Review & Install Video
The MBRP muffler-delete axle-back exhaust is going to be a system that you should check out if you're looking to make a big change in your exhaust note, while spending minimal dollars and still going with a good brand and a stainless steel setup. Muffler-delete axle-backs are more budget-friendly than normal muffler assemblies. So in this case, you're getting a ton of sound and you aren't totally killing the bank account. The install for this is easy. It's a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and you can expect it to take an hour, tops. But we'll talk more about that later. So normally, in an axle-back video, I'd start by talking about the mufflers right about now. In this case, we don't have any mufflers. MBRP made this muffler-delete system in order to deliver on an aggressive note that's loud and that reduces the normal flow restriction that you'd get with a traditional muffler setup. All that you're looking at here is stainless steel tubing that bolts right up to the factory piping, maintains a two and a half-inch diameter, and ends with four-inch, polished stainless steel tips. This is going to make for a very big change in exhaust note. As you heard in the sound clips, this is going to be much louder than stock and deeper-sounding. The good thing about this axle-back though, is that if you want it to be tame, it can be. But it gets rowdy when you lay into it. You do come across a little bit of drone with this axle-back. It is a muffler-delete, so I'm personally not really surprised by that fact. It's definitely not the worst drone that I've ever heard, but it is noticeable. As far as sound inside of the car, you can hear that you have an aftermarket exhaust on the car. But you don't get the same sound on the inside. It's much more toned down. This makes the drone not that bad in my opinion, so it's not a deal-breaker. That being said and after you guys heard the sound clips, I'm going to label this one as a five out of five on the loudness scale, one being a quiet upgrade and five being a very loud upgrade. I will say, though, that you should keep in mind that you get this volume and this sound with the remainder of the exhaust still being stock. If you ever change your mid-pipe down the road, or even your headers, for that matter, this system is going to get even louder and it has the potential to be very loud. Just keep in mind the smaller diameter inlet that this axle-back has, being that it's made from the stock exhaust. So I mentioned earlier that this axle-back is stainless steel. Stainless steel is the best option when it comes to exhausts if you're looking for corrosion-resistance and a long life in the product. It's going to have property advantages over other materials, like aluminized steel, and it's going to hold up much better over time. Next, we're looking at price. If you want to pick this axle-back up, you can expect to spend close to the $300 mark. Now, this is very budget-friendly if you compare it to the price of other axle-backs for the '05 to '10. But that goes back to what I said earlier about the muffler-delete systems being less expensive. This axle-back still has the same quality of materials and construction that other stainless steel systems have, so it isn't slacking there. There are other muffler-delete offerings out there if you wanted to check out something else. This is a direct bolt-on item, so you're looking at a very easy install. I'm going to call this a one out of three wrenches on the scale when we look at difficulty. Overall, you're looking at about one hour to get all of this done, and a lift would certainly make things easier for you here. But the job can be done on jack stands as well, if you don't have access to one. This axle-back very simply bolts right up in the stock location, so you won't have to cut or modify anything. You're just looking at dropping your old axle-back. When you go to install your new setup, it'll probably be easiest to leave everything loose until you have it all lined up, and then tighten it down. Wrapping things up with the MBRP muffler-delete axle-back system, this will fit the 2005 to 2010 GT. As always, you can check it out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.