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Heartthrob 4 in. Aluminized Single Exhaust System - Side Exit (15-19 3.5L EcoBoost F-150, Excluding Raptor & 2019 F-150 Limited)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Single Side Exit Cat-Back Exhaust
    • Aluminized Steel Construction
    • 4-Inch Mandrel Bent Tubing
    • High Flow Muffler
    • Stock Resonator Delete
    • All Hardware Included
    • Bolt-On Installation
    • Fits 2015-2019 3.5L EcoBoost F-150s, excluding Raptors
    • Not Compatible on SuperCab with an 8 ft. Bed

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, everybody. I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com, and this is my detailed review and install of the Heartthrob 4-Inch Aluminized Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System, available for your 2015 and newer 3.5-liter, EcoBoost-powered F-150. I'm gonna cover a lot of ground in this review, including my thoughts on the sound from the Heartthrob, what you can expect as far as construction and materials, and then briefly, we'll talk you through some of the big points of the installation process. And on the topic of the install, there is the smallest amount of cutting here, depending on your wheel base. Heartthrob lays out very clearly how much you need to trim, if possible or if necessary. But nevertheless, I'm going one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and I will talk a little bit more about that later on. But first, let's talk about the sound profile here with the Heartthrob, and honestly, if there was ever a time not to judge a book by its cover, this is it. Mind you, this isn't the prettiest system to look it. We'll talk a little bit more about the appearance and construction in a minute, but it did produce a very enjoyable tone on our EcoBoost-powered truck, a very deep tone, not very loud at all. And I know I'm gonna get killed for this, but it did have some moments of diesel-esque kind of characteristics to it. Granted, I know this is an EcoBoost, it's not a Powerstroke, but this thing did produce a very unique tone, which, in the world of aftermarket exhaust systems, a lot of them tend to sound the same after a while. This thing stood out from the crowd. So what does this all mean when it comes time to talk about your neighbors? Well, as I just pointed out, this isn't the loudest system out there. In fact, it's far from it. So on my wake-the-neighbors scale, I have this coming in at a soft three out of five on my one to five or one to wake-the-neighbors scale, and honestly, I struggled to even give it a three. Now, it did produce a very enjoyable tone overall, both inside and outside of the cab. On the highway, this thing was dead quiet, and when you were on the throttle, yes, you heard it. But it certainly wasn't obnoxious, so overall, I give this thing two thumbs up in the sound department. But let's get into the appearance and construction with the Heartthrob here. And as I pointed out earlier, this thing certainly isn't gonna win any awards when it comes to overall beauty, but that shouldn't really be a big factor for you because it is gonna live underneath the truck. And the number one factor when buying an exhaust should be the sound, after all, and as we just talked about, this thing certainly delivered there. But at 400 bucks, too, it's very affordable, so don't go expecting Borla or Corsa levels of quality when it comes to build or materials. As far as materials, well, you're looking, again, all aluminized steel here, for the most part, guys, including the 4-inch mandrel-bent tubing. There is a little bit of 3-inch tubing, which does step into that 4-inch diameter here, the Velocity Series Muffler from Heartthrob, which is the biggest damn I've ever seen for the EcoBoost-powered truck. And I do also wanna point out that this system does not include a tip, so essentially, you're getting 4-inch raw aluminized steel tubing dumping right behind that passenger side rear tire. Now, if you did wanna find an aftermarket tip somewhere on the internet or in the aftermarket, I'm sure you could to spice things up a little bit, or you can just leave it unfinished. Totally your call. Let's go back and quickly talk about this massive Velocity Series Muffler from Heartthrob because it is unique to the brand and it is the main driving force behind that unique sound with this particular system. Now, this is what they call a double-wrapped shell muffler, which is gonna help keep the sound levels down slightly. In addition to that, it does feature three individual baffles, or chambers, inside this thing. So basically, if we were to blow the top off of, you find two on the ends here and a V-shaped baffle in the middle, which, again, is just gonna help shape the sound a little bit with this system and help keep some of the drone down at highway speeds, which I can attest it did very well. But let's switch gears and talk about the install process here with the Heartthrob. And as I pointed out at the very top of this video, depending on your cab and bed size or basically your wheel base, as we call it, there might be a little bit of cutting involved. But it's only one cut, and as long as you use the right tools, it's gonna be a very easy day in the garage or shop. So sticking to one out of three wrenches on my overall scale of difficulty, may be an hour or two before you're making some noise. Now, as far as tools, you're looking at a basic socket set here in addition to your cutting tool, if you do need to trim, of course. I always prefer a Sawzall, and a fresh metal blade seems to work just fine for me. Now, determine your wheel base and reference those instructions and see if you need to cut and, if so, how much you need to trim off that lead pipe. Once you make your cut, go ahead and remove that factory exhaust system. Get to work installing the new Heartthrob in reverse order. I always recommend starting from front to back. Save your final tighten-up to the very end, and you're good to go. As for my final thoughts on the Heartthrob, here you go. Yes, this is a very basic system, there's no getting around that, but the sound profile is anything but. For being one of the most affordable systems out there, it produced an awesome tone on our EcoBoost-powered truck, a very unique tone that would rival systems twice or even three times the price. So that is my review of the Heartthrob Aluminized Steel Cat-Back, which you can find right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Powerful Sound: This Heartthrob Exhaust System is sure to attract attention wherever you go. The best way to describe the sound is bold and genuine, a heavy sound that is easy to fall in love with.

