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MBRP Race Series Cat-Back Exhaust - Aluminized (11-14 GT)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Aggressive Exhaust Note
  • High Flow Mufflers
  • Bolt-On Installation
  • 3" Aluminized Steel Tubing
  • 4" Polished T304 Stainless Steel Tips
  • Fits 2011-2014 GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

What's up, guys? Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, and this is my review and an install of the MBRP Race Series Cat-Back Exhaust, fitting 2011-2014 GT Mustangs. We're gonna be talking about a few different things with this exhaust today. But mainly we'll talk about the sound of the cat-back and the install. The install for this is easy. It's a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, since cat-backs simply bolt right up, but I'll get more into that later. The MBRP Race Series Cat-Back is gonna be a good option for the S197 owners out there that are looking for a deep sounding system that isn't over the top or too loud. So this is a deep sounding cat-back that doesn't have much raspiness, and it sounds different than a lot of other cat-backs that are out there right now. MBRP has included their Race series mufflers, and this set-up is gonna give a sound that's like the MBRP Street Cat-Back, but with more volume, as you guys already heard from the sound clips. So MBRP has a few options when it comes to the Race Cat-Back for the S197 GT. They make this cat-back in stainless steel, aluminized, which is the version that we have here today, and aluminized with black tips. Now, they are all are gonna sound the same, of course, but they will change slightly in price. But I'll talk more about that later. And keep in mind that you also have the option of the Street Cat-Back on top of the Race Cat-Back. And the difference is gonna be in the sound. The Street and Race Cat-back are similar in sound, but the Street Cat-Back is quieter than the Race Cat-Back. But I wouldn't really say that the Street Cat-Back is quiet in the grand scheme of things, because it has some volume for sure. So this is a three-inch system that can work with both the stock or an aftermarket mid-pipe. So you are seeing a bump up in size here with the MBRP system. What's gonna make this cat-back different from the rest is going to be the mufflers. Like I said earlier, MBRP has the Race mufflers on this system, which are a lot like the Street series mufflers, but just less reined in. And I'm sure you picked up on this when you heard the sound clips earlier. These are straight-through mufflers, but they still give a tuned type of sound. And I know you can hear that this cat-back is deeper than the factory exhaust, and even as the RPMs start climbing, this is able to keep the deepness in tone. I keep mentioning this, but the Street Cat-Back is gonna sound along the same lines of this cat-back, but just quieter. So if you really like the Race Cat-Back from MBRP, but it's just a little too loud for you, then the Street Cat-Back will be an excellent choice for you. This cat-back, on the other hand, gives a smooth sound. And I didn't hear any sound distortion. There is a little bit of popping on diesel from the higher RPMs, but I don't think it takes away from the sound of this cat-back. It just adds to it, because it isn't over the top. And even though this cat-back does have some volume to it, there's no interior drone. You almost don't even notice that there's an aftermarket exhaust on the car at cruising speeds. So that means you won't have any trouble having a conversation or listening to the radio on a highway. So you won't have to worry about dealing with drone on trips. Overall, if you're looking for a louder, deep sounding system, then this could be a good option for you. This has a powerful sound to it, and it does have a deep growl to it as well. While it's not the loudest of the aftermarket options, it's still pretty loud. So I'm gonna give it a solid three out of five on the loudness scale. Cat-backs, it really all depends on what you're looking for, and luckily there are quite a few options out there. So like I mentioned earlier, MBRP gives you three different options when it comes to the Race Cat-Back. This is the aluminized steel version, which is gonna be the most budget-friendly of the three options, costing between $400 and $500. Then there's the black-tipped version, which is gonna cost about $600, and the stainless steel version, which costs between $500 and $600. But there are benefits of going with a powder-coated, or better yet, the stainless steel version, especially if your car is a daily driver. These are gonna give you a little bit more corrosion resistance. When it comes to the install, you're gonna be looking at an easy one out of three wrenches in the scale when we look at difficulty. This is considered a direct bolt-on item, so you won't need to cut anything or modify anything to get it installed. All that you're really gonna need is a socket set, and a lift would certainly make things easier, but the job can be done on jack stands as well. Gonna be removing the exhaust from the mid-pipe back, so an extra set of hands can make things easier for you here. You'll be moving the rear hangers to the new cat-back, so I'd recommend taking them off with the factory exhaust when you drop it. It will just make the swap a little bit easier. The whole cat-back can be dropped as one big piece, which is why an extra set of hands can help here. When you go to install your new set-up, it will probably be easiest to leave everything loose and to have it all lined up and then tighten it down. Cat-back does come with new clamps for you, so you don't have to worry about picking those up. You can figure on spending about an hour or two from start to finish to get all this done. Overall the MBRP Cat-Back is a great option for those looking for a deep sound, but not wanting a system that's gonna be too loud. This is a three-inch cat-back that comes complete and is a direct bolt-on install that requires no cutting. You can check this cat-back out online some more for yourself. And for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.

