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Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust - Black Tips (11-12 GT)

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    Features & Details

    • Loud Aggressive Sound
    • "ATAK" Race Inspired Mufflers Included
    • 2.75" Mandrel-Bent Stainless Steel Tubing
    • 4.5" Black Chromed Stainless Steel Tips w/ Embossed Borla Logo
    • Fits 2011-2012 GT and 2012 BOSS 302 Mustangs
    Loud Aggressive Sound. Add a touch of Borla excellence to your Coyote powered S197 GT Mustang with an "ATAK" axle-back exhaust system. A Borla "ATAK" axleback system will significantly increase exhaust flow over the restrictive stock exhaust system for a dramatic increase in rear wheel horsepower and an aggressive muscle car sound that is not for the faint of heart.

    ATAK. Acoustically-Tuned Applied Kinetics, is Borla's newest technology that produces the highest available dB (decibel) levels to pump the volume while retaining clarity of sound, avoiding distortion typically found in louder exhausts.

    High Quality Construction. Manufactured from ultra smooth mandrel bent 2.75" diameter T-304 stainless steel tubing to improve exhaust flow, this Borla axleback exhaust system features (2) race inspired "ATAK" mufflers with 4.5" black chromed stainless steel tips that are embossed with the Borla logo for both impressive looks and great sound.

    Application. This Borla ATAK Axle-Back exhaust system is specifically designed to be a direct bolt on upgrade reusing factory hardware for the 2011-2012 5.0L GT and 2012 BOSS 302 Mustang models.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Right muffler assembly
    • (1) Left muffler assembly
    • (2) Clamps
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Axle-Back Exhaust Specifications
    Piping Material: Stainless Steel Tip Material : Black Chromed Stainless Steel
    Piping Size: 2.75" Tip Size: 4.5"
    Muffler Type: Straight-Through Fitment: 2011-2012 GT & 2012 BOSS 302 Mustangs
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    Questions & Answers (7)

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    My friend has these 2012 borla ataks. I read that it says these don't fit with the 2013-2014. I ended up installing them and they fit just fine (besides the fact they stick out a little more which looks alright to me). So is there any reason I should not have installed them or?

    • Borla makes this axle back exhaust specifically for the 2011-2012 Models, and offers a separate part number for the 13-14. the main difference is the amount that the tips will poke out past the bumper, with the correct year range sitting where Borla intended. If the tips of your exhaust are sitting where they are not interfering with any body components, and the tips sit somewhere you like them, there is no reason not to use these.

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    I purchased my 2011 mustang gt already installed with Roush supercharger. I would like to purchase the borla atak axle back. Would I get same sound result even with the supercharger.

    • The Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust features a loud aggressive sound, so it will definitely be different compared to your set up now. The exhaust tone will simply change.

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    Hey, I was wondering if this product would fit a 2012 V6 Mustang. From what I can tell all of the fitments are the same. Thank you,

    • Unfortunately that Borla ATAK exhaust is designed to fit the 11-12 GT models. However, we do offer the Borla ATAK exhaust for the 11-14 V6 model: https://www.americanmuscle.com/borla-atak-axleback-2011v6.html

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    Will I need any more parts with this? I purchased long tube headers and a shorty x pipe as well.

    • The Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust - Black Tips has everything needed for installation. Please feel free to call or chat in so we can go over your exact set up to ensure fitment.

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    What is the difference between these ATAK mufflers and the ATAK mufflers for 13-14 GT? What is different about the mufflers design/dimensions. The two sets of mufflers appear to be the same?

    • The Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust will vary slightly in the piping included and tip length as the axleback sits slightly further behind the bumper in 13-14 than in 11-12 models. These would not be cross compatible.

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    Customer Reviews (32) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Loudness / Volume 4.875 4.9
    • Exhaust Note 4.916667 4.9
    • Fit & Finish 4.708333 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.458333 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 22, 2018

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Perfect Tone

      I bought my 5.0 used and the previous owner had some aftermarket mufflers installed. It sounded ok but there was a lot of drone and rattle in the cab. My plan is to eventually apply a supercharger, so to start I wanted to open up the exhaust. I first added Kooks long tube headers and high flow cat cross pipes. These definitely opened up the exhaust. You could here exhaust pouring out of the engine. I still wanted more volume from my exhaust! I wanted the loudest I could get out side the car with the least amount of noise on the inside. Any time I heard another mustang with the sound I was looking for I would ask them what they applied and there were many varieties. I would also ask them about the noise in the cab and most of them said the drone in the cab was loud as well. Based on that and the reviews I chose the Borla Attack. I also applied the Borla cat back pipes to make sure I completely opened up the exhaust. This added more to the install which to me is relatively easy, but I do all of my installs myself. I did see a review that commented he wished the alignment out the back was better. He had a shop apply. The alignment is also achieved with the cat back pipes. By rotating the pipes a little you can get your tips perfectly centered. That is another thing I love about these mufflers! The tips look fantastic coming out the back! I got what I wanted the most, when I started it for the first time and heard that growl coming out of the exhaust, it is mean! When you get on it, it screams. I love the sound! When you are on it you can definitely hear it, but when you are rolling down the road, it is much quieter than the aftermarkets that were on before. My wife even commented on how perfect the tone of the exhaust is! It is exactly what I was looking for, it can be really loud or just a nice rumble. I love the look and the sound!

