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Old 11-24-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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Axleback opinions?

I have been wanting to get a axle back but I am undecided at the moment between pypes axle back or hearthrob axle back which of the two do you think sounds better for my gt 5.0 without to much drone? or maybe another you could recommend that is not to expensive but sounds nice.
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I would get the hearthrob

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Both have too much drone & are too loud in my opinion.

IF you don't want drone get Roush, Borla or GT500's.

GT500's are cheap and fit great making them a simple self-install.
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Get the BBK Varitunes. You can adjust it from a three chamber to a one chamber and anywhere in between.
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Roush. Bang for the buck is great and the sound is delicious.
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GT500 with the resonators deleted is awesome. ROUSH is great too and if you wanna keep your resonators then it's the way to go. Don't waste your money on Borla or the other high dollar axlebacks. Resonator deleted GT500s or the Roush are where it's at.

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I have pype bombs and an aftercat x pipe, sounds pretty good for the price however if I could do it again I would get Roush. If you don't want drone do not get Pypes or Heartthrob and also the GT500s don't drone but are a lot quieter than the Roush, Pypes, or Borla.
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I have pype bombs and an aftercat x pipe, sounds pretty good for the price however if I could do it again I would get Roush. If you don't want drone do not get Pypes or Heartthrob and also the GT500s don't drone but are a lot quieter than the Roush, Pypes, or Borla.
The GT500's may be a lot quieter than straight pipe axle backs, but are only a little quieter than Roush & Borla. And all of them are considerably louder than stock when you're on the throttle hard.

The difference in the 3 quality exhausts, that I mentioned is they will still "MUFFLE" some sound when you're idling or at a low throttle/rpm, so the car is driveable (still sound tougher and better than stock). But they won't drone. And they sound great when you're on the throttle hard or high rpms.

Where you get some cheap straight pipes or minimalist muffler, and you'll get tired of the shlt fast. Its fun at first, but then day to day driving... driving home late a night... drone at highway speeds, waking up the neighbors, getting dirty looks and tickets just b/c your car SOUNDS too fast, etc.

How about you search for "axleback" or "GT500" then "Roush" then "Borla" and read a few of the results / threads.
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The GT500's may be a lot quieter than straight pipe axle backs, but are only a little quieter than Roush & Borla. And all of them are considerably louder than stock when you're on the throttle hard.

The difference in the 3 quality exhausts, that I mentioned is they will still "MUFFLE" some sound when you're idling or at a low throttle/rpm, so the car is driveable (still sound tougher and better than stock). But they won't drone. And they sound great when you're on the throttle hard or high rpms.

Where you get some cheap straight pipes or minimalist muffler, and you'll get tired of the shlt fast. Its fun at first, but then day to day driving... driving home late a night... drone at highway speeds, waking up the neighbors, getting dirty looks and tickets just b/c your car SOUNDS too fast, etc.

How about you search for "axleback" or "GT500" then "Roush" then "Borla" and read a few of the results / threads.
Roush and Borla are still a lot louder than GT500s, my friend has Roush axle backs and they are louder than my muffler deletes under WOT, muffler deletes don't sound as bad as your making them out to be the only real issue with them is drone. At least by themselves muffler deletes sound pretty good its just when you delete the cats and what not the sound gets really raspy. GT500's volume wise don't really compare to any of the three if you have ever heard them next to each other the GT500s aren't a great deal louder than stock. While the Roush Borla (S type and Ataks) and Pypes are a lot louder than stock
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Don't get me wrong either, the GT500s have a nice deep tone and are louder than stock but they aren't as loud as Roush Borla or Pypes, the GT500s aren't loud enough for my taste but to each their own.
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I have Roush and trust me they are great. Best for the price all the way. As for the drone, I could be in 4th cruising at 3500 rpms and you wouldn't even hear it. It's great really. Then as soon as you hit it it's the classic Roush 5.0 roar.


