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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 2011-2013+ Coyote 5.0L GT Mustangs, adding great looks and great sound.

Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Muffler assemblies
  • (2) Rubber hangers
Installation Info
Tech Specs
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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  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
Loving The GT500 Axle-Back

I must admit I was shocked to hear, feel and see what a difference this Axle-Back Kit made in my GT. It's more throaty, and has better tone without being loud or obnoxious. It's the perfect enhancement ...

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5/5
Great sound, great price.

I was looking for something with a slightly more agressive with a deep, almost subvocal "thrum", but without roar or drone. After countless sound samples and YouTube videos, I decided that this one sounded ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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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?

MickiNanovski

  • Yes they will work.

    rdowns2700

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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.

NewStangOwner

  • 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.

    HookedOnStangs

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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?

Moose

  • The Ford Performance GT500 Style Axle-Back Exhaust will only fit 11-14 GT Mustangs.

    VincentV

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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

Scooter8612

  • Unfortunately, this exhaust would not be a good fit on a 2017 mustang GT due to their new exhaust design. The closest sound to that would be the roush axle back exhaust item 387039, we do have a comparison video on the website for stock exhaust versus the roush to accurately tell if that's the sound that would like. https://www.americanmuscle.com/roush-axleback-2015gt.html

    AMjordan

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Will they fit 2014 mustang v6 or they would have too be wielded?

ChristopherT

  • Unfortunately this Ford Performance GT500 Style Axle-Back Exhaust is only intended for use with 11-14 Mustang GT's. We can not guarantee it will fit if purchased for a V6 Mustang.

    AMKody

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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

Elliot

  • The Ford Performance GT500 Style Axle-Back Exhaust has not been tested with the Pypes Pype Bomb Super System. We recommend contacting Pypes directly, as they will have all of the technical specs required to determine if these will fit since they designed the exhaust.

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.8

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Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Loudness / Volume 4.2343 4.2
  • Exhaust Note 4.811594 4.8
  • Fit & Finish 4.572464 4.6
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.852657 4.9



  • 5/5

    December 16, 2010

    Loving The GT500 Axle-Back

    I must admit I was shocked to hear, feel and see what a difference this Axle-Back Kit made in my GT. It's more throaty, and has better tone without being loud or obnoxious. It's the perfect enhancement for someone that wants a little better sound, but doesn't want to awaken the entire neighborhood when they drive by.

    Lee

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 22, 2011

    Great sound, great price.

    I was looking for something with a slightly more agressive with a deep, almost subvocal "thrum", but without roar or drone. After countless sound samples and YouTube videos, I decided that this one sounded the best for what I wanted. The big surprise was the price, which was very reasonable. Installation was relatively easy, and the bolt-on clamps made fitment and adjustment a breeze. The only issue was that it came packaged in a Ford Racing box, and the tips are NOT padded enough for the way UPS treats a box. The weight of the mufflers caused the tips to punch through the styrofoam padding and hit the cement of my porch upon delivery, bending it and scuffing it. Luckily, the tips are not super-buffed or double-walled, so I was able to hammer it out with a mallet and a wood dowel, though there's still a bit of a scuff. The tips themselves are pretty no-nonsense. Nevertheless, I'm very happy with this muffler. Car is a 2012 Mustang GT with the stock H pipe.

    TRod

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Bay Area, California

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  • 5/5

    February 22, 2011

    GT500 axle-back

    Easy swap with stock and great sound improvement. No drone but a throaty sound!

    Mike

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  • 5/5

    April 22, 2011

    Not Too Loud, Not Too Quiet, Just Right

    This exaust has a great note that is pleasing to the ear but doesn't cause your fillings to fall out. The stock system was too muted but this adds just the right amount of exaust note to get the adrelaline going. And there is no drone what so ever like most aftermarket systems. I chose not to install it and the installer was suprised by the pleasant sound and said he never put on another system that did not drone on set RPM's. If you buy this exaust you won't be disappointed.

    Stan Stang

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 24, 2011

    Sounds great, but still reasonable volume

    I wanted a better sound from my Mustang but did not want to go around attracting cops or irritating the neighbors. I'm happy to report the GT500 axle back is exactly what I was looking for. They totally change the sound of the car and are as quiet as stock on the highway. There is a little bit more volume under acceleration (sounds great) but not enough to worry about noise ordinances or nasty notes from your neighbors.

    Wingspan

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Indiana

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  • 5/5

    May 18, 2011

    This should be the stock GT exhaust!

