2011-2014 Mustang V6 Roush Axle-Back Exhaust Sound Clip & Install
2011-2014 Mustang V6 Roush Axle-Back Exhaust Sound Clip & Install

The Roush axle-back for the S197 V6 will certainly
be for the owners out there who want to be heard, as this top-rated system will also
be top-rated in the volume category as well. Now, you can look forward to a mix of both
409 and 304-grade stainless steel for right around $500 here for the axle-back, and the
simple bolt-on installation will get an easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty
meter. But we will have a little bit more on that
later on. So the Roush axle-back that we have in this
video, much like it’s 5.0 counterpart, will be one of the most popular axle-backs for
the 3.7, and by a pretty wide margin. In fact, guys, you’re looking at over 100-plus
five-star reviews for this axle-back here. A big reason for its popularity is, of course,
the loud and aggressive tone, but also the relatively affordable price tag when compared
to some of your other options in the category. But let’s not waste any more time. Let’s dive head first into that unique Roush
tone that you guys all heard with our sound clips at the very top of this video. What can I say? If you want loud, the Roush here is certainly
not going to disappoint. Going to my highly official and highly scientific
Wake the Neighbors scale, I have the Roush coming in hot at a strong four out of five
on that one to five, or one to Wake the Neighbors scale. Keep in mind, this is still with those factory
manifolds still in place. Eliminate those with some aftermarket headers,
get rid of the cats, and you are going to effectively peg that Wake the Neighbors scale. Now, I did hear this thing a little bit inside
the car while cruising, but I wouldn’t categorize it as drone. It shouldn’t be anything that will deter possible
buyers out there from slapping this onto their V6. But one thing that really does stand out to
me about the Roush axle-back that we have here is kind of how it changes or almost transforms
the sound of that 3.7 that a lot of us are very familiar with. Now, in my opinion, this thing gives that
tone a little bit more of a higher-pitch characteristic, and it’s something that I don’t really hear
with a lot of the other aftermarket systems out there. It is also something that a lot of our customers
bring up in the Customer Review section. So check that out. Again, 100-plus customer reviews with the
Roush axle-back, and it’s just a great way to get a better feel for what you can expect
when bolting this thing up to your 3.7. So how does a Roush system achieve that very
aggressive, very unique tone? Well, just like the very popular 5L system
out there, the star of the Roush axle-back for the V6 cars will be the hollow-chambered
mufflers that Roush does incorporate here. Again, it will allow for all that volume,
but without any internal packing. So you don’t have to worry about the sound
of this thing kind of changing on you over the years. But talking about the construction a little
bit more here, guys, I did mention earlier, you’re getting a mix of 409-grade and 304-grade
stainless with the Roush axle-back, and that is the case here. A majority of the system will be the 409-grade
stainless steel, including your tubing, the hollow-chambered mufflers we just talked about. But the tips themselves, they’re actually
going to be made from 304-grade stainless, which is really what you like to see. Right? Because that’s what you’re going to be seeing
the most of, and the 304-grade is definitely better at reducing corrosion compared to the
409-grade stainless steel. Now, the tips are actually finished off in
Roush’s unique chrome flashing process, which just essentially is going to make for a much
more durable finish over the years. At the end of the day, listen, guys. It’s Roush. Right? They know what they’re doing. They’ve built some solid stuff over the years,
and their products are always very well-made and fit like a glove, which does lead me into
the installation here. Again, guys, very simple stuff, one out of
three wrenches on the difficulty meter for the S197 axle-backs, maybe 30 minutes to an
hour of your time, depending on your setup and how fast you work. As far as your tool list, well, a basic socket
set really is going to be the majority of your tools here. I always like to recommend a little spray
lubricant as well, to help you with some rusty bolts and those rubber exhaust hangers. Then, of course, just give yourself a little
bit more room to work underneath the rear of the car with a jack and jack stands, lift,
or race ramps if you have them. Getting started, you need to remove those
factory cans first. So go ahead and grab your socket set, remove
the clamp closest to the muffler, and then a few bolts on the exhaust hangers connecting
the hanger to the actual chassis. At this point, you can drop the factory mufflers
down from the car. Transfer those factory hangers over to the
new Roush axle-back exhaust system, and then get ready to lift it into place. Now, me, personally, I always like putting
one end on the rubber hanger first, before tightening up the clamp closest to the muffler
here, just to kind of take some weight off of your shoulders. So go ahead and do that, and loosely tighten
that clamp, guys. Don’t overtighten it yet, because you will
need to make some small tweaks once you get everything bolted down. With that said, go ahead and bolt down the
rest of your exhaust hanger, bolt on that tip, and then kind of get it situated right
where you want it, in the opening in that rear bumper. Once you have everything in place, go ahead
and have a buddy kind of hold that tip into place, hammer home that clamp nearest the
muffler, and your installation is complete. So if you want a very loud and very unique
tone for your 3.7-powered Mustang all for right around $500, definitely check out the
Roush axle-back, right here at americanmuscle.com.

14 thoughts on “2011-2014 Mustang V6 Roush Axle-Back Exhaust Sound Clip & Install”

  1. 256lifestyle says:

    I have the Roush axlebacks on my v6 and it's extremely loud….probably because I have BBK longtube headers, BBK off road x pipe, airraid coldair intake and BBK throttle body…..let's just says I get a call from the cops with a sound ordnance every week because it's so loud!!! If y'all want to here my car I posted a video on YouTube on this channel! -256LIFESTYLE

  2. Fijiizz says:

    Can you guys do the Borla S type?

  3. MidgetTiger says:

    Bout time! Something for the V6

  4. Oscar Carpinteyro says:

    Does anyone else get goosebumps when they're pulling off like that!

  5. Sneaky_ Potato95 says:

    I love the sound of the roush at certain rpms but over all it's just to raspy. I think the perfect exhaust for the 11-14s in my opinion is the Borla s types ūüė¨

  6. Michael Zocchi says:

    How much hp does it add on

  7. D-Man M says:

    Has anyone installed these on a 2010 Mustang v6?

  8. DREW Nelson says:

    This is an awesome video

  9. Sterling3.7 says:

    Can you get pulled over in California for these?

  10. aeros says:

    Magnaflow and Flowmaster is made in America.

  11. F8__GOBLIN says:

    Sounds raspy AF

  12. Huncho Pubg says:

    But can some one tell me whats the moat powerfull exhaust

  13. Ezequiel Robledo says:

    Is there a difference between the mufflers between the V6 and V8?
    Because I installed the V8 version to my V6 Mustang

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