(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- How to Install Borla Axle-Back Exhaust on Your 2011-2012 V6 Mustang
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Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details
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April 30, 2019
V8 Exhaust Tone for V6
You get what you pay for with Borla. Cost is high, so only 3 stars, but Exhaust note at idle and at WOT is perfect. Has a deep aggressive tone to it that hides the possibility that a V6 is under the hood. Won't wake up the neighbors below 2K rpms and is never raspy or poppy going thru the gears as rpm's climb from 2-7K. Only 4 for fit due to the drivers side hanger needing slight bending by hand to maintain perfect alignment of the exhaust exit in the rear splitter opening for it.Helpful (1)
January 22, 2018
Like the sound, hate the price!
The sound of these mufflers is closest to what I wanted for my V6. The low growl at idle better reflects what you'd expect from a mustang. I've put a 1,000 miles on these at all speeds. Unlike cheaper axlebacks that simply amplify exhaust sound and and induce harmonics which rattle the sheet metal, these produce an aggressive note while keeping the interior sound civil. The cost of these are way beyond other axlebacks. Although it may be a result of what's required to manufacture, it puts them beyond most customers willingness to justify for the sake of sound alone. I do feel that there is a perceived better throttle response but, overall performance improvement is negligble.Helpful (8)
July 12, 2016
Borla Touring perfect choice.
Great sound! Not too loud. Perfect selection for me. This has a low husky growling that isn't over powering. Very happy.Helpful (7)
September 14, 2015
Great sound, but not too loud.
The install took about 2ish hours with breaks with it being the first time I have ever installed an exhaust. It took about an hour and fifteen minutes to do the first one since I had no idea what I was doing and barely any time for the second since I knew what to do by the time I got to it. The install was fairly easy with a helping hand, but may take longer to install alone. The most important part is of course the sound, which is loud enough when you floor it to turn heads but quiet enough when you are cruising to have a conversation with the passenger. I actually ended up finding someone selling their set for $300 on craigslist so these were an amazing deal. Even at full price I would definitely recommend getting these.Helpful (8)
May 16, 2015
Just what I was looking for!
Researched for a while and read many reviews before deciding on the Borla Touring set. I wanted a good rumble without being too loud when cruising. These fit the bill perfectly. Nice throb at low speeds, and plenty of sound when I open it up. Took me just under two hours to install by myself with the back end up on ramps. Had to slightly bend the hangers welded to the front of one of the mufflers to get it in good position, but it was easy to do and worked out great. Would have completed the change in less time, but I ended up repositioning one of the ball clamps several times to prevent an exhaust leak. Really liked the sound on the test drive.Helpful (7)
December 23, 2014
their just what everyone said about 5% louder then stock at idle but increase about 25% louder when on the gas. sound good.that said because the money i invested i expected more just me i guess because reviews were spot on. they look awesome and i will complete my review after i drive for a couple months.Helpful (6)
November 20, 2014
Great sound with virtually no inside drone\vibration.
I had put on a set of Basanni's couple weeks ago and the sound was nice and actually a little more aggressive than the Borla Touring. However I could not get over the drone\vibration at 1800-2000 rpm. Having an automatic I also noticed it just when taking off from a stop. Not knocking the Bassanni as I know there are many others that would not mind the drone as I do and I plan on selling them. Totally different with the Borla Touring. While it is not quite as aggressive, it still sounds great. When at cruising speed there is NO drone but you can still hear the slight growl coming from the back. I love them. When you punch it it really roars also. Personal preference but I say they are awesome.Helpful (9)
November 19, 2014
Easy to install sound love it
Perfect fit and easy to install fill more power growl like a lion ill like the tips,if you looking quiet inside and loud outside whe you step the pedal i recommend this Borla touring,Helpful (6)
October 07, 2014
Borla touring mufflers
Great sound,no drone in the car,2014 mustang v6.great fit and finishHelpful (6)
August 31, 2014
Mellower than I thought
I watched a lot of videos at first, decided I wanted the Touring exhaust, than I thought it would be too quiet. Decided on the S-Type, than changed my mind and thought I wanted the Atak. I wanted a nice low rumbling sound, and the Touring seemed to be it. The Pypes Pype Bomb also caught my eye, and watching the vids it seemed it was not really that much louder than stock. Well, the mics on those vids seem to be way off. I purchased the Pype Bomb exhaust, knowing that there are fitment issues, but from reviews I read you could adjust it by moving the mid pipe... partially true. I finally got the Pypes adjusted to where they would fit the exhaust cutouts, but they would still rub on the hanger mounts. They said that the Pypes droned at 2000 - 3000 RPM. True, but they also drone at 1500 when trying to accelerate. They were loud outside, and I was ok with that, but they were obnoxiously loud on the inside too. Not to mention the vibration they were transmitting throughout the cabin. I took them off and decided on the Touring. I wanted the S-Type, but reading the reviews and listening to all of the different videos it seemed like the S-Type would be too loud too. So, for the good part, I was able to remove the stock mufflers and install the Borla Touring in 40 minutes, without having to jack up the car. The fit was sooooo much better than the Pypes Bomb!!! The tips fit exactly the way they should, and the install was as described by scrib74. It was very easy & quick, and as I mentioned they fit perfectly, unlike the Pypes. Now, for the sound... well, after all of the reviews I have read, and the videos I have watched, it seems like they would be a little louder. The Pype Bomb was waaaaayyyy too much, and the Borla Touring is waaaayyy too little. They are like the stock exhaust, plus maybe 5%??? At the most. Sure, if you rev it to red line it might sound more aggressive, but between idle and even 3500 it does not seem much louder at all. I was somewhat disappointed. I was hoping for a little more. Since I cannot return them, I will keep them on the car. They are not bad, but considering that they are only slightly louder than the stock, I don't think they are worth the $583. Don't get me wrong, it is a great product, it fits great, install is easy, but the sound is too mellow. The Touring is too mellow, and the Pype Bomb is too loud & obnoxious. From the reviews I have read the Pype Bomb is louder than the Atak, so I think that the S-Type would have been just right. I wanted to order it, but was afraid it was too loud, judging by the Borla video review of all three. It seems that the mic they used on those vids were too much the opposite of the mics they used for the Pypes Bomb. The Borla is worth its money considering the fit & finish, the 4.5" tips look awesome, but I wanted just a little more sound. The packaging was just right, not too much, not too little (unlike the Pypes), and I liked the fact it came with a hat & some stickers. ;-) It is a great, great product, but would the sound of the vids have been more accurate, I think I would have went with the S-Type. Oh well. :-)Helpful (6)
What exhaust should I get? Alright I have the Borla ATAK exhaust with the BBK Headers and Catted X-Pipe. This set up is a little too loud for me, always wake everybody up in my neigborhood when I leave in the morning. I still want loud, just not ATAK loud. Would the Borla Touring be pretty loud with my set up or should I go with the Type S.
"Touring" would be best. Good sound when you accelerate and a reasonable deep drone while cruising.
Considering the Borla Touring Exhaust for my 2014 convertible. While driving with the top down will we still be able to converse in a normal voice?
While exhaust systems are very subjective, generally we get great feedback from customers regarding exhaust volume and the ability to converse as normal, listen to music at a reasonable volume, etc.
Best sound for AT equipped v6? Looking to upgrade the exhaust note (more rumble/bark without being too loud) on our '11 V6 convertible w/ an AT, and considering the Borla Touring and the Magnaflow 15595. Any preferences between the 2, and any concerns about drone when the trans may be hunting between gears? thanks
I got the borla ATAK and I haven't had any drone so I think you'll be fine with the touring.
(approx) 1 Hour
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|