Aggressive Sound And Performance. Bolting on a MBRP Race Series Aluminized Cat-Back Exhaust to a stock coyote Powered GT Mustang will yield a boost of 9 horsepower and 13 ft/lb of torque. It features (2) of MBRP's High Flow Mufflers for the ultimate flow and power gains with a deeper, aggressive tone. 

Muffler Design. The MBRP Race Series Cat-Back features (2) high flow straight-through race mufflers that produce an aggressive, deep throaty muscle car sound of yesteryear.

Durable Aluminized Steel Construction. Constructed from 3" diameter aluminized steel tubing for strength and corrosion resistance, this MBRP Cat-Back exhaust system features (2) high flow mufflers and 4" polished T304 stainless steel slant cut exhaust tips. As an added bonus, the tips are etched with the "MBRP" logo for true custom styling. The 3" piping steps down to 2.75" so it will bolt right up to the factory 2.75" Mid Pipe.

Application. This MBRP Race Series Cat-Back Exhaust is specifically designed to fit the 2011-2014 GT Mustangs equipped with the coyote 5.0L 4V V8 engine.

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 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Extension/Over-Axle pipes
  • (2) Mufflers
  • (2) 4” polished tips
  • Installation hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Axle-Back Exhaust Specifications
Piping Material: Aluminized steel  Tip Material : Polished T304 stainless steel
Piping Size: 3" Tip Size: 4"
Muffler Type: Straight Through Fitment: 2011-2014 GT Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 11, 12, 13, 14

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5/5
Deep, Muscle Car Sound

To start it off American Muscle didn't disappoint, this cat-back came well packaged and looked great in the box. Removing the factory piping was a pain. I expected to raise my vehicle off the ground and ...

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5/5
Lucille - 2012 GT

MBRP cat back, great price to start. Perfect fit with my Magnaflow X Pipes. Above the X Pipes are the Kooks Shorty Headers. Sound is amazing, at highway speeds, no drone at all. The combination of the ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Loudness / Volume 4.222222 4.2
  • Exhaust Note 4.666667 4.7
  • Fit & Finish 4.555555 4.6
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.777778 4.8



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 07, 2017

    Deep, Muscle Car Sound

    To start it off American Muscle didn't disappoint, this cat-back came well packaged and looked great in the box. Removing the factory piping was a pain. I expected to raise my vehicle off the ground and with a little elbow grease, slide the piping out. I don't have a lift so I was using a couple floor jacks and jack stands, with a lift this would have been much easier, I couldn't get enough clearance under the vehicle to get the angles I needed to slide the exhaust out over the axle. So I ended up disconnecting the rear shock, lowering one axle at a time and removing my rear spring to create the room needed to get the pipes out. Once I did this the exhaust came out quickly and went in extremely easy. Exhaust fit perfectly. I had Flowmaster Outlaw axlebacks on before I installed this cat back. I love how loud and aggressive the Outlaw axleback is but the drone at around 2000rpm was rediculous for me (couldn't talk without practically yelling) because I tend to drive my small children and wife around town on the weekends and 2000rpm is where my car tends to cruise. Now this MBRP catback is loud, specially on acceleration and has a deeper muscle car sound then my outlaws did but very little drone at all. Very happy with this product all around. Would recommend to anyone.

    Bruno3112

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 09, 2017

    Alignment issues and product defect

    First of all, exhaust system sounds great but I had serious issues with the hangers not lining up on one muffler and defect in the other muffler. The defect was that the diameter of the outlet end of the muffler was the same diameter as the polished tip . Therefore the tip wouldn't slide over the end of the muffler. Didn't find this out until the of the install and had to do some modifications to say the least.

