MUSTANGDRIVER | JANUARY 2020Now Them’s Pipes!Corsa Performance debuts its “No Drone” cutting edge Reflective Sound Cancellation (RSC) for the 2015-16 Mustang GTText and Photography | Jim Smart
From the MUSTANGDRIVER archivesIf you’ve been around for as long as a lot of us, you remember a day when we couldn’t fathom a Mustang like the new S550 platform for 2015-16. Double overhead cam. Six-Speed. Four-wheel disc brakes. Fully independent suspension. A slippery body like never before. And a rev limiter courting the seven grand mark.
Ford has provided us with a new Mustang to fall in love with again. It has also proven you can have your cake and eat it too. You really can have it all and the theoretically “free lunch” really does exist. The Mustang GT’s factory high-tech exhaust system delivers power and it also gives us throat. Crack the throttle and Mustang GT barks like no other Ford pony has in the marque’s 50+ year history. We wonder how Ford could get this thing any better.

Corsa Performance knows how to take the Coyote’s bark and transform it into bite. We’re going to install the Xtreme Cat-Back exhaust system on a 2015 50th Anniversary Mustang GT at Marlo’s Frame & Alignment/Fly Ford Racing in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Southern California and show you what a difference this system will make for your S550 generation Mustang. You can install this system yourself.
Ford has provided us with a new Mustang to fall in love with again. It has also proven you can have your cake and eat it too. You really can have it all and the theoretically “free lunch” really does exist. The Mustang GT’s factory high-tech exhaust system delivers power and it also gives us throat. Crack the throttle and Mustang GT barks like no other Ford pony has in the marque’s 50+ year history. We wonder how Ford could get this thing any better.

Corsa Performance knows how to take the Coyote’s bark and transform it into bite. We’re going to install the Xtreme Cat-Back exhaust system on a 2015 50th Anniversary Mustang GT at Marlo’s Frame & Alignment/Fly Ford Racing in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Southern California and show you what a difference this system will make for your S550 generation Mustang. You can install this system yourself.
1 | The factory exhaust system includes this huge resonator, which will be replaced by Corsa’s X-pipe just aft of the cats. No cabin drone yet plenty of throat at the stainless tips.2 | The S197 and S550 Mustangs have the easiest exhaust systems to modify and replace in the marque’s history. Forget the saw, cutting wheel, or torch. This is all about bolt-on performance and something you can do in your driveway. Marlon Mitchell of Marlo’s Frame & Alignment/Fly-Ford Racing disconnects the tailpipe hangers here above the independent rear suspension.5 | Mufflers are secured by rubber-lined steel hangers bolted to the body. Once the center hangers have been disconnected above the differential, disconnect the muffler hangers. Support the exhaust system with jack stands before disconnecting muffler hangers.
6 | Marlon supports the mufflers and exhaust system with help lowering the system in front. This is one large, heavy subassembly.7 |The Corsa cat-back X-pipe is an easy fit. Once seated, clamps are snugged, but not tightened for adjustment purposes. Tighten clamps fully once the complete system is installed and properly fitted.
8 | Marlon fits the center hangers to the new Corsa Performance tailpipes.9 | The Corsa Performance Xtreme stainless steel mufflers and pipes enjoy terrific fit. 
10 | This is the way exhaust systems are done today—using aircraft pneumatic system-style clamps you can remove and install with ease. Here, muffler and pipe are splined into the main cat-back system and snugged. 11| The Corsa system is secured just below the differential.
Crack the throttle and Mustang GT barks like no other Ford pony has in the marque’s 50+ year history. We wonder how Ford could get this thing any better.12 | Muffler mounting brackets are attached to the stainless Corsa mufflers. Did you remember to take notes on which hangers go where? Cell phone photos enabled Marlon to place the brackets where they belong.13 | You’re going to need a helper for your Corsa Performance system install although you could do this by yourself with help from jack stands. Here, the system is supported while Marlon runs down the hanger bolts.
14 | Ford makes muffler hanger brackets easy to get to, which is an improvement over the S197 exhaust system where access was challenging.
15 | Corsa’s stainless steel exhaust tips really shine while delivering a throaty burble at idle and quite the exclamation point with rpm.
16 | We’re wild about this hour-glass figure X-pipe and the power it delivers.
17 | Completely installed Corsa Performance Xtreme exhaust system looks sharp and makes a difference in sound and power.18 | Look at how much exhaust system Marlon and Jim removed from this 2015 GT coupe. This is a significant weight loss program because the Corsa system is a fraction of the weight while yielding power.440-891-0999
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  MUSTANGDRIVER | JANUARY 2020