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Old 02-13-2011, 08:41 AM   #21
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BLM1278 question,

I have had both flowmaster style of axlebacks on my 06 GT and they just don't sound the same. I was thinking about going to a shop and having them put on some Super 40's or 44's as a mid set up. You seem to have done this.

Which muffler did you go with? Center in center out, offset right center out, etc? Also, what did you do about the pipes where the axleback would have been? Did you just have that shop bend something and put tips on?

I am 99% sure i am getting a 11 GT this week so this will be my first mod if i do.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:00 AM   #22
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I ordered Borla Atak catback system from Southern Auto Parts. Can't wait for it to get here (few days yet.) Should sound good on my 11 Gt with 5.0
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:16 AM   #23
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right here....Bassani Axle Back, O/R Xpipe, no resonators....

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Old 02-13-2011, 09:21 PM   #24
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I listened to all the sound clips for the axlebacks and personally I thought the Roush sounded the best....and it was the cheapest at $350 (some were pushing $700 and the Borla's were over $800) These will be one of the first things I put on my car when it's delivered......hurry up Ford LOL
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:51 PM   #25
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I installed the GT500 axlebacks yesterday... EXACTLY what I was looking for! Very throaty.. nice gurgling exhaust noises on decel and between gears.. tame at idle.. but lots of drama when you get on it.

I made a crappy cellphone movie.. doesn't capture the real richness of the sound.. but here it is anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvCr4...e_gdata_player
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #26
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MrSandman - these are the SVT mufflers from FRPP, yes?
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MrSandman - these are the SVT mufflers from FRPP, yes?
They are the mufflers offered in the FRPP "power pack" and are the stock GT500 mufflers. I have to say... i'm still impressed with the sound. I like "grumbly" exhaust tones... and these fit the bill. They have way more "personality" than I expected.

I was a little worried when they were delivered because they are huge.. same size as stock. The body of my old GTA mufflers are half the size, and I wasn't sure they would be loud enough. My friend told me yesterday that he could hear my start the car in the parking garage at work.. he was a level above me and was sitting in his truck

For $269, they are a steal considering how pricy other axlebacks are. I kind of wish the tips were rolled.. but they are 4 inch polished stainless steel and look mean tucked under the rear facia.

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...ck-Exhaust-Kit
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:17 AM   #28
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They are the mufflers offered in the FRPP "power pack" and are the stock GT500 mufflers. I have to say... i'm still impressed with the sound. I like "grumbly" exhaust tones... and these fit the bill. They have way more "personality" than I expected.

I was a little worried when they were delivered because they are huge.. same size as stock. The body of my old GTA mufflers are half the size, and I wasn't sure they would be loud enough. My friend told me yesterday that he could hear my start the car in the parking garage at work.. he was a level above me and was sitting in his truck

For $269, they are a steal considering how pricy other axlebacks are. I kind of wish the tips were rolled.. but they are 4 inch polished stainless steel and look mean tucked under the rear facia.

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...ck-Exhaust-Kit
that is a great price. they're $342 at FRPP. i am torn on what to do. i'd like a bit more rumble at idle and a little more volume at WOT but i'm 41 yrs old - the days of wanting to rattle windows in the neighborhood at every rpm range are behind me. happened to hear the roush system live in person this week on another 2011 5.0 and my god that thing was LOUD. too loud for me, i think. initially i was leaning hushpower from flowmaster but i'm afraid that might be too much volume too.. and i just can't see dropping $700 plus for borla without knowing it's the one. but, $270 for these FRPP's, that's another story. if i don't like 'em, drop 'em and replace the factory mufflers.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:20 PM   #29
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I am 49 and did not want something really loud. I purchased the Flowmaster Hushpowers. Way too much drone inside cabin. Sounded good outside, but could not handle the drone. LOVE the GT500's! Added a little more sound than 5.0 stock, and absolutely no drone.
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I am 49 and did not want something really loud. I purchased the Flowmaster Hushpowers. Way too much drone inside cabin. Sounded good outside, but could not handle the drone. LOVE the GT500's! Added a little more sound than 5.0 stock, and absolutely no drone.
cool - thinking this will be my birthday present to myself. at such a low price it's hard to go wrong.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:03 AM   #31
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Based on this discussion and talk on the other mustang forums, I went with the GT500 FRPP axle backs...

I had no trouble swapping exhausts on my last Mustang (2009 gt) but I can't seem to get clearance to get the new mufflers onto this car! I have been fighting with them for hours....Do you have to remove that pan hard brace or something? I'd rather not if Its not absolutely necessary.

Any tips would be appreciated!!

Edit: got it! Make no mistake- this axle back is much louder thank stock...after
some idling and gentle revving, i can verify that it sounds mean..not as raw or raspy as the Loudmouth kit I had on my 09...but a more well rounded and better sounding note.

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Old 03-08-2011, 05:11 PM   #32
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ok - done deal - GT500 mufflers headed my way from americanmuscle.com - i'll be counting the days 'till they're here!
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:00 AM   #33
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Great info here. Will be picking up one soon. Bookmarked
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:56 AM   #34
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GT500's sound real nice. I like the deeper tone.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:06 PM   #35
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I first went with the Flowmaster Hushpower... but they are a little too much for me.

You live, you learn... just bought some GT500s

So anyone looking for a just like new (like under 400 miles) pair of Hushpowers Axle Backs for their 2011-12... please reach out.

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Old 05-03-2011, 11:15 PM   #36
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LOVE the looks of the GTA's....i was gonna have them modified to fit my 5.0 but instead ordered the JBA axle backs, they have the same tips as the GTA's...post pics later
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:08 PM   #37
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I bought a Borla S-type catback used for $700. It is by far the best sounding exhaust for the 2011-2013 5.0 The gt500 also sound nice. I thought about buying gt500 mufflers and then getting the resonators removed and then getting an x-pipe installed to simulate the loudness and the smoothness of the borla s-type. People just dont understand that you cannot make the new 5.0 loud without being raspy unless you have the right mufflers AND an x-pipe (preferably catted)

BELOW IS MY HOMEMADE VID OF MY BORLA S-TYPE

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:34 AM   #38
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