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Old 02-22-2014, 12:06 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone. Forgive me if this has been asked 1000 times already.

I just bought a 14 GT Premium with the 6sp man. I'm coming out of a 2006 GTO. I am really enjoying learning to get the most out of the GT. It's amazing how incredibly different the new GT drives vs. the GTO.

Anyway, I love the GT, but it's a bit too "polite". It really needs a more aggressive exhaust. I'm not a street racer and I don't want something really loud. I want to be able to her it idle, but not too much. When at WOT, I'd be happy if it screamed as loud as it wants.

A few years ago, I had a F-150 with the 5.4 I put a Borla system on it and loved the way it sounded. When it started it barked, but settled into a polite rumble. I read the review on the Borla ATAK. Looks like a great system, but I think it might be a bit loud for what I'm looking for.

I looked at the Borla Touring system. Is that a good option for what I'm looking for? What about Magna Flow or another less expensive system?

Forgive my ignorance on the subject. My GTO's stock exhaust had a strong rumble to it, so I've never modded a car before. What do you think I should look at?
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:21 AM   #2
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Hey, Biffster - sorry, I can't help you...but I'm subscribed to your thread, as I have the same question for my '07.

I want it to sound aggressive, but with no drone, and I'd like to be able to pull in the neighborhood at midnight without getting the cops called on me.

To buy myself some time to check out some exhaust systems in person at spring car shows, I bought stock mufflers on Craigslist and gutted them - it sounds better for now.

...I just hope I can hear an ATAK system soon.

So many options to choose from...
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:38 AM   #3
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Biffster you need to look at the Ford Racing GT500 axlebacks.
It's the factory muffler for the GT500 but sold aftermarket. I have them and in my honest opinion this is how the car should have sounded from the factory.
Good bark at start up, nice rumble at idle, quiet at cruise with no drone, nice burble on deceleration and aggressive tone when on throttle. And they bolt right up to the factory exhaust.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:44 AM   #4
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I put these on my '12:

http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/?p...&partno=817496

I'm happy with the sound. really deep w/o too much of the raspiness some Flowmasters have.

# 817588 would be the equivalent kit for a 2014.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:20 PM   #5
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Might be louder than you are looking for, but they are not polite, kind of rowdy and even raspy at times, they have sound clips.

http://pypesexhaust.com/i-13475207-1...ck-sfm76m.html

After doing a quick look AM has them for less than the manufacturer, and there are also other catback systems that also sound good.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/2010-m...k-exhaust.html

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Old 02-23-2014, 02:35 PM   #6
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id say try too do a catback.

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:24 AM   #7
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You can check out our exhaust here:


http://www.steeda.com/store/steeda-m...515-STEEDA-11/

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Old 02-24-2014, 01:23 PM   #8
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I too was looking at BORLA, the Touring seemed a little too tame for me. I was actually looking at the S-Types. Price was kind of out of my range, even with the FORD RACING ones (Where are made by BORLA). I ended up going with the ROUSH Axelbacks and I'm glad I did. I LOVE the sound and no drone at cruise/highway speeds plus the price isnt too bad either.
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Thanks so much for all the feedback. I will look at all of these options and will make a final decision early this summer. I'm really loving the GT so far. What a great car. I can't wait to hear it actually roar!
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:19 AM   #10
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The Borla touring is pretty weak. It sounds just like stock except at WOT. The tips look amazing though. I had the ATAKs on my V6. Sounded pretty good. Pretty much zero drone. I've heard them on the GTs and they sound mean as hell but still no drone when cruising.
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I've heard them on the GTs and they sound mean as hell but still no drone when cruising.
...sounds like just what I'm looking for - I hope to hear them in person soon!
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Biffster you need to look at the Ford Racing GT500 axlebacks.
It's the factory muffler for the GT500 but sold aftermarket. I have them and in my honest opinion this is how the car should have sounded from the factory.
Good bark at start up, nice rumble at idle, quiet at cruise with no drone, nice burble on deceleration and aggressive tone when on throttle. And they bolt right up to the factory exhaust.
I agree with Black Fire.. I have the GT500 axlebacks on my '14 GT and they sound great.. Absolutely no drone and a great sound..

Below are a couple of quick videos I did right after the install. Have to make some new and better ones..


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Old 02-28-2014, 10:59 PM   #13
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I agree with Black Fire.. I have the GT500 axlebacks on my '14 GT and they sound great.. Absolutely no drone and a great sound..

Below are a couple of quick videos I did right after the install. Have to make some new and better ones..

2014 Mustang GT with GT500 exhaust - YouTube

2014 Mustang GT with GT500 exhaust startup - YouTube
Blackfire and Bretstang - You guys have a winner. I'm going to go with the GT500 mufflers. Bretstang's vids sealed the deal for me. Thanks so much for responding!
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:19 PM   #14
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I have the Roush AB on my 14 GT and like it a lot. I also like the GT500's and would probably have bought them instead if I would have known about them when I ordered the Roush.

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I have the Roush AB and for the bucks it can't be beat. Its a true Mustang muscle sound. It gets even better when used with the Boss 302 quad exhaust from Ford Racing!!


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This is fun!

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Old 03-02-2014, 12:13 PM   #17
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just keep in mind it's easy to make a quiet exhaust louder but, you can't go the other way. The GT500s are about perfect for my old ears. 30 years in this hobby has taught me to buy one muffler quieter than the one you think you want.
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Oh yes, the GT500s are an incredible choice for the Mustangs. Cant go wrong with Factory that's for sure. However the only GT500s I have heard were on a Boss 302 with the quad (side) exhausts. And that sound was phenominal IMO. True story: When I had my brand new 2010 Challenger R/T, man the sound was just as lame or worse than the factory 5.0s are. Worse in fact and totally weak. Having come from having a 2007 GT Stang with the Borla aggressive catback me and the wife were rather underwhelmed with the factory sounds of the R/T yet the missus didn't want to go too loud with all the drone and whatnot like we had before. So, I went to the local muffler shop, bought some performance Magnaflow axlebacks and had them put on for $450 out the door. The sound was better, just loud enough to start to appreciate the sound of the Hemi and what I'd hoped would make the wife happy. Well, she wasn't! She said she could hardly tell much difference from stock and I told her that that was what she wanted. She shakes her head and says "No, you gotta get this thing sounding a LOT meaner!" She didn't have to tell me twice. I went back to the shop, ordered the Magnaflow Competition Catback exhaust for that car and that made all the difference. It was much louder but still not quite as wild as the Borla exhaust on the '07. It was absolutely perfect for that car, deep, muscular and sweet. So, my advice for what it's worth, is if you do not want to go Nascar loud but still want louder than stock is choose carefully. The GT500 probably is perfect for that application but some of the Borla Touring and other mild mannered performance axlebacks may have you wishing you would have gone louder.
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I have GT500 axle backs, a JBA H-pipe, JPC over the axle pipes & I've dropped the resonators. For me this is a great set up. It doesn't anger the neighbors, yet barks at start up, sounds perfect at WOT & burbles when I'm coming down. I've heard a number of mustang exhaust systems, that are deafening & rather obnoxious just at idle. That is not for me, but brought joy to those who owned the cars. Like so many other things about our mustangs, it's very subjective & all a matter of your personal taste. Enjoy finding the exhaust note that's right for you.
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My vote is for ford racing x-pipe, no resonators and GT500 mufflers. Not to load, not to quiet/



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