Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with an overview and install of the Pypes Street Pro Touring Axle-Back Exhaust, fitting 2015 and up, GT Mustangs. We're gonna be talking about a few different things with those exhausts today, but mainly we'll talk about the sound of the axle-back and the install.
The install for this is easy. It's a two out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter since there is some cutting involved. But I'll get more into that later. The Pypes Street Pro Touring Axle-Back is going to be a good option for you if you're looking for more of a budget-friendly axle-back that still delivers with stainless steel materials and still has more of a standard muffler design.
The majority of the less expensive axle-backs out there are muffler delete systems, but the Street Pro Touring Axle-Back doesn't fall into that category. So if you're looking for a system that wakes up the GT, but that isn't too loud and doesn't have drone, then you're in the right place.
This is a 409 Stainless Steel Axle-Back, like I mentioned earlier, and it also is mandrel bent. It's four-inch polished stainless steel tips, but Pypes does also offer this axle-back with black powder-coated stainless steel tips instead, if you like that look better. These systems are going to differ in price slightly, but I'll talk more about that in a minute.
And I always say this, but stainless steel is always a great option for the cars that see all different types of road conditions, because it offers great corrosion resistance. The sound that this axle-back offers is what I consider a smooth sound. It's not raspy and loud but more deep and smooth. It's not loud just to be loud.
Pypes was looking for a system that provided a deep, aggressive sound with no drone. So when you're on the throttle you have a different tone than when you're off. Off the throttle, you're looking at a more mellow sound from this axle-back. Overall, this is an axle-back that doesn't have a ton of raspiness and popping to it. I will say though to keep in mind that this can get even louder with the mid-pipe and headers.
With that being said, I'm going to give it a solid three out of five on the loudness scale. At the end of the day though, no matter if you love the sound or hate it, it really all depends on what you're looking for and what you like. And luckily, there are quite a few options out there when it comes to axle-backs.
When we start to look at price, like I mentioned earlier, this axle-back is on the more budget-friendly side of things. If you like the look of the polish tips here, you can expect to spend between $400 and $500, while the system with the black stainless steel tips is about $30 more. Either way, both systems are very affordable when you compare them to other offerings.
But, just like I said, with every axle-back, if this isn't what you're looking for, feel free to check out some other options since there is a lot to choose from. You're gonna be looking at the typical cut and clamp design with the install for this axle-back, since you need to cut all S550 axle-backs. I'm gonna call this a two out of three wrenches on the scale, but just because the cutting that's involved.
It's nothing difficult but I just recommend some eye protection and a fresh blade to make the cutting easier. Overall, you're looking at about two hours to get this all done. 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.
Cutting the factory axle-back isn't hard. Just be sure to measure twice and plan to mark where you'll be cutting so you don't make a mistake. The new axle-back is gonna come with new clamps for you, so you don't have to worry about that. 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.
Overall, the Pypes Street Pro Touring Axle-Back is a good option for someone looking for a stainless steel system that's gonna help with exhaust tone but that isn't gonna be too rowdy. This is a mandrel bent system with four-inch polished stainless steel tips or black powder-coated tips. You can check this axle-back out more online for yourself, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
Deep Aggressive Sound.
A Pypes Street Pro Touring Axle-back System will add a deep aggressive tone to the sound of your S550 GT's exhaust with absolutely no drone. Pypes Street Pro Touring Mufflers were designed to provide an aggressive exhaust note when goosing the throttle and a pleasant mellow sound while cruising, with no interior drone.Stainless Steel Construction.
Pypes manufactures its Street Pro Touring Axle-back Exhaust from 16 gauge 409 stainless steel tubing for long lasting durability and excellent corrosion resistance. All Pypes Exhaust Systems feature smooth mandrel bent tubing to eliminate any power robbing kinks. Complete with a set of brightly polished stainless steel 4" tips, this Axle-back also adds bold muscle car styling to your Mustang.Cut & Clamp Installation.
The installation of this Axle-Back Exhaust system requires cutting and removing the factory muffler assemblies and clamping the new muffler assemblies in place. Clamps and instructions are provided.Application.
This Street Pro Touring Axle-Back Exhaust System with Polished Tips is specifically designed to fit 2015 to 2017 GT Mustangs, including both the Fastback and Convertible models. Cutting the factory exhaust is required for installation.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Driver Side Muffler Assembly
- (1) Passenger Side Muffler Assembly
- (2) Tips
- (2) Clamps
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
Axle-back Exhaust Specifications
||409 Stainless Steel
||Tip Material :
||Polished Stainless Steel |
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