Exhausts for F150 Ecoboost – Guide For Truckers!

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Exhaust systems are a series of pipes that take the exhaust gases expunged from the combustion cylinders through the manifold head and out to the air. Most exhaust systems come with various configurations of the header or intermediate pipes, crossover pipe, catalytic converter, mufflers, and tailpipes.

List of Top-Rated Exhausts for F150 Ecoboost

Product ImageProduct NameTypeRearModelsMore Information
1. BORLA 140616 ATAK Cat-Back Exhaust System (Single side exit)1. BORLA 140616 ATAK Cat-Back Exhaust System (Single side exit)Cat-BackSplit Rear2015-2018More Information
2. Roush 421711 F-150 Cat-Back Exhaust for 6.2L / 5.0L / 3.5L (2011-2014) Side Exit2. Roush 421711 F-150 Cat-Back Exhaust for 6.2L / 5.0L / 3.5L (2011-2014) Side ExitCat-BackSingle2011-2014More Information
3. Flowmaster 817522 Cat-Back Exhaust System for Ford F-150 4.6L/5.0L/5.4L V8 Engine3. Flowmaster 817522 Cat-Back Exhaust System for Ford F-150 4.6L/5.0L/5.4L V8 EngineCat-BackDual Tip2009-2011More Information
4. BORLA 140616BC Exhaust System4. BORLA 140616BC Exhaust SystemCat-BackSplit Rear2015-2018More Information
5. MBRP S5240409 2.55. MBRP S5240409 2.5" T409 Stainless Steel Dual Rear Exit Cat-Back Exhaust SystemCat-BackDual Rear2011-2014More Information

The Best Exhausts for F150 Ecoboost Reviews

1. BORLA 140616 ATAK Cat-Back Exhaust System (Single side exit)

Description

This is the Borla® 140616 ATAK™ Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System with Split Rear Exit.

Performance

This is a Cat-Back exhaust that is made of stainless steel and delivers an aggressive and loud sound. The main exhaust tubing is 3” and includes a straight-through, multi-core ATAK muffler with mandrel-bent exhaust tubes. The rear is split, and comes with a 12” long round rolled polished stainless steel 4” diameter tip.

This model fits:
2015-2018 F-150 2.7L/3.5L V6 EcoBoost (except Raptor and 5.0L V8 Automatic 2WD and 4WD drive. Extended Cab, Standard 78.8″ Bed, Crew Cab 67.0” Short Bed, and 145″ Wheel Base).

Features

  • Increased Horsepower and Torque between 7 – 10%
  • Better performance exhaust flow
  • Improved fuel economy during cruising speeds
  • Extremely Aggressive Sound
  • Patented straight-through, multi-core muffler design
  • Mandrel-bent stainless-steel tubes
  • All welded construction
  • Includes all hardware for easy installation

Recommendations

If you want that aggressive muffler sound, and like to be heard before you appear, this is the exact model you want to install. This is a top grade polished model that comes with a hefty price; it is a performance muffler for performance upgrades.

2. Roush 421711 F-150 Cat-Back Exhaust for 6.2L / 5.0L / 3.5L (2011-2014) Side Exit

Description

This is the Roush 421711 F-150 Cat-Back Exhaust with dual tip rear for 2011-2014 5.0L, 6.2L and 3.5L F-150s

Performance

This model comes with the aggressive sound of a classic Roush exhaust system because removed the restrictive factory resonator, and installed a canister-style muffler with 3” exhaust piping.

This stainless-steel system comes with a polished muffler, outlet pipe, and y-pipe, and the dual tips are made from 304 stainless steel and embossed with the Roush logo. The pipes are made of mandrel bent 409 stainless steel, and the muffler, inlet, and outlet pipes are 3” diameter.

Features

  • Easy to install with all hardware included
  • 409 Stainless Steel Muffler, inlet, outlet, and y-pips.
  • 304 stainless steel tips.
  • 3” mandrel bent piping.
  • Extremely aggressive noise.

Recommendations

This model is a budget-friendly replacement exhaust system that delivers excellent sound and great performance at a very good price.

3. Flowmaster 817522 Cat-Back Exhaust System for Ford F-150 4.6L/5.0L/5.4L V8 Engine

Description

This is the Flowmaster 817522 Cat-Back Exhaust System for moderate noise profile

Performance

This is a classic stock replacement item that comes with good performance ratings and a medium to an aggressive sound. When installing this model, you are not changing the way your ride looks, and retain the same design but add additional sound performance for your enjoyment.

This model is a cat back system that comes with a 3” diameter 16-gauge mandrel bent stainless steel tubing. It includes the American Thunder muffler model, with a 3” dual tip finish.

Features

  • Mandrel bent 16-gauge stainless steel tubing
  • Moderate Sound
  • Includes all hangers and installation hardware
  • Connects After Factory Catalytic Converter

Recommendations

While the price is slightly steep for a stock replacement model, Flowmaster is a brand name that provides quality and performance that is hard to beat, so this is the best stock replacement model for a middle sound upgrade.

4. BORLA 140616BC Exhaust System

Description

This is the Borla® 140616BC ATAK™ Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System with Split Rear Exit.

