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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

    MPN# M-5230-GTB

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    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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        5 Top Rated Questions

        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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        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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        I have a 2008 GT with Pypes Long Tube Headers and Pypes catted H pipe. I currently have SLP mufflers that are way too loud and most importantly have a horrible drone. Will the M 5230 GTB Mufflers have a drone when used with Long Tube Headers?

        • While these mufflers with help cut down on sound and drone it will not completely eliminate the drone that you are experiencing.

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        I recently purchased my GT 500 that has the Roush axle back exhaust on it and it's too loud and backs off like it has old glaspacks. What exhaust do you recommend that is close to factory GT 500 sound?

        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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          Customer Reviews (45) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.4

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Loudness / Volume 3.589744 3.6
          • Exhaust Note 4.25641 4.3
          • Fit & Finish 4.538462 4.5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.128205 4.1



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 04, 2019

            Great sound!

            Great howl. My last pair sounded hollow or tin like.

            xxxlent

            Year: 2009 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            June 20, 2019

            Axle-Back Exhaust - Ford Performance

            I have a 2007 Shelby GT. I needed new axle-back exhaust as I had blown the originals. I opted for the Bullitt from Ford Performance as I wanted to keep the original exhaust note that the Shelby had. The Bullitt axle-back did exactly that. No drone at highway speeds, yet when under acceleration a beautiful throaty sound. And my neighbors are not offended by the sound.

            WayneB

            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 11, 2019

            Ford Racing Performance Quality is unmatched

            The Ford Racing Performance "Bullit" muffler is 304 Stainless Steel, so it will last forever. These are not as load as the std steel JBAs that were on my 05 GT for 11 years. These are loud when you are on the throttle, and reasonable when you are not. These will rattle glass at idle, and should not wake the neighbors at 6am. They souond exactly like the demo on AMR's website. I am 53, and and enjoy the V8 noise but not all the time...

            BradMacK

            Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            May 22, 2019

            Nice sound!

            This car had aftermarket Pipes on it, these mufflers make it sound like a stock Shelby should sound. Very happy with fit and tone.

            Gary

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT500

            Helpful (0)

          • 2/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 11, 2019

            have A set

            Have a set on my 07 that i purchased. If u like the sound of a hopped up Toyota these are for u. If u like the sound of a true muscle car then run away from these.

            Terry68

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 08, 2019

            Bullitt axle back

            Great look and fit. Took off 10 year old Flowmasters because I didn't like the drone. However, the Bullitt axle back has a nice tone outside the car, but is a little too quiet for my taste. I may be searching for a happy medium in the future

            Randy

            Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 27, 2018

            Bullitt Axle Back Exhaust

            Unhappy with the product delivered. Box had been opened before (obviously a returned product) greasy finger prints all over it from previous installation, the piping at the connector had been bent, with some surface rust on it. I made a decision to clean them up, and bend the tubing back the best I could, rather than deal with the hassle of returning the product. Quieted the exhaust down and eliminated the “Drone” that my car had. However the tips are not centered in the rear bumper. Had I been notified that it was an “open box” or a previously returned item at a discounted price I would have given five stars.

            EricJ

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 12, 2018

            fit's perfect

            I needed these to replace a damaged factory set on my Bullitt. Easy replacement and they sound great!

            BenS

            Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 04, 2018

            Quieter than my last borla made FP

            Sound good, zero drone. Hoping the welds hold up better than the last borla made Ford performance axle backs that I needed to replace.

            PaulM

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            October 03, 2018

            Borla - the only Mustang muffler....

            Received my mufflers couldn't wait to install them . Well my stingers were STUNG. They did' fit for ;?:and#,had to cut and weld inlet pipe on each of them.So my 1/2 hour job turned into all day. After which they sound good but not again ............

            GerryG

            Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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          • 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

            Helpful (4)

          • 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

            Helpful (3)

          • 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

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          • 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 (6)

          • 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

            Helpful (5)

          • 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

            Helpful (9)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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

            Helpful (5)

          • 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

            Helpful (7)

          • 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

            Helpful (7)

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