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Ford Performance GT500 Style Axle-Back Exhaust (11-14 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Loud Throaty Exhaust Note
    • Direct Bolt-On Design
    • GT500 Mufflers Included
    • 4" Polished Stainless Steel Tips
    • Fits 2011-2014 GT Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a detailed review and quick installation of the Ford Racing GT500 Style Axle-Back Exhaust, fitting all 2011 to 2014 Mustang GTs. So, in this video, I'll be going over the sound and expectations of the GT500 Style Axle-Back Exhaust, which, from the sound clip you just heard, gets a two out of five on our loudness meter. Then I'll talk about the materials and construction, of course. I'll top it all off with the installation, which, I'll let you know now, will get one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, something anybody can do with the right tools in the driveway at home. So let's jump right into it. With the sound clips you just heard in mind, you can already hear the slight difference between the '11 to '14 5.0 stock exhaust compared to that of which with the GT500 Style Axle-Back installed from Ford Racing. This particular axle-back from Ford Racing is the exact same muffler system that was used on the '11 to '12 Shelby GT500s, which, of course, is something that everyone wants to capture in their own S197. With that said, this isn't gonna make the world of a difference when it comes to sound on your stock 5.0, but, again, it will give you a two out of five on our loudness meter, making it something that does give you a slightly deeper growl compared to the stock exhaust, which, of course, is always a plus. And, of course, you're not breaking the bank here with something of a full cat-back, but you are still getting that slight difference over that stock muffler. There definitely are some good things about the Ford Racing GT500 Style Axle-Back, one of which is the fact that there is absolutely no drone involved with having this one installed on your vehicle, which is basically the overbearing exhaust noise you would hear inside the car. And, with this, it's just completely nonexistent. Now, a lot of people would argue that this exhaust should've come stock on all '11 to '14 5.0s, but, of course, it's never too late to upgrade. Now, with that upgrade, you're getting that slight throatier sound, and nothing too overbearing, nothing too over the top, and, of course, not the loudest option on the market, which is why I said, again, this one gets the two out of five on our loudness meter. Now, another couple of bonuses about picking up the GT500 Style Axle-Back from Ford Racing is that it actually is 50-State legal. Basically, that means if you're located in an emissions restrictive state such as California or a noise restrictive area, this one is going to comply with all local laws and regulations. Another bonus is if you're worried about voiding your vehicle warranty from the dealer, this one will not have to worry about that one, because it doesn't void any new vehicle warranty. Of course, you can always check with your dealer just to be sure. Now, as far as materials and constructions goes here, expect a very durable, long-lasting, 409 stainless steel for the mufflers and, of course, a polished 304 stainless steel tip with a four-inch-wide mouth coming outside of the rear end for your GT500 styling that will fit perfectly in your rear diffuser coming from the factory. Now, I do wanna point out that the welds here aren't the most beautiful, but, again, they will do their job correctly, coming from Ford Racing like a trusted name they have. Now, of course, when shopping around for an axle-back such as this, the price tag is always gonna be a factor, because you're gonna consider what you're getting out of it, how much you're spending, and all of that good stuff wrapped into one package. Now, with this option here, expect to be spending just about $400, which is a pretty typical price tag for a Ford Racing part like this. Although you are getting a two out of five in the loudness meter, it's not too crazy over the stock exhaust, which I would give a one out of five. This one is gonna give you that slight rumble over that stock exhaust, so if it is something you're looking for, about $400 for it. You're getting the 50-State legal emissions and noise, as well as a very simple bolt-on installation. Moving along to the installation portion of the video, like I said in the very beginning, this one is gonna be simple enough for anybody to care of with very light mechanical skills required. All you'll need is a simple ratchet and simple socket set. Now, with that said, you'll have to jack up your rear end. Of course, you wanna have a jack and jack stand on hand here. You wanna unbolt it, unclamp your factory axle-back, and, of course, pull them off from the over axle pipes, and, again, just simply swap them out with the Ford Racing GT500 Style using the hardware provided. The clamps are already even welded onto the end of the tips. With that said, once you get those bolted up, put the car back on the ground, and you're good to go. I'd say about an hour's worth of time overall, maybe a little bit more for those of you who aren't too familiar with the process, of course. Then, again, it gets one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Just to wrap things up here, guys, if you're the owner of an '11 to '14 S197 5.0 GT and you're looking for a way to swap out your factory axle-back exhaust for something that gives you a little bit more growl coming straight off of the '11 to '12 Shelby GT500s, you might wanna check out the Ford Racing GT500 Style Axle-Back Exhaust, which, of course, is available right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Aggressive Throaty Sound. Add the aggressive throaty exhaust note of the Shelby GT500 to your 2011-2014 GT Mustang with a Ford Racing Axle-Back exhaust system. This axle-back features the exact same Straight-Through mufflers found on the mighty Shelby GT500.

