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Jake: Jake here for americantrucks.com. And today, we are taking a close look at the Roush Performance Side Exit Single Exhaust System for the 2021 and up Ford F-150 with the 5-liter V8. This is a high-quality cat-back system that's going to appeal to the Coyote-powered F-150 owner who wants a bit of that old-school muscle car flavor and maybe even some of that Roush racing heritage in their modern truck. Like you saw in the clips at the start of the video, this exhaust has a deep race-inspired tone that's sure gonna wake up the kid in everyone.And as you also heard, it makes some serious noise. So, on the loudness meter, this one gets a four out of five. So while it may not be quite as unhinged as, say, a set of pure straight pipes, it's certainly going to turn some heads. And even compared to other Roush systems, this is going to be on the louder side. There may be a bit of drone in the cabin, but you're still gonna get that really burly aggressive tone coming out of the pipes. So, if you're like me, and you don't mind that, and you enjoy a good bit of volume on your exhaust, this might be a great option for you.Now, that brings us to the construction of the system. The entire thing is made of T304-grade stainless steel, and you can tell how nice it is as soon as you open up the box. That T304 steel is gonna provide excellent corrosion and rust resistance, which is especially important if you're like me and you live in a snowy climate, or if you plan to do some off-roading. The entire system is made of mandrel-bent 3-inch tubing, and you can see there's no creases, no wrinkles, or anything in the bends here.So there's no compromise to structural rigidity, and it provides a nice, smooth path for the exhaust gases to flow. While we're on the subject of flow, I wanna touch on the muffler. Roush provides a high-flow muffler in this kit that's gonna give you that deep muscly tone we heard earlier, and it also will allow your 5.0 to breathe a little bit better than the restrictive factory system. The whole thing is finished off with these nice polished tips, and they have a stamped Roush logo on them.These are also made of 304-grade stainless steel, and they're gonna provide a nice, clean look to the end of your exhaust. One other thing I wanna point out is that this is a single-exit setup. So, despite the twin tips, this is going to exit in the same location as your stock exhaust, but it will tuck up a bit closer to the body of the truck. The twin tips provide a nice subtle update to the look as well, so for somebody who's paying attention, they're gonna know you've got something going on there even if they haven't heard it yet.As far as pricing goes, well, this is made by Roush, so it's not going to come cheap. This system hits right around the $1,200 mark, and while there are certainly less expensive options out there, they're not gonna have the same build quality of this exhaust system. Let's dive into the installation a little bit. This one's gonna get a solid two out of three wrenches on a difficulty scale, and it'll probably take you between two and three hours to get it installed.Reasoning for that two out of three difficulty is because while the system is designed to fit all 21 F-150s with the 5-liter Coyote engine, you might have to make a cut to this intermediate pipe, depending on your cab or bed size. However, it is only this one cut, and it's very easy to do at home. Roush also provides you a handy measurement guide in the box so you know exactly how much you need to cut for your truck. And aside from making that cut, the system bolts right up, and it uses all of your factory exhaust hangers, so there's no modifications to the truck itself at all.And all the clamps that you need are included in the box as well, so you'll be able to get everything secured and bolted right up pretty easily. But enough talking about it, let's hop on over to the install bay and show you how to get this installed on your F-150.Man 1: Tools required for this install include a 1/2-inch and 3/8 impact guns, a ratchet, a 15-millimeter wrench, a couple different size extensions, a 10-millimeter, 15-millimeter, shallow 17-millimeter, 21-millimeter, and 24-millimeter sockets, a tape measure, a pair of safety glasses, a marker, as well as a saw. What's up, guys? Today, I'm gonna show you how to install an exhaust on our F-150. So, first, we're gonna watch a quick little uninstall video, and then I'll meet you right back here for the install.Man 2: Start by grabbing your 13-millimeter socket and undoing the two bolts at the flange. Next, take your exhaust hanger removal tool and get the muffler out of the isolator. Next, we're gonna slide our exhaust towards the tail end so we can get them out of the two additional hangers, and then we're gonna drop the whole exhaust as a full. I grabbed a buddy to help me out with that.Man 1: So before we get started with the install, it's important to note that Roush includes this long extension pipe. Now, this is gonna fit any combination of bed and cabs, so you're gonna have to cut it to your appropriate size. For us, we have the SuperCrew cab with the 5-1/2-foot bed, which means we'll be cutting from the hanger flange. You're gonna measure down 42.2 inches, and then make your cut. Now, another thing worth making note of is this kit is actually a universal between the last gen and this current gen F-150. So you have a couple flanges.The 21-plus are gonna use this flange, and then you're gonna have to cut your factory front pipe to get this bracket off to sandwich the flange. Previous to 2021, you're gonna be using this flange with the threaded nuts on the back to install your exhaust. So, now, as mentioned before, for the SuperCrew cab with the 5-1/2-foot bed, our cut's gonna be 42.2 inches. So we're gonna measure from the side with the hanger, and then we'll make our mark at 42.2 inches. So now we're over at the saw. We've got our pipe laid down, ready to cut.This would be a good time to grab yourself a pair of safety glasses, and then we can do our cut. So, now, once we have our cut made, we can go ahead and clean up the edges. So I'm over here at our grinder, and we can get started. So now we can go ahead and make the cut on our stock front pipe. Now, we'll only be reusing this flange, so you can make the cut wherever you'd like. We're not gonna be reusing any pipes. So now we can remove our flange that we'll be reusing. So now with our stock flange removed from our stock front pipe, we can slide that over our adapter pipe and then raise that up to our catalyst pipe.And now we can reinstall our hardware. We'll be using the factory hardware for this. Our hardware has been replaced, so we have a 17-millimeter bolt, and a 15-millimeter nut on the backside. And now we can loosely tighten down