Review & Install Video
Hey, everybody, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com and this is my detailed review and install of the MagnaFlow MF Series Cat-Back Exhaust system, featuring the split side exit configuration, available for your 5-liter powered 2015 and newer F-150. Since this is an exhaust review, we're gonna be talking about the big three here, guys. We're gonna be talking about the sound profile, you can expect when checking out the MagnaFlow, what you're gonna be looking at as far as construction materials, and then finally a quick little walkthrough of the install itself. I'm happy to report there's no cutting, no permanent modification needed here with the MagnaFlow, so expect a rather mundane one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter with a little bit more detail coming up later on.
The MagnaFlow we have in this video should appeal to the Coyote truck owners out there who want to increase that classic V8 rumble a little bit, but not too much over the factory exhaust system. With that said, and with that moderate bump in sound, both inside and outside of the truck, this is also gonna be a killer system for the owners who wanna ditch that puny single side exit stuff and go with each tried and true truck configuration, that dual split rear exit dumping after the rear tires.
Let's stick with that configuration here a little bit more, because I do think it's the big draw with this particular cat-back from MagnaFlow. And if you've been shopping for a 5-liter system for your F-150, you've probably stumbled across a lot of different systems, and you probably also noticed that MangaFlow has a lot to offer for their cat-backs. That's something that I really enjoy personally. It gives you the owner some options on how you want the system to look, and it also gives you some options when it comes to price. Keep in mind though, the dual split exit configuration that we have in this video is the most expensive in MagnaFlow's lineup for your five-liter truck. And it does make sense because ultimately you're getting the most material.
Even though there is some variation with the configuration and also the price, don't expect a huge variation when it comes to overall sound between the systems. That's because all of the MagnaFlow options here on the site with the exception of the off-road series are gonna utilize the same straight-through by design MF series muffler, which is gonna produce a very similar sound system to system. And in my opinion, that's really not a bad thing because I really do enjoy the sound from the MagnaFlow Cat-Backs.
And speaking of sound, well, you guys heard the sound clips at the very top of this video, so ultimately you can be the judge if you like this thing or not. But what I can tell you is the MagnaFlow produces a very well-rounded sound, a very deep tone overall. You're not gonna be the loudest truck on the block, you're not gonna win any revving competitions, but I really enjoy the tone. Breaking out my scale, I'm going three out of five, a strong three out of five at that, on my one to five or one to wake the neighbor scale. Again, a very well-rounded tone, rasp is minimal at best, and the interior drone is hardly there at all. Ultimately, if you have a daily driver, I really think this is gonna be right in your wheelhouse.
Let's talk about how the MagnaFlow achieves that nice deep tone. And again, it's the muffler. This is their MF series muffler, it's actually a straight-through by design muffler, this is their three-inch inlet to two and a half inch outlet dual muffler here, straight-through by design. It's got a perforated tube on the inside that's actually wrapped with a stainless steel material. And then the entire muffler is packed with this acoustic fiber material, and that's gonna be what's responsible for shaping the overall tone of this system.
Moving away from the sound here, let's talk construction briefly. And again, top-notch quality from MagnaFlow as is the case here, more times than that when we're looking at their systems. Four hundred nine grade stainless steel, again, this is their dual split exit configuration. You're gonna have a three-inch primary pipe here going into the muffler splitting off into a two and a half inch tubing, all of it mandrel bent, all exiting out the three and a half inch polished tips. All of the stuff is made in the USA and it is all backed by your lifetime warranty.
Switching gears, let's talk install. And as I mentioned at the very top of this video, don't expect a tough job here with the MagnaFlow. So sticking with my guns, one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, an hour or two underneath the truck before you're making some noise. MagnaFlow states you only need a couple of basic hand tools to get this guy in place including a 15-millimeter socket, 8-millimeter socket, and a hangar removal tool, flathead screwdriver or a pry bar will work just fine and a pinch if you don't have one of those laying around the garage. Now, you're probably gonna wanna start from front to back here after you remove that factory cat-back. This is the dual split exit configuration so MagnaFlow tosses in a brand-new hangar that you will use with the frame. You already have a hole there, so there's no drilling, no permanent modification, and really even no cutting here with the MagnaFlow. Again, straightforward install, hour or two from start to finish, and you should be making some noise in no time.
The MagnaFlow systems for the newer F-150s is probably one of my favorite for both the Coyote-powered trucks and the EcoBoost-powered trucks alike. The tone is really solid without being over-the-top. Construction is top-notch and that dual split configuration looks really sharp when installed.
So that's my review of the MagnaFlow MF Series, which you can find right here at americanmuscle.com.
Deep Aggressive Tone.
Add the aggressive, yet smooth exhaust note that your 2015-2017 Ford F-150 should have come with from the factory by installing a MF Series Cat-Back Exhaust. Featuring a perforated stainless steel core, with stainless mesh wrap and acoustical fiber packing, the included Magnaflow Muffler will produce a smooth, deep aggressive sound that is perfect for any Coyote powered F-150. With a Magnaflow MF Series Cat-Back installed there will be no doubt about what's under the hood of your F-150.Free Flowing Exhaust for More Power.
That signature Magnaflow exhaust note is not the only reason to install a MF Series Cat-Back on your F-150. This Cat-Back will also improve your F-Series Truck power and performance as well. Designed with free flowing 3" diameter mandrel bent piping and a straight-through muffler, this MF Series Cat-Back will reduce back pressure and improve your F-150's exhaust flow. By increasing exhaust flow you will allow your 5.0L engine to breathe easier for a noticeable improvement in rear wheel horsepower and torque.Magnaflow Quality.
All of Magnaflow's Exhaust Systems are made in the USA with pride. This MF Series Cat-Back is constructed from 409 stainless steel tubing for its superior strength and long lasting corrosion resistance. Featuring a single inlet/dual outlet muffler and free flowing 3" diameter mandrel bent piping, this Cat-Back will far out perform the factory exhaust system. Magnaflow includes a pair of brightly polished 4" stainless steel tips that exit behind both rear tires for impressive good looks and sound.Lifetime Construction Warranty.
Magnaflow is so confident in the quality of their F-150 exhaust systems that they are backed by a Limited Lifetime Construction Warranty against blowouts, defects in material and workmanship.Bolt-On Installation.
Magnaflow designed their MF Series Cat-Back Exhaust System to be a direct bolt-on upgrade using the factory hanger locations. You will only need access to basic hands tools, as the system does not require any cutting or welding. This kit includes all of the necessary hardware required for a painless installation that can be completed in about a two hours. Please note that the spare tire will need to be removed for proper installation of this system.Application.
This Magnaflow MF Series Split Side Exit Cat-Back Exhaust System is specifically designed to fit on all 2015-2017 Coyote powered 5.0L V8 F-150s, including the Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew models.
Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Inlet Pipe Assembly
- (1) Muffler Assembly
- (1) Driver Side Over Axle Pipe Assembly
- (1) Passenger Side Over Axle Pipe Assembly
- (1) Driver Side Tailpipe Assembly
- (1) Passenger Side Tailpipe Assembly
- (4) 2.5" Clamps
- (1) 3.0" Clamp
- (2) 8mm Panel Nuts
- (2) 8mm Bolts
- (2) Rubber Insulators
- (1) Driver Side Hanger Bracket
- (1) Passenger Side Hanger Bracket
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
Cat-Back Exhaust Specifications
||409 Stainless Steel
||Tip Material :
||Polished Stainless Steel |
||Behind Both Rear Tires|
- Will it fit my F-150?
Fits 5.0L V8 equipped models. Requires removal of the spare tire for proper installation.