Review & Install Video
Plain and simple, you should be looking into the ATAK from Borla if you're after one of the more aggressive systems available for your Coyote-powered S197, and you don't mind throwing down a decent chunk of change to get all of that sound from a premium brand or system like Borla. Now prospective buyers can look forward to 304 grade stainless steel throughout here, including the sound shaping X-pipe, all for just south of the $1,600 price tag. The bolt-on, no modification install will get a simple one outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter from me, and we will have more on that later on in the video. Now for those who don't know, ATAK stands for Acoustically-Tuned Applied Kinetics, and it's Borla's patented tech that basically allows for plenty of volume, but without any of the distortion that can sometimes dirty up the tone a little bit with an aggressive system like this. And as you guys heard with our sound clips, this thing certainly doesn't disappoint in the volume department. As I mentioned earlier, you're getting boatloads of both volume and tone here with the ATAK, and that's certainly going to be one of the most aggressive systems for your S197 GT. So breaking out my tried and true wake the neighbors scale here, guys, I'm going full blown five out of five here with the ATAK, and it was an easy one for me because this is Borla's most aggressive system, and is easily on par with other heavy hitters in the category, such as your Corsa Extreme, or even your Flowmaster Outlaw.Now one thing that stood out to me about the ATAK is that below 4000 or so RPM here, this system doesn't really blow you away, but once you get above that, the boiler really comes to life and at that point it starts screaming. I noticed a lotta popping and backfiring also with this system coming down off the rev, in between shifts, things like that, in addition to all of that volume, which is something that I really enjoy, hell, maybe you guys do as well. But moving inside the car on the other hand, you do hear this system when hammering on it, but at the same time the typical problem areas or drone areas didn't really produce anything worth mentioning. But moving on to the construction and materials here with the Borla, and again, nothing but the best, the cream of the crop, I mean Borla, they've been doing this a long time, and it really does show with the quality of their build. This does include 304 grade stainless steal throughout, including the two and three quarter inch mandrel-bent tubing, the X-pipe of course, and the straight through ATAK series mufflers here, all exiting out the category leading four and a half inch tips, which do do a great job of filling out the voids in the rear bumper.Now this probably goes without saying, but the Borla stuff doesn't exactly come cheap, in fact far from it. Case in point here, guys, the ATAK cat-back for the S197 is gonna hit you for just south of 1,600 bones, making this one of the more expensive systems in the category, along with the Corsa systems, but for the owners who really do appreciate that quality or craftsmanship here, it is a worthy investment. But switching gears, let's quickly talk about the install, and since you are looking at a 100% bolt-on job, expect a rather easy one outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter here, and maybe an hour or two of your time, depending on your setup and just how fast you like to work. Tool wise, you're really looking at a basic socket set, maybe some spray lube to help you with some rusty bolts and rubber exhaust hangers, and then last but not least, you do need to get the car up in the air, whether it be a lift, jack and jack stands, or race ramps, whatever you have access to. Getting started, you'll obviously need to remove that factory system first. Now this can be done by removing the clamps nearest the engine and the clamps closest to the muffler, you'll also need to remove the hanger securing those mufflers to the car. With the factory system out of the way, you can move those hangers over to the new Borla ATAK mufflers here and prep the rest of the system for the installation. I always recommend starting from front to back here, so get that X-pipe in pace first, followed by the over axle pipes. Now at this point you can get to work on installing the mufflers, getting them in place of course, and securing them to the car with the hangers you removed from the factory mufflers, along with those bolts in the very first step. Now move on to the clamps closest to the muffler but don't fully tighten those things down quite yet because you wanna make sure you have these massive four and a half inch tips positioned perfectly in the bumper openings. Now once you have everything in place, go ahead and torque down all of your clamps and bolts, and your installation is complete.Wrapping things up here guys, if you want one of the most aggressive systems from one of the most trusted names in the world of aftermarket exhaust, you'll have to check out the ATAK right here at americanmuscle.com.
Loud Aggressive Sound.
Add a touch of Borla excellence to your GT Mustang with an "ATAK" catback exhaust system. A Borla "ATAK" catback system will significantly increase exhaust flow over the restrictive stock exhaust system for a dramatic increase in 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. Street or Off-road Use.
The Borla ATAK Cat-Back Exhaust X-Pipe bolts up directly behind the stock catalytic converters making your Mustang 100% smog-legal. Or it can be installed with Borlas XR-1 Long Tube Headers
, deleting the stock cats for even more power making it perfect for off-road use. High Quality Construction.
Constructed from ultra smooth mandrel bent 2.75" stainless steel tubing to improve exhaust flow the Borla catback exhaust system features two race inspired "ATAK" mufflers with 4.5" polished stainless steel slant tips for aggressive sound and impressive looks. Application.
This Borla ATAK Cat-Back Exhaust System with included X-Pipe has a versatile design that allows it to fit 2013-2014 GT and BOSS 302 Mustangs equipped with either the stock manifolds or aftermarket shorty headers installed. Or it can be installed on 2013-2014 GT and BOSS 302 Mustangs with a set of Borlas XR-1 Long Tube Headers
by deleting the catalytic converters.
Installation Note. When installing this X-Pipe/Cat-Back kit on a BOSS 302 Mustang you will loose the functionality of the factory Side Exhaust pipes.
Tech Note: By removing the catalytic converters, this exhaust is no longer legal for use on pollution controlled motor vehicles and will be intended for off-road use only.
CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65
- What's in the Box
- (1) X-Pipe Assembly
- (2) Over-axle pipes
- (2) Muffler assemblies
- (2) S/S Accuseal Clamps
- (2) Protective Sleeves
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
Axle-Back Exhaust Specifications
||Tip Material :
||Polished Stainless Steel
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Boss 302 - 13
- GT - 13, 14