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Roush and Borla are still a lot louder than GT500s, my friend has Roush axle backs and they are louder than my muffler deletes under WOT, muffler deletes don't sound as bad as your making them out to be the only real issue with them is drone. At least by themselves muffler deletes sound pretty good its just when you delete the cats and what not the sound gets really raspy. GT500's volume wise don't really compare to any of the three if you have ever heard them next to each other the GT500s aren't a great deal louder than stock. While the Roush Borla (S type and Ataks) and Pypes are a lot louder than stock
I should have qualified that since Borla has 3 types. Borla Ataks are considerably louder. But the other 2 are not much louder. The Touring is similar to GT500's, and the S-type are middle.
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[/COLOR]so basically if i want loud go with heartthrob or pypes but they will be raspy and drone on freeway or go with roush not as loud but the benifits of no rasp and drone or will there still be a drone . also has any one had hearttrobs on the car are they ok or sound WOW plz and thank u all
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:12 PM   #14
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Just get the roush and call it a day. They are plenty loud just ask my neighbors! If they need to be louder delete resonaters.

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Both have too much drone & are too loud in my opinion.

IF you don't want drone get Roush, Borla or GT500's.

GT500's are cheap and fit great making them a simple self-install.
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Corsa is drone free also
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My friend just picked up a 2011 GT with Roush on it... It sounds beautiful and there's basically no drone at reasonable RPM levels... and when you stomp on the gas it creates a deep grumbling eargasm.

Roush, press buy!
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ROUSH has zero drone but a lot of rasp. But not like ****ty trans-am rasp. Its low and sounds great. And if you're willing to delete the resonators then the GT500 is the way to go. Zero rasp, zero drone, plenty loud. But with the resonators still on the car the GT500 suck in my opinion. Way too quiet for me.

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Long story short. I wish I would have gone the simple route and just done the ROUSH axlebacks and left the resonators on. Even though my whole exhausts set-up cost less than ROUSH axlebacks...

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+1 for the roush
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I'm not sure why people say roush is raspy. Raspy means hoarse or harsh sounding. The me roush is neither. I'm not poking at you just saying the definition really does not fit. When deciding what to put on my car raspy almost put me off the roush glad I didn't listen.

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I now have Corsa Extreme's. I love the fact they are no drone. Now I had the .. Flowmaster American Thunders and loved the loud and tone.. but the Drone was awful..
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I have corsa extreme's with resonator deletes. No drone.
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I'm not bagging on ROUSH at all. They sound great. If I could go back and do it again I would get the ROUSH. But they are more raspy than any other axleback you can find for the coyote. Its still a deep sound and the rasp isn't overbearing to most people but look up the other 100,000+ axleback threads and Roush is mentioned in every single one of them. And it is ALWAYS mentioned that ROUSH is raspy. And furthermore I have heard of dozens of people that put the ROUSH axleback on their car and it sounds wonderful ans they love it. Until they delete the resonators and/or add an aftermarket x-pipe and then it gets so raspy and terrible sounding that it sounds like "hot garbage" is what one guy said about his own resonator deleted ROUSH axleback.

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The GT500's may be a lot quieter than straight pipe axle backs, but are only a little quieter than Roush & Borla. And all of them are considerably louder than stock when you're on the throttle hard.



The difference in the 3 quality exhausts, that I mentioned is they will still "MUFFLE" some sound when you're idling or at a low throttle/rpm, so the car is driveable (still sound tougher and better than stock). But they won't drone. And they sound great when you're on the throttle hard or high rpms.



Where you get some cheap straight pipes or minimalist muffler, and you'll get tired of the shlt fast. Its fun at first, but then day to day driving... driving home late a night... drone at highway speeds, waking up the neighbors, getting dirty looks and tickets just b/c your car SOUNDS too fast, etc.



How about you search for "axleback" or "GT500" then "Roush" then "Borla" and read a few of the results / threads.

Listen to him. The chambered mufflers are better than the straight thru for purposes of drone elimination.

I wish I considered that when I purchased the FM Hushpower. They aren't as loud overall than like the Roush but it does have a drone at about 2k rpm.

