Review & Install Video
What's up, everybody? I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com. And this is my detailed review and install of the CGS stainless steel cat-back exhaust system available for your 2015 and newer 2.7-liter EcoBoost-powered F-150. This quick review is gonna cover my thoughts on the sound you can expect when bolting up the CGS to your EcoBoost-powered ride, what you're gonna be seeing as far as construction and materials, and then, finally, we'll even talk through the install here with this system. And right on the surface, I'm gonna tell you, SuperCrew, SuperCab F-150, this is a 100% bolt-on job, no cutting, no permanent modification needed. So let's call it one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. And I will have a little bit more detail later on.
So the full stainless CGS system that we do have in this video should appeal to the truck owners out there who really don't wanna drop a huge sum of money for an aftermarket cat-back but would still like to get a noticeable bump in sound while still maintaining a great build in that full stainless steel material. Now, with that said, if that sounds like you, let's dive a little deeper into the system.
And sound would be a great place to start here with the CGS system, so let's dive right in. And in my opinion, guys, you heard the sound clips, I think, for the price, the CGS produces a very decent tone overall. Now, to be completely honest here, the aluminized steel version and the stainless steel version sound identical to my ears. And that's not really a bad thing in my opinion.
You're looking at a middle of the road, three out of five here on my one to five "I wanna wake the neighbors" scale. It's definitely a little louder than stock, but it's not gonna drive you crazy. The tone is deep. It's not raspy at all. You picked up a little bit more turbo noise over stock. And that interior noise, while noticeable, again, isn't gonna drive you crazy on long trips.
With the sound aside, let's talk about how this system kind of comes to life hearing it all surrounds around the CGS high flow muffler. It is a chamber design single inlet, single outlet all going through the three-inch mandrel bent tubing, exiting out the four-inch double wall slash cut tip. I will say the tip in this kit is much nicer than the one that is included with the aluminized steel version. But, again, you're looking at a full stainless steel build throughout here with this particular system. And as such, it is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
And we have mentioned that this is an affordable option in the land of full stainless systems. And it is. It's just north of 400 bucks here for the full stainless option from CGS. Your only other options on the site currently in that price point are the pipe systems and also the XP Series from MBRP.
But let's talk about the install as promised earlier in the video. And as I mentioned earlier in this video here, if you have a SuperCrew or SuperCab F-150, you're in for a very easy day in the shop or garage. One out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, maybe an hour or two before you're making some noise. Again, this is a very simple bolt-on job. There's no cutting or permanent modification needed. So if you have a basic set of hand tools and a little bit of mechanical expertise, you're gonna be able to knock this one out.
Now, when it comes time to start wrenching, obviously, that factory system will need to be removed first before you can install the CGS system here. So get that out of the way using your basic socket set. And an extra set of hands would definitely be helpful here as that factory system can be a little big and a little cumbersome. With that out of the way, you can start hanging the new CGS system. I would recommend starting from front to back, get the entire system on the truck, and then save your final tighten up to the very end, and you should be good to go.
While the CGS brand or name might not be as big or recognizable as some of the other options in the category, I was very impressed with not only the sound but also the build and materials, given the very affordable price. So that's my review of the CGS full stainless cat-back for your EcoBoost F-150, which you can grab right here at americanmuscle.com.
You'll Love the Way It Sounds.
With a powerfully aggressive yet smooth exhaust note, the CGS Motorsports Stainless Cat Back Exhaust with a Single Side Exit will give your EcoBoost F-150 an aggressive, confident growl. Despite the powerful resonance, the exhaust system improves performance and fuel economy. Boost your F-150’s horsepower and save at the pump with the CGS Motorsports Stainless Cat Back Exhaust.
Power to Match the Melody.
CGS Motorsports engineered the Stainless Cat Back Exhaust to deliver increased power for your EcoBoost F-150. Mandrel bent shaping and 100 percent welded seams ensure maximum flow throughout the entire exhaust system. With this exhaust system, you’ll increase your horsepower by up to 28 ponies. The CGS Motorsports Stainless Cat Back Exhaust is the ideal solution for power, efficiency and an engine growl that inspires awe.
Long-Lasting Quality for Your F-150.
CGS Motorsports manufacturers the Stainless Cat Back Exhaust with welded steel that lasts long and delivers smooth, high-volume exhaust flow. CGS Motorsports designed this exhaust to work flawlessly without wadding or other insulating material, so the unit last extremely long compared to packed exhausts. As a result, you’ll enjoy increased value and performance.
Installation of the CGS Motorsports Stainless Cat Back Exhaust takes approximately 2 hours. The procedure requires light to moderate mechanical skill.
The CGS Motorsports Stainless Cat Back Exhaust is covered by lifetime limited warranty. The guarantee applies to the original purchaser.
The CGS Motorsports Stainless Cat Back Exhaust fits 2015 to 2018 2.7 liter EcoBoost F-150s.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Head Pipe
- (1) Over-the-Axle Pipe
- (1) CGS Muffler
- (1) Stainless Steel Tip
- (1) Mounting Hardware Kit
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Will it fit my F-150?