Review & Install Video
Hi everybody, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com and this is my detailed review in install of the Magnaflow MF Series Catback Exhaust system with the dual split side exit configuration available for your 2015 and newer 3.5 liter EcoBoost powered F-150.
This review is gonna cover the big three topics you all want to know about when shopping for an exhaust system. We're going to break down the sound, we're going to talk construction materials and then finally, I'm going to talk about the install itself. On the surface, you're not looking at anything too crazy here with the Magnaflow but there is a little bit more work involved since this is a dual split side exit system. More materials, more hangers, things like that but still good for a one out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter and we'll have a little bit more detail coming up later on.
Now, in my opinion, the Magnaflow that we do have in this video is going to appeal to the EcoBoost owners out there who are after more of a modified look thanks to that dual split side exit configuration and one that's going to be very streetable or very mild in regards to overall volume or tone.
This is also going to be a great system for the truck owners out there who don't mind spending a little bit extra to get a solid build, solid materials and a great equipment but with all that said, let's get into the MF Series.
Right up front, I will say that Magnaflow has come out guns blazing here for the newer F-150 crowd in regards to their offerings for the newer trucks. You're looking at up to five different systems at the time of this video for the newer F-150s. They have their dual split side exit system which we do have in this video, the single side exit system, the single side dual systems as well but before and after the rear tire and even their off-road pro series system, so essentially, Magnaflow is trying to produce something for everyone, every style and every budget.
Even though Magnaflow does offer up to five or so different configurations for their systems, the sound really isn't going to change all that much from one system to the next and in my opinion, that's really not a bad thing. Now, all of the Magnaflow systems we're talking about here with the exception of that off-road pro series are going to utilize their MF Series muffler here straight through by design helping your performance slightly but at the same time, it's going to help keep those sound levels to a reasonable level overall and that's really the point I was trying to make earlier here, guys. We all know the EcoBoost power plant isn't the best sounding motor ever invented but some companies do a better job than others when it comes to getting the most enjoyable tone from the small displacement twin turbo charged engine and Magnaflow, in my opinion, is one of those companies.
Of course, it wouldn't be an official AM exhaust review, we didn't bust out our tried and true wake the neighbors scale and, honestly gang, I have the MF Series here coming in at a very soft three out of five on my one to five, or want to wake the neighbor scale. You're getting just a little bit more volume here over the factory system but again, it's still very quiet. If upgrading your exhaust is one of your top priorities for your truck, it's something you really want to do but you want to still keep things as quiet as possible, the Magnaflow MF Series exhaust systems and the Borla Touring are going to be two of your best bets here on the site.
Now, the Borla Touring is only going to be slightly louder than your factory exhaust system, really not that much at all. The Magnaflow here definitely gives you a little bit more tone over that factory system but still very, very enjoyable and very streetable both inside and outside of the truck.
Well, with the sound pretty much covered, let's move into the construction materials here at the Magnaflow system and really no surprises here, guys. You're getting a very solid system from tip to tip and that's pretty much what we've come to expect from Magnaflow. Great welds, great fit and finish, just a solid build overall. Not the flashiest system out there, certainly not the most expensive but you're going to get a quality system pretty much every time. You're looking at 409 grade stainless steel throughout here including the three-inch tubing leading into the MF Series muffler before splitting off into two and half inch mandrill bent tubing all exiting out the four inch tips etch with the Magnaflow logo.
A couple of other extras they throw in here, guys, include the flex pipe along with the brand new hangers, nice little extras you come to expect here or like to see when you're dropping this kind of dual on a nice system.
Speaking of dual, you are going to be dropping right around 1,000 bucks here for the dual split system from Magnaflow. You can certainly spend a lot more on the site, you can certainly spend a lot less as well but this is gonna be, again, a great solid system for around that $1,000 price point and one that will give you that very cool dual split side exit configuration.
As for the install, well, like mentioned at the top of this video here, gang, nothing too crazy overall but the dual split side exit systems can be a little bit more tedious than the single side exit systems simply because, again, working with more materials, you have to account for a few extra hangers, things like that.
I'm still going one out of three wrenches here on my overall scale of difficultly. Maybe an hour or two from start to finish before you get everything in place and again, no cutting, no permanent modification needed for the Magnaflow. They do recommend, however, removal of your spare tire underneath the truck before getting started with this install so just be ready for that. As far as tools, you're looking at a basic socket set, really nothing else needed to get this in place.
As for my final thoughts, well, if keeping the volume down on your EcoBoost powered truck is a top priority, I really think you're going to enjoy the Magnaflow MF series of exhaust. They're still going to give you a little bit more volume over your factory system but you're getting a nice, deep tone overall, one that will be very enjoyable to you in the long run and you're still, also, getting that modified look here with the dual split side exit configuration.
That's my review of the Magnaflow MF Series which you can find right here at americanmuscle.com.
Free Flowing Exhaust.
Get rid of your factory exhaust system and add the ultimate exhaust to your 3.5L EcoBoost F-150 with a Magnaflow MF Series Cat-Back System. By reducing back pressure with its straight-through high-flow design, this Magnaflow Cat-Back System produces more power and torque that you will feel at the rear wheels. The design of this split side exit provides your F-150 with an aggressive appearance.Smooth, Deep Tone.
Give your F-150 the smooth, deep sound it deserves with a Magnaflow Cat-Back. The included MF Series Muffler feature a free-flowing, straight-through perforated stainless steel core. The muffler is filled with a stainless mesh wrap and acoustical fiber to deliver that smooth, deep aggressive tone.Magnaflow Quality.
Proudly Made in the USA, this MF Series Cat-Back Exhaust is constructed from durable 3 in. diameter mandrel-bent 409 stainless steel tubing for its strength and corrosion resistance. This exhaust system features a single inlet/dual outlet muffler, that connects to a pair of brightly polished 4 in. stainless steel tips, and exits behind both rear tires for an impressive look and sound.Bolt-On Installation.
Magnaflow designed this Cat-Back System to be a direct bolt-on install using the factory hanger locations. You will only need access to basic hands tools, as the system does not require any welding or cutting. The kit includes all of the necessary hardware for a painless installation. The spare tire will need to be removed for proper installation of this system.Application.
The Magnaflow MF Series Split Side Exit Cat-Back System is specifically designed to fit on all 2015-2018 3.5L EcoBoost F-150s, including the Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew models. It is not compatible on Raptor models.
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- What's in the Box
- (1) Inlet Pipe Assembly
- (1) Muffler Assembly
- (1) Over Axle Assembly - Driver Side
- (1) Over Axle Assembly - Passenger Side
- (1) Tail Pipe Assembly - Driver Side
- (1) Tail Pipe Assembly - Passenger Side
- (4) 2.50" Clamp
- (1) 3.00" Clamp
- (1) Hanger Bracket - Driver Side
- (1) Hanger Bracket - Passenger Side
- (2) Rubber Insulator
- (2) M8 x 1.25 Bolt Hex
- (2) M8 x 1.25 Nut
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Will it fit my F-150?