Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com. This is my detailed review and breakdown of the CGS axle-back exhaust system fitting your 2005 through 2010 GT. In this video, I'm going to talk about who this might appeal to, the sound that you're going to be getting out of this axle-back, what you should expect to be paying. And then a little bit later we're going to take a quick look at the installation where you're going to be looking at a solid one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and an hour to get this system onto your car. This axle-back I have here in front of me today should appeal to any Mustang owner that's going to be looking for a minimal to a modest bump in sound and tone but not something that's going to make your neighbors hate you as well as burning a hole in your pocket, which I'll talk about a little bit later. This axle-back is going to feature a chambered muffler design which essentially means that you're going to have a bunch of cavities inside of the muffler itself which is going to help eat up sound as well as increasing your Mustang's tone. Right off the bat I do want to mention that this system I do have here in front of me today is going to be a little bit on the quieter side in terms of a decibel level but it is going to increase your Mustang exhaust tone to give you a little bit more of a thick and beefier sound. I do want to mention that if you're going to be looking for something a little bit on the louder side we've got a ton of different options on the website. Which can range from anything from a race style muffler to a little bit more of an opened up chambered style, kind of like a Flowmaster, as well as having muffler deletes. I do want to mention that this is going to be something that's pretty similar in my opinion to a Magnaflow system whereas you'd be paying a couple of hundred dollars more. With this system right here you're not going to have to shell out the extra cash for that sound as well as build quality. At the end of the day whichever system you're going to be going for is going to complement your taste as well was what you're looking to get out of it in terms of sound as well as tone. One thing that I definitely like about this system is that it's going to have a chambered setup which essentially means that you're going to have a bunch of different crevices inside of here which is going to change the overall tone. This could be good for a 3-valve 4.6 owner out there that's running, say, a set of long tubes and an off-road H-pipe and then maybe wants to get out of something that's too loud and into a chambered system. Which is going to eat up a little bit more of that feedback which could be that snap, crackle, and pop that you hear when you're coming off the gas. Again, depending on the sound that you're after this is really going to come down to personal preference. Again, I think this is going to provide the GT a little bit more of a modest bump in tone but not something that's going to be really excessively noisy on the decibel level. What you should be expecting in terms of sound, it's going to be a minimal bump in the decibel level. I want you to focus more on the tone that this is going to be producing in comparison to your stock system. Again, I personally think this is going to be on par with what Magnaflow systems produce which is going to be a little bit more on the quieter side in terms of decibel level but more thick and rich tone. You're not going to have any excess feedback which could be snap, crackle and popping coming off of the gas as well as not having any drone inside of the cabin. At the end of the day I would give this a one out of five on the loudness meter. In terms of the mufflers, just like I had said previously, this is going to feature a chambered style which does have a tendency to be a little bit more on the quieter side. Depending on the outfit that you're looking for like Flowmaster it might open it up a little bit, but again I do personally think that these do sound like a Magnaflow system which is going to be a little bit on the quieter side in terms of sound. The tone is going to be there which is going to give your GT a little bit more of a thick and well-rounded sound. Additionally we're going to see this axle-back is going to feature welded seams as well as having a four-inch polished tip with a CGS logo that's going to be embossed right into it. One thing that I do want to point out here is that this is going to be a little bit more of a budget exhaust system. Given that you're going to have 304 stainless here, that's going to be one of the best materials that you can put on your car as they're not going to corrode over time. In comparison to 409, they're going to be that much more tough. One thing I don't like about this system, in my personal opinion, and it's just a pet peeve of mine despite the system being under the car, is that the welds are a little bit on the sloppy side. Given with most, if not all, exhaust manufacturers out there today they're going to feature some kind of robotic welding as well as having someone either in post production doing something by hand. But I do want to say that coming into the muffler from the tip it's a little bit on the sloppier side. At the end of the day it's something that would be in the back of my head. Again, it's going to be under your car where you're not going to be seeing it. In terms of the pricing here, guys, you should expect to be spending only about 400 bucks for this kit which in my opinion is pretty aggressive considering that most if not all axle-backs do have a tendency to get up there in terms of the pricing. For the $400 price here you are going to be getting into MBRP as well as Flowmaster territory which again at the end of the day they will have a little bit more of a different sound. If you're going to be looking for something that's going to be a little bit more on the high pitched or metallic side or that stereotypical Flowmaster sound, I might suggest checking that out. At the end of the day if you're going to be looking for something that's going to give you a minimal to a modest bump in terms of sound but not really that decibel level, this is going to be the perfect system for you.In terms of the installation just like I had said at the beginning of the video you're going to be looking at a very straightforward one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour to get this set onto your Mustang. The installation here is definitely going to be a huge selling point for me as well as any '05 through '10 Mustang owner as pulling your axle-back is literally a piece of cake. You're not going to have to do any type of cutting, welding or modification to your car. Looking ahead, some of the things that I'd make sure that I have on hand would be a few wrenches, either a solid jack or some race ramps, and a little bit of WD-40 to get your stock system off of your car. As, if you've never pulled it before, it's definitely going to be a little bit on the stubborn side. Like I had said, if you've never pulled your factory axle-back off of your car before you're probably going to have to hit it with a little WD-40 as the hangers are going to provide most if not all the challenging part of the install. Once they're off and your factory system is off, it's as simple as swapping this back on and reinstalling your hardware and you're good to go. At the end of the day, solid one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about an hour to get this onto your car.Just to wrap things up here, if you're the '05 through '10 Mustang owner, and you're after a minimal bump in terms of decibel level but you're looking for more of a hearty change in tone, this system is definitely going to be perfect for you. That's my detailed review and breakdown of the CGS axle-back exhaust system fitting your 2005 through 2010 Mustang available right here at americanmuscle.com.
More Horse Power.
Not only will a CGS Motorsports Axle-Back improve the sound of your 4.6L Mustang, but it will also improve its horse power as well. CGS designed their Axle-Back Exhaust System with a pair of high flow, chambered performance mufflers. These mufflers feature a very unique chambered design that was specifically developed to increase exhaust flow for an impressive boost in power.High Quality Construction.
CGS Motorsports Axle-Back Exhaust systems are manufactured right here in the USA with pride. The included performance mufflers are constructed from high quality, T304 stainless steel for long lasting corrosion resistance. The mufflers are then fully welded for strength, with no epoxy adhesives that can fail. This Axle-Back features two massive, 4.0" diameter, slant cut, 304 stainless steel tips for impressive muscle car styling.50 State Street Legal.
CGS Motorsports Performance Muffler Axle-Back Exhaust System is 50 state street legal and will not affect factory warranty or emissions standards. CGS Motorsports backs their exhaust systems with a Lifetime Warranty.Application.
This CGS Motorsports Performance Muffler Axle-Back Exhaust System is specifically designed to fit on the 2005 to 2010 GT Mustangs.
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- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10