Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, Justin with americanmuscle.com, here with my detailed overview of the Flowmaster 4-inch angle cut exhaust tip, available for your '97 and newer F- 150, equipped with a 3-inch tailpipe. All right, gang, this one is gonna be brief, as you might expect here with the Flowmaster 4-inch tip. But in the review, I will talk about some of the benefits of going with the 4-inch angle cut tip, what you're looking at as far as basic materials and construction, and then, finally, a quick little walkthrough of the install. And depending on your current exhaust situation, there might be the smallest amount of cutting here to remove an existing tip. Even, still, I'm going one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. We will have a little bit more detail coming up later on.
I would say the Flowmaster 4-inch angle cut tip should appeal to truck owners out there with a 3-inch factory exhaust system in place, and maybe you just wanna improve the appearance slightly over that factory tip. This is also gonna appeal to owners out there who have an aftermarket system already in place, but maybe the existing tip that came with that system is a little beat up after years of use.
Switching gears completely, I'd also say this is gonna be a great choice for EcoBoost truck owners out there who don't wanna increase the overall volume of your exhaust with an aftermarket cat-back but maybe wanna give the appearance of an aftermarket system. This is going to be a great choice.
Now, as you might imagine, there's not really a whole lot to talk about here with this tip from Flowmaster. But let's get to what we can talk about, materials and construction. And, honestly, you're looking at a really nice piece here from Flowmaster, guys, 304-grade stainless steel throughout, including the double wall tip, 4-inch slash cut again, been polished to a nice bright finish, and it has been finished off with the embossed Flowmaster logo.
With the materials covered, let's talk dimensions here with the Flowmaster tip, and you're looking at seven inches in total length, four inches at the outlet here, again, that slash cut tip, which we've already mentioned. But one big thing I do really wanna point out here again is that this is only gonna work on a 3-inch tailpipe. That's this section right here. So that means any 2011 or newer EcoBoost or Coyote-powered truck, anything else, just go ahead and measure to make sure your outside diameter of the piping nearest the exit is gonna be 3 inches. Now, if you do have a factory or aftermarket system with smaller or larger piping, Flowmaster does offer a few tips here on the site with different diameters that should be able to help you out.
With the dimensions and construction covered, let's talk about something you guys might be wondering about, and that is if this tip will alter your exhaust sound in any way, shape, or form. And, honestly, it's not a dumb question. But I am here to tell you that this thing will have no impact on your exhaust sound or volume level whatsoever. Ultimately, that is going to be the function of your muffler and resonator.
One thing I do wanna point out with the Flowmaster tip is that it only is going to cost you 40 bucks, very affordable modification for your F-150 and a whole bunch cheaper than going with a full-blown cat-back system. Now, granted, you're not getting those sound and performance benefits like you would going with a full-blown aftermarket system, but, like I mentioned earlier, some owners might be perfectly okay with that.
But as promised earlier in the video, let's briefly talk about the install here with the Flowmaster tip. And, honestly, it will vary slightly depending on your existing setup. If you are gonna put this on a system that does have a factory tip already in place, obviously, you're gonna need to cut that off first before getting started. So with that, I'd recommend a Sawzall along with a fresh metal blade, some eye protection, just because that's what I'm supposed to tell you. But other than that, one small cut, get that factory tip out of the way, and then this guy is simply just gonna slide on to the end of that 3-inch tailpipe, tighten everything up with this clamp, and you're really gonna be good to go there. It is a clamp-on design, meaning there's no welding whatsoever as long as you have that 3-inch tailpipe. So, again, one out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter. This is not a difficult install, even if you do have to cut, because it's only one cut, very simple, anyone can do it. And again, the time will ultimately vary too depending on what you're doing. But I will call it anywhere from a few minutes, if you don't have to cut, to roughly 30 minutes, if you do.
Those are few reasons why you might be interested in the Flowmaster 4-inch tip here, whether you wanna freshen up the factory system or replace a damaged aftermarket tip. No matter what you wanna do, the 4-inch Flowmaster will be very affordable, very well-built, and you can grab one right here at americanmuscle.com.
If you are tired of how the exhaust tip looks on your factory or aftermarket exhaust system, consider adding the Flowmaster Angle Cut Exhaust Tip to your F-150. Featuring a polished finish, this 7 in. long Angle Cut Exhaust Tip is designed to fit on a 3.0 in. tailpipe, while adding some old-school styling to your truck.Quality Construction.
Flowmaster constructs this Exhaust Tip out of double wall, 16 gauge stainless steel for its long lasting strength. It is then polished to a mirror-like shine for a classic appearance. On top of it all, it's embossed with the legendary Flowmaster logo to let everyone know whose Exhaust Tip is installed on your F-150.Clamp-On Installation.
Best of all, this Exhaust Tip doesn't require any welding for installation. It features a clamp on design, that allows for a quick and painless install.Application.
This polished Flowmaster 4.0 in. Angle Cut Exhaust Tip is designed to fit all 1997 to 2018 F-150s, including the Base, FX2, FX4, Harley Davidson, King Ranch, Lariat, Lightning, Limited, Platinum, SVT Raptor, STX, XL and XLT models equipped with a 3 in. tailpipe.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 15 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
Exhaust Tip Specifications.
- Attachment: Clamp-On
- Construction: Double Wall, 16 Gauge Stainless Steel
- Logo: Embossed
- Finish: Polished
- Fitment: 3 in. Tailpipe
- Tip Diameter: 4 in.
- Tip Length: 7 in.
- Tip Shape: Round
- Tip Style: Angle Cut
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.3L V6 - 18
- 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Raptor - 17, 18
- 3.7L V6 - 11, 12, 13, 14
- 4.2L V6 - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08
- 4.6L V8 - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
- 5.0L V8 - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- 5.4L V8 - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
- 5.4L V8 Raptor - 10
- 5.4L V8 Supercharged - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03
- 6.2L V8 - 11, 12, 13, 14
- 6.2L V8 Raptor - 10, 11, 12, 13, 14