(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Select Year2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Hey, guys. Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with my review of the Borla ATAK cat-back exhaust system fitting all 2015 and up V6 Mustangs. There is no doubt in my mind that the Borla ATAK cat-back is going to be for the V6 owner out there that's looking for a high-quality system that's going to deliver a ton of sound. The ATAK is by far the loudest and most aggressive muffler in the Borla lineup, which also includes the Touring and the S-type. Borla says that ATAK stands for Acoustically-Tuned Applied Kinetics, which is basically Borla's fancy way of saying that this muffler is going to be loud but it's not going to get distorted or sloppy.So a cat-back is obviously going to replace the factory resonator mid-pipe, and Borla does it with their own midpipe resonator, as you can see right here. Now, this is a two-and-a-quarter-inch system, which is the same as the factory system. And this is manual Benz stainless steel tubing. The system is made from T304 stainless steel, which is the highest-quality material that you can get. And it's also been proven to be the best material for exhaust components. Finally, Borla finishes this system with the ATAK mufflers, which we have already sort of discussed.They're one of the loudest options out there and they're paired with four-inch chrome stainless steel tips that have the Borla logo embossed on them, which gives them a nice look under the rear of the car. There also isn't any of that high-end extortion that you normally hear with loud systems. And I think that makes for a very attractive-sounding system for the V6. The system does have some raspiness to it and a crackle or gurgle on diesel as, well as some pops, but it really just reminds me of a GT sound. This is loud, but I think the tuning of the mufflers keeps the loudness from being just noise. And as you guys already heard at the beginning of the video, the sound is certainly aggressive.If you compare the ATAK system to the Touring and even the S-Type, in my opinion, it's more of a higher-pitch tone. I'd say that the Borla S-Type muffler produces a slightly deeper tone. Now, with all of that being said, I'm going to give this a four and half out of five on the loudness scale - with one being a very quiet system and five being your neighbors are leaving notes on your car asking you to only start it during waking hours. Keep in mind that if you ever change your headers down the road, this could open up even more noise for you. So if your biggest deciding factor when shopping for a cat-back is loud, I'd say that the ATAK from Borla is probably going to be the top choice here at AM. If you aren't looking for that loud, then Borla does have other options that I mentioned already.Currently Borla is the only company producing high-end cat-backs for the V6 and naturally they're going to be the highest-priced. All of Borla's cat-backs are in the same price range for the V6, which is right in between $1200 and $1300. There are other options from companies like Mark and Gibson that are available, and on average, those are costing in the price range of $800 and $900. So if the Borla is a little highly priced for you, you can check those out as well, but just know that the quality, engineering, and fitment of those brands is probably not going to be on the same level as Borla, if that matters to you.When it comes to the installer, you're going to be looking at an easy one out of three wrenches on the scale when we look at difficulty. This is considered a direct built-on item, so you won't need to cut anything or modify anything to get it installed. All that you're really going to need is a socket set, and a lift would certainly make things easier, but the job can be done on stands as well. You're going to be removing the exhaust from your resonator 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 just taking them off with the factory exhaust when you drop that. It'll just make the swap a little bit easier.The only other thing you'll need to reuse are the front cleanse off of the resonator for the front of the new resonator. When you go to install your new set-up, as usual, it's probably going to a little bit easier if you started by hanging the mufflers first. And just in case you're wondering, the cat-back does come with two new sets of clamps for the rest of the system. You can figure on spending about an hour or two from start to finish to get all of this done.To wrap things up with the ATAK cat-back, this is a very loud system, the loudest of the series of three systems that Borla produces, and it doesn't have a drone or any type of sound distortion even in the higher RPMs. It's also a high-quality system that's easy to install and finishes with orange polish tips to give a mean look to go with the mean sound that it produces.I'm Stephanie, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
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This MMD Hood Scoop is also available Unpainted for those who like to do-it-yourself.
Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details
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January 04, 2020
3M tape that came with louver no good
louver looks great on my mustang but took about two hours to install followd all the directions step but the 3M tape on the plates would pop back up replaced all the 3M with new 3M tape solved the problem louver look great but dont trust the 3M that comes with the platesHelpful (0)
January 02, 2020
I bought two of these and each one tore off the car over 70MPH. Its just plastic not nearly worth the money.Helpful (0)
December 02, 2019
New look GT
After receiving my new hood scoop I brought it to my local shop to get it painted dark shadow gray, brought it home to install it .I already had a GT with a scoop so it fit right in (no drilling) (however i cut a hole in the hood to make it functional) only thing were the nuts and bolts were terrible. The hardware was extremely cheap and the clips had no teeth to bite into the plastic like the factory hardware does . I reused the factory stuff and it went in perfectly. Remember to clean and prep first with the 3M stuff that comes with it . Holds very nicely at high speeds . Just check up on it from time to time to make sure its on tight . Looks awesome . Thanks AM!Helpful (0)
September 16, 2019
Looks and fits great
Template was spot on. Instructions were clear. Hardware and tape seem just fine. I actually cut out the opening in my stock GT hood to get more air in to cool off my Kenne Bell.(Cuts down on the wind resistance under the scoop.)I don’t recommend cutting open the hood if the car is a daily. My car doesn’t see the rain.Helpful (0)
August 19, 2019
Everyone complains about the cheapness of the hardware, but I disagree. The clips went in tight and strong. 3m tape really helps keep it down tight so no worries on freeway. Only 4 stars because 2 holes on the front were half inch off, I did the template correctly too. So drilled next to the holes I had already drilled so no big deal. Also 2 holes in the back the stud is hidden way under the hood because there is a gap of empty space in there so had to drill a huge hole so I could fit the 7mm socket in there to put the nuts on, but don't drop the nuts or you'll have to fish a magnet to retrieve it. My car is the orange and black one and it looks amazing, thanks AM.Helpful (1)
July 13, 2019
MMD Hood Scoop
The MMD hood Scoop is a real nice Product the fit is Perfect it makes my Mustang look like it Bad to the Bone and it is installation was easy About 30 minutes and it was on so if your looking to make your mustang look mean MMD is the product for you.Helpful (1)
June 26, 2019
Not what I was expecting.
The scoop looks great. But was terrible getting it on. First off they didn’t send the hole diagram for the screws. And in the instructions it says to drill a 3/8 size hole. Luckily I looked at the screws before because the screw would’ve fell right through the hole because it’s only a 5/32. Also the screws were barely long enough to even fit through the hole. Had to pull them through with pliers. And only received 4 out of the 6 screws that were supposed to come with it. Overall, really expected more from one of the best online auto stores for mustang parts.Helpful (2)
April 18, 2019
I work in an autobody shop and when I received the item there was no indication on the product or in the instructions for prepping this scoop. It would be nice if they included something telling me exactly what I should do to prep the surface so the paint won't let go.Helpful (2)
March 24, 2019
Review of MMD hood scoop
Love the way it looks on the car. Good materials and instructions are pretty clearHelpful (0)
February 23, 2019
Great new look for my 2002 Mustang convertible.The install was easy good product. Totally changed the looks of the car.Helpful (1)
Why wont this good fit on a 04 V6? Im curious because it fits 99-02 V6 cars.
Unfortunately the 03-04 V6 Mustang hoods will not support this hood scoop. Only the 99-02 V6 models.
Will my stock hood scoop insert fit the MMD scoop? I have an 01 GT and still have the stock bumper insert too. I don't want two different inserts. If I could use the stock scoop insert. It would be great. Thanks in advance.
please when will you pre-paint in Crimson Red? would like to see Crimson Red as a selectable in house pre-paint options, it's very common :) Thank you!
Unfortunately we haven't had much demand for several colors, including the Crimson Red. We'll definitely keep this request in mind for the future though!
Can I get the scoop in flat black or matte black? Can I get it in flat black?
Not at the current time. I will forward your suggestion along though!
What are the dimensions of the hood scoop
The dimensions are approximately 29" x 25" x 4" (L x W x H)
This would require cutting the hood if you wanted to make this a functional ram air hood which is not advised.
This will fit your '04 GT convertible.
The 03-04 V6 models will have the 99-01 Cobra hoods which is why this will not work.
We have not experienced, or received reports of the MMD Hood Scoop flexing at speed.
This MMD Hood Scoop would only be a direct fit for 99-04 GT and 99-02 V6 hoods only. So your vehicle would require only of those hoods.
Hello! For this MMD Hood Scoop the insert is an open grille type.
Because the stock hood on the 04 V6 will not support this scoop.
Hi, The unpainted version of this MMD Hood Scoop Item# 71330-00 is primer black.
We have used the MMD Hood Scoop for quite an amount of time, and the scoop is still on the vehicle. We have found that if the scoop is not installed in certain climate, it can fly off. For proper installation, the 3M tape should be applied to a clean surface. We recommend washing the area with a good soap that does not contain any oils or waxes, and then follow by a clay bar, and another wash to ensure a clean surface. After drying the area, apply the alcohol prep pads, and the adhesion promoter. It is extremely important to allow the tape to dry for at least 48 hours after application in an environment with minimal humidity and at least 70 degree ambient temperature. Failure to allowing to tape to properly adhere will cause premature failure of the tape, and the scoop can fly off.
The MMD Hood Scoop - Pre-painted (99-04 GT; 99-02 V6; 01 Bullitt) is meant as a decorative addition to your 1999-2004 Mustang. The item will require some cutting which will be laid out for you in our install guide provided with the scoop!
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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