(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- How to install a MBRP Race Series Catback Exhaust on your 2011-2014 Mustang GT
Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a detailed overview and installation of the MBRP Race Series Cat-Back Exhaust, fitting all 2011 to 2014 Mustang GTs. Now, in addition to that sound clip you just heard, I'll be going over the sound expectations from the MBRP Race Series Cat-Back which, I'll let you know, will get a solid four out of five on our loudness meter. Then I'll go into the materials and construction. I'll even walk you through the installation which, I'll tell you again upfront, will get a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, something any novice can take care of with the right hand tools. So let's jump right into it.The MBRP Race Series Cat-Back Exhaust I have with me today will be for all 2011 to 2014 Mustang GT owners out there looking to replace their stock, boring exhaust with something that will literally wake up the entire Coyote exhaust to give it a loud, very aggressive muscle car growl that will literally wake the neighbors. Now, with the sound clips you just heard, this MBRP Race Series Cat-Back will definitely, definitely be an upgrade over your factory exhaust. Now, I hate to say it, but those factory pipes can be kind of a disappointment for the Coyote engine there, which is a very respectable horsepower-filled motor, and you might wanna wake that thing up. With the Race Series exhaust, you are getting just that with a race-inspired sound, giving you a loud, aggressive muscle car growl that, like I said before, can wake the neighbors if given the right modifications. Now, with that said, this one is gonna get the four out of five on our loudness meter simply because it is louder than a lot of options on the site here, but not the absolute tippy-top loudest. This one does give you a very head-turning, noticeable sound here that you definitely expect from that Coyote S197.Now, with this option in mind, MBRP does offer the Street Series in addition to that Race Series exhaust that I have with me today. Now, the Street Series will give you a deep muscle car growl without being too overly obnoxious and too raspy. The Race Series, though, with that race-inspired sound, will be a bit raspier, a bit louder and, like I said a million times - I hate to say it again - will probably wake those neighbors, whereas a Street Series probably won't. So it'll definitely depend on your personal preference, how loud you wanna go, how much you wanna spend. And in addition to that, there's also the aluminized version and the stainless steel. Stainless steel is what I have with me today.Now, as far as the difference between the aluminized and stainless steel version that I have with me today, the aluminized might not be as pretty-looking, it might not be as polished, and it also might not even last quite as long as the stainless steel. But the stainless steel here, obviously, is the better-quality material overall for a longer-lasting durability and does have that polished, attractive shine, but all-in-all you won't be able to see it anyway. It'll be right under the car. But either way, it does come down to how much you wanna spend with that one.Now, you might be asking, "How does this exact cat-back give it that Race Series-inspired sound with the loud, aggressive note?" Well, it's all gonna be thanks to the materials and construction here. We do have high-flow mufflers that will be replacing your completely restrictive factory mufflers to really open up and give it that loud, aggressive Race Series feature. Now, in addition to that, you get 3-inch stainless steel tubing here for durability, corrosion resistance, all of that good stuff you'd expect from a very high-quality exhaust system. Now, from the 3-inch tubing all the way at the back end going into your mid-pipe, it actually steps down to a 2.7-inch tubing to fit perfectly into that factory mid-pipe for a direct bolt-on installation. Very simple and a huge bonus for the install, which I'll touch on in just a bit.Now, on the complete opposite end here - we have it hiding back here - is the 4-inch, massive stainless steel polished tip that'll be coming out of the rear end of your 5.0 Coyote, looks absolutely attractive with the rear diffuser here, and will fit perfectly. Now, with that said, this whole system is gonna be pretty reasonably priced for something that is very high-quality, but will be at the top end of the market here compared to other options, and I'll touch on that in just a second.Now, with all those materials and the construction in mind here, it's all gonna wrap together into the price tag. And like I said, that price isn't gonna be the most expensive, but it will be up there on the higher end of the market compared to some of the other options. For this kit itself with the high-quality stainless steel, the high, free-flowing mufflers and, of course, the huge 4-inch stainless steel tips with the polished finish, expect to be spending about $550 here. Again, not the most expensive, but it will be at the top end here. A lot of bang for your buck with this kit here with a very loud, very aggressive race-inspired design.Moving on to the installation portion of the video, like I said in the very beginning, this one is gonna be simple enough for any novice to take care with very light mechanical skills required, and a ratchet and a simple socket set will do the trick. Now, with that said, all you'll have to do is unbolt and unclamp your factory cat-back system from your mid-pipe all the way back to your tailpipe. Now, with that said, when you unclamp it, pull them off the hangers and set them aside. All new hardware will be included in the kit for you, and you'll just have to reinstall the Race Series from MBRP in reverse order and, of course, given that 2.75 drop-down, will bolt directly up to your factory mid-pipe with ease. Again, I'd say about an hour's worth of time, maybe two, in the driveway at home. It will be getting one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter.Well, guys, just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2011 to 2014 Mustang GT and you're looking for a way to replace your restrictive, factory cat-back exhaust with something that will completely wake up your Coyote S197 and give it a loud, aggressive race design, you might wanna check out the MBRP Race Series Cat-Back Exhaust which, of course, is available right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Please Note. The 3" diameter piping steps down to 2.75" so it will bolt right up to the factory 2.75" midpipe.
Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014
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February 14, 2020
Great addition to my 2011 GT. Looking for that old muscle car sound and mission accomplished. Paired this with a cold air intake to step up the power as wellHelpful (0)
December 29, 2019
The race catback is a very deep tone and aggressive exhaust. Very appealing sound when at idle and amazing when at open throttle. Totally Worth the priceHelpful (0)
October 11, 2019
So happy with this exhaust, pairs amazingly well with the BBK x pipe, sounds sooo good! You Will need a lift or a shop to install.Helpful (0)
May 31, 2019
Great product by MBRP the sound is great, very subtle change at low RPM but really opens up when you rev it. The install however was incredibly hard. If you do not have a lift, be prepared to lift your car I’d say about 2ft high because the mid pipes will not come out otherwise, everything fit perfectly fine. The product itself is a really nice piece(s) the mufflers weigh much less than stock (if you care about that) and so do the midpipes and they have much cleaner bends. I removed the hangers completely when removing the mufflers, I found that to be the easiest way. As for the rest of the install bolt overything loose first and find your preferred fit before tightening everything.Helpful (0)
May 01, 2019
Amazing exhaust,fit's well,great sound.Installed in about a hour.Helpful (0)
December 09, 2018
Quality of the metal is good and it sounds amazing but my only complaint about this product is that you do have to play around with it to have the exhaust tips flushed to the rear bumper. Also if you're doing it with just jack and jack stands I wish you luck since for me it took 5 hours to get them in since I had to figure out how to position the pipe to go over the axle. My tip would be to put the top of the pipe into the axle and then angle the rest of the pipe 90° towards the wheel and try to put it in that way.Helpful (1)
September 07, 2018
The fit was dead on perfect, and fast to install. The sound is great, just what I was looking for. loud aggressive sound, but not annoying.Helpful (1)
September 06, 2018
Mbrp catback exhaust race version.
Love the way it makes my car sounds!! Highly recommended.Helpful (1)
May 27, 2018
My car is about as race as it gets , I had a set of dumps with summit mufflers before , upon attempting to install this exhaust I realized with my additional bracing on the diff that this system would not work for me . I ended up making a dump setup out of it and wow what a difference , I was looking for something a bit quieter and with sound like a full exhaust and I couldn’t be happierHelpful (4)
May 18, 2018
Great Exhaust note and value for your money
I've waited about 2 weeks after installing this exhaust before writing this review. This was done on a lift and was pretty straight forward. The reason I gave it 4 stars on the fit and finish is the tips should come out a little further maybe 2 inches short. The rest of the exhaust is very well made and fits like a glove. The sound is a deep old school rumble. Plenty of volume but not way over the top, Their is a drone from 1800 to 2200 peaking at 2k. when on the throttle up hill is the worst. If it gets annoying I just up shift to 5th. I love this exhaust despite the drone... Its not raspy or poppy. Its an old school deep rumble. WOT its sounds like a race car. Cold starts are simply awesome. Why buy an exhaust you cant hear? this exhaust sounds awesome.... for me the benefits outweighs the drone. I combined this with a CandL street CAI and you can feel a difference in Throttle response. HP and torque gains above 3k. Definitely noticeable even without a tune. I would recommend this exhaust. For the money its a no brainer. And I think it sounds better than almost all those way more pricey exhausts. Plan on dealing with the drone with gears and an H pipe later on right now though I am very happy with MBRP Race Cat Back.Helpful (3)
Currently run MBRP full length headers and H-Pipe kit. With the 2.75 step down with this kit. Will it work with my MBRP full length headers and H-Pipe?
I do not see any problems running this kit with your headers since this steps down to 2.75".
How will this system attach to a stainless works off road xpipe?
They would join together at the step down flanges and are secured with band clamps.
Will this Cat-Back fit around a BMR watts link?
The MBRP XP Series Cat-Back Exhaust will work with the BMR Watts Link.
If I have bbk long tubes with a bbk off road x pipe will this cat back system fit without issues. If so how loud will it be with longtubes and x pipe.
The MBRP Race Series Cat-Back Exhaust in Stainless Steel will directly fit without additional modification to your BBK off-road X pipe. The sound will be aggressive added to the Long tubes and X pipe tone.
Hello fello Stang owners, I currently only have the Roush Axle backs on my exhaust, everything else is stock. Will I be able to keep the Roush axle backs on this setup if I didn't like the muffler sound from this system?
The mufflers from this exhaust kit are able to be taken off, but the over axle pipes may not be a direct fit with the Roush Axle-Backs. If you look at the angle each piping is bent at, they are slightly different. You may need to do some modifications in order to have proper fitment.
Should not be a problem due to the X pipe fitting the factory catback. You can see in the picture the connection to the x pipe is smaller in diameter to fit inside.
Hello everyone! This question gets asked a lot, the official answer is if you are buying a cat back or even just a axle back you do not need a tune revision for your car.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
|Piping Material:||T409 stainless steel||Tip Material :||Polished T304 stainless steel|
|Piping Size:||3"||Tip Size:||4"|
|Muffler Type:||Straight Through||Fitment:||2011-2014 GT Mustangs|