    Love this exhaust. As soon as you turn the key after you install it, you will be pleased. Not super loud, no drone, just a nice improvement from stock.

    John

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 18, 2013

    The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    Once in a while a part comes along that makes you want to slow down and take it easy - live a little in the 7 – 10 o’clock side of the tach. For me at least, that part has a name: M-5230-MGTCA1. Most people refer to these as the “GT500” axle backs. I’ve spent about a month with the 2014 Mustang GT [Track Pack] and have become very familiar with almost every aspect of it. This car has proven to be the result of a heroic effort on Ford’s part, finally striking that ideal balance between performance, fit & finish, and price. Where before, cheap materials and other obvious cost-cutting would abound, the driver is surrounded by a slew of more touch-friendly and appealing textures and materials. Add to that the suspension and power train – what is this world coming to?? Where was this car a few years ago? I could’ve said with certainty that the world was coming to an end – the Saints have won the Super Bowl, I now eat raw fish and love it, and a Mustang can handle! Surely there’s a Hades freezing over somewhere! You can see the pattern here – Ford has given us a great platform upon which we can tweak and modify until we find that personalized, magical combination of ingredients. We’ve got an über-rigid chassis for suspension tweaking; a relatively powerful brake master cylinder for brake upgrades; a smooth and powerful motor with strong internals to handle power adders, and yadda/blah/etc. My coffee hasn’t gotten to work yet and I’m getting off track. One of the points I wanted to address was the exhaust tone. Like the rest of the car, it’s really decent as-is; it has a deep and mellow tone, which allows bystanders to connect the dots, so to speak. When you have your cold start moment, or you are running through a parking garage, or simply rowing through the gears down the road, people assume you’re playing with a V8. The [delightfully/sexually tuned] induction system on the Coyote does most of the talking while the mufflers are out back muffling or doing whatever it is they do – who really knows? With all that seductive rumbling happening up front, it’s easy to forget about the action out back in the Mullet Zone; weren’t we told there’s a party out back? Well, get yourself some axle backs, son! My criterion was simple and only had to meet a few non-negotiables: It had to be at least twice as loud as stock and ten times as mean; it can’t be obnoxious – I wanted it “out of the way” when I was at a stop light or idling somewhere; and it can’t drone – I enjoy the happy space inside of the Mustang. After getting this in line I set about the YouTube for answers. And then 5 minutes later, I realized that all of the clips sucked and I’d end up having to gamble. So, I did. The smartest thing you can do when installing the driver’s side muffler is to cut off some hanger material – there’s too much there and if you just remove about half of it, you can slide it onto the rubber mounts without having to remove the bracket. The driver’s side took about 15 minutes, while the passenger used up 10 in total. At startup, I instantly knew I made the right decision. The 5 liter announced its presence with authority and sent chills up (and down) my spine. I’ve seen decibel meters comparing the sound output across several popular axle backs, and among them the GT500s rank in the bottom percentage. Do not let that fool you – the perceived volume is what counts (unless your car is loud enough to have Poncharelli waving the meter near your tail pipes). The reality is that these mufflers are twice as loud as the stock mufflers – for me, this is perfect. Let’s talk about the tone. When you are driving your GT – when you are driving a V8, you want it to sound…angry. That’s because it is. You’ve got an extra 4 cylinders that were called in to work for nothing. An inline 4 could’ve done the job of propelling the car. With the stock exhaust, question marks hung above the heads of those around you. In fact, no one even bothered to think about your car until they actually saw it and the experiences were limited to, “Oh, look…another Mustang”. Now, when you are anywhere on the tachometer off idle, there is no mistaking what’s happening under the hood. Now you are in the Mullet Zone and everyone knows it – the Business up front KNOWS there’s a party out back. The exhaust tone is of the gods and it is the sound you hear in your mind when you think of muscle cars. It’s as close to the pushrod sound of the 5 liters of yore that you’re going to hear, where the mid-mounted mufflers and long tail pipes created a distinctive and aggressive throaty roar. You could hear that tone and identify it as a Mustang long before you saw it’s boxy Escort-esque form hauling buns down the street. If that metaphor doesn’t paint the picture for you, imagine the sound of a roaring lion – deep, thunderous, and chest bass mix in with throaty, guttural midrange coalescing into a breathing and heaving presence. As the RPMs decrease mid-shift and coming off throttle, it is as though the coffee pot of Zeus himself has fallen from the heavens, fusing its essence with the GT; the exhaust crackles, snaps, pops, and percolates, serving up the most intoxicating brew of the gods. Like me, you will find yourself wanting to sit around in slow moving traffic with windows down playing in the left side of the tach. Parking lots will give way to turning heads, rock fists, and thumbs up from the guys. Women’s faces will contort either in disgust or eros. Babies will cry and young boys, clinging to their parents as baby apes on the backs of their mothers, will solemnly gaze as the roar of your car burns into their hearts the desire of achieving this sound. Suddenly the balance of your car becomes less about speed and more about feel. You will think about this sound long after you put your car to sleep for the night, waiting for the chance to climb back in for anther pull of the god’s brew.

