A 2011 Shelby Mustang Axleback Testimonial
OK, I bought these from Latemodel Restoration Tuesday night. I received them Friday afternoon, and installed them yesterday morning.
I paid $285 shipped to my door. After I ordered I found other guys getting them a little bit cheaper, but did not want to go through the hassle of cancelling one order that shipped almost as soon as I ordered, and creating a new order for just $10 savings.
Took about an hour and a half with normal hand tools, and a set of composite ramps from O'Reilly's Auto Parts. I jacked up the car using a piece of wood under the axle center section, and slid the ramps in under it. I didnt trust driving up the ramps in reverse..... Once under the car, I loosened the muffler clamp, and I had to loosen and partially remove the mid-pipes (unbolted from front clamp, and slid out and moved out of way). Also, while installing the driver's side muffler, had a hard time getting inboard (closer to center of vehicle) hanger into rubber mount. Solved this issue by cutting just 1/4 inch off of hanger with a hacksaw, and everything went in just fine.
Overall install was very simple, aside from the minor hanger hickup, which had a simple solution. Anyone else run into this??
Now for results. I will not be posting videos, as there are several already, AND, I know the equipment (cameras) that I have will not take good video with sufficient sound.....
On first fire-up, it had a nasty, mean sounding snarl. After it warmed up, it quieted down to a beasty rumble at idle.
Acceleration, from inside the car, sounds intense, and hardcore! I have the 6spd manual, and decellerating in gear sounds racecar-ish from inside vehicle.
I will agree with what some others have posted before - that these mufflers are what the car should have come with from the factory. They sound sweet all the way around, AND, you can add me to the 'No Drone' club involved with these mufflers.
The 4 inch tips fill in the factory bumper/rear valance soooo much better than stock.
In closing, I will say that I will recommend these to anyone who wants a solid sounding muffler system, that has a great sound under accelerating load, a fun and mean sounding decelleration tone, a meaty idle rumble, and No Drone.
Sorry for the long post, and thanks for reading!!!
2011 Mustang GT
3.55's, Security, Comfort, 401A, MT-82
Mods:GT500 Axlebacks, Side Window Louvres, and Tinted Windows, Ford Racing M-FR3-MGTAA Adjustable Suspension, BMR Adj. Panhard Bar, BMR Control Arm Relocation, CDC Chin Spoiler
Last edited by Alticavis; 03-20-2011 at 12:15 PM.