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Old 1/31/19, 01:38 AM
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Side exhaust fitment

Hi all,

I have a 2011 GT CS.

I'm looking into exhausts, and recently found out about the 302 side exhaust system. Fell in love instantly, just before finding out it was discontinued and basically a unicorn at that point.

Long story short, I found someone selling the m5220msvt on CL, which if I understand this right is the same side exhaust kit but intended for the gt500.

Looking at the installation instructions the main (only?) difference I see is that the boss 302 (m5220mb) version is bolt on, while the svt version requires cutting to fit the H pipe.

That's a bit less convenient and reversible than the bolt on option, but I was also wondering if it would fit "just like that", or if I'd need to plan additional modifications (cutting/welding to make it work).

Would love to get that exhaust setup, the price is decent but the seller (understandingly) doesn't want to break the set, so if I can make it work just by making a cut instead of a direct fit I could live with that, but my wallet won't let me buy this kit+an additional boss302 H pipe at the moment.

Any thoughts ? Can somebody confirm the fitting ?

Thanks in advance for your help, this forum is awesome, I'm amazed by the members dedication and knowledgeability, already found so much info here !
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Old 1/31/19, 07:57 PM
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If I remember right the GT500 version came with a GT500 H pipe fitted with the extra nipples to mount the side pipes as in the photo. I believe the side pipes were the exact same as the GT version and only the H pipe was different.
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Old 1/31/19, 09:53 PM
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Yeah that's what I was thinking, not sure the H pipe can be fitted by just cutting it out and using clamps (I think the GT500 has headers with pipes/cat that are not split the same as on the 302/GT, but I should be able to get a GT/302 H pipe (same as GT if I'm not mistaken, direct bolt on instead of having to cut).

I tried looking up part numbers from the GT 500 and Boss/GT kit to see if the side pipes were the same but the only info I managed to find doesn't seem to use the same naming system..

Would be great if the pipes fit, I may get a good deal on CL and then find a H pipe somewhere, and I'm guessing it would have made more sense for Ford to have a single model for the side exhaust, and just different H pipes.

Thanks for your help !
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Looks like maybe you can still buy the H pipe?

https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/pi...aust-6545443-1

And possibly the side pipes too?

https://parts.ford.com/shop/en/us/pi...aust-7822119-1

But it will cost you, big!!! Looks like about $1500 on the Ford parts site.
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Yeah I saw that, but wasn't exactly willing to shell out 1500$ ''just'' for a nice exhaust note.
I did however just found a stupidly good deal, and got a used kit for 350$ on my local CL. Comes with the cutouts as well !
So excited to install it, just need to figure out if I go with the switch or get the remotes for the cutouts.
Thanks for helping me out, can't wait to hear how these sound !

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Old 2/19/19, 10:44 PM
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Congrats! Great find. I think you are going to like it.

Be sure to update us on this!
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Update !

Sorry for the late reply, but I finally managed to mount and install nearly everything !

The install at 80k was definitely trickier than these yt videos on near new cars with 0 seized/bent bolt. Ended up having to unbolt at the cat/manifold as the X pipes clamp were too much of a pain to remove.

Had to trim a bit of the plastic shields underneath to clear the side pipes, but everything is now installed.

Manage to wire the cutouts theouth the shifter tunnel and boot, currently printing a custom cover to install the switch in the center console.

After way longer than I expected sitting on the jacks, I started it up, and I instantly knew all that trouble was worth it !

Can't wait to finish the reassembly and try it out on the road.

Will try to post a video update once that happens if I can, need to figure out how to reinstall my rear sway bar links, hopefully that shouldn't be too long !

Thanks to everyone for your help!!
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Congrats! Glad it all worked out. You will love the sound, at least I love the change it made in mine.
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Took my side baffles out after one week of ownership and never looked back. The sound is awesome and highly addictive.
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Looking forward to the video !
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