Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Justin with americanmuscle.com, here with my detailed review and install of the Ford Performance by Borla Sport Cat-Back Exhaust System, available for your 2015 and newer 3.5-liter EcoBoost-powered F-150. This review is gonna cover the sound impressions you can expect when using the Sport system by Ford Performance, also what you're gonna be looking at as far as basic materials and the construction, and then finally we're gonna breeze over the install here of the system itself. And on the surface, you're gonna be looking at a strong one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, with a small amount of cutting needed for some different bed and cab sizes, but I will have a little bit more detail on that later on.
So the Ford Performance by Borla Sport Cat-Back Exhaust System is gonna appeal to the EcoBoost owners out there, who have a decent amount of money to drop on a very aggressive system, in regards to overall volume and tone, would like to go with the always popular dual split rear exit configuration, and then finally want one of the best systems in the category in regards to overall build quality and materials.
But guys, this is an exhaust, after all, so let's dive head first into our sound impressions here with this Sport system, and as you heard with our sound clips, the Sport is definitely going to be a very aggressive system. I'm not gonna waste any time. I'm going right to my wake-the-neighbors scale here. And, honestly, I was kind of in-between a three and a four for the longest time, but after further consideration, I'm going four out of five here with the Ford Performance by Borla Sport Cat-Back. You're getting a bunch of volume, a good amount of tone here, and I also notice a good bit of turbo noise, too, coming down off the revs into idle.
Now, it's gonna be a little louder, in my opinion, than the CORSA Sport, but not quite as loud as the Borla ATAK Cat-Back. If you do like everything about this system here, but you'd like to keep your EcoBoost as quiet as possible, check out the Borla Touring instead. It's gonna give you a lot of the same characteristics and build quality, but it's gonna be a very quiet system overall.
So now that you have a better idea of what to expect as far as sound and overall volume with your EcoBoost, let's talk a little bit more about what this thing is made of. And obviously, the Ford Performance and Borla systems share a lot in common, and that really is no coincidence because the Ford Performance stuff is, after all, made by Borla. So with that said, expect a premium, made-in-the-USA build, and when I say premium build here, of course I'm referring to the actual physical construction of the Sport itself but also the materials used.
Guys, you're getting premium 304 grade stainless steel here, the best material money can buy when it comes to aftermarket exhaust systems, short of titanium, of course, but that's something you usually see with motorcycle systems or extremely, extremely high-end automotive stuff. Materials aside, you are gonna find the Ford Performance by Borla Sport Muffler, it is straight through by design. Also included, a resonator here, and these two guys are gonna work together in conjunction to form the Sport sound.
Now, you are getting 3-inch piping leading through both the muffler and the resonator here, off the factory connection, but it does step down into two and a quarter-inch piping after that Ford Performance by Borla Muffler, before finally exiting out the rear of the truck. Again, this is the dual split rear exit config, and then you are looking at these dual 4-inch polished tips. These guys are kind of unique because they're actually more of a square shape by design, really something I don't see a lot here with the trucks systems, but it is pretty cool, is pretty unique overall. And Ford Performance, Borla stuff, they never skimp on quality, and that really is pretty apparent here when actually handling the Sport system in the shop.
Of course, with that higher quality does come the higher price tag. That's nothing new or shocking to people that know or are familiar with Borla or Ford Racing. In fact, you're gonna be dropping right around 1,200 bucks for this Sport system here, putting it in line with both CORSA and Borla systems.
Now, my one small gripe here with this system, is that Ford Performance does make longer wheel base truck owners buy an additional mid-pipe, and this is basically SuperCrew owners with a six and a half-foot bed or SuperCab owners with an eight-foot bed. You need to buy an additional mid-pipe, as Ford Performance calls it, and that's gonna add roughly $90 to the price tag. Something a lot of other systems will throw in, but not the case here with this system.
And that does lead me to the install, and like I mentioned at the top of this video here, guys, strong one out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter. There is a small amount of cutting needed here to get this guy in place, depending on your cab and bed size. So along with that basic socket set, cordless impact or air gun, just make sure you have a Sawzall and a fresh metal blade ready to rock and roll. Other than that, guys, everything is pretty self-explanatory. Of course, removing the factory cat-back, getting the new guy in place here, start from front to back, save all your final tighten up for the very end, and you should be making some noise in the garage or driveway in about an hour or two from start to finish.
All right, guys, in my final words here, I'd like to say that the Ford Performance by Borla Sport system, is a great choice for EcoBoost owners out there who want a premium system in regards to both materials and construction, one that's gonna deliver plenty of tone and volume, and then, finally, one that will deliver that very popular dual split rear exit configuration.
So that's my review of the Ford Performance by Borla Cat-Back, which you can find right here at americanmuscle.com.