Since then I've added a cat delete pipe and for anyone other than me and maybe a handful of guys that love cars, no one could put up with the loudness.


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Getting loud on a budget I did the pypes .... Loud as hell, but it's a mustang, if I wanted a quieter car I would have a Prius. If you don't like drone, don't go straight pipe, at 2k on the highway its like a hive of bees making love in my head


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You can always go loud and still have it sound good too though. You definitely don't need pypes to make it loud. And there are some very good exhausts out there that are loud and actually sound very good at the same time. Unless of course you're into the whole fornicating beehive in your head thing. Then I would say power to ya...

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Kooks axel back exhaust is loud when you want it


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Sorry for a little thread jack here. I have gone through all of posts on this thread, would it be safe to say gt500 mufflers are more on the quiter/mellow side while s types are going to be quite louder? I have heard these borla on YouTube, to me they do not have a crisp throaty rumble but more like a deep n louder exhaust note.

Is there an exhaust that is sort of in the middle of gt500 and s type mufflers? I'm a potential 5.0 owner in a few weeks, I already have gt500 mufflers on my 3.7 which I'm planning to take out once I trade it in. Also have a pair of S types that I ordered to replace em, but I haven't put em on yet knowing that I might be buying a v8. I know these S types won't be bolt on, are they going to sound exactly/close to the s types made specifically for GTs?

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I've had the GT500, Pype Bomb, and Roush on my car. And I love the Roush by far the best. I loved the sound of the GT500 but they were too quiet at idle. I wanted to be able to hear the TrackKey lopey idle. The Pype Bombs were louder all around but had a lot of drone. The Roush have been the best so far. They sound louder at idle than the GT500 but don't have drone like the Pype Bombs. I love the sound of the Roush, deeper and throatier than the Pype Bombs.
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With the GT500s you have to delete the resonators to really appreciate them. Otherwise they are way too quiet. And they don't have that crazy loud start up like the ROUSH do. Even WITH the resonators deleted. Not that that's bad for everyone. I just know my neighbors would shoot me if I had the ROUSH and fired it up for work every morning at 4:30. But then again, cold start up in public during the day you'd be feeling like a badass...

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lol my yellow stang straight pipe magnaflow with high flow cats and shorty headers wake up the whole neighbor hood and myself when i lend it to my pops to go to work cause his truck is at the body shop damm 6:00 is to early to hear ur house shake lol every morning
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I loved my roush except at high rpms in anything but 1-3rd. I went with the rtr exhaust because I might getting a orx and long tube headers. They are smoother and quieter. It was a shock the first time I started them up. Hated them at first but they've grown on me.


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One thing I would recommend you consider only because I wish I would have done is save the little bit more for the catback. It will sound better and you will thank yourself whenever you decide you need to mod the entire exhaust so you don't have axel backs and a midpipe with the stock over axel pipes between them. But I understand that axel backs are a good small mod to change the sound up better than those stock ones.

Also, just throwing my opinion out there but you should also consider the Flowmaster Outlaws. They sound great with a cold start and in idle, they are terrifying whenever you're in low rpm's and after having them on awhile and they are broken in they are perfect. There is some drone at 2k rpm for the first month or two after they are installed but that dissolves. They aren't too loud in my opinion they sound like a ferocious beast. The Roush sounds good though.
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One thing I would recommend you consider only because I wish I would have done is save the little bit more for the catback. It will sound better and you will thank yourself whenever you decide you need to mod the entire exhaust so you don't have axel backs and a midpipe with the stock over axel pipes between them. But I understand that axel backs are a good small mod to change the sound up better than those stock ones.

Also, just throwing my opinion out there but you should also consider the Flowmaster Outlaws. They sound great with a cold start and in idle, they are terrifying whenever you're in low rpm's and after having them on awhile and they are broken in they are perfect. There is some drone at 2k rpm for the first month or two after they are installed but that dissolves. They aren't too loud in my opinion they sound like a ferocious beast. The Roush sounds good though.
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