May 15, 2011
These mufflers sound great
I installed these mufflers this weekend. The directions from Magnaflow are very limited and incomplete. There is a strap spot welded on the ball and socket clamp that must be broken, in order to remove the stock mufflers. Also,there are two hangers that hold the stock muffler to the chassis. To remove the rod from the hanger nearest the tailpipe, slide the rubber isolator off the muffler hanger rod. I used two large screw drivers for this. The other hanger is more complicated to remove, as one would need to slide the stock muffler forward to remove it from the chassis. A better method is to remove this hanger (there are two to three bolts which fasten these hangers to the chassis). The most difficult fastener to remove is in the center of the hanger. I used a 1/2" combination wrench. Putting on the Magnaflow exhausts is much easier, as the hangers on the muffler aid in installation. They point towards the front of the vehicle, which is the way Ford should have done with the stock mufflers. I used a strip of cardboard, folded up and stuffed between the muffler tip and the body to make sure I had enough clearance, and tightened the ball & socket clamp. The tips look great and the mufflers sound great. I highly recommend these mufflers.