Hooker Blackheartâ€™s new axle-back exhausts for 2015+ EcoBoost Mustangs
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Holley Performance Products
If you own an EcoBoost Mustang, you know the exhaust note leaves you wanting for a bit more. No matter how many simulated sounds are pumping into the cabin, you want your turbo four-banger to sound a bit more robust. There are numerous aftermarket options to personalize your 2.3-literâ€™s exhaust note, and the latest is from Hookerâ€™s late-model-oriented Blackheart product line.
â€œThe Hooker Blackheart axle-back exhaust for the 2015 EcoBoost Mustang is a premium product that maintains a great price. It is constructed of 2.5-inch, lightweight, 18-gauge, 304 stainless steel to maximize strength and durability. The exhaust features quality welds throughout for strength, longevity, and good looks,â€ says the company. â€œThey are available with either a straight-through muffler or no muffler design that exits into either 4-inch, dual-wall, polished stainless steel tips or satin black powdercoated tips, both laser-etched with the Hooker Blackheart logo. Tube geometry is optimized for maximum ground clearance and retains the use of factory mounting points for a hassle-free installation.â€
You can hear a comparison of the stock, muffled Blackheart, and no-muffler Blackheart systems right hereâ€¦
The systems are available with polished tips (PN 70403307-RHKR; $499.95) and without mufflers (PN 70403306-RHKR; $399.95). They are also available with (PN 70403309-RHKR; $599.95) and without (PN 70403308-RHKR; $499.95) mufflers with black tips. The sans muffler design is said to produce gains of 15.63 horsepower and 13.75 lb-ft of torque, while the muffled design is still said to add 5.22 horsepower and 4.55 lb-ft of torque.