Review & Install Video
Hey everybody, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my review of the LTH Axleback Exhaust System, fitting your 2005 to 2010 Mustang GT. Available with your choice of either a black or silver tip.
So, Long Tube Headers, or LTH for short, is the exhaust division of Custom Performance Engineering, or CPE for short. These guys are definitely a premium brand. All of their products are made right here in the USA. And they make stuff ranging from axlebacks, of course, to long-tube headers, mid-pipes, and even a few over-axle pipes.
So, who is going to be looking at the LTH axleback, here? Well, pretty much any daily driver or race car that is after a very high-quality system that is going to offer a good amount of tone.
Now, this thing does get its tone through these straight-through design mufflers, perforated on the inside here. And it's going to give you some nice bark, but at the same time, it's going to keep any excess drone to a minimum.
In addition to the straight-through design mufflers here, with the LTH, you can also expect a quality 304-grade stainless steel for the build, 2 3/4 inch tubing, beautiful welds like a pack of dimes all over this thing, and finally these massive 4 inch slash or slant-cut tips etched with the LTH logo. And again, you can grab these things in black or silver, depending on what you're after.
Now, perhaps one of my favorite things about this exhaust system is this beautiful Titan finish, as LTH refers to it. Basically, a really nice satin finish that's going to look good under the rear bumper for years. Shouldn't discolor, shouldn't corrode. And LTH actually claims that it strengthens the metal itself.
As far as price goes, guys, the LTH is certainly not a cheap option. Now, in fact, this thing is coming in at the top of the food chain. Factor in another hundred bones if you do want these black tips, and you're looking at one of the most expensive axlebacks available for your three-valve GT.
That being said, hearing this thing in person, reading some of the very favorable customer reviews here on the site, you can expect a solid tone. Now, this thing isn't going to scream, it's not going to be overly loud, but has a very refined tone. It's going to make your three-valve sound great, and it's not going to wake the neighbors in the process. So, for that reason alone, we're going to give it a solid three out of five on our overall scale of loudness, one being close to stock, while five being a little ridiculous.
A nice thing about the LTH Axleback or pretty much any axleback for your '05 to '10 GT is that is a 100% bolt-on affair, very straightforward. And for that reason alone, we're going to give it a one out of three wrenches on our overall difficulty meter. Figure a few basic hand tools, some sockets, and you should be making noise in an hour or two, from start to finish.
Now, guys, obviously you're going to be doing all of your work underneath the car here. So, common sense will tell you to have your race ramps ready, your jack or jack-stands, or even a lift, if you're one of the lucky ones.
In the end, guys, to wrap this thing up, I really do enjoy the LTH Exhaust System here. Obviously the build quality is second to none, the Titan finish looks really sharp, and the tone is nice. It's not going to scream, it's not going to be the loudest exhaust system on the market for your three-valve. But at the end of the day, it's not something you're going to get tired of in a few months of being on the car.
So, if you want to check out one of the most premium exhaust systems for your ride, be sure to check out an LTH Axleback right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
Deep Aggressive Sound.
A LTH Axle-back Exhaust System by CP-E will add a deep, clean, aggressive exhaust note to your 4.6L V8 powered S197 Mustang without the annoying drone that so many aftermarket exhaust systems tend to have while cruising.
Power And Performance.
LTH Axle-Back exhaust systems not only improve the sound of your 4.6L V8 powered Mustang, but with it's free flowing "straight-through" muffler design it also improves exhaust flow to increase rear wheel horsepower and torque.
Stainless Steel Construction.
Manufactured in the USA from mandrel bent 2.75" diameter 304 stainless steel tubing for it's durability and corrosion resistance, this LTH Axle-back features two "straight-through" perforated mufflers with massive 4.0" diameter 304 stainless steel tips for impressive muscle car looks and sound.
LTH Titan™ Uniform Satin Finish.
Titan™ is LTH's unique proprietary process that produces a bright uniform satin finish over the entire part to eliminate the ugly discoloration from welds, heat, and scratches that are encountered during manufacturing; making it the perfect exhaust finish for high end show cars. Not only does the process create a show quality finish, but it also strengthens the stainless steel to eliminate microscopic sharp edges created during welding that could, if not removed, become tears and cause the product to fail.
Direct Bolt-On Installation.
Engineered to be a direct upgrade replacement, this LTH axle-back will easily bolt straight up to the factory piping without any modifications or special tools required for an easy installation.
This LTH Axle-back exhaust system is specifically designed to fit the 2005 to 2010 GT and Bullitt Mustangs equipped with the SOHC 4.6L Modular V8 engine.
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- What's in the Box
- (1) Driver Side Muffler Assembly
- (1) Passenger Side Muffler Assembly
- (2) 2.50" Sec Ball Clamps
- LTH Installation Instructions
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
Axle-Back Exhaust Specifications
||304 Stainless Steel
||Tip Material :
||304 Stainless Steel |
||2005-2010 GT, Bullitt|
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10