      Michael

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 01, 2018

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Borla ATAK axle back

      Sounds amazing great deep tone and ready to rip the road.

      Jose

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 06, 2018

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Great product

      Great product. In comparison to the stock exhaust it is night and day. Sounds amazing i like how it is quiet at idle but when you pass 3k rpm it wakes up big time. Took a bit longer to install than i had hoped because i had little to no equipment practically installed while it was on ground but i did it and i love the outcome. The price was worth it to me i got my bang out of my buck forsure.

      Leo

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      October 16, 2017

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      AGGRESSIVE!

      Love this exhaust. It's aggressive, deep, and really turns heads. The 4.5" rolled tips are beautiful and still the bumper perfectly.

      IFlyEm

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 17, 2017

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Borla ATAT

      I bought these for my sons 18th birthday. He has a 2011 GT 5.0. He loves them! They are loud but he said that they are fine cruising and he can still hear the stereo. One benefit for me is I can hear how he's driving in the neighborhood. All the way through the neighborhood to the main exit.

      LinwoodB

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 18, 2017

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Great exhaust.

      This axle back exhaust sounds really good. I have the resonators deleted and it just makes it a little bit louder! Had a shop mount them on in 20 minutes for me!

      LandonM

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 10, 2016

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Great decision

      Borla is a great brand if you want your mustang to turn heads a little pricey but all worth it

      Bad10

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      April 05, 2016

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Very Expensive Upgrade With Little Return On Investment

      According to other reviewers on this product (nothing wrong with American Muscle company, they are fantastic), I thought I would be hearing a sound reminiscent of a real old-school, almost straight-pipe set-up, but my expectations were just set way, WAY too high after sifting through the comments here. I really need to learn that most reviewers, reviewing car parts, aren't a very reliable source to base my decision on (and you can say that about my review here, if it makes you feel better). My previous Mustang was a 2008 GT with stock headers, stock mid-pipe, and the Roush Extreme Performance Catback exhaust. It sounded freaking beautiful. Loud at start-up, loud on Idle, loud in the cabin (but not obnoxiously loud) just beautifully loud all the time. It made its presence known. I suppose I just got so used to its sound, that I was expecting it out of the new Borla Atak exhaust for my 2012 GT. I knew the straight pipe, catback sound would be difficult to achieve on an axle-back set-up, but I thought by reading these comments for the Borla Atak's, I would be getting the closest to the Roush Extreme Performance that I possibly could. And, the cost of a quality catback set-up for the 2012 GT was way outside my budget. Keep in mind, I have a bone stock 2012 GT, with only the Borla Atak exhaust. I was excited when I received the exhaust and had them installed by QuickLane. Now after the install was complete, on first start-up my heart kind of sank a little bit. I felt the hurt in my gut. The truth is, the Atak's sound is only marginally louder than stock exhaust. The Atak's sound does have a nice muscle car tone, and like I said, they are just slightly louder than stock, which is no doubt a good thing. WOT sounds good and loud, but it's a 5.0 for God's sake, I wanted that engine to be heard from a block away, and this exhaust doesn't deliver it. Again, I'm so accustomed to my previous 2008 Roush catback's, that the Borla Atak exhaust, for me personally, left too much to be desired. They are very expensive for only a minor change in sound. ONLY UNLESS they are paired with mid-pipes and headers. Then I could understand the potential of the Atak's. I will give a major thumbs-up to the 4.5" tips , with the embossed Borla logo's! They are really beautiful, and they fit the rear valance just right! But I can't justify the cost for just the appearance. Simply put, the Borla Atak's are just an expensive muffler upgrade over stock muffler. You interpret this review however you'd like. I feel like I threw a ton of money at a sub-par set-up, and I should've saved up a bit more and sucked up the cost of a proper catback system. I guess I can live with the Borla Atak's for now, but in time, I WILL eventually swap them out for something more respectable to the 5.0.

      hdgrubb

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 01, 2016

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Monster Sound

      This pony has awoken, and when you want to be heard you will be heard across town. The thing I like most about this exhaust is once you've reached your speed you can hardly tell you have a performance exhaust on.

      RickC

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Devine Tx

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 28, 2015

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Best Axle-backs Available

      After trying two other popular brands of axle-backs, I tried out the ATAK's. The fit wasn't the best but that is because of my off-road x-pipe. The quality and engineering being the ATAK's, and even Borla is worth the price. The bigger tips look great compared to stock or any other brand. I've heard these axle-backs in person paired with long tube headers, off-road x-pipe, off-road h-pipe, and even with the axle-backs alone. They all sound amazing, so whatever else you are doing from the headers back, it'll sound amazing with the ATAK's. I have very little drone only because I have the catless x, but compared to the other axle-backs I had, it has the least drone by far. They aren't obnoxiously loud at all while cruising or at low RPMs even with my catless x. But, the cold start and WOT are very loud and aggressive and sound amazing. DO NOT cheap out with axle-backs. Buy this set. You will not be disappointed.

