TRANSFORM YOUR CAR
June 09, 2012
WOW. Bought from AM and pipe came in the mail about a week later.
Had a shop install it, they said the install went great but they had to alter the pipe a tiny bit (bore a hole 1mm wider) to fit the passenger side O2 sensor in it, and that it was a bit of a reach. Not a problem though! Took 45mins to install with one mechanic doing it. Cost me 124 bucks at a high-end muffler shop.
Before reading on, consider that I have Pypes Violator axlebacks. They're chambered mufflers, but they're high flow and loud. Not quite straight pipes, but close. Not as loud or raw as Pypes Bomb.
This is LOUD! driving home from the shop I was scared to even let it above 2000RPM! Immediately turned heads everywhere I went. This is LOUDDD. You can creep quietly through a neighborhood if you have to, but if you need to accelerate.. game over.. haha.. Idle past cops.
Takes a bit of getting used to! After the drive home from the shop I sort of felt like I rap]ed my GT. This innocent pony was now snarling, screaming and growling as if it's mad at me... wasn't sure I loved it until I did some driving later that night...I fell in love with the sound. It's a challenge keeping the car quiet driving downtown and in neighborhoods, but I love doing it (saves me gas too, up 2 MPG). As soon as you add power, the raspy sound will come out at any RPM range. with full power, the entire band is LOUD and it opens up at about 2000, from 2000 to 3500 it gets a bit raspy, but as soon as you get it over 3500 it turns into a beautiful smooth tuned race sound. I love merging onto roads and watching other drivers faces when they hear it..
Oh, and when you start it up the hairs on the back of your neck will stand up. The sound itself is raw and raspy... but not in a bad way.. you can almost hear each cylinder fire, and it seems that having virtually the same flow out of each pipe allows this. If you don't love it at first, you will learn to love it. Goes very well with my violators.
I don't even have a tune for it yet (waiting for tuner in mail) but the car breathes so much better above 4000. It reaches redline much faster. Definitely feel the horses. Pipe makes it sound like im packing 700 of em, too.
BANG FOR YOUR BUCK:
Absolutely. Everywhere you go, your car will turn heads. Floor it, and everyone in the town will be looking for the source of that great noise. Puts Lambos and Ferraris to shame ;) Girls love it, too.
Also note that without the catalytic converters, your exhaust is quite a bit more smelly, and you'll often catch a sniff of it at a light or cruising windows down.
Warning: This is loud. Scary loud and agressive. If you don't want your Mustang to sound like a 700hp race car, don't buy it.
I hope this review helped! Thanks AM, you guys are the best.