our flange. We'll leave it a little loose so we can come back at the end, make our final adjustments, and then tighten everything down. We'll go back and forth to put even pressure on our flange. So now we can take one of our 3-inch clamps and slide that over our front pipe adapter. And then we'll take the extension pipe we cut, we'll put it through this hanger first, and then slide it into our front pipe.Now we can slide our clamp into place and use a 15-millimeter socket to loosely tighten this clamp down. So now we can grab another 3-inch clamp and put that over our muffler inlet, and then slide our muffler over our extension pipe. Now we can slide our clamp into position and loosely tighten this down with a 15-millimeter socket. So now our over axle pipe is going to use both of these factory hangers. To make it a little bit easier to install, we're gonna remove them, put it onto the over axle pipe, and then put it all back in.Now, there's gonna be a 10-millimeter bolt on the bottom of this one, as well as on the inside of the frame rail. And this one, there's just gonna be one 10-millimeter bolt on the right side here. So now, I'll take that 10-millimeter socket and remove this first bolt, and then this is gonna bend down, and you can pull it right out of that tab. So now, with our hangers removed, we can get them installed onto our over axle pipe. Now, this is gonna be the frontmost part of our pipe, so it's gonna get the frontmost hanger. So now for our rearmost hanger, we have to remember that this tab here goes to the inside of the frame rail.So, looking at it from the back of our pipe, it's gonna be on the left. So then we can get this one slid on, and then we can get our over axle pipe installed on the truck. Now we can take another one of our 3-inch clamps and slide it over our muffler outlet, and then we'll take our over axle pipe and fish it over the axle. And now we can get this clamp back into position. So this side's gonna slide into this big square hole. Then we can take that 10-millimeter bolt and put it through our other side. And now we'll take our 10-millimeter socket to tighten this bolt down.So now we can do that same thing with our rearmost hanger, lift that up into place, and get our hardware started, and then we can grab our 10-millimeter socket to tighten these down. And now we can slide our clamp into position and loosely tighten that down with a 15-millimeter socket. Now, next, before we go ahead and install our tips, we're gonna have to add a hanger. Now, this is gonna go underneath of this bolt on our leaf spring, so we're gonna have to loosen that up a couple threads so we can slip that in.Now, it's gonna be easier to install this onto the Y-pipe for our tips first, and then we can line it up with our over axle pipe and slide it in under our bolt. So now, on the backside of our bolt, we have a 24-millimeter nut. So we're gonna get a 24-millimeter socket on a ratchet on there, and then the front side's gonna be a 21-millimeter. So we're gonna take that off with a 21-millimeter socket. Now, since there's a nut on the back, you're gonna wanna put a little bit of pressure on this ratchet so that bolt pops out this side instead of nut popping out on that side so that we can get our hanger in between our bolt.So now we'll take the last of our 3-inch clamps and slide that over our over axle pipe, and then we can get our Y-pipe for our tips slid into place. Then we'll take our hanger and pull down on our exhaust a little bit, slide it up in there. So now we can take that same combination of tools. We'll grab a 24-millimeter socket on our nut side, and then get a 21-millimeter socket on our bolt side, and we'll tighten this up a little bit at a time and slide our hanger up. And now we can slide our clamp into position and loosely tighten that down with a 15-millimeter socket.So now we'll take one of our 2-1/2-inch clamps, and slide that over our tip, and then slide our tip over our Y-pipe. And now, at this point, you can adjust this to have as much poke as you would like. And then we'll just take our 15-millimeter socket to tighten down this clamp. And then we can do the same thing on this side. So we'll take our other 2-1/2-inch clamp, slide that over the edge of our tip, and then slide our tip onto our Y-pipe and tighten down the clamp with that same 15-millimeter. So now we can start at the front, working our way back, tightening down all of our clamps and flanges once we get our exhaust in the position that we like it.So we'll start out front. Our hardware was replaced, so we have a 17-millimeter bolt with a 15-millimeter nut on the back. Now we can grab the 15-millimeter nut on the clamp on the front side of our extension pipe, and now we can grab the clamps on our inlet and the outlet of our muffler. And now we'll grab the last three clamps on our Y-pipe.So that'll wrap up this review and install of the Roush Single Exhaust System with Polished Tips Side Exit for your 2021 and newer 5.0-liter F-150. Thank you for watching, and, remember, for all things F-150, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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|Exhaust Exit Location
|Passenger Side - After Tire
ROUSH Race-inspired Exhaust. Wake up the sound of your 5.0L F-150 with a Roush Single Exhaust System. By replacing the factory exhaust with a Roush Exhaust you will add an aggressive, race-inspired exhaust note to your 5.0L Coyote powered F-150. This Roush Single Exhaust won't only improve the sound of your F-150, but it will also improve its power as well. By eliminating the restrictive stock muffler and piping, you will increase exhaust flow for a noticeable increase in both power and performance.
High Quality Construction. Roush proudly manufactures their Single Exhaust Systems from high quality T-304 stainless steel tubing for superior strength and enduring corrosion resistance. Featuring ultra smooth mandrel bent 3-inch diameter piping and a high flow muffler, this Roush Cat-Back will significantly out flow your truck's original factory exhaust system. This system also includes a pair of polished 304 stainless steel exhaust tip with etched Roush logo for impressive good looks.
Direct Bolt-On Installation. This Roush Single Exhaust System was engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade replacement. This Cat-Back Exhaust System will easily bolt straight up to the factory piping without any cutting, modifications or special tools required for an easy straight forward installation that can be completed in about two to three hours.
Application. This Roush Single Exhaust System with Polished Tips; Side Exit is designed to fit 2021-2024 5.0L Ford F-150 models. Not for use with active exhaust equipped models.
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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