      Andrew20115oh

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Philadelphia, PA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 09, 2015

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Most Unique Sound for you Mustang

      I am completely satisfied. The sound is just right and doesn't annoy at cruising speeds. The install was easy. Hardest part was removing the Driver side muffler. Took me about 90 min total. It already turns heads.

      Uniballer

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Sandy, OR

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      July 15, 2014

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust

      I found the stock 2011 GT surprisingly quiet for such a powerhouse of a car. Coming from a v6 with Borla's, I got so used to hearing that sweet exhaust note and the stock exhaust just didn't cut it. Even with just the axle back, the ATAK's are about as obnoxious as you can get, and I love it. It has a very distinct roar (yes, roar is the perfect term for this sound) and makes the GT sound like it is one angry car. Letting off the gas at a higher RPM and the popping sounds like a carpet bombing. At a low RPM (<3k) it purrs like a kitten, nice and quiet but once you hit the throttle it screams. If you want to be noticed, buy this exhaust.

      Timmah780

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Edmonton, AB

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 21, 2014

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Awesome Sound

      Just ordered the Borla Atak, took about 4-5 days to arrive. I did the install myself in about an hour, no problem with fitment, fits really good and sounds awesome. Did a lot of homework before I went with the Borla Atak. This is by far the BEST EXHAUST SOUND you can ever have....No REGRETS.....American Muscle, thank you for making this transaction easy...

      GTSteve2012

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Orange County, CA, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 15, 2013

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      The best

      Very happy with these mufflers. They weren't quite as shiney as they are in the picture though..which I expected, but still. A lot louder for just swapping out mufflers, good bit lighter, and look a lot better. When installing, it is a LOT easier to just remove the exhaust hanger mounts, slip the hangers in, and re-bolt up the hanger mounts, then bolt up the mufflers to the rest of the exhaust piping. If you're not an idiot, it only takes about an hour. I'd definitely spend the extra few bucks and get this than some ghetto muffler delete.

      4vMustangGT

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Georgia

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 26, 2013

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      An Exhaust Note that isn't even comparable to stock!

      I decided to get these for my 2012 GT after watching many videos of exhaust comparison. Took 5 days to ship across the country but no big deal, they arrived in a well packaged box with plenty of foam protection around them. I knocked it of a point on fit in the review as it took considerable effort to install on the street, (No Garage, No Driveway) but I managed it eventually. The Hangers were an extremely tight fit and required a bit of muscle power to adjust one of them so that they could clear the tight spaces under the car, but nothing more then a slight 2 degrees. When it comes to the finished product the sound can't even be compared to stock it is so amazing. Allows for a fairly nice and quiet cruising speed so your hands free is still usable while your driving but add just a bit of throttle and the beast wakes up dramatically. If you are thinking about getting it but your not sure then you totally should, it is every bit as awesome as you think it is.

      Jaxx

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Elko, NV, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      July 09, 2013

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Read this if you are considering buying this exhaust!!!

      I have been looking around for an axle back exhaust for my 2012 GT premium for a while, a neighbor of mine recommended the Borla attack for my car and it is the best decision I could have made for my car. If you're looking for an exhaust stop looking at anything else and buy this one immediately. Sound clips of this exhaust do not compare to how amazing this exhaust sounds in person. It is very shuttle when cursing around but when you put your foot on the gas everyone will hear you. Bottom line buy it!!!

      AVan

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Tampa, FL, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 22, 2013

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      One of a kind sound, top notch!!!

      Perfection to my ears, so throaty and raspy, zero drone, like a mustang should sound. Highly satisfied and couldn't ask for a better axleback

      Ponyboy26

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Tennessee

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 17, 2012

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Bravo

      Absolutely fantastic. The sound of the this exhaust is amazing. I might commute in the car just to hear that sound as much as I can. Sounds somewhere between a race car and fighter jet on afterburner. Very clean and crisp sound. I highly recommend!

      TheWall

      Year: 2012 Submodel: Boss Arizona, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      November 11, 2012

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      ATAK exhaust will turn heads.

      The ATAK exhaust has a perfect design sound that will get the attention of any passer by. If you want your muscle car to sound like a muscle car then you really have to go for the BORLA ATAK.

      Timpleton

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Central New York

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      July 29, 2012

      Review from Borla ATAK Axle-Back Exhaust (11-12 GT)

      Amazing Muffler

      First of all, American Muscle delivered this to my house in less than 3 days which I did not expect. Props to them on that. Secondly to the exhaust. This muffler (even if you have not modified the rest of the exhaust) makes the GT sound pretty close to a Shelby Mustang. When my shop installed it and fired it up, it made everyone in the garage turn their heads. Also since the garage was making the tunnel effect, it just made it that much more awesome. I took it to an autocross event today (part of our track used the local drag strip), and it made me proud to own a 5.0 Mustang. Especially when I was between the walls on the strip, I couldn't help but run the car at the higher RPMs to hear that 5.0 roar. So in conclusion, Borla makes a great muffler, especially with the ATAK series. Also American Muscle will be my retailer for many more of my future mods to my Mustang.

      Boaisy

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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