Review & Install Video
Hey, everybody. I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and this is my detailed review of the Borla ATAK Axle Back Exhaust System available for your 2015 and up Fastback GT, with your choice of either a black or polished tip. Now right off the bat guys, I can tell you that the ATAK from Borla is going to be for the S550 GT owners out there who are looking for an axle-back. It is going to deliver a lot of volume even with that factory resonator still in place. Now the ATAK is Borla's loudest and most aggressive muffler they offer for the S550 GT here at AM and stands for acoustically tuned applied kinetics, which is basically Borla's way of saying, "This thing is going to be loud, but it's not going to get sloppy or distorted the louder it gets."
And as you guys just heard with the sound clips, this thing is certainly going to deliver that aggressive tone, but my opinion it's a slightly higher pitch tone, especially when compared to the Borla S type muffler, which is a slightly deeper tone. Overall, an easy four out of five of my one to five or one to wake neighbor scale. Again, guys, this is with the factory resonator still in place. Replace that resonator with an X or H pipe, add some long tubes into the equation, and you have essentially pegged the loudness meter. So again guys, to summarize, if loudness is one of the biggest deciding factors when choosing a muffler, the ATAK from Borla and the Corsa's sport muffler are going to be your two top choices here on the site. Now that Borla is certainly going to cost you a lot less compared to the Corsa, and overall it's going to come in around the $700 range, which I think is going to be your average price point for a lot of the big name aftermarket axle-backs, such as Borla, Magnaflow, Cooks, Ford Racing, things like that.
Now if all of those names I just listed, you can expect pretty great quality, 304 grade stainless steel throughout here with the Borla, the patented ATAK series mufflers, two and a half inch mandrel bent tubing, and finally those large orange tips embossed with the Borla logo. Again, you can pick them up on a black chrome finish or a polished finish like I have on the table. The ATAK, much like any other aftermarket exhaust system here axle-back, is a cut and clamp design, meaning it's time to break out the fun tools. Now I myself prefer a Sawzall along with a fresh metal blade, but whatever you have on hand to do some cutting should be just fine. Now, it's not a hard install, but because you do have to cut, I'll call it two out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter, about an hour or two in the garage or driveway before you're making some noise.
All right, guys. To wrap this up here, if you're looking for something that's going to be loud right out of the box and only get louder with supporting mods, such as your mid pipes or long tube headers, then the ATAK is certainly going to be the muffler for you. On the other hand, if you're looking to keep things quiet and stay under the radar, then you might want to consider something else. Either way, learn more about the Borla's stuff for your S550 GT here at AmericanMuscle.com.
Loud Aggressive Sound.
Add a touch of Borla excellence to your 5.0L Coyote powered S550 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 2.5" diameter T-304 stainless steel tubing to improve exhaust flow, this Borla axleback exhaust system features (2) race inspired "ATAK" mufflers with 4" black chromed stainless steel tips that are embossed with the Borla logo for both impressive looks and great sound. Cut & Clamp Installation.
The installation of this Axle-Back Exhaust requires cutting and removing the stock muffler assemblies, and clamping the new muffler assemblies in place. Clamps and instructions are provided. Application.
This Borla ATAK Axle-back exhaust system is designed for use on 2015-2017 GT Fastback and Convertible Mustangs equipped with the Coyote 5.0L V8 engine.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Right muffler assembly
- (1) Left muffler assembly
- (2) Clamps
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
Axle-Back Exhaust Specifications
||Tip Material :
||Black Chromed Stainless Steel |
||2015-2017 GT Fastback|
- Will it fit my Mustang?