    Audible Power: You can hear the power in this machine, it is constantly thumping out great sound and better power. The throttle response is boosted and there are minor improvements to the horsepower and torque. You will definitely notice a change when you add the Heartthrob 4 in. Aluminized Cat-Back Exhaust System, Single Side Exit to your F-150 truck.

    Professional Crafting: The Exhaust System is made with aluminized steel that helps to protect it from corrosion and rust damage. A high-flow muffler was added and the resonator was removed to improve the overall sound quality. This fine piece of equipment was built in the USA.

    Beginner Installation: You could not find an easier exhaust system to install onto your truck. The Heartthrob Aluminized Exhaust System easily bolts onto the existing factory mounts on your truck. All of the instructions and parts are included in the hardware kit.

    Application.This Heartthrob 4 in. Aluminized Single Side Exit Cat-Back Exhaust System is designed to fit the 2015-2019 3.5L EcoBoost F-150, excluding Raptors, with the following cab and bed sizes: Regular Cab with a 6.5 ft. Bed Regular Cab with an 8 ft. Bed SuperCab with a 6.5 ft. Bed SuperCrew with a 5.5 ft. Bed SuperCrew with a 6.5 ft. Bed

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Muffler
    • (1) Rear Tail Pipe
    • (1) Front Tail Pipe
    • (1) Flange Front Extension Pipe
    • (1) Middle Extension Pipe
    • Installation Hardware
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    Questions & Answers (3)

    3 Top Rated Questions

    How much louder does this exhaust make it inside the cab at 70 mph?

    • The Heartthrob 4 in. Aluminized Cat-Back Exhaust System will be louder than stock, but should provide tolerable exhaust volume levels at highway speeds.

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    I have a 2015 SuperCrew 3.5 L EcoBoost will this exhaust system void my bumper to bumper hundred thousand mile warranty and also if I put on that Airaid cold air intake filter will that void my warranty

    • Unfortunately, we do not have specifics on what will or will not void your warranty. We would recommend contacting your dealership directly regarding your warranty, as they will be able to provide you with the specifics regarding it!

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    does it come with polished tip?

    • The Heartthrob 4 in. Aluminized Cat-Back Exhaust System does not come with an exhaust tip.

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    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    • Loudness / Volume 3 3
    • Exhaust Note 4 4
    • Fit & Finish 4.166667 4.2
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.666667 4.7



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 06, 2018

      Heartthrob 4in exhaust

      Sounds great. Not to loud in the cab. Only bad thing is I have to retighten the bolts every couple weeks

      ClintonL

      Year: 2017 Submodel: XLT Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 27, 2017

      2016 F150 Ecoboost 3.5

      Let me tell you I am 53 years old. Bought this strictly for performance gains. Does it meet the 39 wrhp and torque they specify, NO it does not. Does the exhaust have a nice tone. That is a hard one to answer. Simply because I don't think you can make a six cylinder sound good. Not the exhausts fault. It is too loud for me in the interior. But in my old age, I like it quieter. Highway speeds it is almost factory quiet. quality is as described. That last hanger did not fit on my set up. Not sure what happened there. Can't knock the exhaust itself, it is as described less the gains. Will prob put the stock exhaust back on

      BarryJ

      Year: 2016 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 17, 2017

      Great unique sound and easy to install.

      It took me two hours to remove the old exhaust and install this one on ramps in the driveway. Only hiccup I had was the last hanger angle is a bit off so I had to play with the pipe to make it fit perfect. Throttle response is way up and running a 91 tune in sport mode you really get instant response. No drone like I was reading on some reviews. Have not had it in long enough to see MPG gain. Like the video states it is almost diesel-like on the sound. I was worried it was going to be like a Honda Civic but it sounds nothing like that. When you are off the throttle it is dead silent and cruising around you get a nice mellow rumble.

      MattH

      Year: 2016 Submodel: Lariat Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 23, 2017

      2016 F150 heartthrob

      You will not see the gains they advertise. Product is as described. 2 gripes, they dont label the hangers and the hanger for the tail pipe dies not fit properly. See the youtube video with the blue f150. Pipe points up into the quarter panel

      BarryJ

      Year: 2016 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      October 15, 2017

      Great Sound and Performance

      Price really wasn't an object. I wanted a good performing product at a fair price. I didn't like any of the dual exhaust sound clips with the on the 3.5 EB. The 4" single sounds, looks, fits and performs great.

      BertR

      Year: 2016 Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 27, 2017

      Pure awesomeness

      Watched a lot of videos and wanted quiet but performance and this was the ticket! Great value perfect fit and finished the look wit the 4” to 5” MBRP exhaust tip. Noticeable boost in performance. If you’re looking for loud this isn’t what you want. Little rumble and better turbo noise GET IT!

      JoeB

      Year: 2015 Submodel: Platinum Engine: 3.5L V6 Ecoboost

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