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Old 09-19-2015, 07:46 PM   #36
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I have to say Kevin, I'm a fan of these. I went with the thick walled also.
I saw that on your video. Just watched it again today. Figured I would copy you this time around....
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Too bad you can't mix and match. Black mufflers with thick walled polished tips is appealing.
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Too bad you can't mix and match. Black mufflers with thick walled polished tips is appealing.
You might be able to email Ray and ask if they can custom make you one.
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We may be able to help with that Marius, let me know if that's something you want.
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We may be able to help with that Marius, let me know if that's something you want.
It might be, I like black mufflers just not sure if I'd want the tips to visually disappear as well but still debating if I'm going to do headers instead this fall. How long is your sale running for?
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Trident Motorsports, WHO... What about Roush, Borla, Flowmaster, Trident Motorsports who, Trident makes and manufactures axle back mufflers for the Ford Mustang automobile line. I stumbled on Trident from a Mustang forum and my interest peaked when forum members compared Trident to Roush, hmmmm

This is my first review, on a Trident product, the review is really on the company because no matter what you buy, a pack of gum, a car or axle back mufflers, you are really buying the company first then the product second...

I did a search on the company and found Trident Motorsports, I went right to the mufflers and WOW they did look like Roush, Trident had thick walled tips, rolled tips, polished stainless and black mufflers, they were very cool looking, so I went right to the contact page on the website put my info in and asked some questions.

I got a reply from Ray, Ray is one of the co founders of the company and head of R&D, have you ever gone this far up on a contact form and spoke to an OWNER of a company and he took his time answering all my questions. What really struck me about Ray is when I asked, WHY should I buy from you...

Here is Ray's response:

"our Mustang products are relatively new to the market but our sister company and manufacturer have been building quality parts since 2008.

As for the quality of our exhaust, the welds and quality of the steel are where most companies cut corners. Simply put, we don't. Our exhaust should outlast your car, we offer a one year warranty against manufacturing defects.

If you consider the low cost and higher quality of our products, it should help with your decision. If I can do anything else to help please let me know."

Please note, emails where answered on a Sunday around 4pm NOT the next business day answered the same day.

This is what sold me on Trident Motorsports, an owner standing up for his product and being honest and forthright about his product line, the tone of Ray's email was on very serious side, I was sold on Trident Motorsports and purchased my polished thick walled mufflers and waited.

I did not have to wait too long as Trident shipped my mufflers via FedEx, 2nd day, that's 2 DAYS and they even arrived on Saturday. I had already taken my stock mufflers off the car and while taking the last stock muffler off, Fedex shows up with a white box around 25lbs, I sliced the taped and opened the box to reveal the polished mufflers wrapped in bubble wrap, the hangers wrapped in foam, the clamps for the tips and pipes wrapped in plastic and the tips wrapped in bubble wrap and when they say polished, they should say mirror polished.

Trident is serious about their quality of their manufacturing and it shows in their packaging.

I installed the mufflers and tips and they went very smoothly and was anxious to start the car and I remembered, an email reply from Ray...

"Our V6 exhaust has been described as exotic..."

Sure, lets hear them....

WOW, WOW they sound AWESOME!!!!

Can you compare Trident to Roush, Borla and Flowmaster...sure but it is a dis-service to do so as they are really in class all their own.

BTW, they are made in Texas and remember Don't mess with Texas

Trident Motorsports not WHO any more not a pretender but a true contender in an arena filled with heavy name hitters

Here's Ray's email, you can email and HE will get back to you

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I'm just curious to see of anyone has any feedback on the trident axle backs on a v6 with a bbk catted x-pipe and LT headers? I've been flopping around mufflers ever 4-6 months unhappy with sounds. I'm not looking for a v8 sound but something that sounds nice enough. I had the roush ones on before and with this set up they were extremely loud. Insanely loud. Anything would help...m

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As these are a straight flow design similiar to Roush, I don't think the sound would be much different.
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But that price difference though....

I am also going to be the guinea pig for a different set of brakes that are very affordable. So if that works out, then we will be able to get brake kits for fairly cheap.
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The price is great. Actually I liked everything about the set I had, just wished the drone wasn't so much.
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:25 AM   #45
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Wait...it drones? How bad? Don't make me regret this purchase! I will send it RIGHT back! LOL
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I loved the sound but could not deal with the drone. Too much and over to long of rpm range. Even installed resonators. Ended up removing them.
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Aww s***....Now you make me want to cancel my purchase....

Did all you have at that time was the ABs?
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Steeda tune and 3:55s. But as I stated earlier it might have been worse in mine as I have a vert. I've always put aftermarket exhausts on my cars, though they have always been V8s. Some were very loud. I don't mind loud. I will not deal with that much drone. I guess like the Roush axel backs, you can only do so much with a straight flow design and V6. Sorry, but that's what I went through.
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Ok. If it is not really bad, I can add shorties later to help tame it. But if it is too bad, they are going back.
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You get what you pay for. In this case drone
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Hampton - Where are you at to share some of your real life experience with this? lol
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I've heard they were drone mufflers from multiple different people who have had them through different forums.
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it honestly seems like the only company that doesn't drone is borla. yeah, you'll pay double the price, but you'll get quality, no drone, and million mile warranty.

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You get what you pay for. In this case drone
Correct. The nice exhaust note the AB generated was not worth dealing with the drone.
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The drone will depend on other mods, gears, etc. Different people also have different expectations, my car is deafening and I'd still be okay with a bit more volume.

Even with Borla there are still several different types of mufflers, I can tell you that with the Atak's on my 5.0 I have moderate drone. The S types have less, but they are also much less aggressive. Any straight through design like the Roush design, magnaflow race series, or ours will do less to quiet the note than a chambered muffler.