    FrankDTank

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Irvine, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 29, 2011

    Great sounding axleback at a more than reasonable price.

    This is a great sounding axleback that will not break the bank. As others have mentioned, this is the sound I expected from the factory. Larger tips fill up the rear valence much better than the stock muffler. At cruising rpms, I would say this is just as quiet as the OEM muffer but when you get on it, you know it is there. This is also a straight forward install that can easily be done in an hour taking your time.

    sloppymax

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Charlotte, NC

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  • 5/5

    May 08, 2011

    GT500 axle backs.

    These sound great and look much better than the stock exhaust. Not to loud while cruising but loud enough when you step on the gas. They have a nice rumble at idle. Easy install, took about an hour.

    Ken

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 24, 2012

    BEST BANG FOR YOU BUCK AXLE BACK. PERIOD.

    It took me 6 months to pick out exhaust for my 2002 GT. I'm a very picky individual. Wanted a good mix of volume and tone without highway drone and too much rasp. I researched the forums and YouTube for the perfect exhaust and kept going back to the GT500 Axle Back. Its got the volume and its got the tone. Its a great base exhaust, and as you add on the x-pipe or headers it seems to only get better unlike some of the other kits out there. Install was pretty straight forward, however I found a better how-to using google than what is supplied here. The how-to uploaded here is for Flowmasters which are shorter mufflers and will allow you to reach the hanger bolts to remove the hangers entirely. The GT500s will cover those bolts up when hung making it impossible to reinstall the bolts if you took them off after removing the stock exhaust. TIPS: -Loosen the panhard bar and drop it via removal of the two driver side bolts before you start. This will allow for easy removal and installation. -Jack up the vehicle as high as you can -Have an extra set of hands with you -Wear safety glasses -Don't tighten up the clamps until you align the tips.

    TaylorGT

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Kansas City, MO, USA

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  • 5/5

    May 24, 2011

    gt 500 axleback

    I love this axle back. I have an o/r x and no resonators and this exhaust is deep and loud but not annoying. On the highway its quite and doesnt drone at any rpm.

    thad

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    May 06, 2011

    Perfect tone and loudness

    Harder to install than expected, especially if you're working by yourself. Only took an 1.5 hours total. Sounds GREAT, perfect tone and perfect loudness. Not overly loud and ZERO drone at highway speeds.

    JDos1

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    December 29, 2012

    SHAZAM!!!!

    I installed a Steeda cold air intake and a performance tune. Next morning took car to Midas and for a mere 70 dollars had the mufflers installed. All I can say is Wow! Like everyone before me has said, the appearance of the larger tail pipes is great, but the sound improvement just can't be properly stated in words, but every comment I read was accurate. Great sound at all RPM's and no more drone! You can't go wrong here. Buy them and you will love them.

    2013Vertible

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Gaithersburg, MD

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 30, 2012

    Muffler GT500

    The car sounds much better. I took it back to the dealer and they could not believe how great the car sounds. One of the Techs said it sounds like a Cobra. (Sweet) I am in love with them. Best bang for the buck !!!!!!

    hosemon

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Palm Bay, Florida

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 15, 2012

    Nice, aggressive note without being obnoxious.

    My wife bought her 2012 GT about 2 weeks ago while I was in Afghanistan. Her biggest complaint was it didn't sound aggressive enough. She test drove a Roush RS2 and a Shelby GT500 before buying her GT and she liked the sound of both of those but said the Roush would become annoying on the highway or on a trip. I researched and decided the GT500 exhaust should be what she desired. I made the perfect choice and she loves the sound. She also enjoys that its aggressive on excceleration but just right on the highway at cruising speed. And since it flows better it also improved performance. Definitely a great all around improvement for the 5.0 Mustang. Ford should install these from the factory.

