(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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So MBRP's 3-inch Installer Series single exhaust system in the factory side exit configuration is currently one of the more affordable and one of the more simpler exhaust systems that's available for the '04 to '08 Triton powered F150. Now as far as volume is concerned, this system stands out from the rest of the pack by being just a little bit louder than most, but it's not over the top. It's not gonna peg the meter at a 5 out of 5. You won't hear this thing is screaming down the road a mile away. You might hear it from, let's say a quarter of a mile away. As far as actual rating goes, I'm gonna give this a healthy 4 out of 5 on my loudness meter. Most systems come in at around 3 out of 5, which is a modest bump and you got a couple that are 5 out of 5. Those are the real close to open header kind of sounds and this one's right in the sweet spot. So it'll turn some heads. You will get some minimal drone inside the cab, but it's not something that I would personally think would kill the driving experience if you daily drive your truck, or you drive it on a regular basis otherwise. Now, as far as price is concerned, I said this is more affordable. It's actually one of the least expensive exhaust systems you can get for the Triton F150 coming in at around the $300 price point, and that's for a simple reason. It is a single exit configuration. It retains the factory exit configuration, so there's really minimal fabrication required and it's made out of entry-level aluminized steel. Now aluminized steel is not stainless. It will show signs of rust a little bit quicker, but they did throw in a really nice 304 stainless polished tip. 304 stainless is pretty much the best stuff you can buy, so where looks count, this thing will continue to look good for years to come.And as far as the install's concerned, it's actually very easy to get this installed. I'm gonna give it a modest 2 out of 3 wrenches on my difficulty meter. Depending on your cab and bed length, you might have to cut the midpipe, but it's something you can get away with a Sawzall or another basic hand tool. So again, nothing too crazy. And if you decide to go for the MBRP system, you can actually come back to this video. In just a moment, I'm gonna show you guys what tools you need to get the job done and I'm gonna show you how it's installed it step by step. All right, guys. To install our MBRP system, at minimum, you'll need a standard drive ratchet with a 15-millimeter deep socket and a 5/16 Allen key or an Allen head socket. Again, depending on your cab and bed length, you may need a measuring implement and a cutting implement just to cut that midpipe. And optional, but helpful tools include a impact gun, some spray lubricant, a pry bar, and a dead blow mallet. All right so once you've found yourself under the truck, the first thing you have to do is loosen this barrel clamp just on the Y-pipe here that connects the factory cat-back. You'll need a 15-millimeter deep socket to loosen both of these nuts. Now that we've loosened up that barrel clamp, the next step is spraying down the free rubber isolators securing the exhaust hangers on our exhaust to the vehicle itself. Once you sprayed those down and let them soak for a little bit, I'll explain how to actually push the entire cat-back out towards the rear of the truck so you can free up those rubber isolators and you can pull the entire system out from underneath the truck. Very helpful to have a friend when you get to that point, but I'll show you in a little bit. All right so, once you've sprayed down all those exhaust hangers and let them soak for a minute, now comes the fun part and that's removing the cat-back and getting it freed up. Obviously, your truck probably has some miles on it, probably has some corrosion in there, and that's why we wanted to spray those down, let them soak for a minute. So what's you're going to do, go ahead and grab a dead blow mallet or a pry bar or just use your muscles. You're gonna grab hold of the muffler, you're gonna get some leverage on it, push it back towards the rear of the truck, continue doing so until all those exhaust hangers come free of those rubber isolators. When you do that, the entire exhaust system is gonna want to drop down. So again, it's helpful to have a friend handy if possible. If not, take your time. Keep a good hold on it with both arms. Let the over axle pipe rest on the axle itself. Continue pushing the exhaust back towards the rear of the truck. That should give you enough room to get that midpipe down. You should be able to pull the entire thing out towards the front of the truck and you can shimmy it out from underneath. Sounds a little confusing, so I'll show you how it's done. All right, so we have our factory system removed, it's always a good idea to piece together the new one before you throw it on. That way, you get a better idea of how everything's supposed to fit together. And while we have them sitting here next to each other, you guys can really see how similar they are obviously in terms of their overall design. Like I said earlier, this is really for the guy or gal who likes the factory exit configuration. They just want something that looks better and sounds nicer. And on that note of aesthetics, they do throw in a really nicely polished up 304 stainless tip. That thing will look good for years to come. Won't have to worry about that corroding out on you anytime soon. Now, even though this system is made out of aluminized steel and even though it'll show rust a little bit sooner, that's not to worry. They do reinforce all the welds on these with aluminum silica. That's usually where you get those stress cracks or fractures from and that's usually where you get pinhole leaks, so not to worry about that. As long as you keep the undercarriage clean once in a while, you won't have to worry about rust anytime soon. Now we're also retaining all of our factory hanger locations, so no custom modification required. Now, depending on your cab and bed length, you might have to make a cut to the provided midpipe there, but they do provide the exact lengths of that midpipe in the instructions. We're currently working with a SuperCab with a long bed, so we get to throw that midpipe right in place. So go ahead and grab that midpipe, I'll meet you guys underneath the truck and show you how to get this installed. All right, so when you go to throw your midpipe on your wide pipe, you want to make sure you grab that small band clamp provided in the kit. That's actually gonna be securing the mid pipe to the Y-pipe and you'll get to use that same 15-millimeter deep socket for all the band clamps in the kit. All right, now we can throw our muffler in place. Before you do that, you'll need to grab two of the clamps provided in the kit, and one of those clamps is gonna be the hanger combo. You'll slide the hanger combo into that factory rubber isolator that the original muffler was secured to, then throw that second 3-inch clamp onto the midpipe itself. You're going to be using that one tighten down the muffler. All right, now that our muffler is in place, we're gonna throw in or over axle pipe as well as our tailpipe. Again the same process as before. Spray down that rubber isolator and make it easy to get that hanger in place. Go ahead and mate all the slip fit connections together and make sure you got band clamps on everything so you can tighten them down with your 15-millimeter deep socket. All right, with your tailpipe installed, you can throw the exhaust tip in place. And in order to tighten down the exhaust tip, you'll need a 5/16 Allen key or 5/16 Allen head socket. All right, so once you got your exhaust tip tightened down, do yourself a favor and double check all your clamps and all your pipes. Make sure nothing's rubbing anywhere, make sure nothing's too loose so you don't get any leaks anywhere. But that should wrap up the install. And that also wraps up my review of MBRP's 3-inch Installer Series single exhaust system in the factory side exit configuration fitting your '04 to '08 Triton powered F150. I'm Travis, thanks for watching. And for all things F150, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Designed for SuperCabs with a 6.5 ft. Bed & SuperCrews with a 5.5 ft. or 6.5 ft. Bed