This product includes dual cat-back, stainless steel exhaust kit with 18″ long X-muffler, exhaust pipes, J-Pipes, exhaust tips (polished or black) and all necessary hardware.
V6 Mustang, Coupe and Convertible, Automatic and Manual ( 2015 – Present )
|Exhaust System||Price (USD)|
|Mustang Mach-XJ Cat Back Exhaust KitStandard Polished Tips|
|Mustang GT Mach XV Cat Back Exhaust KitBlack Tips|
All of us at Solo Performance are excited to bring our 2015 V6 Mustang MACH-XJ Cat-Back exhaust kit to the Mustang community. This is a full 2 1/2” stainless steel, mandrel bent exhaust kit that fits both the convertible, coupe and automatic and manual transmission. This Cat-Back exhaust kit offers a deep, mean, 60’s muscle car sound without the drone usually associated with free flow V6 Mustang exhaust. On the outside of the car the system sounds deep and smooth with a definite V8 flavor. On the inside, it is no drone and very non-invasive. You really have to hear it from the outside to appreciate the full extent of the 60’s muscle car tone. This is a “Sound on Demand” exhaust system that produces the sound you want when accelerating or revving but becomes much quieter at cruise speeds. Solo has replaced that annoying cruise speed cabin drone with a comfortable, non-invasive exhaust note through advanced technology and a painstaking R&D process. Solo’s 2015, V6 Mustang MACH-XJ exhaust kit comes with an 18 inch long mid X-Muffler and Solo’s rear tunable J-Pipes. These J-pipes are capped off on the end and as the sound waves enter the J-pipe, they bottom out on the end cap and bounce back. Upon the sound wave re-entering the exhaust flow, it collides with the specific Mustang V6 drone frequency and cancels it out. The Solo tailpipe section has been built with ease of installation in mind. The pivotal, telescoping tailpipe assembly gives you an easy way to center the 4.5” tip the first try. You can choose from the standard T304 polished stainless steel tips or upgrade to the black tips. Experience 60`s muscle car sound on the outside and a non-invasive exhaust note on the inside with Solo Performance MACH-XJ 2 ½” mandrel bent, stainless steel Mustang cat-back exhaust kit…tomorrow’s technology on today’s Mustang.
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This is with reference to the recently released Solo Performance 2015+ Mustang V6 exhaust system, see also links for the relevant official Solo announcements below:
Solo Performance Mach-XJ catback for 2015-Present V6 Mustangs:
Solo Performance High Flow Cats for 2015-Present V6 Mustangs:
Some of you may notice that I have already put a review on this site for the Solo Performance 2015-Present GT exhausts (Mach-XV, Mach Thunder and Street Race): Solo Performance GT exhaust systems review – updated with photos/videos http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34818
As I have explained there, my Mustang GT was used as a mule during the development for the GT exhausts during 2015. That topic got tremendous support from this community and the actual users received the Solo GT exhausts very very well… For me, that was a fun period. I sincerely enjoyed peeking into this industry to see how such products were developed from the first prototypes to the final products. But as usual, fun didn’t last forever, the product was released, the marketing videos were done and my Mustang-life went back to normal… until one day Jeff (CEO of Solo Performance) texted me about a new product being developed for the 2015+ V6 Mustangs…
Did I mention that my wife drives a 2016 V6 Mustang? http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
So we were back to the test-mule phase, she got the Mach-XJ system for her Mustang first, then Solo added the high flow cats too, the setup she is driving as I’m typing these lines…
With all of this preface, I would like to share my experience with the Mach-XJ exhausts and the Solo Performance High Flow Cats for the 2015+ Mustang V6s. Just as in the GT topic, let me put first: I’m not affiliated to SoloPerformance in any way. I have no financial interest on their sales. My wife’s Mustang V6 participated in their R&D program during the last 4-5 months, in return she could keep the exhausts, that was the deal and nothing more. Also, I’m biased. Take my review with the note that I’m a big fan of Solo Performance.
