Mustang GT Mid Pipe Installation Instructions (11-14)

Posted 12/28/2016 by Tyler Rodriquez

Adding a 2011-14 Mustang X pipe or H pipe to your S197 is a great way to get more horsepower and a louder exhaust tone. Follow along as we walk you through the easy step by step install!

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How To Install Mustang Mid Pipe (11-14)

An aftermarket 2011-14 Mustang X-pipe or H-pipe is the perfect addition to any GT exhaust system for increased performance and a louder exhaust. These S197 mid pipes come in a variety of options and setups to cater to your specific needs. Late Model Restoration has created this step by step guide to installing an SVE X pipe on your 2011-2014 Mustang. This install can be used to hit the high points of most midpipes, but each manufacturer may have different steps. Remember to always check the included instructions for detailed instructions.

Tools Needed:

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Set
  • Various Extensions

Installation Instructions

  1. Start by removing your negative battery cable.


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  3. Raise the car with either jacks and a jackstand or a lift.


  4. Spray quality penetrating oil on your manifold to midpipe bolts


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  6. Starting on the driver side, loosen both nuts with a 15mm deep socket, and do the same for the lower passenger nut.


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  8. We had to use a combination of various extensions to break loose the top passenger side bolt.


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  10. Once the nuts have been removed, disconnect both 02 sensors


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  12. Next, loosen the bolts on the exhaust sleeves on the midpipe with a 15mm deep socket.


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  14. Slide back the exhaust sleeve by prying up on the sleeve and tap with a rubber mallet.


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  16. With the help of a friend, remove the factory mid pipe from the car.


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  18. Remove the factory gaskets and 02 sensors with a 7/8 open end wrench.


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  20. Assemble the SVE X pipe and loosely assemble the clamps.


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  22. With the included hardware, install the bolts and factory gasket on the exhaust manifold


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  24. Grab your friend and position the new mid pipe into place.


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  26. Tighten the front bolts where the exhaust manifold meets the new x pipe.


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  28. Slide the exhaust sleeves over the new midpipe, tighten down the new sleeves and clamps.


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  30. Reinstall and reconnect the 02 sensors.


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  32. Reconnect the negative battery cable and you are all done.


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    NOTE:
    Some off road mid pipes may require a tune. Check with the manufacturer to determine if you need a tune.


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Mustang GT SVE Off-Road X-Pipe Install & Dyno (2011-2014 5.0L)

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Published on 2015-01-21
This SVE mid-pipe will feature 3" aluminized tubing, it will increase power and torque, as well as be a direct fit into your Coyote powered Mustang! Since this x-pipe does not retain the factory catalytic converters, it is intended for off road use only and WILL require a custom tune. To maximize performance gains from this x-pipe we went with a custom tune from VMP Tuning, which can be purchased from Latemodel Restoration.com.

For our baseline numbers, the car put down 593 horsepower and 554 torque.

The car made an impressive 614 horsepower and 571 torque!

So if you do the math, those gains are good for 21 horsepower and 17 torque. Other than the SVE mid-pipe, this car only has GT500 axlebacks and a VMP Stage 2 Supercharger kit.

-Baseline Dyno- ? 593HP/554TQ

• GT500 Axleback
• VMP Stage 2 Supercharger Kit
• VMP Custom Tune
• 93 Octane
• 3.55 Gears
• MT-82 Transmission


-SVE Off-Road X-Pipe Dyno- ? 614HP/571TQ

• SVE Off-Road X-Pipe
• GT500 Axleback
• VMP Stage 2 Supercharger Kit
• VMP Custom Tune
• 93 Octane
• 3.55 Gears
• MT-82 Transmission
Transcript
[THEME MUSIC] What's going on guys? Landon with latemodelrestoration.com. And today I'm going to be checking out SVE's Off-Road X-Pipe fitting all 2011 to 2014 5.0 Mustang. This SVE mid-pipe will feature three inch aluminized tubing, it will increase power and torque, as well as be a direct fit into your Coyote-powered Mustang.

Since this X-Pipe does not retain the factory catalytic converters, it is intended for off-road use only, and will require a custom tune. To maximize the performance gains from this X-pipe we went with a custom tune from VMP Tuning. Now let's go ahead and show you a baseline dyno pull with our 2013 5.0 Mustang with all the Shelby goodies and VMP Supercharger.

[ENGINE REVVING]

For our baseline numbers the car put down 593 horsepower and 554 foot pounds of torque. With that being said, let's go ahead and get the car up in the air and show you how to install the SVE Off-Road X-Pipe. Then we'll re-flash the PCM in with the updated tune and strap it back down the rollers.

Before you begin installation, go ahead and remove the negative battery cable. Next, get the car in the air by using a lift or a jack and jack stands. Underneath the car, spray quality penetrating oil on your manifold to mid-pipe connections. Starting on the driver's side, loosen both nuts with a 15 millimeter deep socket or ratchet wrench. Do the same for the lower nut on the passenger side.

We had to use a few extensions and a swivel socket to break loose the top nut on the passenger side manifold. Once the nuts have been removed, disconnect both O2 censors. Then loosen the four nuts on both exhaust sleeves with the 15 millimeter deep socket. To slide back the exhaust sleeves pry up on the small flange to release it from the tab.

With the help of a friend, remove the factory mid-pipe from the car. Next remove the factory gaskets and O2 censors with a 7/8 open-end wrench. Assemble the SVE X-Pipe and loosely tighten the included clamps. With the included hardware, slide the bolts through the top of the manifold, and then reinstall the factory gaskets. Grab your friend and position the new X-Pipe into place.

Go ahead and tighten down the front nuts and then slide the exhaust sleeves over the new mid-pipe. Tighten down the sleeves and included clamps. Reinstall and reconnect the O2 sensors. Double check everything, reconnect the negative battery cable, and you're all done.

The SVE Off-Road X-Pipe went on without any major headaches other than you might have to access one of the passenger side manifold nuts through the top of the engine bay. For the little time and money spent, this X-Pipe proves it will increase power and torque from your 5.0 Mustang.

[ENGINE REVVING]

Needless to say, we are pretty impressed with the gains we achieved from the SVE mid-pipe. The car made an impressive 614 horsepower and 571 foot pounds of torque. So if you do the math, those gains are good for 21 horsepower and 17 foot pounds of torque. Other than the SVE mid-pipe, this car only has GT500 axle backs and the VMP Stage 2 Supercharger kit.

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