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Ford Performance Bullitt Axle-Back Exhaust (05-09 GT, GT500)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Original Equipment on 2008-2009 Bullitt Mustang
    • Aggressive Muscle Car Sound
    • Durable 409 Stainless Steel Construction
    • Polished 304 Stainless Steel 3.5" Tips
    • Direct Bolt-On Installation
    • Fits 2005-2009 GT, Bullitt and 2007-2009 Shelby GT500 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Ford Performance's Bullit Axle-Back that I've got here today is gonna be a good option for any of my 4.6 or 5.4 owners out there looking to improve their exhaust note ever so slightly, not getting too loud, not picking up any drone, last but not least, for someone that's after Ford Performance's legendary build quality and attention to detail. Now any axle-back for this generation of Mustang simply bolts on, and for that you're gonna be looking at a very easy one outta three wrenches on our difficulty meter here, about an hour job, and I'll show you how coming up soon.Okay, so right outta the box what you just heard is definitely gonna be on the quieter side of the spectrum here, and this is easily gonna be catching a soft two outta five in the wake the neighbor scale here, and it's really easy to understand why. Now this quieter axle-back is still a decent improvement over the factory mufflers. Those stoppers really just don't do the three valve too much justice. And let's face facts here, guys, it pretty much just makes it sound like any other V8 on the road. So if you're the owner that likes that relative volume of your stock system, you like the cabins pretty quiet and livable but you wanna make the motor actually sound like it's supposed to, these are gonna be perfect for you. Now they're gonna give you a marginal decibel level increase while not creating any drone and that's thanks to our customers' feedback, and will still be able to have a conversation in the car and enjoy long drives.But from the sounds to the system here, guys, Ford Performance makes quality kits, and these are no exception. This kit's primarily made out of a two and a half inch 409 stainless steel tubing which is considered an optimal metal for exhaust because it's gonna resist corrosion better than aluminized steel. Now it's worth pointing out that if you're on the coast somewhere where you're gonna be seeing snow or rain more often than not, or if you're just in a wet part of the country, 409 may show a bit of surface rust. It's gonna be inherent that any exhaust system's gonna discolor and rust up a little bit with any material. This is something that's likely gonna turn a little bit faster than others. But with that said, guys, it's not gonna be visible as it's gonna be under the car. It's not really something that would keep me up in the middle of the night. But where it counts, you're gonna be getting a very nice three and a half inch polished 304 stainless tips. Those are always gonna look great, they're not gonna rust or corrode. They're always gonna polish up nicely. On the flip side here, guys, if you're overly concerned about that finish under the car and you're after the same decibel level, there are a couple other options out there like MBRP's stainless Pro Series, or LTHs, or a pypes violator that's fully polished, but expect the prices to fluctuate based on the materials. And while we're on topic of pricing, this isn't something that's necessarily gonna burn a hole in your pocket, and being a Ford Performance system, I think it's pretty aggressively priced coming in only at around 380 bucks, and I'd say wouldn't hesitate to bite the bullet here, so to speak. So for the money, if you're looking for a slight bump in volume and tone, it's a great option all things considered. Now if you wanna stay with Ford Performance, you're looking for something slightly louder. Make sure to check out the FR500S back on the website just for comparison. It is gonna be a little bit more throaty. Now and install wise, like I said a little bit earlier, axle-backs are a piece of cake, they install in under an hour with basic hand tools. For that, it's gonna warrant a very easy one outta three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Now looking ahead, guys, this isn't gonna call for the entire tool box, you're looking at just the basics: sockets set, jack and jack stands, and a little bit of WD-40 to hit your existing hangers to get your factory system off. Now, you're gonna you wanna get started getting that car's rear end up off the ground, you're gonna wanna hit those clamps out back with a ton of WD-40 or PB Blaster. Let that soak in a little bit because they're gonna be in there pretty good. So after you let that sit for a couple of minutes, you're gonna start on either side, doesn't really matter which, and you're gonna work on breaking lose the clamps on the over axle pipe. So once that's free, guys, we'll need to do a little bit of a dance and wiggle just to get that out, but it's really nothing crazy here. Once you're done with one side, simply repeat the process on the other side, get your bolts into place, reinstall 'em in the opposite order and you're ready to rock. All right, so that's gonna wrap things up here with me and Ford Performance's Bullit Axle-Back, fitting the '05 through '09 GT and GT500, that can be found right here at americamuscle.com.

    Bullitt Exhaust Sound. Is your stock exhaust a little too quiet for your liking? Then upgrade to the same exact mufflers that were used on the special edition Bullitt Mustang. This Bullitt Axle-Back exhaust system will improve your GT's exhaust flow for a more aggressive muscle car sound.

