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RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Polished Tips (15-17 GT)

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Features, Video & Details

  • RTR Signature Modern Aggressive Styling
  • Loud Aggressive Sound
  • Minimal in Cockpit Drone
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Black Ceramic Protective Coating
  • 3" Mandrel-Bent Tubing
  • 4" Polished Tips with RTR Logo
  • Cut & Clamp Design
  • Fits All 2015-2017 5.0L GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, everybody. I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my detailed review of the RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust System available for your 2015 and up Mustang GT with your choice of either a polished or black tip. So the Street Spec is the collaboration between RTR founder Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Magnaflow Exhaust. Now, if you guys are familiar with the previous generation RTR Axle-Back, then you'll notice the dual inlet design has made its way over here to the new S550 system. So what's the deal with that dual inlet design? Well, here you go, guys. This portion is going to travel through a more straight through portion of the muffler here, while the top portion is going to enter more of a baffled or tuned section of the muffler. And again, that's going to result in that lower tone. But the best part is no rasp, no interior drone to speak of. Now, this is just one of two offerings from RTR and Magnaflow, the other being the Competition Spec. And that will be the more aggressive of the two offerings. The Street Spec, as you heard, really not all that loud whatsoever. For that, it's an easy two out of five on my one-to-five or one-to-wake-the-neighbors scale. This is not going to be the loudest axle-back on the market for sure, guys. But that being said, this can also be a plus. Because once you add in your favorite X pipe or H pipe, or even your set of long tubes, that volume will go up considerably, and it's nice to know you have a muffler that can keep things down to a reasonable level. But to round things out, again, a very livable system with the factory resonator still in place. It's not going to be the loudest, but it will give you some solid tone. Breaking down the construction here with the RTR Street Spec, you will find a full stainless steel build throughout. What little piping there is has all been mandrel bent, again, the RTR by Magnaflow Street Spec mufflers, all exiting out the 4-inch slash-cut tips. We have the polished stainless here on the mufflers. It's going to cost you a few bucks extra. Or you can always opt for the very sleek black tips. No matter what tip you do choose, you're going to find the RTR logo on that bad boy. Now, we do have to talk about the actual finish here because this is pretty cool. This is a black ceramic coating. This is not a paint. What's good about this? Well, again, because it's not a paint, it's not going to chip. It's not going to fade. It's only going to increase the durability over the years with this muffler as opposed to something that's not even coated at all or something that's spray-painted. Before we get into the install, let's talk pricing briefly here. Now, the RTR mufflers are going to run you just north of that $500 mark, which when you compare your options here at American Muscle, you're going to find that to be the average amongst the other big names such as Magnaflow, Kooks, Borla Ford Racing, things like that. Install-wise, you guys should know the deal by now. There is some cutting involved, so grab your sawzall, grab your eye protection, and it should be making noise in about an hour or two from start to finish. The install itself, really not all that hard, guys. But because there is cutting involved, we have to call it a two out of three wrenches on our overall difficulty meter. Again, just take your time. Measure twice, cut once, and you should be good to go. All right, guys, wrapping things up here. In my opinion, if you're not concerned with being the loudest S550 on the block, then the Streets Spec from RTR is going to be an awesome choice. And here is why. Great, made-in-the-USA quality build, the black ceramic coating is going to be an awesome choice for durability, and overall, it's going to produce a tone that is very livable, meaning you're not going to get tired of it after a week or two of being on the car. With that being said, if you are planning on going long tube, or if you are planning on going off-road X or H pipe, then the Street Spec will help you keep tones to a relatively sane level, guys. In fact, don't take my word for it. Always check out the customer reviews here at AM. I'm Justin. Thanks for watching. And for all things Mustang, keep it here at AmericanMuscle.com.

Ready To Rock! These are the same exact premium mufflers that are included as original factory equipment on the Ford Mustang RTR designed and developed by Vaughn Gittin Jr. This RTR Axle-back not only looks and sounds great, but will also improve your Mustangs exhaust flow for an increase in rear wheel horse power and torque. This system was made in close collaboration with Magnaflow Exhaust.

Loud Aggressive Sound. RTR worked closely with Magnaflow to achieve a very unique aggressive sound that gets rid of the robotic tones of the Coyotes variable cams for a clean and crisp consistent exhaust note with very minimal in car "drone."

