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2018 Active Exhaust Install Guide

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Hey all, I’ve got a 2019 and I picked up a set of mufflers on the cheap but need the actuators and the springs. I’ve found a cheap set of actuators but they don’t have the interface springs to go between the actuator and the valve.

Is that a part that comes with the actuators if you buy them new?
Can they be purchased separately? I’ve also read somewhere about using a Mopar spring instead?

Any help would be appreciated.
In my experience usually it's better to buy from dealership in this case. I bought a pair of mufflers out of OH, I believe the kit is like a valve rebuild kit or something
 

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Anyways, if you have the wiring on the car and you get everything set up. In the 19+ theres a master switch you have to turn on in a tuning program. Mine was HPTuners. Use the beta version so you see the master switch, enable it. Pay for the credits and upload to the car. (You need the MPVI2 dongle.) Turn the codes on in forscan and you wont have to go to a shop to have them do so.

I dont like the idea of a locked tune, I want to play with the burble effect etc. All of these "reputable" tuners lock their tunes. Just my own preference.
 

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Anyways, if you have the wiring on the car and you get everything set up. In the 19+ theres a master switch you have to turn on in a tuning program. Mine was HPTuners. Use the beta version so you see the master switch, enable it. Pay for the credits and upload to the car. (You need the MPVI2 dongle.) Turn the codes on in forscan and you wont have to go to a shop to have them do so.

I dont like the idea of a locked tune, I want to play with the burble effect etc. All of these "reputable" tuners lock their tunes. Just my own preference.
Hi Devirus, Were you able to get yours working like factory? I saw that you're also located in the Raleigh NC area and I'm trying to get some assistance getting mine working on a 2019 GT non-AE. I'm Lund tuned I asked them if they unlocked it on their tune and they told me they did, but I have not tried changing the as built data yet through forescan.
 

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Interesting option for some of the guys who want to go the manual route. I found that the actuators out of BMWs are basically the same thing that Ford uses but the output shaft is clocked 90*

it’s pretty easy to pull it apart though and adjust the clocking. Side benefit, there are LOTS of used actuators on eBay and elsewhere for pretty cheap.

Also you can break the seal with a razor knife and it’s much less invasive than the Dremel option. Just follow the seam around with some force and you can split the two halves apart pretty cleanly.

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Hi Devirus, Were you able to get yours working like factory? I saw that you're also located in the Raleigh NC area and I'm trying to get some assistance getting mine working on a 2019 GT non-AE. I'm Lund tuned I asked them if they unlocked it on their tune and they told me they did, but I have not tried changing the as built data yet through forescan.
Yes, it works, we have tested before having the factory AE mufflers put on the car which we are doing saturday. It functions the same as factory. All controlled inside the car through the dash.
 

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Interesting option for some of the guys who want to go the manual route. I found that the actuators out of BMWs are basically the same thing that Ford uses but the output shaft is clocked 90*

it’s pretty easy to pull it apart though and adjust the clocking. Side benefit, there are LOTS of used actuators on eBay and elsewhere for pretty cheap.

Also you can break the seal with a razor knife and it’s much less invasive than the Dremel option. Just follow the seam around with some force and you can split the two halves apart pretty cleanly.

4ABDED0B-CC05-403D-8945-960BBF6EFB27.jpg


5EE215A5-E48A-477D-8E08-FAB68390CBA3.jpeg
Always a fun option, if you could find a part out car like I did shouldn't be too bad. I can see if i can find the link in which i searched across the U.S. for a 2018+ gt exhaust. Then it's just a matter of sifting through the pictures to find one with AE. Unit was 300 then shipping was around 145-175 I think.
 

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Always a fun option, if you could find a part out car like I did shouldn't be too bad. I can see if i can find the link in which i searched across the U.S. for a 2018+ gt exhaust. Then it's just a matter of sifting through the pictures to find one with AE. Unit was 300 then shipping was around 145-175 I think.
I’m at about $65 at this point. I think interfacing with the stock system would be nice, but I didn’t want to mess with anything that might mess with the warranty on my new car just yet.

Plus, this is a fun little project to see how cheap I can do it for.
 
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