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Borla ATAK Cat-Back Exhaust (13-14 GT; 2013 BOSS 302)

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      Review & Installation 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

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Loud Aggressive Sound
      • "ATAK" Race Inspired Mufflers Included
      • 2.75" Mandrel-Bent Stainless Steel Tubing
      • 4.5" Polished 304 Stainless Steel Tips
      • X-Pipe Assembly Included
      • Smog Legal - When Reusing Your Stock Catalytic Converters
      • Off-Road Use - When Used with Borla Long Tube Headers
      • Fits 2013-2014 GT and BOSS 302 Mustangs


      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.

      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.

      Fitment: 2013 2014 Details

      MPN# 140516

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (29)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 29 customers

      Installation Time: Full Day

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      • January 28, 2020

        3 2013 GT - Mark Installation Time: Weekend

        Excellent product, poor directions

        I am not the fastest installer compared to others who could of finished before me. But once I received my order and reviewed the instructions I figure I would of been finished in a day. Once I received my order it was missing a part and had to wait until the weekend to get that missing piece delivered. The x-pipe was not aligned properly and had to use aircraft straps to bend it into shape so it can fit correctly. The axle pipes were 2-3 inches longer and I had to cut it shorter for it to fit properly onto the x-pipe. Other than that the sound it provided was worth the pain and hassle. I figured spending the amount on money on this product, everything would be up to standards. Especially if everything was aligned, cut, and shipped properly. I can't imagine on the cost it would be if a vehicle shop were had installed them.

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      • April 30, 2019

        5 2014 GT - MW Installation Time: Afternoon

        Excellent Exhaust System!

        I am very please with my new Borla ATAK Cat-Back Exhaust. The sound is extremely aggressive and exactly what I was going for. My mechanic did have to take a couple inches off and readjust the system to fit the car perfectly but it was a non-issue. I would highly recommend this Exhaust for anyone who wants to make their Mustang sound much more aggressive!

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      • March 04, 2019

        5 2013 GT - Kevin Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Borla ATAK Catback 2013 GT

        Exhaust sounds great, really satisfied with the sound. Only problem I had was I took it to an exhaust shop for installation and they cut off the old clamps, and the instructions clearly says in red bold letters to save old clamps for new installation. I either had to wait two days to get new clamps or have them weld the system on. I had it welded to avoid delay. So, if you take it to an exhaust shop, just remember to tell them DONOT damage the old clamps.

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      • November 27, 2018

        5 2014 GT - DavidG Installation Time: Afternoon


        Sounds great, looks great and fits great. Absolutely the best exhaust purchase.

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      • June 04, 2018

        5 2014 GT - SpencerT Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great sound and performance

        A few of the drawbacks; The sleeves supplied to connect from the existing pipes to the new pipes were too long and needed to be shortened by 1.5" to properly align the mufflers. Also, the kit required that you need to use the existing clamps in one location. Unfortunately, upon assembly at the Ford plant, the threaded end of the bolts were facing straight down and were bent from impact with a speed bump. I had to carefully cut the clamps off so that I could re use them. This added more time to the install. The kit should have included all new clamps for the price paid. The benefits include an awesome sound that is as aggressive as advertised. The increased response from the system is also noteworthy. All in all, I am very pleased with the product

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      • May 09, 2018

        Review shared from Borla ATAK Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (13-14 GT; 2013 BOSS 302)

        5 2014 GT - Jakob Installation Time: Afternoon

        Mmmm borla!!!

        Sounds amazing for sure! Not too loud but not the quietest thing around either. Kinda disappointed that the over axle pipes were too long and had to cut them. Also they do not supply new exhaust clamps. You have to cut them off the stock exhaust and re use them. Other then that it sounds and looks amazing! The black chrome tips definitely add too the looks of a black mustang!

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      • April 29, 2018

        5 2014 GT - ShaunL Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250


        The borla atak is phenomenal! It sounds great when WOT! And rev matching with this system is music! I hear a little rattle on my passenger side that wasn’t there before . Imma have to check that out , but other than that it’s great!

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      • April 26, 2018

        4 2014 GT - EdwardJ Installation Time: Afternoon

        Borla Atak System install on 2014 Mustang GT/CS

        Very impressed with the exhaust note. (Music to my ears). Has nice crackling sound during down shifts also. A little issue with the alignment of the forward end pipes on "X" pipe to existing exhaust pipes from engine during installation.

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      • December 22, 2017

        3 2014 GT - JulianT Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250


        Took about 4 hours to install at a local muffler shop parts did not come correct length... they had to cut and weld some parts but overall huge difference compared to stock exhaust. Quiet when cruising but when you get on the pedal it screams.Overall good product

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      • September 13, 2017

        5 2013 GT - WayneM Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great sound

        Nice tone when easing around, screaming when you let the hammer down. Install not bad. Would suggest a lift and another pair of hands. The fit was close to perfect, only cut 1 1/2" off over axle pipes. Love the big chrome tips too. Overall 5 out of 5 stars, a must have

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      Questions & Answers (14 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      How large are the mufflers compared to stock mufflers? Are they larger or smaller width length?

      • The size of the muffler is going to be slightly smaller than the stock mufflers. They are roughly the same width, but shorter length.

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      Is there a specific number or model for just the muffler I can get seperately?

      Will the BBK 1-3/4 in. Ceramic Long Tube Headers fit the Borla cat-back

      • No, this is not compatible with longtube headers. A shorty mid-pipe would be required to use the two products together.

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      What’s the best long tube headers for the Cat-Back Borla ATAK exhaust?

      Will this bolt on directly with pypes cat delete

      • Unfortunately, we can not guarantee fitment when mixing manufacturers and aftermarket exhaust systems.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) X-Pipe Assembly
      • (2) Over-axle pipes
      • (2) Muffler assemblies
      • (2) S/S Accuseal Clamps
      • (2) Protective Sleeves

      Tech Specs

      Axle-Back Exhaust Specifications
      Piping Material: Stainless Steel Tip Material : Polished Stainless Steel
      Piping Size: 2.75" Tip Size: 4.5"
      Muffler Type: Straight-Through Fitment: 2013-2014 GT

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