Installation Time: Shop Install
April 02, 2019
It works, once you get it on.
So, I bought this to install before i got my pony on a tune to save a little money. Reviews looked good and it was a single piece, which is what i was looking for. I knew i didn't want a two piece pipe. Got this and took it to a lift to install myself. Worst part about having to get this part on was definitely taking the stock piece off. Bolts were torqued far too much and took 2.5 hours just to get everything off. When putting this part on, everything looked good, until you get to the exhaust. Connecting piece was about .5 inches too big, and even with the clap they give, there is no way it was staying on. This error might have been my fault, since no one else seemed to have this issue. If i was sent the wrong piece, it was still able to be salvaged, so i didn't care too much.
The life i took it to was in a military base, and time wouldn't allow me to go back for another few weeks, so instead i just bit the bullet and took it to a shop. Since i already had a pipe, the install was about $125 after tax and was completed within the day. Shops will differ, and while i would have loved to install myself, it at least was not a complete bust.
As for the actual performance and sound, it is amazing. Getting the pipe on might have been annoying, but this was well worth it. I'm not a huge fan of a car being loud all the time, more of a quiet until you want to make noise person. This makes the car louder, no doubt about that. Sound is a low rumble, still louder, but definitely not deafening.
Performance wise, this is a heavy hitter. Obviously this won't change anything like top speed with a governor, or anything else, but it does help the acceleration. Any pull so far has seen drastic improvements. I've tried pulls at a standstill, 30, 60, and 90 mph. All had improvements.
When it was first installed there was a slight smell from the cat being broken in, but was completely gone within the first two days. Overall, I think this is a great buy, and should be easily able to be installed on any ecoboost.