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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
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Boss 302 - 12, 13
    • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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

    MichaelE

    • 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.

      AMJustin

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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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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Loudness / Volume 4.206977 4.2
    • Exhaust Note 4.813953 4.8
    • Fit & Finish 4.569767 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.846512 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      February 22, 2018

      ford exhaust

      Sounds great Should be an option on 5.0 mustang We put these on a 2011 5.0 and a 2012 5.0 Good rumble on start up but quit on highway

      DerekC

      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 20, 2018

      GT500 Axlebacks

      Love the sound of these. My car is all stock currently besides the axlebacks and it sounds perfect. Good interior noise and sounds very crisp and aggressive on the outside, but not too loud. Install is a bit tricky on your back but I managed to do it by jacking up the driver side only and did not loosen any of the exhaust in the middle of the car. Would be a lot easier on a hoist.

      Rick

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 17, 2018

      Best bang for the buck!

      Alot of the new coyote powered mustangs are simply to loud and obnoxious! I have a off road x pipe, ota pipes, and HAD Corsa Extremes. It sounded good but was to raspy and ridiculously loud. I listened to hundreds of sound clips and wanted something deeper/throaty. These mufflers sound the best in my opinion. Still loud when you want it to be with no rasp, no drone at cruising speeds, and a nice deep tone. Couldn't be happier with the new exhaust note.

      JohnS

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 16, 2018

      Just a little too quiet

      Fit was great. Sound not as robust as I expected. Has a good tone but a little too quiet for me. Wish it was 20 louder.

      S197

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      February 11, 2018

      Good sound

      It has a nice deep raspy pop to it and my Mustang sounds so much better now than the stock mufflers. Shop install was $120.00 for the mufflers and the x pipe, and took about an hour.

      BernieQ

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 09, 2018

      perfect sound

      guilty present to my self, as soon as i placed the order i was concerned that i wasted money buying something that i didn't need. as soon as i installed and heard the new sound all my worry's went away, car now sounds like a mustang should, low rumble at idle, more of a roar at the 3-5k range rather than a whine.

      KeeganA

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 26, 2018

      Beautiful disaster

      Very good product the sound is perfect after hearing many different axel backs this I recommend for a comfortable as well as aggressive growl.

      Bdgt

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 25, 2018

      Amazing!

      Took about 45 minutes to an hour to take stock Mufflers off, and put new ones on. The sound difference was amazing. I have gotten to many complements and people asking what exhaust system i have. When i tell them its just the mufflers and nothing more they are amazed. What a deep but subtle sound. Absolutely NO drone inside the cabins at any speeds, granet i have trunk and back seats lined with sound deadening, but i did mostly for vibrations. i have a 2014 GT premium. cai sct tune. These two mods were probably the best mods you can buy for the price. Well worth.

      JoshR

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 24, 2018

      GT 500 Mufflers

      these FORD Racing Shelby GT 500 mufflers sound, look and perform Great!!! Instant power and torque. Next up BAMA programmer, then the ROUSH Blower!! had to cut the hangers was the only bummer

      RobertS

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 22, 2018

      axle back purchase

      relatively east to install, great sound, no drone, looks awesome. Fast shipping for A.M.

      JMMustangs

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      January 22, 2018

      Great Ford after market setup

      After reading the reviews and talking to a customer service representative, I purchased these mufflers. It is exactly what I had hoped for. No drone and loud enough to let this engine come to life when I want it to. Thank you FORD and American Muscle.

      RonK

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 18, 2017

      14 mustang gt

      So after watching all the exhaust vids. online I ordered the gt500 axle backs couldn't beat the price!! And sounded great in the vids. After install didn't notice a huge difference in sound so I was a little disappointed. But after about a week and daily driving sound got deeper and louder and I absolutely love it. Sounds amazing with windows rolled down.

      lando

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 09, 2017

      Awesome sound. Simple installation

      The GT500 Style axle-backs are awesome. After looking at countless audio clip and different axle-back products available, I decided on the GT500. I didn't want something to attract negative attention when driving around town, but aggressive and throaty enough when you step on it, reminding everyone what a 5.0 sounds like. Installation was simple, and I did it in my driveway in about 1 hour. I'm comfortable taking things apart on my car, but this installation was not complicated at all. You will not be disappointed if you chose the GT500 style axle-backs.

      Rico

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 07, 2017

      Exactly what I had hoped for!

      I really wanted something natural sounding to a 5.0. I spent a lot of time listening to youtube vids of various axle backs and finally chose the GT500s. Out of the box they looked identical to my stock mufflers so I was a little nervous but once I got them on and fired them up I was grinning from ear to ear. They sound GREAT. They ROAR through the power band yet once they warm up they are whisper quiet under 2500 rpm. Zero drone. Highly recommend!

      ChrisC

      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 05, 2017

      LiL TOy

      Item went on with little or no time sounds awesome. Highley recommended

      TerryP

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 29, 2017

      Great sound

      I bought my mustang a few months ago and the previous owner had installed a flowmaster x pipe with flowmaster outlaw axle backs. The car sounded great but was a bit deafening for a daily driver. I replaced the flowmaster axle backs with the gt500 mufflers and I couldn't be happier. The mufflers fit up perfectly to the flowmaster x pipe. There is zero drone on the highway and the car sounds phenomenal when you get on it. Deep throaty sound but not too loud. Worth every penny.

      ErikS

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 10, 2017

      Perfect axle back exhaust!

      Great sounding exhaust! Truly turns the 5.0 coyote into the perfect sounding V8 it is! Nice deep, throaty tone with no drone. This exhaust is louder and meaner sounding than stock without any raspiness. If your looking for a really loud system, this isn't it. For me, this adds the perfect balance between engine noise and exhaust note. Installation was pretty simple just make sure you spray the hangers with Lube and get the cat back pipes out of the way. I had to prop up the driver side pipe to get it high enough to be out of the way. I used race ramps and there was plenty of room to work. If your over thirty, these are the perfect exhaust. Not too loud, not too quiet, great V8 sound!

      ScottL

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      October 16, 2017

      CoyoteJet302

      Love the sound and rumble these give with the long tube headers

      Coyote302

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 15, 2017

      2014 GT

      I installed the mufflers in my apartment overflow parking lot on jack stands. I had assistance with holding the mufflers up while I installed them. It's a straightforward task that took less than an hour. The exhaust tips look great! Every morning the sound of the exhaust puts a smile on my face when I start the car for work. The exhaust is comparable to stock when cruising on the highway but becomes aggressive when accelerating with no raspy sounds and no drone

      JosephB

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 13, 2017

      Loader that video host states

      These mufflers are awesome! Quiet at cruising speeds and throaty with a perfect roar when you nail the RPMs. Well worth the $$$.

      joeo

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

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