Review & Install Video
Hey, everybody, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com, and this is my detailed review and install of the Magnaflow Off Road Pro Series Cat-Back Exhaust System with Turn Down, available for your five-liter powered 2015 and newer F-150. All right, exhaust review time, that means it's time to talk about the big three things you all wanna hear about when shopping for a system. We're gonna break down the sound profile, using the Off Road system here from Magnaflow. We're gonna look at the construction and materials from this little system, and then finally talk about getting it installed onto your F-150. And in the land of Cat-Back exhaust systems for your F-150, this might just be the easiest install yet. So a soft one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, a little bit more detail coming up later on.
So the Off Road Pro Series from Magnaflow that we have in this video should appeal to the F-150 owners out there looking for a unique system that's gonna provide you a little bit more ground clearance here for my hardcore Off Roaders out there. And it's also gonna deliver on a very deep and aggressive exhaust note. Flipping the script a little bit, this is also gonna be a great choice for truck owners out there, who maybe, don't like the look of any exhaust tips on the ride, and would like to eliminate the visual appearance of an exhaust system from their truck completely.
Let's get right into the sounds clips here at Magnaflow. It is my favorite part when talking to you guys about the exhaust after all. And the Magnaflow actually was a little surprising in my book. From given the appearance of the system here, and how little it is, the small, little muffler, I thought this thing was gonna be a boomer from the outside of the truck. Really wasn't the case. This thing was actually pretty mild outside of the truck. Inside of the truck, however, a completely different story. You hear this thing a ton, and it's really no secret as to why. This thing is essentially dumping behind the passenger side cab here in your F-150, so I don't wanna call it drone, but let's just say you're gonna hear it at all times. If that's not what you're into, you might wanna keep shopping for a different system. So, what does this all mean for my wake-the-neighbor scale? Well, I was kind of conflicted here in between a soft three out of five and a strong two out of five, so let's just call it middle of the road three out of five on my one to five or one to wake-the-neighbor scale. Again, not the loudest system out there by any means, but it does have a nice, deep tone overall. The number one factor in shaping the sound with the Magnaflow here with this particular system, I should say, is the Pro Series Muffler that they include. A little different from the MF series mufflers and a lot of their other F-150 offerings, and again, it's going to give you a ton of flow here straight through by design, and it still manages to keep the volume to a reasonable level. I don't know how they do it. Again, I'm looking at this thing. I'm thinking that it's gonna be the loudest damn thing in the market. Really not the case. A nice, deep, aggressive tone overall, and pretty mild-mannered.
Now, let's move into the materials and construction a little bit here with this system. And, as you can see, there's really not a lot to talk about, right? 409-grade stainless for the construction here with Magnaflow system, a consistent material that they use in a lot of their Mustang and F-150 systems. What little piping there is, is three-inch mandrel bent. You are looking at the Turn Down as well here that does dump right around that passenger side rear tire. It is very discreet. It is out of the way, and again, makes for a great choice for any hardcore wheelers out there. And again, I think the low-profile aspect of the Off Road Pro Series system from Magnaflow will be one of the biggest draws when checking this thing out for the very first time. There's really nothing quite like it in the category. If you're doing some off-roading, or maybe again, you just prefer that low-key appearance, or lack thereof, of the disappearing exhaust trick that this thing is gonna do, then I really do think that you're gonna enjoy this system. However, if you're a fan of the tried and true dual-split rear exit configuration, well, Magnaflow does have a few options for you on the site. It's gonna be a bit different and priced a little higher as well.
Speaking of price, you're looking at right around 600 bucks for the Off Road Pro Series. Which, depending on your opinion here and the lack of materials, might seem a little bit on the high side for some of you out there. But you have to keep in mind Magnaflow stuff is always very nicely assembled, very nice quality overall, made in the USA, and they do have your back with a pretty solid warranty.
As promised, let's briefly talk install. And as you might imagine, this little guy isn't gonna be too challenging whatsoever. In fact, one out of three wrenches, a very soft one out of three wrenches, on the difficulty meter. Maybe an hour from start to finish is really all you're looking at here. We call it an hour or two on the site, but I wouldn't be surprised if you blew through it much faster. As far as basic tools here, well, a socket set and really nothing else. It's very straightforward, guys. Drop that factory system down first, using your socket set. It is all one piece, so an extra set of hands might not be a bad idea for this step, and then get this guy installed in reverse order. Again, very simple, very straightforward install, that should take you a few minutes from start to finish once you get that factory system out of the way.
A few final words on this system, the Magnaflow Off Road Pro Series sure is gonna be one of the most unique systems on the site and will offer a few things other Cat-Backs will not, such as increased ground clearance, and a very discreet presentation. If you can put up with some interior noise, I really think you're gonna dig this system and its very aggressive deep tone, and you can check one out for your F-150 right here at americanmuscle.com.