    CurtisK

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 15, 2017

    Lucille - 2012 GT

    MBRP cat back, great price to start. Perfect fit with my Magnaflow X Pipes. Above the X Pipes are the Kooks Shorty Headers. Sound is amazing, at highway speeds, no drone at all. The combination of the MBRP Magnaflow XPipe Kooks Super Street Shorty Headers is AWSOME, noticeable HP increase even before the BAMA tune. Best bang for the Buck with this product!

    WilliamF

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    December 30, 2016

    Great Exhaust If You Don't Mind A Little Drone

    Great exhaust for anyone that wants a truly deep muscle car sound. I searched for months to find the right exhaust combo for my car and finally settled on this after hearing how deep it was and after reading reviews of others backing up my thoughts on the videos. very little rasp, there are some cracks and burbles but it sounds amazing. The only down fall is there is a little bit of drone. The girlfriend doesn't like it too much but heck, didn't put it on to please her. You pretty much have to have a hoist to put a catback system on these s197's as it is nearly impossible to get the over the axle pipes on and off the car. Great exhaust and a great value.

    Tanman

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    December 22, 2016

    best bang for your buck

    for not even 500 dollars it's the best exhaust to get if you're looking for something not too loud. everything fit fine and i had no problems and it definitely sounds good and is worth the money but if you want something over the top loud then look elsewhere.

    Williams997

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 22, 2016

    Awesome Exhaust!!!

    Has a great sound nice and loud but not obnoxious. Little bit of drone around 1800 to 2000 rpm but its not bad. Over all I am very happy with the mbrp race catback exhaust and would recommend it to anyone looking to wake up the there 5.0.

    Mike031

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 03, 2016

    MBRP cat back

    It sounds amazing, specially with my long BBK headers and X-Pipe, it has that aggresive sound. I'd like it more if it had the quad tip.

    Bus3eed

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 25, 2016

    Great Catback Exhaust

    The MBRP Race Series Catback exhaust turned out exactly as I expected. It took 6 days to arrive all the way to eastern Canada, everything fit perfectly together and looks great. The tips with the exhaust are chrome and look great behind the car. On day 1 of the exhaust being on it already sounded much better then my stock exhaust, nice and loud but somewhat raspy and now 1 week later it is louder, deeper, and has much more of a rumble to it which is what I wanted. For just a bit more then an axle-back exhaust, this Catback is amazing and you'll get the sound you want. There is drone between 1,700-2000 RPM on the highway or uphill, when you're lightly on the throttle only, but if it really bothers you simply going to 5th for the length of the hill will solve the problem. At red lights and idling the car is almost stock quiet, but once you get going it isn't! Here is my comparison video from stock exhaust to the new exhaust, only being on for about 3 hours. Keep in mind that 7 days later (now) it is even louder and deeper. https://youtu.be/7skjwNbOpME

    Ryan

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 29, 2016

    Sounds great ! Install on lift!

    The mbrp catback is a perfect fit for the mustang. It has the deep American muscle growl with plenty of volume. It sounds louder than it really is in the car. At cruaing speeds it is quite with just enough rumble to know it's there. Once you smash it , it opens up nice! Perfect size tips and fits snug under the car. The only trouble with the system is you will need to have it on a lift. Some other brands come in two pieces allowing the system to make the hard bend over the axel, this does not.

    chippinstang

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 08, 2016

    3 inch mbrp catback

    fitment is good. No rattles, sounds good and helps spool the turbo quickly

    mike

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 06, 2016

    COULDN'T BE HAPPIER

    All I have to say is... WOW. I wanted an exhaust that would give my new Mustang that iconic pony growl and oh boy did this MBRP Catback deliver. I could not be happier with the exhaust note and the finish of the product. Don't be nervous because the price is cheaper then other exhaust systems... You will NOT be let down. Thanks Americanmuscle for a speedy delivery as always!

