(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Justin: The AWE touring system is gonna be a premium cat-back option for the 2018 and newer owners who wanna add a little bit more volume and a much deeper tone, thanks to the inclusion of the H-pipe right here. Now, interested GT owners can also look forward to premium 304 grade stainless throughout along with AWE's drone cancelling 180 technology here, which will lead to a very pleasant in-car experience. This particular system does feature the black diamond tips for around that $1,700 price point. And the install will not involve any cutting or permanent modification. So, call it a straight up one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter with a more detailed walkthrough to come later in the video. So even though AWE has been making quality systems for nearly 20 years now, their first splash into the domestic market was with the S550 Mustang back in 2015 where it quickly became one of the favorites in the category. Now, the American-based company stuck to a pretty simple recipe with their systems and that included a great build, great materials, and even better sound with the touring system that we have here and their more aggressive track system, which you can also find on the site. Now, full disclosure, guys, I'm a huge fan of the touring system from AWE for two big reasons. The volume level and the inclusion of the H-pipe, which is gonna give this system its nice deep tone overall. But going back to the volume, again, this system just offers the right amount of bark to me and it's good enough to come in at a rather robust three out of five on my one to five or one to wake the neighbors scale, not too loud, not too quiet, just right on the money. Now, inside the car on the other hand things remain extremely quiet due to the inclusion of the twin bullet style resonators working with the Touring Series cans but more importantly due to AWE's proprietary 180 technology which is the main culprit in cancelling out any of that annoying drone that can sometimes be a bit problematic especially with these deeper sounding systems. And speaking of that deep tone, let's talk a little bit more about how the Touring helps tone down some of the rasp that is present with the Coyote engine. And again, I come back to that H-pipe shown right here. Now, I would think a majority of the systems in the category and especially at this price point are going to utilize an X-pipe which will really only further help amplify that rasp while the H-pipe that we have here is gonna help deliver some of that lower thumping classic muscle car tone that a lot of Mustang owners are after. Aside from that mid pipe, AWE does also include those bullet style resonators, which we mentioned earlier. And these guys will help kind of round that sound out a little bit more while toning things down ever so slightly making volume levels acceptable for that Touring name. Now, if you like everything about this system in regards to the H-pipe, the killer quality and materials but would prefer more volume overall, then I strongly recommend checking out the Track system also from AWE, which is going to eliminate the mufflers altogether giving you a ton more volume in the process. Let's get back to the touring system that we have here and again, talk a little bit more about the build quality. And AWE is very adamant about using only the best US source materials such as the 304 grade stainless steel from tip to tip. Now, that does include the three inch mandrel bent tubing and it's all hand welded right here in the northeast. Finally, guys, everything will exit out of the quad four inch tips. These are done in the black diamond material which I think looks really killer. It's also been embossed with the AWE logo. And it does cost you a little bit more compared to their traditional polish tips. And if you prefer that traditional look, you can certainly find that system here on the site as well. It's gonna cost you about 100 bucks less than the black options that we have here. Now, I would say that most Mustang owners interested in this kit will probably not have that factory active exhaust system in place. However, if you do and you really love this system, you'd love to get it on your car, you can totally bolt this up to an active exhaust car. However, you would just need to grab AWE's exhaust valve motor bracket in order to avoid any possible check engine light situations. Now, if you have a non-active 2018 or newer GT, you don't need anything extra as this kit will bolt right up without anything else. As far as your install is concerned, well, there really is nothing crazy to expect here guys. Everything bolts right in the place without cutting or permanent modification using some pretty basic hand tools. And to give you a better idea of what's involved for this job, here is a detailed walkthrough along with the tool breakdown. Man: Now, to begin to disassembly of our exhaust, we're gonna use a 15 millimeter socket on our impact gun and disconnect the clamps at the part of the exhaust that connect it to the catalytic converter pipes. Now, we're just gonna loosen up these four bolts on the clamps here, this way our entire exhaust will slide right out. Next using a 13 millimeter socket on our ratchet we're gonna go ahead and disconnect our hangers from the rear of our vehicle. This way we can slide our entire exhaust out as one unit but we're gonna do it with the help of a friend because we actually have our vehicle up on a lift, not down on the ground with jack stands where it would be a little bit easier to do it by yourself. Okay. Using our 13 millimeter, we're gonna go ahead and take out these two bolts here to disconnect our hangers. Next we're gonna move up above the mufflers to get the two hangers that are up there. Show you those in a minute. Okay. Moving back here to the rear, we have two bolts that have to come out of each hanger. Now, we have one going up from the bottom and one coming in