(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
The Borla Stinger S-Type cat-back should appeal to the 2011 through 2014 V6 owners out there who want to grab a premium cat-back right around that $1,000 price point, and would like one to deliver plenty of volume in the process. Now, the installation is going to get a rather simple one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter from me. Now, Borla is definitely one of the heavy hitters in the aftermarket exhaust category and is oftentimes a favorite with Mustang owners out there, thanks to that premium build we already mentioned, in addition to having a few different offerings for just about anybody. On the low-end side of things here, guys, you have their Touring system, which will definitely be the milder of the three. The Stinger, or the S-Type, that we have in this video is going to be in the middle of the road, followed by the ATAK, which is most certainly going to be the company's most aggressive offering. But for the purposes of this video, again, we are focusing in on the S-Type, or Stinger, here from Borla, obviously, the cat-back version, as you can see. As you heard earlier with our sound clips, this sucker is loud. I mean, for their middle of the road offering, I'm still going four out of five on my patented one to five, or one to Wake the Neighbors scale. Now, that ATAK, well, that's going to get a five out of five from me every day of the week and twice on Sundays. But the S-Type is certainly no slouch in the volume category. Keep in mind here too, guys, that this is still with those factory manifolds and cats still in place. So eliminate those from the equation, and you will peg that Wake the Neighbors scale. For as loud as this thing is, I'm happy to say it does maintain that nice deep tone with the 3.7 that a lot of us really like. I'm also happy to say that this thing stays relatively drone-free while cruising, and that is something Borla has been very good at over the years with their more premium system. Now, don't get me wrong. You're certainly going to hear it coming out the back, of course. But I wouldn't categorize it as drone, and it certainly won't drive you crazy on long trips. Now, one thing I did really enjoy about the S-Type, both the cat-back and even the axle-back, is that you're getting some of those pops and crackles, and backfires in between shifts and coming down off the revs. Personally, guys, I always thought that sounded really cool. Maybe you agree with me. If you don't, well, at least now you're aware of it. Another good way to get some ideas about how this thing might sound or perform on your Mustang, check out the Customer Review section. A lot of good feedback about the S-Type on the product page, and again it's a good way to get some real-world feedback from 3.7 owners out there. Well, let's talk about how the Stinger or the S-Type gets its aggressive tone. Like any other aftermarket exhaust system out there, it all starts with the muffler. Right? You're looking at Borla's patented S-Type muffler here, straight-through by design, even though it takes a small turn. There's no baffles or anything getting in the way, allowing for all that flow, and of course increasing your flow over the factory cans you will be replacing.In addition to those S-Type mufflers, just premium quality throughout, guys. That's Borla's MO, and it certainly is apparent here with the S-Type. I'm talking 304-grade stainless steel, the benchmark material in the aftermarket exhaust world, two and a quarter-inch mandrel-bent tubing, keep in mind, this is the V6 system, all exiting out the rather large, four and a half-inch, slash-cut tip, embossed with that Borla logo. But with anything in life, if you want that high-quality build and nice materials, oftentimes, you have to pay for it. Right? It's not free, and that is the case here with the Borla stuff. You're looking at right around $1,000 for the S-Type cat-back. Keep in mind, if you wanted to grab just the axle-back system itself, you can on the site. It's still going to give you plenty of volume, and it's only going to cost you about $800. So a small difference between the cat-back and the axle-back here, simply because of those over-axle pipes. Ultimately, you have to decide if it's worth it or if it fits in your budget. But let's quickly touch on some of the big points of the installation here with this cat-back. Guys, it is a cat-back. It's a very straightforward. Anybody should be able to tackle this one. So let's call it one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, maybe 30 minutes, an hour, even two hours, depending on your expertise and how fast you like to work. Most of your job will be done using a basic socket set. I always like recommending having a little spray lubricant on hand, WD-40, PB Blast, whatever, just to help you with some rusty bolts, in addition to the rubber exhaust hangers. Last, but not least, all of your work will be done underneath the car. So have a lift read, jack, jack stands, race ramps, a strong uncle, whatever. You just simply need to know you need to get the car in the air. Getting started, you will need to remove that factory system first. So go ahead and grab your 15-millimeter socket and first loosen up the two band clamps closest to your X-pipe, getting them ready for removal. At this point, you can now move to the clamp closest to the muffler. Remove that from the system as well. At this point, you can totally drop those factory over-axle pipes from the car. Now, the only thing hanging from the car should be those factory mufflers. So remove the hanger using your socket set, removing the actual physical hanger from the car, and then remove the hanger from the factory muffler once it has been uninstalled. With those hangers transferred over to the new mufflers, go ahead and hang them from the car, loosely tightening some of the bolts on the hangers. But don't overtighten them yet, as you will need to make some small tweaks. Now, you can go ahead and install the over-axle pipes from Borla using those two band clamps that you removed in the very first step, and then secure the clamp closest to the muffler using again the factory clamp you already removed. Now, with the entire system hung and everything still kind of loose, at this point, I like to recommend grabbing a buddy. Have them help you hold those tips in place in the openings in the rear bumper, as you tighten down all of the clamps. This way, they stay nice and square, and even for you. Once everything is tight, your installation is complete. The Borla Stinger S-Type is a tried and true system with a number of different Mustangs out there, and will give you plenty of volume, along with a high-quality build for right around $1,000, which you can grab right here at americanmuscle.com.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
|Piping Material:||Stainless Steel||Tip Material :||Polished Stainless Steel|
|Piping Size:||2.25"||Tip Size:||4.5"|
|Muffler Type:||Straight-through||Fitment:||2011-2014 V6 Mustangs|
July 28, 2019
Borla S Type Cat Back Review
The product fit well. Looks great makes the car look very aggresssive with the large exhuast tips. As for the sound, it is very aggressive on the gas but quiet when you are just driving. Perfect for someone who wants to spice up the sound without being annoyed by the exhaust while driving distancesHelpful (0)
December 14, 2018
Awaken the beast!