    Stainless Steel Construction. The Ford Racing GT500 Style Axle-Back exhaust system is constructed from 2.75", high quality aluminized 409 Stainless Steel tubing and features 4" polished 304 stainless tips that exit in the stock locations so no modifications are required to the rear bumper cover.

    50 State Legal. The Ford Racing GT500 Style Axle-Back is 50 state drive-by noise legal.

    Application. This Ford Racing GT500 Style Axle-Back exhaust system is designed as a direct bolt on replacement for the 2011-2014 Coyote 5.0L GT Mustangs, adding great looks and great sound.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Driver Side Muffler
    • (1) Passenger Side Muffler
    Installation Info
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    Axle-Back Exhaust Specifications
    Piping Material: 409 Stainless Steel Tip Material : Polished 304 Stainless Steel
    Piping Size: 2.75" Tip Size: 4"
    Muffler Type: Straight-Through Fitment: 2011-2014 GT Mustangs
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    Questions & Answers (22)

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    I have been hearing that this exhaust will fit a 2014 v6. Is that true?

    • The Ford Performance GT500 Style Axle-Back Exhaust will not be a direct fit on the 2014 V6 Mustang due to differences in exhaust piping diameter between the V6 (2.5") and the GT (2.75")

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    Can any increase in horsepower / torque be expected with this system on an otherwise stock application?

    • Unfortunately the Ford Performance GT500 Style Axle-Back Exhaust will only increase the sound of the exhaust, and generally does not offer any performance gains.

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    Will these bot up directly to BBK's Longtube headers and x-pipe? I want to install BBK Longtube headers and the offroad X-Pipe. Will these mufflers bolt up directly to them?

    • Yes they will work.

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    Which exhaust to go with? Hello, I was wondering which would be more beneficial, a catback exhaust or this axle back and an X pipe? I am trying to decide which direction to go in since the cost would be reasonably similar. Thanks.

    • Stick with the axle back...more than sufficient for sound quality and air flow. The GTs already have decent flowing cats and mid pipe exhaust, better than the V6s. Swapping out all the other exhaust pieces will get you a voided exhaust warantee and probably a failed emissions (if applicable in your area). The cost between the 2 options isnt even close.

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    This fit to 2014 gt Premium pakege.thank you

    • Yes, this exhaust will fit all 11-14 Mustang GT models.

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    10 More Questions
    Do yall sell the GT500 axle back exhaust in Quad tips instead of single? 1 answer
    How much do these weigh ? What is the average weights savings from switching to these ? 1 answer
    Will this work on a 2007 Gt? 1 answer
    hi This is two pieces this price 1 answer
    Would these quiet down the bbk long tubes compared to the roush axle back? 1 answer
    For those of us with a 2011-2012 Shelby GT500, will these be an OEM replacement for our axle-backs or will they only fit the GTs? By the look of the hangers, they should fit? 1 answer
    Would this fit on a 2017 Mustang GT? I had these on my 2012 GT and loved the sound. If not what would compare in sound to this for my '17 GT 2 answers
    Will they fit 2014 mustang v6 or they would have too be wielded? 1 answer
    I have the pypes pype-bomb super system cat-back exhaust and it has too much drone for me. Will these fit or would I have to have the stock pipes? Thanks 1 answer
    Can install these on the Mustang Ecoboost? I know the hangers dont match. A muffler shop can make it happen right? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Loudness / Volume 4.188184 4.2
    • Exhaust Note 4.814004 4.8
    • Fit & Finish 4.564551 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.846827 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 14, 2018

      Sounds great, full, low, and throaty!

      Final fit is very good, it was the installation that needed an modification. The fwd two bracket rods were a challenge during the actual install. The inner rod needs to be bent upwards about 15degrees to allow the slide in. Final resting position is not compromised, and ends up perfect. If I didn't slightly alter that rod angle, I'd still be there fighting with it. About 1000 miles later, the break-in period seems to have lowered the tone, and allowed greater volume. I actually double-checked to see that my clamping was not separating, because of the increase in loudness.

      RandyR

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 10, 2018

      The perfect tone

      So my car is equipped with roush supercharger and full bolt ons . this axle back is just amazing with my setup . not too loud not too quite . im totally satisfied

      Sultan

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 09, 2018

      Gt500 axle-backs

      Sound great with long tubes and off road x-pipe paired with stock resonators, drone is not a LNG issue

      MichaelB

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 04, 2018

      Easy install, great sound

      No 2000 rpm drone, very easy to install and best sound for the money

      JoshuaR

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 04, 2018

      gt 500 axlebacks rock

      the gt 500 axlebacks with a bbk cat delete pipe , resonator delete and stock h pipe are the perfect volume and tone , there is no better sounding exhaust for the coyote i m o. , they are very deep toned and really bark on command...... very happy with my purchase

      Clae

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 04, 2018

      Exactly what I was looking for

      Came well packaged and the finish is what you'd expect from a factory part. Installation took a bit longer than expected. First off loosen the H-pipe at the front. That will save you at least an hour as you fight to put the mufflers on (in the end you'll end up loosening it anyway). Once on the exhaust note is exactly as it should have been from the factory. I'm in sales so I can't have an obnoxious exhaust. This setup is loud when you hammer into it but not too loud that it wakes the neighbors when you leave for work in the morning. Just a nice tone at an acceptable level. Looks great, sounds great, and does what I wanted it to do. Price was fantastic and shipping was very quick.