Quality Construction. Manufactured from 100% stainless steel for long life and durability, this RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust has free-flowing mandrel bent 3" tubing and chambered mufflers that feature 4" polished tips and the "RTR" logo for truly aggressive styling.

Black Ceramic Coating. This RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back has been finished with a Black Ceramic protective coating, that not only gives this exhaust a dark and intimidating appeal, but it also provides a high temperature thermal barrier for additional protection from the elements.

Cut & Clamp Installation. The installation of this Axle-Back Exhaust will require cutting and removing the factory muffler assemblies and clamping the new muffler assemblies in place. Clamps and instructions are provided.

Application. This RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust with Polished Tips is specifically designed to fit both fastback and convertible 2015-2017 GT Mustangs equipped with the Coyote 5.0L DOHC V8 engine.

Shipping Note. This product can not be shipped to an APO/FPO, Guam or US Virgin Islands addresses.

Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Muffler Assemblies
  • (2) Exhaust Tips
  • (2) Clamps
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Axle-back Exhaust Specifications
Piping Material: Black Ceramic Coated Stainless Steel Tip Material : Polished Stainless Steel
Piping Size: 3" Tip Size: 4"
Muffler Type: Chambered Fitment: 2015-2017 GT Mustangs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 16, 15, 17

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4/5
sophisticated sound

if you are not in your 20s then this exhaust may be right for you.as they have matured and not aggressive sound. This exhaust as a high definition sound of v8 ,its not too loud, so it give you a room ...

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5/5
Nice, Old School Rumble

The system has a real nice, lower tone than any other axle back system I have listened to. Great to see that someone remembered what a Muscle Car from the 60s and 70s sounded like. Not "pingy or tinny" ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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9 Questions / 5 Answers

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I currently have the Magna-Flow Competition Cat-back on my 16' GT. Would this Axle-Back set work in replacing the competition mufflers?

RyanC

  • The RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back will work with the piping on the Magnaflow cat-back yes!

    Ricky36

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I have the Pype bombs axle backs and I was wondering if this would still measure up if I replace my axle backs with these?

Tyler3996

  • This axle back will fit on your Mustang no problem when swapping the Pypes out for these RTR ones.

    Ricky36

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Does it fit my 2015 V6 mustang?

Ricky

  • Unfortunately, the RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust is only designed for the 15-17 GT Mustangs. It will not be a direct fit on your 2015 V6.

    AshleyK

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Hello. Is it possible to write me size and weight of the package pls?

redhead

I have an h-pipe now and the stock mufflers have a kind of tin can sound to them. Would these RTR street spec drone at around 2000 RPM? I don't want that cause I like to be able to talk or listen to music on a longer trip, don't want a headache!

bigbirdwpg

  • Hello! The RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust on their own do not drone. However, combined with your H pipe, you may notice a bit of drone.

    VincentV

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Will this fit 2015 convertible?

LouB

  • This will be able to fit the 2015 convertible GT model Mustang.

    KevinD92

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Customer Reviews (27) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Loudness / Volume 3.347826 3.3
  • Exhaust Note 4.913043 4.9
  • Fit & Finish 4.869565 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.652174 4.7



  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 28, 2016

    sophisticated sound

    if you are not in your 20s then this exhaust may be right for you.as they have matured and not aggressive sound. This exhaust as a high definition sound of v8 ,its not too loud, so it give you a room for putting a X or H pipe down the track if you want it too be too loud without make it embarrassingly loud . i heard different clips for a week and then i settled on this one as i wanted a deep sound that is not loud and doesn't take over the personality of my car (i dint want people to comment like 'did u get exhaust on your mustang?) They just sound like they belong to this car ! If stock exhaust are 2/10 loud then these are 4/10 loud .so only buy them if you want your sound quality to be increased and not the volume. They look awesome as compared to other tips i have seen.

    mustangrider

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 20, 2017

    Nice, Old School Rumble

    The system has a real nice, lower tone than any other axle back system I have listened to. Great to see that someone remembered what a Muscle Car from the 60s and 70s sounded like. Not "pingy or tinny" sonding. Very little "pop" when letting off the gas. Shop employees loved the rumble... They do have a slight drone - more than the stock system, so turn up the tunes or crack open a window if it bothers you. Would give it 4.5 stars, but that was not an option.

