For many years now, aftermarket exhaust systems have been one of the more popular upgrades among the owners of all different kinds of vehicles. That includes the Ford F-150, which recently gained two of them from Ford Performance itself – the Extreme rear-exit and side-exit exhaust systems. As for the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang, well, the S650 generation pony car figures to have a robust market in that regard as well, and earlier this month, Magnaflow revealed a grand total of six different exhaust systems for that model. Ford Performance followed suit last week by revealing its own pair of Extreme active cat-back exhaust systems for those that own a 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, and now, it’s following that up with two different Sport active axle-back exhaust systems for that same model, too.
First up, we have the new 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Sport active axle-back exhaust system with chrome tips, which is listed in the Ford Performance catalog under part number M-5230-M2SC. This new system is compatible with any 2024 Mustang EcoBoost coupe or convertible model equipped with the optional active exhaust, and features 304 stainless steel construction with 2.25-inch pipes and quad four-inch exhaust tips. The new system retains the OEM quad tip valance, diffuser, hangers, and mounts, but the factory exhaust pipe must be cut to install a clamp for the Ford Performance axle-back mufflers.
For those that aren’t fans of chrome, the very same 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost active axle-back exhaust system is also available with black tips under part number M-5230-M2SB. Other than that minor difference, the two systems are exactly the same in every way. Both exhaust systems also retail for the same price – $2,175.
As previously mentioned, both of these exhaust systems are designed specifically to work with models equipped with the turbocharged 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost engine – not the GT or Dark Horse – as well as those with the factory active exhaust. In that regard, Ford notes that either gives the EcoBoost pony car a sportier sound, which will undoubtedly prove appealing to some.