Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Stephanie with americanmuscle.com here with this Heartthrob Cut and Clamp Resonator Delete H-Pipe, available for 2015 and up GT Mustangs. The Resonator Delete H-Pipe from Heartthrob is going to replace the factory resonator that is restricting to the new GT and adds weight. It's gonna be a good option for someone that's looking for an aluminized steel mid-pipe that isn't gonna cost a ton but that is going to open up a good amount of sound easily and quickly.
Swapping out the Resonator mid-pipe for a traditional style mid-pipe like this H-Pipe is a way to get around having to purchase an entirely new exhaust system in order to change the tone of the exhaust without having to change anything else. The factory Resonator style mid-pipe is basically another muffler on the S550 GT in muffle sound and power. So by eliminating this muffler or Resonator style mid-pipe and replacing it with a standard type of mid-pipe that is free flowing like this H-Pipe, you're getting rid of a bottleneck and you can expect a good amount more volume from the exhaust even without changing the factory axle vac or any other components of the exhaust.
So this H-Pipe does reuse the factory caps so you're still going to be smog legal and still pass emissions and get the change in sound that I've talked about so that should give you a good idea of just how restrictive the factory mid-pipe is. This is an aluminized steel H-Pipe, and material is something that you should always consider when you're shopping for exhaust. So the material of the mid-pipe is really gonna drive the price point, and this H-Pipe being aluminized steel is what helps to keep it more price friendly than some of the other options that are out there.
Aluminized tubing has some upsides and some downsides as well. Like I already said, this type of material is going to be more budget friendly so there's your upside right there. The sacrifice that you make here is that the metal is prone to rust and have corrosion over time, especially if it sees harsh road conditions. But I've got something that you're not concerned about or you live on the West Coast or your car isn't a daily, then it's not gonna be a big deal to you.
If you're looking for a long-lasting system that can handle the weather or that sees some of the awesome road salt that we see here in VA, you're better off shopping for a 304 stainless steel system instead. This is a Cut and Clamp mid-pipe, which means that you cut out and remove your factory Resonator and clamp the H-Pipe into place, and that's how you're able to raise your stock caps [SP] but it also means that you can't pair it with your stock muffler or you can run it with an aftermarket axleback. So no matter what axleback you have, this H-Pipe will work for you, and either way, you still maintain the use of the stock caps and you still have an improvement in sound.
So this is an H-Pipe, and like a typical H-Pipe, you can expect more of a deeper tone from your exhaust and more volume. If you want more of a louder raspy note as opposed to the deep sound, you should stick with an X-Pipe instead, and there are a few Cut and Clamp X-Pipes that are currently available.
H-Pipes tend to be a little deeper sounding while X-Pipes produce a bit more volume with that raspy note. On a scale of one to five, with five being the loudest and keeping in mind that you're still gonna have your stock caps and axleback, I'd rate this H-Pipe as a two. Of course, if you ever change your axleback or even your headers for that matter, the H-Pipe is gonna change in sound and volume so just keep that in mind.
Depending on which axleback you end up choosing, you can be looking at more of a three or four on a loudness meter so if you don't want a system that's too loud, just keep in mind your mid-pipe when you're shopping for other components. Another thing to mention here is that a great side effect of replacing that Resonator with an H-Pipe is dropping a good amount of weight. The factory Resonator adds some pounds to the S550. So by replacing it with a simple H-Pipe you're going to be dropping about 25 pounds, which is just another little plus even if you aren't trying to drop weight.
As far as price goes with this H-Pipe, it is currently the only separate H-Pipe that's available for the S550, and you're looking at spending between $100 and $200 for it. Like I mentioned earlier, there are other X-Pipes that are available and other brands, other materials and at other price points if you want to shop around for something else. Either way, swapping out your factory Resonator for an aftermarket H-Pipe delete is a fast and easy way to totally change your exhaust.
As for the install, you do have some flexibility here. Like the name suggests, there will be some cutting involved but nothing too difficult. If you take your time, it's gonna take about two hours to complete, maybe less, and I'm gonna call this two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter but mainly just because of the cutting that's involved.
The H-Pipe does come with brand new clamps for the rear, but here we used the factory front clamps but you always have the option of clamping the front and welding the rear of the pipe if you want, but that's up to you or your shop. A lot of people like welding in the rear better but that's not something that you have to do.
So wrapping this up here, this is aluminized steel Resonator Delete H-Pipe that can work with either the factory axleback or an aftermarket one. It also works with the factory caps and it's gonna free up some sound and volume from your GT. It is a great way to inexpensively change your exhaust note. As always, you can check it out more online for yourself, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
Improves Exhaust Flow.
Add even more horsepower and torque to the rear wheels of your coyote Powered S550 Mustang by replacing your restrictive factory Resonator Mid-pipe with a free flowing Heartthrob H-Pipe. A Heartthrob H-Pipe will greatly improve your pony's exhaust flow for an increase in overall performance.Muscle Car Rumble.
Heartthrob's free flowing H-Pipe for the 2015-2018 GT Mustangs not only increases power, but it also adds a deep muscle car rumble to the sound of your exhaust with its classic "H" crossover pipe design.Reuses Stock Cats.
This Heartthrob H-Pipe requires cutting and removing the factory Mid Pipe resonator and clamps in place reusing the stock clamps. Best of all it reuses the factory catalytic converters saving you money and keeping you smog legal at the same time.Durable Construction.
Constructed from free-flowing mandrel bent aluminized steel tubing for long lasting durability, this Heartthrob Cut and Clamp Mid Pipe will improve exhaust flow to provide a significant increase in power and sound.Application.
The Heartthrob Cut and Clamp Resonator Delete H-Pipe is specifically designed for use on the 2015-2018 GT Mustangs equipped with the coyote 5.0L DOHC V8 engine.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
Mid Pipe Specifications
|Style Mid Pipe:
||Type Headers Required:
||Shorty Headers or Stock Manifolds |
||Reuses stock Catalytic Converters
||2015-2017 GT |
- Will it fit my Mustang?