This review doesn’t provide all details, instructions, specifications, etc… – those are available on the official Solo topics linked above. I just would like to give some personal feedback about what I liked and what are the features making the Solo Mach-XJ unique on the market.
So briefly, who is Solo Performance: Solo Performance is a product line by Zoro Mufflers, a company established since 1968. They have designed the first performance exhaust products in 2002 and brought the SoloPerformance brand to the market in 2005. They currently have 4 manufacturing/service locations in the New York/Ontario region. I have personally visited their manufacturing facilities in Hamilton and Toronto (Mississauga). They started with Pontiac G8 and Solstice, F150, etc.. then moved up with their Challenger and Camaro product lines. They released their first Mustang products for the 2013-14 (S197) Mustang back in January 2015 and started the 2015+ Mustang GT and ecoBoost development shortly after. Both the GT and the ecoBoost systems were received very well, should someone interested please check all the feedback on the linked GT review topic above. So in 2016 they decided to turn to the 2015-Present V6 Mustangs…
Mach-XJ and High Flow Cats: While the GT has three different systems (Mach-XV, Mach-Thunder and Street Race), for the V6 there is one system, the Mach-XJ, which can be further enhanced with their fully bolt on High Flow Cats… The Mach-XJ is basically the same design as the GT catbacks, but uses 2,5 inch pipes instead of the GT’s 3 inch ones. The setup with the J-pipes, center muffler is basically identical with the GT products. While on the GT the center muffler can be selected from the three different flavors (XV, Thunder, Street Race), Solo released only one central muffler for the V6, the Mach XJ. All of these mufflers are basically encased, heavily louvered X-pipes ensuring high flow and deep rumbling sound. The optional High Flow Cats further increase the volume of the system, if someone looking for a louder setup.
J-Pipes: They are basically U shaped pipes on the tailpipe near the end, capped on one end, and their function is to eliminate any drone. Sound waves enter the U, bounces back from the cap and cancel out certain frequencies upon returning to the tailpipe (well, actually the science behind it is a bit more complex – google Helmholtz resonator, there is an excellent Wikipedia page explaining it) .
This exhaust is tuned for the Mustang V6 engine, also adjustable if needed. The adjustment seems simple enough, release the clamp, adjust the length of the U section, drive around and listen, fine tune, done.
Pivotal ball and socket joints at the end of the tail pipes for easy tip alignment: This is another unique feature I have never seen before. There is a pivotal joint section at the tail-pipe, so the tips can be finely adjusted to best alignment. Since the huge tips fill up the cut out on the rear valence, it could be handy.
4.5” Tips: What else to say. 4.5 inch, double walled tips!!! Black or Chrome!!! These are the same tips come with the GT kits, huge, mean looking ones.
How does it sound?:Does it sound like the GT systems?: Well, they are sort of different (as one could assume). They do sound great, deep rumbling, no drone, but with a tiny little bit less rumbling that the GT-s, having a little more racecar-ish sound (if you ever heard a Porsche, etc.. you may know what I mean here). Loudness wise the Mach-XJ itself is an excellent daily driver setup, I would say it’s a little less loud than the GT’s Mach XV setup. Adding the High Flow Cats and it would be a little louder than the Mach-XV, closer to the GT’s Mach-Thunder setup. If someone likes loud cars, I definitely recommend getting the high flow cats, too.
I will upload photos I took during the installation of both the Mach-XJ and the High Flow Cats, also I have included below the picture of the system from Solo, I think it explains it very well. The Solo videos are available on the Solo topics (linked at the top of this post), and yes, the pink striped grey Mustang belongs to my significant other :-)
So that is all for the moment, again, please note that above is my personal, subjective opinion, and I’m by no means an expert of the subject. With that caveat, I do recommend this setup for anyone would like to enhance it’s V6 Mustang experience with a big ear-to-ear non-erasable smile at anytime she or he tromps on the gas pedal… Enjoy!
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