Review & Install Video
The Borla ATAK Cat-Back exhaust is gonna be available for the 2015 or newer 5.0 F-150 owner looking to pick up far and away the loudest exhaust system for their five liter that's guaranteed to wake up the neighbors in the morning. This one does carry a higher budget because of the top quality construction coming at in right around the $1,000 mark which, of course, comes with bonuses like that ATAK muffler, specifically designed to reduce drone inside the cabin. So for the price, the loudest system is also one of the most drone free. Hard to believe, I know.
The installation isn't too hard, but it may require you to cut a single slice out of the included extension pipe here depending on your cab size and bed length, but I'm still giving this one out of three ranches on our difficulty meter which we'll talk about more later on. Now obviously when we're taking a look at an exhaust, the first thing you wanna talk about is the sound. You just heard from our sound clips of the ATAK, and as you can tell this thing is absolutely no joke. It barks loud at start up, gives you a muscle hard growl at idle, and then once you start getting on the throttle and opening things up, it definitely screams louder than anything else. Needless to say, it gets full five out of five on our loudness meter. This is definitely one of the loudest, if not the loudest, exhaust you can throw on your coyote powered F-150. You probably expect a lot of drone with this, but the ATAK has specific technology incorporated to help reduce that as much as possible.
Now this sound is gonna be dumping out of the dual side exit style exhaust, meaning there will be two pipes coming out from behind the rear passenger side tire, unlike the single pipe that does this from the factory. The polished tips give it a pretty attractive look in my personal opinion, but if you want a black tip or something other than the exit style design we have here, there's a bunch of other options on the site to check out. Borla offers the same system with black tips and a split rear design if that's something that fits your preference.
Just to come back around to the materials I was mentioning earlier, Borla is known for being one of the highest quality exhaust systems on the market because of the materials and the construction of their products. Every Borla exhaust 3 or 5.0 will feature a premium 300 series austenitic stainless steel which is the step above the 409 stainless. The ATAK, or Acoustically Tuned Applied Kinetics, is a Borla technology applied to the muffler system here to pump up the volume without losing sound clarity. Ultra smooth mandrel bent tubing increases the air flow and power, and it was all precision C&C machine for a direct bolt on fit, with a three-inch inlet and a two and a quarter inch outlet which connects to the factory tubing. All of this is topped off by two four inch polished 304 stainless steel tips which come with the Borla name engraved right in the materials.
I touched on the pricing a bit for this system earlier. It comes in at the $1,000 mark making it a more expensive system than most options on the market. This one is definitely geared for those of you who look for, arguably, the meanest,most intimidating system with the interior sound kept under control. The Borla sound is really unlike any other so money definitely doesn't go to waste here. If you're looking to make a lot of noise with an aggressive exhaust note and you want it coming out of some top quality stuff, it doesn't get much better than this. If the price tag is scaring you off, you can get other sounds at a less expensive price tag of course, but like I said, a Borla is unlike any other.
This one is gonna be a direct bolt on that doesn't require you to anything crazy really like drilling or cutting. With that said, it shouldn't take much longer than an hour or two in the drive way at home. Definitely gets one out of three ranches on our difficulty meter. Wanna have a simple hand tool like a ratchet and socket set as well as jack and jack stands or a lift if you have access to one. Obviously, that'd make it a lot easier. Now with that said, you might have to make a single slice to the extension pipe we have here depending on your cab size and bed length, but if you do have to do that, it's all detailed in the directions for you. Just remember, measure twice and cut once.
You'll kick things off obviously having to remove the factory exhaust. That's just a matter of getting the truck in the air, and using your ratchet and socket set to unclamp the factory hardware, and unbolt the factory Cat-Back from the flanges connecting it to the mid pipe. From here, you can unclamp the factory muffler from the extension pipe and pull them from the hangers, then the over axle pipe and tip out the back and set everything else aside. Next is picking up the ATAK pipe that will connect to the mid pipe with flanges already attached. Bolt those down and then make the cut, if necessary, to the extension pipe. Clamp that down next and then the over axle pipe which will split into the dual set up. Attach and clamp on the exit style pipe and then finish it off with the stainless steel tips and you're good to go. Start it up and see how it sounds.
Just to wrap things up here, if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer five liter F-150, you can check out the Borla ATAK dual side exit Cat-Back exhaust for yourself right here at americantrucks.com.
More Intense Sounds.
Set your truck up to impress with the Borla ATAK cat-back exhaust kit. It's designed to give you the deepest exhaust notes and a thick rumble that will scare off everyone around you as you drive. You'll never feel more powerful than you do with this intense kit installed on your truck. It uses wide pipes, a specially designed muffler and huge tips to generate an intimidating sound overall.
If you want performance that's going to impress others, or even just a faster truck than what you started with, this Borla ATAK cat-back exhaust kit will offer quite a bit for you to be happy about. The dual tailpipes, the straight-through muffler and the simple pipe design ensures that you don't get any blowback through the pipes. That means that your system will be very efficient and more powerful overall.
Long Term Strength.
This kit will last through years of heavy use unlike many of the other exhaust systems out there today. It's designed from stainless steel and is made to hold up through heavy use and tough trials and uses. Whether you go off-roading, you drive through snowy weather, or you just put your truck through regular struggles, you can count on these pipes to hold up for you.
Goes on Easy.
Installatoin of these pipes is super simple, which is another benefit of using this exhaust kit. In just two hours you could have a fully-functioning exhaust system that's more powerful than your original kit. Just make sure you use the included hardware, that you tighten everything down after 100 miles of driving, and that you get professional help if you aren't sure what you are doing.
This Borla ATAK Dual Side Exit Cat-Back Exhaust System is designed to fit the 2015-2017 5.0L F-150s with the following Cab and Bed Sizes: SuperCab with the 6.5 ft. Bed SuperCrew with the 5.5 ft. Bed
Application Note. This Borla Cat-Back Exhaust System can be used on a SuperCab with an 8 ft. Bed or SuperCrew with a 6.5 ft. Bed with use of a Borla Exhaust Adapter.
- SuperCab with an 8 ft. Bed will require part# 60564
- SuperCrew with a 6.5 ft. Bed will require part# 60556
- What's in the Box
- (1) Front Muffler Assembly
- (1) Midpipe Assembly
- (1) Y-pipe Assembly
- (1) Tailpipe Assembly
- (2) 3.00" Clamp
- (2) 2.25" Clamp
- (2) M10 x 1.50 Nut
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Will it fit my F-150?