Kevin, if you try our exhaust and hate it contact me and I'll make it right.
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The drone will depend on other mods, gears, etc. Different people also have different expectations, my car is deafening and I'd still be okay with a bit more volume.

Even with Borla there are still several different types of mufflers, I can tell you that with the Atak's on my 5.0 I have moderate drone. The S types have less, but they are also much less aggressive. Any straight through design like the Roush design, magnaflow race series, or ours will do less to quiet the note than a chambered muffler.

Kevin, if you try our exhaust and hate it contact me and I'll make it right.
Appreciate it Ray. If it is Pypes bad, then I will probably take them off right away. But if it's hardly noticeable, then it should be fine. Car has stock intake, headers, mid pipe, and 3.31s.
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Correct. The nice exhaust note the AB generated was not worth dealing with the drone.
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The drone will depend on other mods, gears, etc. Different people also have different expectations, my car is deafening and I'd still be okay with a bit more volume.

Even with Borla there are still several different types of mufflers, I can tell you that with the Atak's on my 5.0 I have moderate drone. The S types have less, but they are also much less aggressive. Any straight through design like the Roush design, magnaflow race series, or ours will do less to quiet the note than a chambered muffler.

Kevin, if you try our exhaust and hate it contact me and I'll make it right.

Borla atak do not drone on my 5.0. Neither did the Magnaflow streets I had. I'm not sure you know what drone is exactly. But I have yet to hear drone with any Borla system.
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I do know with my 2014 3.7, when it had the Airaid CAI, BBK TB, BBK Shorty Headers, Stock Mid Pipe, Borla S Types, and 3.73s - it did not drone.
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Kevin, if you try our exhaust and hate it contact me and I'll make it right.[/QUOTE]

Even though their AB did not work for me, I will say they have amazing guest service.
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Borla atak do not drone on my 5.0. Neither did the Magnaflow streets I had. I'm not sure you know what drone is exactly. But I have yet to hear drone with any Borla system.
Thanks for your vote of confidence.

I've owned 4 2011+ 5.0's now and have had almost every available aftermarket exhaust installed at one point or another..

Current ride is a 2012 gt with longtubes, offroad x, stock over axles and borla atak axlebacks.. There is moderate drone between about 2000-2750 rpms with my setup.

I mentioned the magnaflow race exhaust (their 5.0 axle back system is very similar to the pypes axle backs in that they are basically muffler deletes.. Their catback uses race bullet mufflers that also drone) as having drone.. Again, these are systems that I have had installed on my own car.

Our 2011-2014 v6 exhaust is meant to be relatively aggressive, as such we use a straight through muffler that gives great tone but is admittedly on the louder side. It may not be for everyone, but we produce parts that exhibit features that we enjoy on our cars.. And I believe Mustangs deserve an aggressive sound.
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Borla atak do not drone on my 5.0. Neither did the Magnaflow streets I had. I'm not sure you know what drone is exactly. But I have yet to hear drone with any Borla system.
since we're discussing the v6 here, I can say borla ataks do not drone on my v6 whatsoever in any rpm range.. which is why I went with them over anything. they're loud as hell, yeah, sometimes too loud lol, but they definitely don't drone.

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The Tridents, does drone a little with my lt headers, but I can say this, it isnt unbearable in any way, I daily drive mine and it isn't bad at all.
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So I did a quality check on my set that just came in the mail. Not very impressed.

I took a picture of the box for kicks and giggles.

Mobile App users might need to view this on a computer in order to see the video.

My real concern is why these muffler tips are not staying still. Even with the bolts/nuts tightened all the way.

Hopefully someone from Trident Motorsports can offer a fix because I won't install these with how they are currently. I'd lose the muffler tips going down the road.

I will note that the driver side muffler tip is really loose when connecting it. The passenger side is fairly tight but has a tad of play. Not sure what the norm is for these types of setups and what should be expected... maybe I need to use Gorilla Glue?!

With the fitment of the tips and brackets, I am a little afraid to attempt the brackets that hold the mufflers to the over axle pipes when it is time for install.


Special Note: Apologize for the jingles. My wife's dog was running around.

And yes I know I have the mufflers swapped in the video. I just quickly laid them there for the video.
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So I did a quality check on my set that just came in the mail. Not very impressed.

I took a picture of the box for kicks and giggles.

Mobile App users might need to view this on a computer in order to see the video.

My real concern is why these muffler tips are not staying still. Even with the bolts/nuts tightened all the way.

Hopefully someone from Trident Motorsports can offer a fix because I won't install these with how they are currently. I'd lose the muffler tips going down the road.

I will note that the driver side muffler tip is really loose when connecting it. The passenger side is fairly tight but has a tad of play. Not sure what the norm is for these types of setups and what should be expected... maybe I need to use Gorilla Glue?!

With the fitment of the tips and brackets, I am a little afraid to attempt the brackets that hold the mufflers to the over axle pipes when it is time for install.


Special Note: Apologize for the jingles. My wife's dog was running around.

And yes I know I have the mufflers swapped in the video. I just quickly laid them there for the video.
Borla or bust man. Jeez that stinks... I would be pissed if I got that in the mail. Even pypes are better quality then that

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When you gonna learn Kevin? Lol
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Kevin I cant open your vid on my g3 😥

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Borla or bust man. Jeez that stinks... I would be pissed if I got that in the mail. Even pypes are better quality then that

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Pypes better quality? Damn they must be bad, I can't see the vid. 😥

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When you gonna learn Kevin? Lol
Others had good experiences with them so I didn't expect to be the 1 off. But I should have known better with my luck.

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