    Olebroncbuster55

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Covington, LA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 09, 2011

    Amazing Sound, Amazing Price

    I used to have muffler deletes on my 5.0 but after some time I couldn't deal with the drone. After I put long tubes, the deletes were way too crazy. I did a lot of video research but since videos don't do much justice for the way they actually sound, I decided to go with these because of their price. After I put them on I fell in love right away. With my long tubes, the GT500's give a very deep, muscular roar without being annoyingly loud, and zero drone on the highway. Nothing beats this sound for this price.

    Ryan00

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    May 07, 2013

    The Howl of a Wolf

    Everybody who owns a 2013 V6 knows how quiet the stock exhaust is.. very disappointing for a 305hp engine. I wanted some axle backs that sounded MEAN and AGGRESSIVE. Not loud and irritating. I also didn't want to spend more than $400. Enter the GT 500 Axle Backs. One Problem, they are for GT models. But they are the perfect price and have excellent reviews. I had to make it work. They arrived in 2 days, awesome. Took them down to my local auto body shop. They told me they needed to be welded to some degree to fit the smaller V6 fitment. Took them about 2 hours and they only charged me 100 because I've known them for awhile. Not a bad price; worth every dime especially when I first cut the car on and they roared! Couldn't stop smiling and laughing. I love being able to control when I want SOUND while I'm driving at normal speeds. Just hit the pedal to 2K RPM and they start howling. That's the best way I can describe the sound. Like the Howl of a Wolf ! XD I LOVE it. And when you slam on the pedal, like really take of, it sounds like a freaking helicopter ! (well mine do) Haha I fell in love man, these pipes really live up to the hype. These are the definition of bang for your buck. Best part: You control all the sound; Loud when you want, Quiet when you want. There's no drone, which is awesome because you can have a conversation with your passenger, but when you want to make that yellow light up ahead, push it and these babies start HOWLING!! I love driving through the garage at my job with the windows down because of the echo...actually I love driving with the windows down everywhere now just to hear them. Really an amazing product. And I rarely write reviews but this had to be written. 5 star. Stop thinking and buy.

    ThatDude23

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Silver Spring, MD, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 09, 2012

    Just Right!

    This exhaust is as close to perfect as possible. The exhaust note that this axle back gives your 5.0 is harmony! It doesn't sound good at just one aspect, it sounds great period, full throttle, part throttle, deceleration, idle, it doesn't matter they all sound great. I have a cold air intake with tune, and now the exhaust note sounds as good as the intake note, and the best part is there is ZERO DRONE! I did a lot of research before I bought an exhaust because there are soo many to chose from, and not only does this set up sound good with stock manifolds cats and stock h-pipe, but it sounds great with headers and off-road x-pipe as well! If you want a nice deep tone with just the right amount of krackle that doesn't turn into rasp, and isn't excessively loud, this exhaust is for you!

    JD50LOVER

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Indiana, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 01, 2012

    Great "Muscle Car" Sound!

    This is how a Mustang GT 5.0 is supposed to sound! Sounds great at idle, low-speed cruising, and while jamming through the gears, yet these mufflers are fully tuned to not drone while crusing at highway speeds. Really. If you have ever driven on long trips with loud/barely legal mufflers, you know what I mean, and these mufflers are for you. Yet, I get admiring glances and nods just from starting her up in the parking lot! It's the sound! Yep, that deep, throaty, burble I grew up with in the 60's/70's! Plus, the polished, 4-inch, angle-cut, outlet pipes look great compared to stock. Installation is straightforward using ordinary hand tools and while you can do the change without raising the car, I suggest raising the back of the car up on jack stands to give you a little more room to manuever. There can be a little bit of knuckle-banging too as you slip things off and on the rubber hangers, so wear gloves. Took me less than two hours jack-to-unjack without rushing.

    MustangMike2

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Vinton, VA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 13, 2012

    Great Exhaust

    I listened through many sound clips of various axle-back exhausts and read a ton of reviews before deciding to purchase the GT500 axle-backs. They are exactly as advertised, factory quality and fit, and a good upgrade over stock sound. Cold startup has a nice deep V8 burble to it, once the engine gets warm it blends in and is only slightly louder than stock. You can hear the difference when you punch the throttle and it sounds great, but under normal driving conditions it is barely louder than stock, and absolutely no drone. Pretty easy install, took about an hour and nothing unexpected, did it myself with basic hand tools and jack stands. Would highly recommend for those like me looking for a more aggressive sound when getting on the gas but not wanting a loud and annoying exhaust during daily driving.

    ssamsel

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Tucson, AZ

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