and good sound, less weight and good looking products. I was going to get either Borla or Corsa because I heard they have no drone and that is why they have the price point that they do. however a live chat employee told me that the Kooks brand would give me the same sound and no drone for a fraction of the price. I decided to trust his advice and I am certainly glad that I did it should definitely sound like this from the factory. I'm very happy with the quality,the finish, the look and the sound that this system makes. Of course there is sound when you press the gas but driving on the highway is quiet. I would buy again.

    smoove7

    Year: 2014 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Arizona, USA

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  • 5/5

    Exceptional quality

    January 18, 2013

    I have always heard KOOKS products were very good, and I was not disappointed at all with this axle-back. Very high quality and I could not ask for a better fit and finish. Its not the loudest axle-back out there, but it is perfect if you have plans to remove the factory resonators, or install an offroad midpipe.

    Mustang4v

    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Regina, SK, Canada

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  • 5/5

    Deep muscle car sound

    November 17, 2012

    I spent days researching watching videos and reading reviews. I decided to go with Kooks because of the reputation they have, and the sound on a few videos. They took maybe 45 min to install very straight forward, perfect fit! At first start up to idle they have a nice low and deep sound, not crazy loud but definitely enough to know the sound is coming from a 5.0. At wide open throttle these come to life!! Cruising at highway speed there is no drone. I am very happy with these, I didn't want the ricer sound that a lot of axle backs have and these definitely do not. True mustang sound!!! Well worth the money the welds are true craftsmanship you can not go wrong with Kooks!

    Ryan4C

    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5 Downham Market, Norfolk, UK

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  • 5/5

    Best axle-back exhaust for the 5.0 - Period!

    August 28, 2012

    I've owned over a dozen Mustangs in the last 20+ years with tons of modifications being made to each one. Exhaust sound and look has always been a big deal to me, and I can honestly say the Kooks axle back is by far my favorite exhaust to date. The fit and finish is superb and the sound is amazing, not too loud, but just right, and no noticable drone. Installation is also breeze if you know your way around a car. I would definitly recommend this exhaust to anyone who wants their 5.0 to sound as bad as it looks. Kooks is more expensive than some, but the quality is well worth it.

    Cov12

    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 10+ SC

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  • 5/5

    Great sound

    February 17, 2012

    Install was simple, the axle backs are a light compared to the OEM axlebacks. Love the exhaust note, it sounds exhilarating when stomping on it. Quality is top notch and the welds look great.

    shtick

    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Georgia

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  • 4/5

    Great low rumble

    May 24, 2013

    They sound very good, give the low rumble I was looking for without being overpowering. Not to bad to install, just wish I knew about the need to drop the pan head bar to get the stock mufflers out. So if your doing them make sure you look up how to do that or you'll never get them out.

    Sepp

    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 3

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  • 5/5

    Kook's on a Boss Laguna

    October 06, 2013

    Added the Kook's axle back to my '13 BOss LS. Install was simple and direct, there are a few helpful hints on the web such as to pull the mid-pipes to help and/or drop the hangers. I had to do both on the Driver's side, but still simple. Sound is WAY deep and throaty, but I added for the ~29#'s weight savings and a bit more open exhaust so I could delete the Boss side pipes...a bit high school those side pipes for me. WIth side pipes pulled saved 40#'s or more. For those of potential concern...I do track my car and go to Laguna Seca on 90db days. I was VERY concerned this might be an issue, but it passed no problem.

    MitchMar

    Year: 2013 Model: Boss Driving Style: Race 'Stangs I have owned: 4 California, USA

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  • 4/5

    Nice compromise

    September 04, 2013

    Initially purchased Flowmaster Outlaws and they sounded awesome, but embarrassingly loud. AM was helpful in recommending the Kooks. Beautifully crafted. Felt lazy after I installed the outlaws so I went to Midas and they did a fine job. Best feature is the rumble at idle, otherwise pretty tame but satisfying. The kooks look much better then the outlaws, IMHO.

    TrueNorth

    Year: 2013 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Massachusetts, USA

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