Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
July 20, 2013
Put a smile on the wife's face! NICE
AM was out of stock and I put my name on their email notification list. Received the email on Monday, placed order on Tuesday, order shipped Wednesday and arrived on Friday. FREE SHIPPING and excellent price. Took about 1.5 hours after I started the install. I looked everything over closely before starting and looked at a couple of you tube videos. I was amazed at how simple removing the stock exhaust was. I had both completely off in about 20 minutes. The key is to use a ratchet and socket on the 13mm bolts where you can and use a closed end ratchet wrench on the others. Without the ratchet feature it would take much longer. I have some home made 2 x 10 wood ramps that get the car off the ground 6 inches and that was the perfect height to access the mufflers. The main bottom board is 5ft long, the second board is 4ft, then 3ft and the final top board is 2ft. I tapered the front edge of each and put a final 3inch wide fifth board at the back for a stop. Count the number of steps as you drive back on them and then feel the final stop. Easy, low cost and SAFE. The Pypes looked good out of the box. I was surprised that the body had a higher polish than the tips? I plan to try and polish the tips as I have some time. The install went very smooth. Note that the forward bracket on the right (passenger side) has two bolts and the one on the left (Drivers side) has three. I missed one on the left which did not take long to figure out trying to remove the original muffler. Also the rear hanger bars on the Pypes face backwards compared to the factory mufflers. Looks wrong at first but as simple as sliding the hangers on from the other direction. They look GREAT! You can actually slide the stock Ford muffler tip inside the larger Pypes tip. They fit perfect, just very slight tweaking to make them match in the openings and look right. The sound is actually much more quiet inside with the windows up than I expected. These cars are insulated very well. My wife did a drive by and they are awesome. Much nicer than stock. When accelerating they come alive and when stopping and down shifting they are pretty loud. Just cruising at 55 to 75 they are just a notch about stock with zero drone. For the money I don't think you can do any better.