Performance

The BC version of the 140616 comes with identical parameters but comes with a different tip finish that raises the price slightly. As such, this Cat-Back exhaust is made of stainless steel and delivers an aggressive and loud sound. The main exhaust tubing is 3” and includes a straight-through, multi-core ATAK muffler with mandrel-bent exhaust tubes. The rear is split, and comes with a 12” long round rolled polished black stainless-steel angle cut 4” diameter tip.

This model fits:
2015-2018 F-150 2.7L/3.5L V6 EcoBoost (except Raptor and 5.0L V8 Automatic 2WD and 4WD drive. Extended Cab, Standard 78.8″ Bed, Crew Cab 67.0” Short Bed, and 145″ Wheel Base.

Features

  • Increased Horsepower and Torque between 7 – 10%
  • Better performance exhaust flow
  • Improved fuel economy during cruising speeds
  • Extremely Aggressive Sound
  • Patented straight-through, multi-core muffler design
  • Mandrel-bent stainless-steel tubes
  • All welded construction
  • Includes all hardware for easy installation

Recommendations

This BC version system comes with a polished angle-cut black tip finish that adds a little bit more spice to your upgraded exhaust system look feel and sound.

5. MBRP S5240409 2.5″ T409 Stainless Steel Dual Rear Exit Cat-Back Exhaust System

Description

This is the economic MBRP S5240409 2.5″ T409 Stainless Steel Dual Rear Exit Cat-Back Exhaust System

Performance

When it comes to economic replacement parts with style, then the MBRP S5240409 is your classic kit. This model is made of T409 stainless steel 2 .5” tubing and fits Ford F150, V6 EcoBoost 2011-2014 applications.

This cat-back model comes with a T304 stainless-steel 3 ½” OD Tip, and the hangers are welded onto the T409 stainless steel pipes and frames.

While it is a budget-friendly model MBRP didn’t hold back on performance improvement features, as such, this attractive exhaust delivers slight improvements in torque and HP while reducing fuel consumption to by 1 to 2 mpg.

Features

  • Mellow, resonant exhaust note
  • Slightly increases horsepower and torque
  • Will improve fuel economy by 1-2 mpg
  • Mounts from OEM hangers

Recommendations

A great buy if you are into stock replacement parts with slight performance improvements on a string budget.

F-150 Exhaust FAQ

There are three main types of exhaust systems on the market; these are header-back, cat-back, and axle-back.

Header-back exhaust systems

This provides a complete replacement for every component from the engine header to the tailpipe. These systems provide more flexibility in design, and you can enlarge the diameter of your entire exhaust system for greater exhaust gas flow. These models are more expensive and harder to install than other systems.

Cat-back exhaust systems

These models start the exhaust replacement sequence form the catalytic converter back. They generally come with a replacement muffler and tailpipe; some kits come with a mid-pipe, X-pipe, H-pipe or a Y-pipe. These are the most popular upgrades and replacement kits since they are budget-friendly, easy to install, provide a state legal replacement from the catalyst, and deliver deeper and more aggressive tines.

Axle-back exhaust system

These are the classic stock replacement models that come with the components to connect from the rear axle to the tip. They provide better performance than standard stock replacement models and are the easiest and cheapest to install. Some models deliver performance sound.

There are also two configuration options, a single or dual exhaust.

Single Exit Exhaust

These are the common models and provide a single tube, muffler to tip tubing. These are lighter and less expensive than the dual exit models.

Dual Exit Exhaust

These use the same components as a single exit system, they come with one headpipe, converter, and muffler, but end with two exhaust tips rather than one.

True Dual Exhaust

When it comes to the aftermarket scene, true dual exit exhaust models are the most popular, these literally come with two of everything, and they run from the header to the back on either side of the vehicle.

Obviously, these kits provide a sporty look and deliver a distinctive growling sound generated by the two mufflers. The only issue with a true dual exhaust system is the imbalance between the two components that can lead to cylinder head issues that reduce HP. To combat this, a crossover pipe is installed that lets the gasses from both sides mingle, and create a single pressure flow for both systems.

Exhaust Material

The two materials you will find are either miss steel or stainless steel. Mild steel needs to be coated to prevent corrosion and is an inexpensive material. Stainless steel is less corrosion-prone and more expensive.

How to Install and Exhaust

Changing an exhaust is relatively simple unless you get a header back system that requires you connect it from the header (or manifold in turbocharged models) to the tail.

There are two ways to replace the exhaust either lying down, or standing up, and that’s dependent on the jack you have. If you have a good floor jack with support beams, then you do it standing up, and the operation is much quicker.

Whether standing or lying down, prepare the parts in the order of installation, and have all the hardware and tools ready.

  1. Perform a dry test and connect the new system to see all the parts fit together, you don’t want to start and find out you have a mismatched component in the middle of the change.
  2. Start by unbolting the old exhaust system from the back work towards the front.
  3. Remove all the parts, and keep the hangers just in case you need extra from the hardware you have.
  4. Start by placing the new hangers into their place.
  5. Once all the hangers are in place, you start from the front of the vehicle and hang all the exhaust components.
  6. Bolt the upstream pipe into place, but don’t torque it yet.
  7. Now connect all the parts, and once all connected, go back to the front.
  8. Torque all the parts into place.
  9. You are all done and ready to go.

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