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Ford Performance 3 in. Cat-Back Exhaust (11-14 GT; 11-12 GT500)

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    Features & Details

    • Aggressive Exhuast Sound
    • Durable Stainless Steel Construction
    • 3" Mandrel-Bent Tubing
    • 4.5" Polished Stainless Steel Tips
    • Includes X-Pipe and Two Straight-Through Mufflers
    • Fits 2011-2014 GT and 2011-2012 Shelby GT500
    Muscle Car Sound and Power. Give your coyote powered GT or Supercharged Shelby GT500 the aggressive muscle car exhaust note of yesteryear with a Ford Racing 3" Cat-Back Exhaust System. This catback not only sounds great, but also improves exhaust flow with the included X-Pipe for an increase in horsepower and torque.

    Race Car Growl. The included X-Pipe not only helps increase power, but it also adds a loud raspy, race car growl to the sound of your exhaust with its modern "X" crossover pipe design.

    Stainless Steel Construction. The Ford Racing Cat-Back exhaust system is constructed from high quality mandrel bent 3" stainless steel tubing and features Straight-Through mufflers with 4.5" polished stainless tips embossed with the Ford Racing logo. 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.

    Application. This Ford Racing 3" Cat-Back exhaust system is designed to fit 2011-2014 GT and 2011-2012 Shelby GT500 Mustangs. Shelby GT500 models will require cutting the factory H-Pipe for installation.

    Technical Note. The included mufflers are 49 state drive-by noise legal, not intended for use in the state of California.

    Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    MPN# M-5230-MGTCA30

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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Right muffler assembly
    • (1) Left muffler assembly
    • (1) X pipe assembly
    • (1) Right intermediate pipe
    • (1) Left intermediate pipe
    • (6) Band clamps
    • (2) Flared nipple pipes
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Cat-Back Exhaust Specifications
    Piping Material: Stainless Steel Tip Material : Polished Stainless Steel
    Piping Size: 3.0" Tip Size: 4.5"
    Muffler Type: Straight-Through Fitment: 2011-2014 GT, 2011-2012 GT500
    Will it fit my Mustang?

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        Questions & Answers (8)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Which headers with a catalytic converter would your recommend with this exhaust?

        • The brand headers would be a personal preference. If you wanted to stay within a certain budget, we would recommend the BBK headers and required shorty mid pipe but if you wanted the best system out there for your Mustang, that would be the Kooks brand.

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        What long tube headers or cat delete option would be best to use with this system?

        How does this system compare to the volume of the Borla ATAK or the Flowmaster Outlaw?

        • This is a loud raspy, race car growl. The Borla systems are known for more of a deeper classic sound versus this higher, louder sound.

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        Will this fit with the long tube headers you sell. Like maybe pipes

        • The Ford Performance Cat-Back Exhaust will not be compatible with long tube headers.

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        Are there any sound clips of these in action?

        • At this time, we do not have an exhaust video of the Ford Performance Cat-Back Exhaust. We are working to get videos for all our products, so keep checking back to our site!

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        3 More Questions
        Will the Kook Catted mid pipe bolt to this exhaust. I am installing Kook 1 7/8 stainless long tubes and catted mid pipe and i already have this exhaust. Does anyone no if this combination will work? 1 answer
        Will this fit the stainless works 1 7/8 inch long tube headers? 1 answer
        Will the 3 inch diameter and better flow sacrifice torque for higher RPM HP? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (9) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:$250-$500

          • Loudness / Volume 4.714286 4.7
          • Exhaust Note 5 5
          • Fit & Finish 4 4
          • Bang For Your Buck 3.571429 3.6



          • 5/5

            January 28, 2019

            Awesome exhaust

            Well worth the money spent. Great sound. After the install finished my Dad took the keys from me and you could hear it the whole time he drove around the block. If you are deciding if you should purchase this exhaust set be aware they are loud.

