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Old 08-26-2015, 03:24 PM   #1
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I just recently bought a 13 5.0 and the stock exhaust sounds horrible. I'm looking for a new job right now so don't have much money to spend on exhaust so I'm wondering if I can just cut the mufflers off and leave it like that until I get some money? And suggestions will be great.

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Old 08-26-2015, 03:28 PM   #2
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Lol NO! Just leave it alone until you get some money. Because depending on what state you live in you can get a nice ticket. The stock exhaust doesn't sound that bad. If you knew you wanted to change that you should have really thrown some money to the side to get the new exhaust.

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Actually with the rest of the exhaust stock removing mufflers would make it sound louder and give a nice exhaust rumble... I've done it on several of my previous cars from my old formula firebird to mustangs... I did it waiting for exhaust parts to come in and got in patient. But to my surprise it sounded good


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I understand what your saying but i live in south Carolina and they don't care that much here. I'm just used to my straight pipe 07 gt and it was loud and never got a ticket in it.

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Sounds good. I'm going to go for it. Thanks for the advice.

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I just recently bought a 13 5.0 and the stock exhaust sounds horrible. I'm looking for a new job right now so don't have much money to spend on exhaust so I'm wondering if I can just cut the mufflers off and leave it like that until I get some money? And suggestions will be great.

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If for some reason you can't take Devil's good suggestion...
1. Don't cut anything, the mufflers have a joint which should be used to remove.
2. Look for a cheap set of USED axle back mufflers.
3. Even if you don't want to put anything in their place, you should have straight pipes to clear the underside of the car, for safety reasons.
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Old 08-26-2015, 03:49 PM   #7
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To clarify I did put/ weld pipes in place of the mufflers. I would suggest you do the same cost me 40 bucks at good old muffler man ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


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Die hard, the safety reasons your talking about are the exhaust fumes being under the car?

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Well here is why you should not just cut off your mufflers. There is NOTHING I repeat NOTHING that holds the exhaust up from the headers all the way back until you get to the mufflers. So even if you remove the mufflers without cutting you are going to have extra stress on your headers, down pipe, mid pipe, and floppy over the axle pipes. They will clang around on your differential and sound about a million times worse than your exhaust you dislike.

Leave it until you can do it right, or spare us all the disgrace you are about to put that mustang through and sell it off to a good home.
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Old 08-26-2015, 04:06 PM   #10
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Lol he is right to a point... You need to put something in place of the mufflers to keep the exhaust supported correctly... That's the only issue to be honest. And I'll bet you 100 bucks with just straight pipes in place of mufflers you'll be happy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


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I bought a decent set on ebay new for $250 nxtlevel performance was the brand I belive look and sound nice and can't beat the price

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Old 08-26-2015, 04:11 PM   #12
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And FYI most muffler shops will cut out your stock mufflers and weld in straight pipes cheap... Most won't cut out catalytic converters in fear of the "MAN" lol. But with just straight pipes welded in place of your mufflers is WILL sound good but it's your car bro you decide.


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Haha tell me how you really feel Oxford but you can calm down. I was just wanting opinions and thanks for that. Parker could I just use the clamp on pipes for now or will that not work either? I don't want to take it to a shop till I can have everything I want done.

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Exhaust clamps will work okay... Welding the straight pipes would be best... Over time from flexing the clamps might leak but doubt it honestly


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When I got my 2004 gt the next day I had the mufflers cut out and straight pipes worked in... Required a s bend of sorts but cost me 40 bucks at muffler man. Since then I've replaced it with Mac prochamber etc.... But it sounded good before I switched... Only reason I changed mid pipe etc was cause I replaced clutch and had to pull it out anyway...


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Ok thanks for all the advice. I'll just take it to the muffler man and have it welded.

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Man, do it right even if it takes a month or two to save up for used axle backs. Roush axle backs are around $475 brand new. I found a barely used set of them from another member and paid a lot less.
Start out your Mustang modding right by committing to do proper quality mods and not cutting hacking and then .......(Gasp) plasti-dipping
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:23 PM   #19
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It's not really right or wrong but okay... It's your personal preferences just like the visual mods in your car ๐Ÿ˜–


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Mufflers for let's say $300+ or just cut the muffler off and weld pipe in for maybe $40. Seems like a no brainier.

Edit: meant to say used mufflers.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:00 PM   #21
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Imo straight pipe sounds like trash, and actually cutting the mufflers off (when they are bolted on in the first place ) is trashy


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Couldn't agree with you more...I see Pypes and Roush axle backs for sale all the time on Coyoye Craigslist.....those are pretty cheap.

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Old 08-28-2015, 05:14 PM   #23
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I had my mufflers and resonators cut and pipe welded in. Of course had the hangers and everything back on so it doesn't bang and break down the road. Sounds good to me and everyone else that's heard it. I've yet to get anyone say anything bad about the way my car sounds. With all the other mustangs running around its like the only reason my car even gets looks. It is loud though but sounds like that's how you want it. Next year I plan on changing at least the midpipe but want to have enough saved to do everything, but I'll still probably run no mufflers or resonators

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Mufflers for let's say $300+ or just cut the muffler off and weld pipe in for maybe $40. Seems like a no brainier.

Edit: meant to say used mufflers.
Pick your poison.
The same way Powder coating your wheels is $$$ and plasti dipping them is $.
In the end, it will be your ghetto stang to either be proud of or hope people don't look at it too closely.
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The same way Powder coating your wheels is $$$ and plasti dipping them is $.
In the end, it will be your ghetto stang to either be proud of or hope people don't look at it too closely.
Eh, more like paying someone to put pipe in or paying someone to design that piping for you for a higher price. End result is getting a different noise. Some may like that noise others may not, but I'm not gonna say I don't like a brand of muffler I haven't heard in person(computer Doesn't give any car justice) so people that haven't heard a 5.0 done the cut route shouldn't comment on it in the same way, or I think so at least.

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I bet if it had a brand name on it and you paid 10 times as much the haters would like it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


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I bet if it had a brand name on it and you paid 10 times as much the haters would like it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


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Got news for you there is brand names that do exactly the same ๐Ÿ˜ฑ


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I found some MagnaFlow axlebaccks (Race or Competition edition) for $150 on Craigslist.... They sound pretty neat on my 2011 5.0. It's enough to wake the neighbors every morning at 6:21AM.

Please, do not cut yours. If I could do it over again (will in a year), I would get remotely actuated dump valves.

Can be silent when needed, loud when wanted.
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The same way Powder coating your wheels is $$$ and plasti dipping them is $.
In the end, it will be your ghetto stang to either be proud of or hope people don't look at it too closely.
A guy that I work with put that plastidip stuff on his 2014 V6 Charger (bought my Stang after he bought his V6), lol. Looked ok for the first 3 days.... He took it off after I said something to him. On the other hand one of our sales guys had it done on his M3 rims (woman car) and it still looks ok after a month. Our safety guy did his (4 door 2013 Buick sedan), that lasted a day before he got tired of it. I am cheap, so cheap that I still have the same printer from 1999. When I do stuff though, I do it right.
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Just remove the resonators until you have the money to get/do it right.
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