    JohnC

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 24, 2017

    Great sound!

    I recently added longtubes to my 2015 gt which already had an X pipe and muffler delete and it was LOUD! I like loud... But this was too much... I had actually set off car alarms when I started the car the following morning, so I decided to order these RTR mufflers per American muscles recommendation after being told they were one of the quieter options. And they have a great sound, very different and makes my car stand out in the crowd, still loud at WOT, but not over the top, and there is absolutely no drone when cruising. Took less than 15 min to install and the fit was perfect.

    Ricky

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 07, 2017

    Great deep tone

    Sounds stock at idle but deeper .when you get on it they talk sounds like a big block!!

    RichardH

    Helpful (1)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 01, 2016

    mustang sounds

    this muffler is louder than you think inside the car. I have a dyno tuned h pipe equipped, air raid intake filter system. It will be hard to hear someone talk most of the time. since you can not cruise steady on most city streets. short movie is way off. On the good side the mustang now sounds like it should on the outside disappearing from traffic.(Fast)

    carlover

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 22, 2016

    Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

    Perfect Balance for Sound Volume

    I had originally purchased a Roush axle-back but unless you were some young teenager, the Roush was way too loud for a daily driver. I switched to an RTR street spec and have been nothing but happy. With an xpipe the drone is minimal but still audible at around 70 mph. However it doesn't bother me as it is quiet. Rasp is also removed with these mufflers. You just get a deep growl and gurgling while idle and accelerating.

    Scuro

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    September 08, 2016

    Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

    OMG! That sweet sound!

    Just like the other reviewers on this site, I wanted a better exhaust note for my 2016 GT convertible. I watched many YouTube videos comparing the difference in sound from stock and the exhaust products that were offered. This one sounded best on my little laptop computer speakers so I bought them. I just installed them today. WOW! As another reviewer mentioned, they sound soooooo much better in real life. They look awesome on my car. This product exceeded my expectations! Very happy with the tone. I only have one complaint and reason for a 4 star rating; I wanted to weld the system for a "permanent" install. Welding melted the protective coating, so I ended up tacking and clamping the installation. Nevertheless, I'm very satisfied with this purchase!

    P51Fury

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    August 30, 2016

    Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

    Exactly what I was looking for

    Wanted more volume but not a fan of the x-pipe rasp, so I ordered this Heartthrob H-Pipe. Once the setup broke in, it turned out to be the perfect volume: being noticable, deep, and rich, while still allowing me to idle out of my neighborhood at 5 in the morning without getting pelted with eggs :) . Sounds amazing both idling and WOT. This exact combination has drone in 6th gear going uphill at around 1800-1900 RPM, but that's about it. Setup produces an excellent burbling sound when coming down off the gas. Volume seems comparable to the Borla Touring setup on my old 2007 GT, but the sound is way better.

    Joshua

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 30, 2016

    Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

    Deep tone rules!

    I also watched many brand muffler clips. Did not like most that seemed to be yelling or screaming kind of annoying high pitch. I wanted a car that growls. Added the AEM intake tube air filter combo, SR throttle body spacer and Ford Racing X pipe. Awesome cold start! If you are gentle, you can still sneek out of town but when you hit the gas hard it is impressive. RTR Magnaflow is the best in my opinion as I am a huge old school tone fan. My neighbors still like me, too!

    Danny510

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 19, 2016

    Great sound!

    This exhaust sounds great! Nice deep sound with no drone. I do not like the hollow tin can exhaust sound like a lot of the other brands. This exhaust gives the car the muscle car sound that V8's are supposed to sound like.

    Sprcrgd50

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 06, 2016

    Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

    Amazing sound!

    After many video clips I decided on this as it was relatively mild sound with the nice old school low rumble. Online videos help, but in real life it sounds much cleaner, and better:). Exactly the volume and tone I wanted on top of deleting the factory resonator.

    Jayrod427

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    May 12, 2016

    Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

    RTR Tactical Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust

    Well packaged in a large box and delivered promptly, as is usual with AM. I had the resonator removed and replaced with an H-pipe shortly after purchasing the car new. Big improvement over stock but still not the sound I wanted. The RTR mufflers solved that problem. Had Ford dealer install ($200) Sounds great now. Car is an automatic but I still get some "burble" when letting up on the gas. Highly recommended.