I was kind of skeptical on spending the money on this cat back system, but once the install was complete and I heard the first cold start, I was blown away! I have long tube headers with a catless x pipe which is notorious for rasp, but with these I don’t even hear a bit of it!!! It sounds so much deeper and smoother than my previous system and I couldn’t be happier. It really awakens the beast in a sense of sound clarity. Would definitely recommend these to anyone that is really wanting the best sound for their 3.7 period!Helpful (3)
November 28, 2018
A great look and an amazing sound! I love the way it crackles. It makes peoples head turn and stare. It was worth every penny! Ive seen and heard a few othe exhausts and its not even a competition, borla is king!Helpful (3)
October 30, 2018
New system installed
Just got my new system installed took about a 1 hour. has a nice tone when you start up little more deeper than stock . when running Thur the gears at low speed you get a nice compression crackle between shifts witch reminds me of older mussel cars in the day.When you crank on it really wines up nice .On the freeway in 5 th gear you get a little drone but not enough to make me go crazy. Over all I am really pleads with the system and glad i bought it.Helpful (3)
October 13, 2018
Love the sound got some power also love the 4 inch tipsHelpful (3)
March 06, 2018
The sound is way better in person. Install is pretty straight forward.Helpful (5)
December 11, 2017
This was the tie together
If you're hesitating on this cat back system, GET IT. This system is worth so much more than the price you'll pay for it and you'll enjoy it for years to come. When it's first installed it's a little raspy, but after a few hundred miles the tone mellows out and becomes something of pure joy to listen to. It has a beautiful sound at idle and under normal driving conditions, but when you drive WOT, WOW does it scream!! If I had to shell out the money for this again or go with something cheaper, I'd gladly repurchase this product. Borla is top shelf!!Helpful (7)
September 17, 2017
I recommend any catback exhaust system that borla produces a little pricey but I think it's worth it the sound is out of this world I also think it does add some hp wish I had done this a long time agoHelpful (7)
June 19, 2017
Best of the best, was louder than i expected, most think i drive a v8Helpful (6)
April 01, 2017
Don't waste your money
Will make your car sound like a riced out Honda. AM said it has a deep muscle car sound but that is 100 not true. Completely disappointed in AM and this product. Save your money and do not buyHelpful (13)
2 Questions, I was thinking about getting the BBK Catted X-pipe along w/ the BBK Shorty Headers and I saw two different answers that one, this will not fit the catted x-pipes and the other saying it will so my first question is will the Stinger fit onto the x-pipes without anything else? And my second question is what's the difference between the Stinger S-type and the Pypes Mid-muffler Exhaust, I like that they're both deep sounding but other than that is there anything major separating them?
Want to purchase this along with BBK shorty headers for my V6 and I'm brand new to modding. Will this cat-back fit directly to the BBK shorty headers? Or am I going to need to purchase the Cut and Clamp X pipe from ford performance as well to complete the set up?
If you have the factory mid-pipe this system will fit your car.
Do I need any other parts to install? Pretty new to mods and but I know a I want a cat back first.
No other parts are needed for install.
Is there a black tip version for v6?
At the time we are not offering a black tipped version of this exhaust.
Are these legal in New York City, and is this just a out the box product do I have to do anything els to my stock v6 automatic mustang to fit this exhaust
We would suggest reaching out to your local city ordinances as we are unaware as to the legality of this cat back in your city. This will indeed be a direct bolt on upgrade for your 11-14 V6.
You would need V6 specific headers and an accompanying mid-pipe for the headers to fit with this exhaust.
Due to the size difference between the borla and the bbk, they would not be able to directly fit together without the use of a reducer.
The Borla Stinger S-Type Cat-Back Exhaust will be a 2.24" size tubing which will be what you need for clamps as well.
Hey Buzz, Generally cat backs have no effect on emissions and can pass any state testing. With that being said there is a decibel level in Cali a system must remain under and though this is for a v6 you are altering the level of sound. But overall this system should pass Cali regulations without a problem.
Hello! With the Borla Stinger S-Type Cat-Back Exhaust you would be able to run any Long Tube Header that would fit an 11-14 V6 Ford Mustang.
Yes, this catback is designed to use a stock X pipe attachment and the BBK fits the same as factory.
Hi, This Borla Stinger S-Type Cat-Back Exhaust will bolt up after your catalytic converters, which should still be attached after you Shorty headers.
No tune required. Just install and enjoy!
At 2000 RPM, you should be going about 80-84mph. I have not heard any drone at this speed and go even faster (about 90-100 on I-45 in Texas) on a regular basis with no problems. The sound is beautiful, and when you first put the exhaust on, it will have that old school bubble/pop to it. That goes away in about a month, sometimes sooner. I use my Mustang as a daily driver and only have about 10 miles to go until I have 40,000 miles on it. I put this exhaust on around 31,000. I love it, personally, and the sound is great! It definitely is a head turner. So to answer your question, they will not be too loud for distance traveling.
Yes it will I have that same set up just with a flowmaster catback...same thjng thou in the end...bolts right up