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Took the 5.0 to Hertford Tyres and Exhaust on Saturday (my 5.0 is in the UK) for a service and to have the GT500 axlebacks fitted.

Firstly thanks to Dave for the excellent service and fitting the axlebacks. Great to see a man who obviously cares about his work, his customers and his reputation. I am so glad I took the 5.0 there – highly recommended.

While the 5.0 is a superb car in every respect the exhaust note has always been disappointing for me. My previous 2007 GT was much more aurally satisfying and frankly the stock exhaust on the 5.0 is pants, I guess Ford were looking to expand their market towards a more refined customer – they failed!

If I drive a Mustang I want it to sound like a muscle car.

The GT500 remedies this failing in an awesome manner. It’s loud when you want it to be and quiet without drone when cruising. Why oh why didn’t Ford fit this as stock....
Driving away from Hertford I think the grin did not leave my face until I reached my destination in Norwich. Brilliant. The only down side is I just want to drive it all the time with the windows down – it’s killing my MPG!

Here’s a video of the stock unit, fitting and sound with the GT500’s. Enjoy – I am.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmE_bqY1S7Y
 

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good job,

with the exhaust and keeping both samples equal!

beers
 

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Yep, LOVE my GT500's also. One of the best mods out there in my book - any very cost effective at that. I agree, that's the way the car should come from the factory.
 

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WOW that is a tight fit in that garage. Good luck keeping those mirrors on there! Welcome to the GT500s on the GT club!
 

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I want to get those but am confused about the tail pipes needing to be brought out more so they stick out far enough . Something about adjusting the pipes up towards the engine to get more length out back . I'm not real familar with the stock exhaust system .
Can someone explain this real simply ? Pics or a vid would be great .
I'd hate to be adjusting stuff and then get rattles later on .
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I want to get those but am confused about the tail pipes needing to be brought out more so they stick out far enough . Something about adjusting the pipes up towards the engine to get more length out back . I'm not real familar with the stock exhaust system .
Can someone explain this real simply ? Pics or a vid would be great .
I'd hate to be adjusting stuff and then get rattles later on .
Thanks
Buy a set and bolt them on and you will be happy. It's that simple.
 

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Buy a set and bolt them on and you will be happy. It's that simple.
I know it's a simple bolt on but someone had a thread here last week that when just bolting them on the tail pipes don't stick out far enough for good looks . There's some room for adjustment to bring them out another inch or so like the stock pipes .I was wondering where to adjust .
 

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I know it's a simple bolt on but someone had a thread here last week that when just bolting them on the tail pipes don't stick out far enough for good looks . There's some room for adjustment to bring them out another inch or so like the stock pipes .I was wondering where to adjust .
That was me. When I bolted on my GT500s the tips were under the rear valence. Looking from the side you couldn't see the tips at all. I knew from being under the car there was plenty of room for both tail pipe sections to slide towards the rear of the car. South if you will. Just North of the H pipe is a section where the header pipes and the tail pipes meet. The two sections of pipe have a cover over where they meet. The cover itself is about 4 inches long and just unscrews. My tail pipe sections had about 2 inches of play to slide South. So I slid them rearward about 1.5 inches and that was exactly how much tip I exposed from under the valence. I can still fit my entire hand between the exhaust pipes and the rear gear housing. So far no rattles and it looks so much better! Unfortunately I did not take any pics while I was under the car. But you can't miss the cover where the 2 sections meet. It's pretty obvious.

UPDATE: If you go to Borla's site and bring up the install instructions for the 2011 5.0 catback you can see the pipe covers I mentioned above.
 

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That was me. When I bolted on my GT500s the tips were under the rear valence. Looking from the side you couldn't see the tips at all. I knew from being under the car there was plenty of room for both tail pipe sections to slide towards the rear of the car. South if you will. Just North of the H pipe is a section where the header pipes and the tail pipes meet. The two sections of pipe have a cover over where they meet. The cover itself is about 4 inches long and just unscrews. My tail pipe sections had about 2 inches of play to slide South. So I slid them rearward about 1.5 inches and that was exactly how much tip I exposed from under the valence. I can still fit my entire hand between the exhaust pipes and the rear gear housing. So far no rattles and it looks so much better! Unfortunately I did not take any pics while I was under the car. But you can't miss the cover where the 2 sections meet. It's pretty obvious.

UPDATE: If you go to Borla's site and bring up the install instructions for the 2011 5.0 catback you can see the pipe covers I mentioned above.
That was my next post but you beat me to it.
 

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Really nice job with the video, thanks for taking the time to do that!
 
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