    Jim1245

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 11, 2016

    Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

    Great sound.

    After reading so many reviews and listening to numerous sound clips on axle backs on this site, I finally decided on the RTR street spec. A part of me wanted to order the competition spec but I was worried that it would be too loud and much rasp. The street spec sounds great. At cold start it tends to be loud but it then mellows out. It's a nice low rumble at cruising speeds, but when you get on it that is when it sounds even better. At around 60-70 mph you can really here that 5.0 motor roar with the windows up, but its not annoying. I haven't noticed any rasp at all which is great, I personally don't like that noise. It really does have a distinct sound when compared to other newer model 5.0's I'm thinking about adding an H pipe later to give it more volume. I had a shop install since I didn't have the have the proper tools.

    gmez1105

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    January 11, 2016

    Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

    That`s the excellent exhaust I want!

    Before I ordered the axle-back system,I`ve watch more than 50 videos about the exhaust for my 2016 mustang GT. Also ordered the heartthrob H pipe,the combination is excellent,no drone but absolutly notice about the difference!

    ShrekChien

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT Taiwan

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 15, 2017

    Don’t wake the neighbors!

    This is my 3rd exhaust and I’m finally happy. Don’t buy this if you want to wake your neighbors. Buy this if you want something a little louder than stock that wont drive you nuts and make your ears bleed. It’s perfect at low RPM and high RPM. Loud when you want it and quiet when you want it. The sound is very deep, sounds like a Mustang should.

    RayF

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 06, 2017

    Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

    Great !!

    This exhaust gives just enough aggressive sound over factory with no drone what's so ever. It's great for highway and no overpowering loudness. My opinion is I personally should have went with the Racing series for a little more loudness when I really get on it to really turn heads but all in all it looks great and was very easy to install. It literally took 35 min to cut and mount and install. Great product for anyone not looking for crazy loudness but just a hair over factory with some depth.

    AJHORNER

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 03, 2017

    Great sound

    These are great if you desire a deeper and more mature sound. Exactly like the video says, won't wake up the neighborhood.

    ScottH

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 12, 2017

    Perfect sound for a daily driver

    I picked up this exhaust kit looking for a deeper and louder exhaust note for my 17 GT. I already had the Ford Racing X-pipe resonator delete, but it wasn't enough. Adding the RTR kit to the x-pipe is the perfect combination for my daily driver. The sound is deep without the raspiness that comes with the stock mufflers. This combination is loud but not obnoxious. Interior drone is minimal even with the x-pipe.

    steveb92s

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 18, 2017

    Review from RTR Tactical Performance Street Spec Axle-Back Exhaust w/ Black Tips (15-17 GT)

    Great old-school muscle car sound

    So originally I planned on the Borla S-Type, but decided to get the Mishimoto H-Pipe first with stock mufflers. That mod created a big boost of sound with the stock mufflers, but I wanted more. Since the H-Pipe added more grunt sound, I opted to go with the RTR Street since it's less sound than the S-Type while also bringing in more of the old-school sound I grew up with. There is a person who questioned drone level the RTR Streets would have with his H-Pipe, and the answer was that he may notice a bit of drone. Just like one man's trash is another man's treasure, I don't know what they would consider a lot of drone, but let me say my ears hurt from the drone that was so bad my steering wheel vibrated. I could never hear my mufflers since the cabin was overcome with the drone. I waited the break-in miles as stated in the instructions to see if that would change it to which it didn't. Finally paid to have the H-Pipe removed and am now finally happy with the RTRs. The only con I have with them is that the low bass of them is a little on the muffled side and a slightly higher pitch would be the sweet spot for me. Other than that, and spending a lot more money than I should have with an H-Pipe I can't use which in its own is a great product, I'm very happy with the RTRs.

    ChrisC

    Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 11, 2017

    Great Low Rumble

    Still have the factory resonator installed. It sounds great over all, with a low rumble. It also sounds great on cold start. I installed it myself on jackstands in around 1.5 hours. The exhaust body feels well made. The polished tips look great, however mine did come with a couple small manufacturing scuffs. Getting on the gas at low RPMs in high gears has some drone to it.

    TylerH

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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