            John

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 10, 2018

            Fast and Loud

            First of all, the exhaust took over 1 mo to arrive even though it was listed as in stock. AM staff were friendly but not very informative about the delay. However, it finally showed up and looked good. Mufflers are stamped “Ford Performance by Borla” with “Ford Racing” visable on top of the tips. The install took a few hours with a lift (I wouldn’t try it with jack stands). I’m a moderately experienced amateur mechanic and It was pretty straightforward with all necessary parts. The pipe diameter is large compared to stock and a tight fit in places. Some bending of the muffler hangers was necessary for proper alignment. Finally, the sound: Its LOUD. Very deep and not raspy. There is a definate drone around 2000 RPM. Its actually quieter at 2500-4000 RPM. Stock Mustangs are way too quiet, but I was used to that. So, I was a bit taken back on initial cold start. The system totally changes the character of the car. But after 2 weeks, I’m still really digging it (probably not my neighbors in the morning, though, and the car is no longer stealthy).

            Mike

            Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            August 31, 2017

            Fitment is not that great

            Sounds great, but every time I hit a bump the exhaust hits under the car. I've taken the car to two different exhaust shops and over the last 4 months and neither shop could position the over the axle pipe to where it doesn't hit either the spare tire well or the rear end housing. Other than that, I love it! I had a performance shop install this initially while the installed my lowering springs and panhard bar. When they couldn't maneuver the piping so that it doesn't hit, I took to one exhaust shop and they had to reposition an exhaust hanger. It was still hitting under the car so I took it back to the performance shop and they had me take it another exhaust shop and they spent almost 3hrs cutting and welding the exhaust because they were unable to maneuver the piping to where it wouldn't hit under the car. When they were finished this time it did great for a few weeks, then it started hitting under the car again. It still hits under the car now and I'm considering purchasing a catback from kooks to go along with my kooks longtubes/xpipe.

            DT

            Year: 2011 Submodel: GT500

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          • 5/5

            August 21, 2016

            Great sound

            Took me and a buddy about 3 hours to do in front of the house on jack stands. Everything fit great but the muffler hangers had to be tweaked a bit to line up in the bumper openings. But I love the sound with the x-pipe, definitely gets noticed driving around town.

            Monte

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            July 25, 2016

            Perfect compliment to the GT500!

            This FRPP catback is the way to go for your GT500! I've owned a Roush Stage 3 and that exhaust was too much of an attraction. This kit has the perfect balance of "pure business" when either in low or high revs... 100 satisfied, and American Muscle was on point with their shipping and communication! Thanks fellas...

            Eric

            Year: 2011 Submodel: GT500

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 31, 2015

            Very deep note

            Good product. Exhaust note is very deep, not too loud for cruising around town but is plenty loud at WOT. Make sure if using jack stands you can get a minimum of 24" as the over axle pipes need all the space you can get to get the stock pipes off and new ones one. Excellent improvement over simply axle backs for my supercharged stang as it feels less restricted when accelerating. Overall very happy. I installed this by myself hence a little extra time to install.

            madmadigan

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Camrose

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 04, 2015

            Ford Racing Catback

            This is not a stealthy exhaust system. You will get noticed. However the sounds emitted are glorious! Steven McQueen would be envious. At idle and low rpm it is VERY deep and baritone. Rev it up to about 3,500-4000, back off, and it cackles and pops. Above 4,000 it smooths out and gets more mellow. No drone at any rpm, but it does growl at certain speeds, like 60-70 mph. I did have an issue with getting the tailpipes to line up/match correctly. Oh, and you will need to loosen/lower the cross brace between trailing arms -- it's the ONLY way to get tailpipes and mufflers on.

            Chipster

            Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Crestview FL

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 23, 2014

            Easy Install

            Simple Install, fit was on the perfect. Same as all Ford Racing Parts. Great throaty exhaust note without the drown.

            Diesel1

            Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Easton, MA, USA

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 13, 2014

            Great system, Loud and Nice Fit!

            First off, be prepared to work a little getting your old set off. The bolts on mine were upside down at the cat and Rusted up, after messing with it for a while I ended up cutting the clamps off. You'll need one set from your old system, so save the ones at your muffler, which were much easier to get off. Had to jack the car up as high as my floor jack would go (about 2 feet), so if you have access to a lift, use it. Once I got the old set off, the new one went in quick. I followed the instructions and left everything loose until I had the tips exactly where I wanted them. I then had help holding them in place while tightening everything down. I couldn't be happier with the loud rumble this system makes. I'll just say if you don't want loud, this set-up is not for you.

            UVAGT

            Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Charlottesville, VA, USA

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