    Kzway

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 14, 2016

    AWESOME SOUND

    Absolutely a GREAT exhaust system. I have owned a Mustang shop now for 29 years. I have tried every part known to man for the cars, raced on the drag strip and road raced professionally. I am the old school sounding muscle car type. This exhaust is very deep toned but not insanely loud. I like quality sound verses quantity. I also added the MBRP H pipe. All I can say is if you like very deep tone old muscle car sound then this system is for you. Remember the complimenting H pipe. The X pipe makes a small amount more power (however it blends the sound together) but the H pipe keeps the old school muscle car sound. Great price, great service and a good bunch of people at American Muscle….THANKS TIP: If you are installing on the ground, allow the rear end to extend fully by putting the jack stands just in front of the lower control arms, let the panhard cross bar sag on the driver side ( IE. remove the 2 bolts completely) and undo the lower shock bolts to get the stock system out and the MBRP in. REMEMBER TO BE SAFE. I drove up on 2 front car ramps and used 2 heavy duty jack stands. Very easy install even with hand tools.

    NITRO

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 01, 2016

    No lift required

    I had to disconnect shocks and sway bar to drop axle low enough to get the pipes in place over the axle. My old exhaust was raspy and I hated it. I love this new exhaust sound, it's a beast. A little louder inside the car with the windows up than I expected. Two thumbs up.

    2014CaliforniaSpecial

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 25, 2016

    really good catback

    No fitment problems, all measure correct deep nice sound. Highly recommended!!!

    2012tstang

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    February 24, 2016

    More than I actually expected!!!

    I was looking for an exhaust for my 2012 GT for over 2 weeks, listening to videos over and over, I loved the Flowmaster outlaw series but they only mad it for 13 and up :( so no go there. Then saw the video on YouTube of the MBRP race series Catback. Absolute loved the way it sounded. Personally better than the outlaw series FM. American muscle was ultimately my first thought of where to get it. Ordered it and it literatly came 3 days later. this exhaust sounds unbelievably good for something that's less than 500 bucks! Well worth the money for sure. Want to hear some good outside acceleration vids. My YouTube channel is (04mach1speed) thanks.

    Richie

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 23, 2015

    Great sound for a good price

    Definitely perfect for someone who wants that low pitched growl. Loud enough to be heard, but not over the top. Idle is still pretty quiet after the cold start. No raspy sound going through gears (keeps more of its low throaty sound)

    MustangShelly

    Year: 2013 New Mexico

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 03, 2015

    Very good product very good price

    I wasnt sure how this system would really sound on all the mustangs ive own ive always uesd flowmasters i watch a ton of clips and on the videos i did really like the mbrp race system better then the other brands and half the price most of the axle back systems out are about the same price as this cat back system it took a little longer i did it in my garage and really do have to get the car high to get the old system out i dont recommend cutting ur old system out because u need to pay attention to how it comes out so u can put it back in the same way do one side at a time and ues wd40 on all ur ruber hangers and i just took some black high heat paint and painted the system looks really clean and has held up the last few weeks no signs that it going to burn off its really good sounding system im very happy with i would buy agin and recommend this product to anyone

    Sinister

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Ozark, Al.

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 04, 2015

    Race series

    If your looking for a nice exhaust for a good price this is a good buy it is loud and I just have the cat back on right now exhaust note sound just like videos that are on YouTube overall finish is not the best I had to sand down and put a high temperature paint on it other than that very easy install Everyone seems to like it and I get a lot of head turns

    Joe

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Montana

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 09, 2015

    Great note and deep sound!

    I am much more into the deeper old school sound and I am also all about bang for your buck. Install took less than an hour and was very easy to do. Fitment is great and it looks great. The sound is deep and sounds amazing cruising. At idle it is also deep but not ridiculously loud, honestly the perfect sleeper exhaust because someone else in another car wont notice until you hit it or are cruising. You will have the windows down a lot more I assure you. At WOT (wide open throttle) it sounds vicious and doesn't get raspy at all. If you want a raspy exhaust this is not the one for you. Over all I thought it was a great buy, was a nice change when I installed with my JLT CAI and tuned with my X4.

    GhostCoyote

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Allen Texas

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 27, 2014

    MBRP Aluminized Catback Race Exhaust

    Just installed it this mourning and it sounds absolutely amazing! I originally tried doing it on jackstands in the drive way and couldnt get the original exhaust pipes off so i took it into my shop to do it. Once i got it on a lift it took less then and hour! The fit and finish was perfect no issues at all! Sounds amazing a loud deep muscle rumble no rasp at all a little drone between 1800-2000 rpm but not much at all. Bang for Buck you cannot beat this exhaust!! Shes my daily driver and despite it being the "Race" exhaust it still is not so loud that its annoying and isnt quite either.

    JB2014

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT RAF Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk IP27, UK

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