Review & Install Video
Hey everybody, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my quick review of the MBRP Installer Series Axle-back Exhaust, available for your 2012 through 2014 V6 Mustang.
So this is going to be a super affordable axle-back exhaust system for any SN97 V6 owner out there looking to add a little bit more volume and a little deeper tone compared to your factory exhaust. Now MBRP, traditionally, are going to come in on a lower side of the price range, and their Installer series is definitely designed for you owners out there on a tight budget but still looking to add a little bit more volume. Now, in fact, this is actually one of the most affordable axle-backs currently here on AM, with only the Pype Bomb coming in a little cheaper. Now, a big factor in keeping the price down with the Installer series is the selection of materials. Now, to keep things reasonable, MBRP utilizes heavy gauge aluminized steel in favor of the more expensive 304 or even the 409-grade stainless steel. No real performance drawbacks from this, but again, if you are looking for the long-term durability, this might be an issue with the aluminized steel, especially if your ride sees a lot of road salt during the winter months.
Now because of this, MBRP is only going to offer you a three year warranty with the Installer series, as opposed to a full lifetime warranty with some of their stainless systems. So if long term durability is going to be a big concern for you, you might want to check out the Pro Series axle-back from MBRP. Essentially the same kit I have here, it's going to sound the same, but you are getting that full stainless steel construction. Going to cost you a little bit more, but again, you are getting the lifetime warranty.
As you guys heard at the top of this video, this thing definitely delivers when it comes to sound, and in my opinion, delivers a very enjoyable tone. Not too crazy loud or anything, so for that reason, we'll call it a strong two out of five, maybe even a three out of five on my one to five or one to wake-the-neighbors scale. Now despite what V8 owners might say, I think the 3.7 is a good sounding motor, and this thing is going to deliver plenty of bang for your buck when it comes to sound and that should be one of your top deciding factors when choosing a system for your ride.
Before we get into the install, let's quickly run down the materials. Again, for the most part, full aluminzied steel for the construction with the exception of the four inch tips, these guys are stainless and etched with the MBRP logo. But as for the rest of the system, again, aluminized steel, two and a half inch tubing, MBRP's high flow mufflers. The welds could be a little bit nicer but again, this is a value system.
As for the install, well, it really couldn't be any easier here guys. We'll call it one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, maybe an hour or two in the garage or driveway before you're making some noise. Full bolt-on install, no cutting or modifying needing. Maybe a socket set as for the tools, and maybe you want to get the rear of the car in the air slightly just to make the install a little easier.
Wrapping up, the Installer series from MBRP, in my opinion guys, one of the best value axle-backs available here at AM. If you don't mind that aluminized steel construction, you're going to be getting a great sounding kit for around the $300 mark. So be sure to learn more about MBRP for your ride here at AmericanMuscle.com.