from the side. They still utilize a 13 millimeter socket to remove these. So we're gonna go ahead and get these disconnected then we'll get the help of our friend to slide our whole exhaust out. Now, there's one of these hangers on each side. All right. Now we're ready to pull our exhaust. We're gonna get the help of our other installer Nick to give me a hand and we're just gonna unhook these from the crossmember and slide the whole exhaust out as one piece. Now, to begin our install, we're gonna go ahead and slide our H-pipe into place. Now, this utilizes the factory clamps that come off the back of our catalytic converter pipes. So we're gonna use our screw jack to hold it up in place before we get our other piping in, line them up, and slide them in. And for the time being we are gonna leave our clamps loose, this way we can adjust it later on. All right. Next we're gonna go ahead and install one of our mid pipes. Now, this has a built in a resonator for it. We're just go ahead slide this up into place. And make sure you have your new supplied clamp on here before you put it in because then you might have to take your exhaust all back apart just to get this clamp in. Now, we utilize our factory rubber hanger from our original exhaust. We got that in place now. So once we get that up and in there, we can hold this pipe up just using the factory hanger. Now, that that's in place, let's go ahead and get the other side in then we can move on to our mufflers. Now that we have both mid pipes installed, I'm gonna go ahead and put our bolts in for our mid pipe hangers, this way they won't move around on us when we're getting our mufflers in. Next up we're gonna go ahead and get our mufflers put into place once again with our new clamp supplied with the kit. And using our factory hanger, we're gonna go ahead and get this up into place. Okay, now that we've got one of our mufflers in, we still are gonna go ahead and leave our clamps loose for now until we get both mufflers in, then we can go ahead and line everything up where we want it, then we can go back and tighten it all down. Now that we have both mufflers installed, we're gonna go ahead now and go back and tighten everything up. All right. Next we're gonna go ahead and tighten up our rear hangers. We're just gonna reinstall our factory 13 millimeter bolts, then we'll move on to the installation of our tips. Okay. Now that our exhaust is all bolted up, everything tightened and everything leveled out, we're gonna go ahead and get the tips installed. We're just gonna go ahead and slide them on. I already have the clamps installed on the end of our muffler. Slide these over and get them lined up right where we want them. All right. Now that we get the tips on and lined up, we're gonna go ahead and tighten up those clamps, then we'll move over and get the other two on. Well, that wraps it up for the installation of our AWE Touring Edition Exhaust with the black diamond tips. For more videos and parts like these, make sure you give us a visit at americanmuscle.com and give us a follow on YouTube at AmericanMuscle.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Specs & Installation
No Drone. The AWE Touring Edition Cat-Back Exhaust with Diamond Black Tips gives you the traditional muscle car sound without the drone in your 2018-2020 Mustang Fastback. This Cat-Back Exhaust features AWE’s 180 Technology and an H-Pipe with 2 bullet resonators. The results are a loud, throaty and aggressive sound that is sure to get everyone’s attention.
Built to Perform. This Cat-Back Exhaust delivers a maximum gain of 8 hp and 18 ft-lbs. of torque. This increase in torque and horsepower makes for better exhaust flow. The AWE clever free flowing design is built to give you a better performance overall and you won’t have to worry about that irritating check engine light anymore.
Superior Stainless-Steel Construction. Proudly made in the USA, this AWE Cat-Back is handcrafted from U.S.-sourced, CNC mandrel-bent 0.65-inch wall T304 stainless-steel tubing. This super strong tubing is resistant to rust and corrosion. The H-pipe with 2 bullet style resonators showcases 4-inch diamond black double walled exhaust tips.
Easy Bolt-On Design. This exhaust is an easy bolt-on application that does not require any modifications, special tools or specific fitment cuttings. The install time is approximately 2 hours.
Application. The AWE Touring Edition Cat-Back Exhaust with Diamond Black Tips is designed to accommodate all 2018-2020 Ford Mustang GT Fastback models without active exhaust.
Fitment: 2018 2019 2020 Details
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January 02, 2020
I was impressed with the level of noise picked up but this system performs "different" from other systems I have heard. Fire it up and it screams like a muscle car. Give it like 30 seconds, everything quiets down to a slightly louder and deeper then stock gurgle. Stand on it, and it will scream the entire way. Throw it up a few gears and let off the gass into a "coasting" rpm.... The sound of the RPMs rolling off, the "loud" inside the cabin just fading away. Your driving a slightly over stock volume car, with a better tone. First step into a "touring" system from typical cheap performance options. I think I picked a winner.Helpful (1)
December 11, 2018
The exhaust is awesome. Deep throaty sound. Its loud when you start up. Cruising it will get quiet and no drowning. It will get loud when you step on the gas.Helpful (8)
April 16, 2018
If you're able to get your vehicle on a lift it'll be even easier. I used floor jack and stands, easy install. Only took a few hours to do. Sound is amazing, and they look great. I have noticed exhaust drone, pay for the touring if you hate the drone. I got used to the drone.Helpful (12)
April 06, 2018
Hands down the best exhaust money can buy
One word ...WOW!..This exhaust is everything you want in a exhaust .sounds amazing!Helpful (13)
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