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2005-2009 Saleen Mustang For all S281, S302, H281 and H302 models based on the Ford S-197 Mustang platform, with the exception of the S302 PJ (see below). Be sure to specify year, model and equipment if asking for help.

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Old 05-14-2019
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Default Q: Louder exhaust?

My 2008 saleen is completely stock and my son says it sounds too quiet. What exhaust combos are yall running? What xpipe, mufflers are you guys running
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Old 05-16-2019
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Everyone still running stock exhaust? No replys yet.
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Old 05-19-2019
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My 2006 is running Kooks LongTubes, with Kooks high flow cats into an X-pipe though stock magnaflow rear exhaust, sounds pretty good. I'll see if I can get a clip recorded in the next day or so for ya. I keep tossing around the idea of changing the rear mufflers out.
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Old 05-20-2019
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Our S197 (non Saleen, but a GT500) it stock through the cats, then have SLP loudmouths (its a pipe only, no muffler). It opens things up quite a bit.
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Pypes long tubes, x pipe, high flow cats stock Saleen magnaflow. It sounds amazing.
I would recommend keeping cats. I tried without and it causes a disgusting trumpeting sound.
Note: it is stroked and aggressive cammed. Super loud. 101 decibles at idle.
The neighbors know when i drive it!
Before the new motor..


Just kidding...that was just long tubes no cats or mufflers

With new cats and magnaflows
Mike Wigton
MMR 1000S 302 Stroker, BBR Stage 2 cams 3.0 pulley 39# injectors, upgraded CAI, 20" Chrome w/275/35ZR's, 14 in Front Brakes, GT500 Heat Exchanger and Walbro Super Car dual fuel pumps, Rear bumper inlays, Shaftmaster 3.5 Alum Driveshaft, AEM Wideband A/F guage, Pypes Long tube headers X-pipe w/o Cats, Extreme chin spoiler, Steeda Tri-Ax short throw shifter, Hood Struts WMS stealth hood pins, Adj upper and lower rear control arms. tuned by Lito.

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Old 06-18-2019
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We love the JBA Xpipe with the factory Saleen / Magnaflow mufflers.
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