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Justin: The MBRP Street cat-back in black for the 2018 and newer Mustang GT will be one of your most affordable systems in the category, complete with the H-pipe design, helping you to achieve that deep, thumping muscle car tone that's gonna compete with systems nearly twice the price. The Black Series will utilize aluminized steel throughout, while the black powder coating will add a unique look while also a little bit more durability to the mufflers and tips themselves all for around that $800 price point. Install will not involve any cutting or permanent modification, so expect a rather simple one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter here with a more detailed walkthrough to come later in the video. Now, me, personally, I'm a big fan of what MBRP does in the exhaust category. Why? Well, because they give Mustang owners a bunch of options when it comes to material, sound, appearance, and also budget. For instance, guys who wanna step into an entry-level system can check out the Installer Series, or you can step up into the XP systems which will deliver 409-grade stainless steel for a little bit more money. On top of that, you can always go with the Pro Series which will deliver the premium 304-grade stainless steel throughout and corresponding lifetime warranty. But the Black Series that we have here is going to take the foundation of the Installer Series, which again is that aluminized steel, and then coat the back portion of the system here, esentially, from the differential on back, with a durable high-temp black powder coat. Not only does this change up the appearance a little bit, but it's also gonna add another layer of protection to the aluminized steel which, let's face it, can be prone to surface corrosion in the saltier climates. And as such, it's only gonna get back with a limited warranty as opposed to the full-blown lifetime warranties of the full stainless systems from MBRP. But, let's get into the sound here with the MBRP, and this is another big area where I really dig what the company is doing. The Street system is going to incorporate the H-pipe as we've already discussed, in addition to the Street Series mufflers here, which altogether will produce one of the best sounds in the category at this price point. Now, because the Street is a little bit more tame compared to the Race system, also from MBRP, I've got the system pegged at a strong three out of five on my one-to-five or one-to-wake-the-neighbor scale. Now, this system almost creeped in the four-out-of-five territory. So that's gonna tell you that even though MBRP categorizes this thing as their milder of the two options, it's still gonna deliver plenty of bark. Now, inside the car, sure, there will be quieter systems out there. But even with that said, the MBRP is certainly not offensive and definitely won't drive you crazy on those long road trips. But, let's quickly get into some of the finer details here with the Black Series. And as discussed earlier, guys, your primary material will be that aluminized steel throughout with the exception of the 4-inch quad tips which have been made from 100% stainless steel. Tubing is all gonna be 3-inch mandrel bent, and again the entire system is backed by a three-year warranty, while that black coating is gonna get a separate one-year warranty against any chipping or flaking over that first year. But what do you say we get into the installation a little bit more? And again, cat-backs on the S550 are a 100% straightforward bolt-on job, and as such you can expect a rather simple one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Now, here's a little bit more detail for you guys in the form of a detailed walkthrough. Man: Now, to begin the disassembly of our exhaust, we're gonna use a 15-millimeter socket on our impact gun and disconnect the clamps at the front of the exhaust that connect it to the catalytic converter pipes. Now, we're just gonna loosen up these four bolts on the clamps here. This way, our entire exhaust will slide right out. Next, using a 13-millimeter socket on our ratchet, we're gonna go ahead and disconnect our hangers from the rear of our vehicle. This way, we can slide our entire exhaust out as one unit. But we're gonna do it with the help of a friend because we actually have our vehicle up on a lift, not down on the ground with jack stands where it would be a little bit easier to do it by yourself. Okay, using our 13-millimeter, we're gonna go ahead and take out these two bolts here to disconnect our hangers. Next, we're gonna move up above the mufflers to get the two hangers that are up there. I'll show you those in a minute. Okay, moving back here to the rear, we have two bolts that have to come out of each hanger. Now, we have one going up from the bottom and one coming in from the side. They still utilize a 13-millimeter socket to remove these. So we're gonna go ahead and get these disconnected, and then we'll get the help of our friend to slide our whole exhaust out. Now, there's one of these hangers on each side. All right. Now, we're ready to pull our exhaust out. We're gonna get the help of our other installer, Nick, to give me a hand. And we're just gonna unhook these from the crossmember and slide the whole exhaust out as one piece. And give it a little twist. All right. Let's get started with our install. So we're gonna go ahead and get our H-pipe into place. Now, these slide right into the factory clamps that are on the end of your catalytic converter pipes. Now, I'm gonna use a screw jack to hold these up into place. So we're just gonna get this set up in there. We're not gonna tighten down the clamps yet, until we get the rest of our exhaust on. This way, we can go back and align everything, and get it nice and even all the way back. Okay. Now, utilizing our factory hangers that hook to our crossmember, we're gonna go ahead and slide our midpipes into place. Now, these are the pipes that go under your axles and connect your muffler to your H-pipe. Now, make sure that you put on your new supplied clamp that comes with the kit. And once again, we're just gonna slide these into place, but we're not gonna tighten anything down yet. And just go ahead and repeat this for both sides. While we're here, what I will install, though, are bolts that secure our factory hangers to the crossmember. This way, we'll get less movement in our exhaust when we're putting on our mufflers. And using our 13-millimeter socket, we're gonna go ahead and tighten those down. Now, next up are our new mufflers for the rear end of our kit. Now, you notice these are black. This is what makes our system the Blackout Edition, and it comes with black tips. So let's go ahead and get these slid into place once again using our stock rubber hangers and the new clamps supplied with the kit. All right. Now, go ahead, slide your factory rubber hanger over your muffler. We're gonna go ahead and get this up into place also. After that, we're gonna go through and make sure everything is nice and lined up and straight, and we're gonna tighten it all down. Now, before we tighten up all our clamps, I'm gonna go ahead and tighten up our rear hangers. This will help us straighten up our exhaust. Now, starting at the rear of our vehicle and working our way forwards, we're gonna get our clamps tightened up. This utilizes the same 15-millimeter socket that we used to disconnect our factory clamps earlier. Now that our exhaust is all straightened up and tightened up, we're gonna go ahead and get our tips installed. All right. Now, these are our new black tips. We're gonna go ahead and get them installed. I'm gonna slide this one in first, get it lined up where we like it. Go ahead snug that one down. That looks good. Now, I think that the black tips on our black rear valance look great. They blend in really nicely and this is gonna sound amazing. Now, let's go ahead and get our other two tips installed. Now, that's all it takes to put in our new MBRP Black Series exhaust on our 2018 Mustang. Now, this exhaust looks great. And with a few hand tools and a little bit of your time, you can do this job at home. For more parts and videos like these, make sure you visit us at americanmuscle.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Classic “H” Crossover Design. The Street Version of the MBRP Black Series Cat-Back Exhaust is a direct upgrade replacement for your 2018-2020 Mustang GT and it features the classic “H” crossover pipe design. This street version exhaust showcases the classic muscle car sound.
Superior Engineering. This quality-built product will improve exhaust flow and increase rear wheel horsepower and torque. Crafted from a 3-inch mandrel-bent aluminized steel tubing with 4.5-inch black powder coated stainless steel tips, you will love the look and performance this exhaust provides.
Unrivaled Performance. Resistant to corrosion and rust, the tips are etched with the MBRP logo for quality branding.
Installation. This intermediate installation will require a hoist and an extra set of hands for completion. The install time is approximately 2 hours or less.
Warranty. MBRP stands behind this exhaust with a 1-year finish/3-year limited warranty. Any defect found will be replaced in full.
Application. The street version of MBRP Black Series Cat-Back Exhaust is designed to be used on the 2018-2020 Ford GT Mustang models that is not equipped with Active Exhaust.
Fitment: 2018 2019 2020 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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