    Stainless Steel Construction. The Ford Racing Bullitt Axle-Back exhaust system is constructed from 2.5", high quality 409 stainless steel tubing and features 3.5" polished 304 stainless tips with embossed Ford Racing logos. The tips exit in the stock locations so no modifications are required to the rear bumper cover.

    Legendary Ford Racing Quality. When you're adding new parts to your Pony, you can't go wrong by installing parts from the folks that know it best. Ford Racing's legendary quality ensures a perfect fit and years of hassle-free use.

    50 State Legal. The Ford Racing Bullitt Axle-Back is 50 state drive-by noise legal.

    Application. This Ford Racing Bullitt Axle-Back exhaust system is designed as a direct bolt on replacement for the 2005-2009 GT, Bullitt and Shelby GT500 Mustangs.

    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Muffler assemblies
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Axle-Back Exhaust Specifications
    Piping Material: 409 Stainless Steel Tip Material : Polished 304 Stainless Steel
    Piping Size: 2.5" Tip Size: 3.5"
    Muffler Type: Chambered Fitment: 05-09 GT, Bullitt and 07-09 Shelby GT500 Mustangs
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    Questions & Answers (3)

    3 Top Rated Questions

    How much is the power gain when these mufflers are installed on a V6 4.0 engine (210 HP) togheter with the true dual exhaust "X" pipes? Thanks

    • The Ford Performance Bullitt Axle-Back Exhaust will typically provide minimal to no gains on most Mustangs. This will be true of all axle-back exhausts, due to the relatively high flow of the OEM mufflers. The X pipe and true dual setup will typically gain around 10-15hp, depending on mods done to the car, as well as if a catted or off road x is used.

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    Good day, 6 months ago I replaced the the original exhaust of my V6 by the Pypes True Dual Exhaust w/ Black Muffler Tips conversion kit but, for me, it sound and drone too much for daily driving. I would like to know if I can replace the Pipes mufflers by the Ford Performance Bullitt Axle-Back Exhaust without any extra job or modification in the existing piping. Thanks

    • The Ford Performance Bullitt Axle-Back Exhaust will fit the Pypes True Dual Exhaust without extra modification.

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    I have an 05 with the 4.0L as a daily. The previous owner gave it this dual-exhaust kit (https://www.americanmuscle.com/magnaflow-v6-dual-exhaust-2005.html), and I don't like it. I do a lot of highway driving and the setup is just too loud and drone-y. I want a more civilized, quieter sound. I have listened to these on a Bullitt car and they sound much better, but will I be able to bolt them on to the current pipes without making crazy bends? I have also looked at the Magnaflow Street Axle-Back Exhaust (https://www.americanmuscle.com/2005-magnaflow-axleback-exhaust-gt.html), and--if it won't be louder than my current setup--that is also an option (but I don't have unlimited funds). Thank you for your help!

    • The Magnaflow Dual Competition Cat-Back Exhaust will be unable to accept GT axleback exhausts due to its design.

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    Overall Rating 4.6

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Loudness / Volume 3.689655 3.7
    • Exhaust Note 4.482759 4.5
    • Fit & Finish 4.724138 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.37931 4.4



    • 5/5

      September 09, 2018

      They work for me!

      The mufflers were as described and expected. I purchased them for a used 2006 Mustang GT I bought that had straight pipes, which were too noisy for me. I am a retiree and this Mustang is my hobby car. The dealer where I bought the car installed them for me. Welds for the muffler hangers were a little sloppy but all worked just fine. The volume is just a little louder than stock. I do not disturb my neighborhood when I start the car.

      JamesB

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 07, 2018

      Stock Muffler with chrome tips.

      I read reviews and was back and forth between the Bullitt and the FR500. I was not looking for load but was looking for sportier and more aggressive tone. These mufflers look good but to be honest sound exactly the same as stock or even quiter. Spend the extra $200 and get the _Fr500. Or save all your money and stick with stock. These are a waste unless all you care about is the chrome tips.

      JD

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 30, 2018

      2010 GT Convertible

      I've had this question for a while. A tech on the phone at FMC answered it for me. The only difference between the exhaust sizing from 09 to 10 is the exhaust tip on the 2010 is 'ALMOST' 1/2 inch longer. So, now I have a set of these on my 2010. They only drone for me at idle with the top down. From idle up to 2k they almost sound stock. From 2k to ~3.5k they get a little bite to 'em, especially under acceleration. Past 3.5k the note is like something from a movie. I have agonized over this purchase for a year now. Do I get S-types or American Thunder, Borla GT, Pypes with the mid resonator. This sound is what I wanted. It's quiet when you want and a little vicious when you want to be heard. Again, will fit a 2010 :)

      Brian

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 23, 2018

      Great sound

      They sound perfect like a Shelby. Looks good, light rumble at low RPM. Muscle car sound at wide open throttle. Not as easy to install on 12year old exhaust.