      Averagedude

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      August 29, 2018

      Just right!!!

      Plenty of rumble during acceleration and able to carry on a conversation at highway speeds.

      BillK

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      August 24, 2018

      Perfect Muscle Car Sound

      I bought this for my 2016 mustang gt, I have heard of people custom fabricating these for the S550s. It costs me a little more than just a normal axle back install but man I think its the best sounding exhaust on the market. Deep rich tone, that sounds amazing throughout the whole power band. At no point does this exhaust become raspy. Nor does it drone at all. I do not have an X or H pipe, also have the stock manifold. I will say that it isn't much louder than stock. If your looking for volume, this axle back isn't for you. If your looking to change the tone and make it sound like the classic V8 we all love, this is for you.

      DylanT

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      August 12, 2018

      GT500 Mufflers

      Highly recommend. Awesome sound. Not the loudest, but I’d be willing to bet they sound the best. Oh and the price is right. Should have come with these from the factory! Not going to be easy to install in the driveway on your back as the factory stuff is kind of stubborn to get off. If you have a lift it would be wayyyy easier. I don’t have a lift so I paid an exhaust shop $60 to install mine and it was well worth it.

      MichaelN

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      August 08, 2018

      Great sound!

      Very pleased with the sound of the GT500! Just enough "noise" to get attention! Does not interfere with your conversation nor phone calls inside the car!

      Gordie

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 02, 2018

      Nice sound

      Did this install from the ground but would be a lot faster if you had a lift available to you. Actual install took about 3 hours, like I said did this from the ground, a little challenging but doable. Once done the exhaust note was nice on start up, aggressive sound at wide open throttle bit not overboard. Cruising, no drone unlike some other aftermarket exhausts. Really happy with this purchase!

      TK1924

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 16, 2018

      Awesome sound with the Longtubes!

      After installing Longtubes, I knew I needed a muffler that would control the additional sound of the LTs. It now has a nice rumble on startup, stock-like no drone cruising with an absolutely glorious coyote howl during acceleration. Installs just like the stockers. Just the perfect sound!

      JerryZ

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 08, 2018

      GT 500 exhaust

      Exhaust system is perfect for what I wanted. Some growl going through the gears and at idle and quiet at highway speeds. Absolutely no drone at all. Perfect.

      Maddog

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      June 28, 2018

      fantastic

      How a mustang should sound!!! Nice rumble no drown at all.

      ThomasK

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 07, 2018

      Like them

      I went from no mufflers (very loud) to these GT500 mufflers. The car is more livable day to day and there is no annoying drone in 5th or 6th speed. There still is decent growl when accelerating between 1st and 3rd so I didn't give up all the "meanness" of the no-muffler setup. Definitely would buy again.

      RichardB

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 06, 2018

      became better with time

      I installed this over a weekend, did not even lift the car off the ground. The fit was as advertised, factory finish. The deeper note was noticeable immediately, the volume,,,,took about a month to come into it's own. So, there is a break in period with these...but the sound is worth the wait.

      DeanS

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 04, 2018

      Solid stuff.

      By no stretch of the imagination will you look at these and call them good looking mufflers, they’re well built and do their job. Fitment is spot on with Lethal OTA pipes and when paired with Stainless Works long tubes and an off-road X they’re a lot more vocal than you’d expect. Awesome sound though.

      Bennie

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      June 01, 2018

      Ford got it right with GT500 style mufflers

      A little more aggressive sounding than I expected but no drone at highway speeds with the windows up and no radio or high fan noise. As has been said, these are the mufflers that should have come stock on the GT. @ just a shade over $400, one of the more affordable options as well. Other than the polished 4" tips, they are not much to look at but who cares with a street (non-show) car.

      JimS

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 31, 2018

      GT500 Axle-Back Exhaust 2013 GT Automatic

      Good bolt on muffler kit. Pipe clamps didn't fit as good as factory, had to work them a little to seal good. My exhaust is stock with resonators removed, it has a good sound and very very little cab noise/drone in a very small RPM range. Really happy with the sound inside and outside for the money.

      allen08

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 1/5

      May 27, 2018

      Poor Qality

      The product never got installed because one muffler had unacceptable weld splatter all over the exhaust tip. I am amazed that it was packaged to be sold.

      MinasM

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

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