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Roush vs GT500 axle back exhaust

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default Roush vs GT500 axle back exhaust

I just got a new 5.0 convert and I have been reading info here and on vendor websites and listened to a few clips and these are the two axlebacks that I have narrowed down my choices too. My question is to anyone that has either of these or has heard either of these how do they compare and which would you recommend?

What I desire is of course a sweeter sound when getting on the gas but I really don't want the car to sound any louder inside (drone) when cruising down the highway at a steady 60 or 70 mph.

The prices are about $280 for the GT500 and $369 for the Roush. I got behind a GT500 the other day and it sounded pretty good. Just wondering if this axleback would produce that same sound?
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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If you don't want excessive loudness/exhaust note in the vehicle then the GT500 is the way to go. Check out you-tube....there are plenty of examples.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:49 AM   #3
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I installed the GT 500 axle backs about a month ago. I love them. The Roush sound good also. I just thought they were a little raspy sounding for my taste. The 500's have a slightly louder idle and are noticeably louder at wot. They have a gurgle like the old flows did on my 91 vert when gearing down. I haven't experienced any drone. Now that I have had them a while I almost wish they were a little louder. I know that can be fixed by long tubes and a off road cat. They really have a different sound to them than any one I listened to on Youtube. By the way, none of the clips actually do each system justice as to what they sound like in person. I am happy with the 500's for cost and sound. Really in choosing exhaust it comes down to your personal preference. I hope this helps!
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:18 AM   #4
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I have Borla S type axeback. Idle is so sweet, WOT they scream but on the highway in 6th gear at 75 mph you don't even know they are there! Yes it is that quiet. I know they are expensive but you get what you pay for with this system
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:44 AM   #5
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Keep in mind the 5.0 with the Gt 500 mufflers will sound different than the GT 500. Different motors- supercharger etc. None the less, they are worth the money.
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I prefer the GT500 mufflers over Roush.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:04 AM   #7
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So the GT500 mufflers are worth getting? It's just hard for me to consider purchasing a muffler that is stock on another car, even if it is for the GT500. I did notice, however, it is considerably cheaper than all the other axle backs out there.
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So the GT500 mufflers are worth getting? It's just hard for me to consider purchasing a muffler that is stock on another car, even if it is for the GT500. I did notice, however, it is considerably cheaper than all the other axle backs out there.
You said you didn't want to get much louder....then GT500 mufflers are the way to go compared to Roush mufflers. Another muffler you may want to consider that matches your criteria is the Magnaflow mufflers. They are not to loud or raspy but, sound nicer then stock.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #9
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Are the GT 500 axle backs the same from 10-11 mustang and 06-09?
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:10 PM   #10
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yea what he said.
Are the mufflers on the 2010-11 the same as the previous models??
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:31 PM   #11
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i have the roush axle backs and a bbr 3 inch x pipe on my 11 gt and i love it. it is pretty loud but i love it. i was debating the gt500 mufflers and didnt think they would be loud enough so i went with the roush and im happy with them
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I'm going to admit, I'm an idiot....I have both! Currently running the GT500 axle backs and really like them but will probably switch back to the Roush during the summer.
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where is the best and cheapest to get these from?
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:34 PM   #14
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man, i listened to sound clip after sound clip. one day it was roush for sure then the next i was sure the hushpowers were for me. then i heard the roush in person and was taken aback by how loud they actually were. i asked the dude if he'd done any other exhaust mods and he said that the axle back roush was it. i just couldn't see being that conspicuous. maybe 15 years ago but now, nah. went back to the forums and read several posts about how guys were liking the GT500 mufflers and when i saw the price i figured to give them a try. so, short story long, they're en route from american muscle. less than $300 after mustangforums.com discount. will post when i've swapped them out.
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Been running the 500's for about 2 months. I am still very happy with them. I passed an old friend today heading in the opposite direction. I reeved at him. He immediately called me on the cell and asked what I had done to the car. He said it sounded awesome. Not too loud, but loud enough to be noticeable under throttle. Great deep sound with zero drone. Also nice rumble when gearing down. At around 260 a set they are hard to beat. I was at first was concerned them being a stock Ford muffler about them being too tame, this is definitely not the case. Hope you enjoy them!
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GRNBAYFAN- I picked mine up from Latemodel Restoration. I am restoring a 91 fox and purchase alot of parts from them. They usually are reasonable on pricing. 260-280 I think for a set. 14.99 on all shipping, including motors. Great customer service also!
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just ordered mine from there. funny thing is the list cost for one of the stock mufflers is almost what these both cost.
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Been running the 500's for about 2 months. I am still very happy with them. I passed an old friend today heading in the opposite direction. I reeved at him. He immediately called me on the cell and asked what I had done to the car. He said it sounded awesome. Not too loud, but loud enough to be noticeable under throttle. Great deep sound with zero drone. Also nice rumble when gearing down. At around 260 a set they are hard to beat. I was at first was concerned them being a stock Ford muffler about them being too tame, this is definitely not the case. Hope you enjoy them!
The GT500's are definately not tame I also love the grumble when gearing down...that's probably my favorite thing about these. I was also worried about buying OEM, but these are damn near perfect if you want muscle without being obnoxious.
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Has anyone removed the resonators with the GT 500's? Would this give some added volume while keeping the desired sound of the GT 500's?
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just ordered the GT500s from Late model restoration. $269 plus $15 shipping.
Thanks guys for all your advice.
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