      MikeB

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      May 08, 2018

      Bullitt mufflers

      How to install video wasn't accurate. Didn't tell about removing hanger.

      MarkL

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      April 12, 2018

      These cost a fortune from Ford . . .

      Well, since my car is a 2008 Bullitt, I was just replacing some interior drone inducing mufflers that were unhappily installed. What a difference to get the fine tone and efficiency back! These are actually made by Borla for Ford Performance. It took $76 and a professional mechanic with a lift 30 minutes to install. Yes, you need some room under there.

      RedLinerQQ

      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 01, 2018

      Just a bit too quiet

      Love the fact that I no longer have the droning sound inside the car. But with my off-road x-pipe I wasn’t expecting such a drastic reduction in overall volume. Sounds stock

      DuwoneL

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      March 23, 2018

      Perfect!

      Quiet enough for neighbors.100 American Muscle when you put the pedal to the metal!!

      Ginolasvegas

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 20, 2018

      No drone

      Quieter in the cabin, all business out the back. Replaced a Borla Attack setup with these to be a little more considerate to my neighbors. I think it’s a good compromise between top fuel dragster loud and classic muscle car loud. I’m also running Kooks long tube headers and cated x-pipes.

      DaveT

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      February 13, 2018

      From loud and raspy to a mellow aggressive

      Coming from loud and annoying flowmasters this is a much more aggressive sounding Stang that want disturb the neighbors unless you want to.

      kfisher06stang

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 23, 2018

      Good

      Ordered for a small sound. The sound is quiet and very good. I also liked the delivery.

      MarcoKim

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 23, 2017

      Happy sound

      Fit perfect, looks great and got the sound I was looking for.

      GeorgeW

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 18, 2017

      Nice!

      Great sound and no droning! It wasn t possible to speak or listen music with my Steeda!

      EmmanuelP

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 19, 2017

      A little throwback Bullitt Bark in your GT Bite

      Great sounding and fitting exhaust! No drone whatsoever when on the interstate and sounds great (especially from the outside) when you get on it. Sounds better and fuller as you put some miles on it. Couldn't be easier to install, slides right into place and the integrated clamps are a nice touch. Should take less than 1-2 hrs, unless your previous mufflers were clamped on with skinny clamps by a moron with an overanxious trigger finger on the impact wrench, like mine apparently were.

      BrianK

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 15, 2017

      bullitt

      Quieter than nasty flowmasters that were on car when purchased. No drone. I can hear my radio now. Took longer to install since previous owner welded driver side muffler and pipe.

      LA

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 15, 2017

      Better looks, very subtle change in sound

      i have had Stingers, FR500's and these, and the first two I loved, but the neighbors and local law enforcement didn't share my perspective. I with hot rod cams and lt's those combo's sounded great, this sounds more like stock, and isn't much to listen to, but they beat the pea-shooter appearance of the stick cans.

      JonathanB

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 12, 2017

      bullitt

      Finally no drone! not even close to the fun and sound that my Bassanis had but again no drone. They do have a nice Mustang rumble and the neighbors like them better. Tips look nice, fit was a little tricky but once all in it fit nice. Over all happy.

      HenryE

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 05, 2017

      Looking for a different sound.

      I purchased the Mufflers looking for a different sound then the stock Mufflers. The install was a straight bolt-on and took very little time to swap them out. The sound a first was quieter at first but as I'm putting miles on them they are waking up. They have an angry sound at WOT and a neighbor friendly sound while cruising.

      Daves281

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 16, 2017

      Perfect Exhaust

      My 2007 GT500 Convertible had the Borla Stinger axle back exhaust on it and the drone at 1800 rpm's was unbearable.. Decided to try this Ford Racing exhaust and when I first installed it I thought that it was too quiet...It sounded good with a low rumble, but compared to the Borla it was silent... Now that the exhaust has broken in, it sounds great...louder than when it first went on, and NO drone at all!! Was the perfect choice for my car

      TimothyR

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 06, 2016

      Bullitt exhaust system

      Got these mufflers to eliminate the drone I was getting from my very nice stainless steel exhaust. I was not disappointed - no drone at all. Exhaust note is a bit more tame than the previous system which certainly makes my neighbors pleased. Finish could have been better - a lot of weld splash and they almost looked used. Once on the car you can't see much more than the tips which is OK. Overall, quite pleased - my primary objective was met.

      Yankee

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

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