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Hey, guys. Joe from American Trucks. And today, I'm gonna be reviewing and showing you how to install the Roush Single Exhaust system with black tips and a side exit fitting all '15 and newer 50 F-150. Now, this exhaust kit is going to be perfect for the enthusiast daily driver. As you guys just heard, this is pretty loud and solidly earns a four out of five on our wake the neighbor scale. Now, with that being said, this definitely isn't the loudest catback I've heard for the 50, and in my opinion, it's definitely livable. We didn't hear any drone at any RPM. And it's not so loud that you're going to wake any neighbors, or draw unwanted attention to your truck. And again, makes it perfect for the enthusiast daily driver. It's made out of 304 stainless steel, and features mandrel bends throughout the length of the kit.We have a 3-inch diameter inlet pipe up front with the complete deletion of the resonator. After that, we have the straight-through muffler, which is going to seriously contribute to that four out of five on the wake the neighbor scale. After that, we have our over-axle pipe which is going to end right behind our passenger side rear tire, and split into some awesome 4-inch flat black slash cut tips that are embossed with the Roush logo that you can only find at americantrucks.com. Now, if that's not your thing, we also offer this in the chrome tips as well. Pricing for this system is going to come in at around a thousand bucks. Now, that is expensive for a catback exhaust, but well worth the money because this is a really well-manufactured kit. Now, if you don't believe me, take it from Roush, because they back this with a three year limited manufacturer's warranty.As far as install difficulty, I'm gonna give this a harder two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Now, as far as catbacks go, there's a little bit more to it with this one. There's a little bit more cutting involved if you have a short wheelbase truck like we'll be working on today, and also, you have to get a hanger mount installed under a passenger side leaf spring, which does up the difficulty a little bit to that hard two out of three in my opinion. But with that being said, you should be able to get it installed on your truck only in a couple hours with some basic hand tools. So, without any further ado, let me show you how it's done.Tools required for this install are going to be an impact, breaker bar, pry bar, U-joint, 10, 13, 24, 21, and 15-millimeter sockets, some PB B'laster, microfiber rag. Now, again, if you have a shorter wheelbase truck, you will need to make a cut to your inlet pipe. For that, you'll need some safety glasses, sharpie, tape measure, dye grinder, and not pictured here, will be the saw. So, before we get our new exhaust installed, we have to get the old one out of the way. That is going to be pretty easy. All that's holding this exhaust onto our truck are gonna be these two 13-millimeter bolts on this flange here. Now, it's sitting in some exhaust hangers, we're gonna give those a good dose of PB B'laster to loosen them up as well. Now, these two bolts are in a decently tough spot. If you plan on using an impact gun, you might need a U-joint, but you should be fine with a ratchet. Now, if the exhaust's never been off your truck before either, it might be a good idea to hit these with a dose of PB B'laster as well.So, at this point, our exhaust is loose on the truck, it's just sitting in those hangers. Now, since we're up on a lift, we're going to take this out all in one shot. I'm gonna remove it and then shimmy it over the axle and under that crossbar up by that flange, it should all come out in one piece. If you are working on the ground, you might have to make some cuts to this to get it out. I'm gonna use a pry bar to help persuade it through those hangers.So, with our factory exhaust off the truck, I just wanted to lay it next to our new Roush kit and point out some of the key improvements our new catback is going to be making it. And we're gonna start down here at the inlet pipe. First off, 304 grade stainless throughout which is an upgrade from the factory 409. We're also upping the diameter of that inlet pipe to three inches, which is a huge improvement over the factory two and a half. We're completely losing this factory resonator, which is going to open up and let the truck breathe a little bit better. Continuing down, we're completely getting rid of this big restrictive factory muffler in exchange for Roush's straight through design, which is polished and will look great underneath the truck. After that, we're moving into our 3-inch diameter stainless piping over the axle, and we're going to exit right behind the rear passenger tire with some awesome tips. They are exclusive to American trucks, four inches in diameter, slash cut, flat black and embossed with the Roush logo.Now, one thing you guys probably noticed with the two next to each other is the inlet pipe on our Roush kit is a little bit long. That's because out of the box, this is intended to fit the longest wheelbase truck, so if you have anything that's shorter, you're gonna have to cut this to fit. We have a helpful install guide on our installation info section on our website that gives you a good breakdown, depending on the wheelbase of your truck, what to cut this pipe to. So, I'm gonna grab a tape measure, glasses, and a sharpie, head over to the saw and make our cut. So, the truck we're working on today is a super crew with a five and a half foot bed. That's gonna be 145-inch wheelbase. The length for this pipe that Roush gives for that wheelbase is 42.2 inches. That's gonna come in over, just a hair over 42 and 3/16ths of an inch.So now we're back under the truck. We're about ready to install that inlet pipe that we just cut, but before we do, we have to install this little flange adapter. I'm gonna use the factory hardware to do that. Now, for this, I am just gonna go hand tight for now, that way when we near the end of the install, if we need to make adjustments, we'll have enough wiggle room to make sure everything's seated correctly. And one thing you might notice as I'm installing this, is Roush weld some nuts onto the back of this flange for you. That's a nice touch, it just makes it a little bit easier.So, next up is going to be that inlet pipe. Before you hang that, make sure you put a clamp around that flange adapter. Then we can get this started on the rubber isolator, and bring it back to our adapter. Just to give us some stray, I'm gonna hand tighten this as well. I'm using a 15-millimeter socket to do that. And just for some free clearance, I'm gonna turn it up and out of the way. Up next is going to be our muffler, which is the same idea. Clamp around the end. I'm also gonna put the seam up top so it looks a little bit cleaner under the truck. Same exact process for the over-axle pipe. Throw a clamp around. We're gonna need to get this seated in two hangers and in the back of our muffler.So, next up, is going to be our tailpipe, and this is where things do get a little bit tricky. I'm gonna throw this up on the truck just so you guys can better see what I'm about to explain. So, with it up there, you can see we have a hanger and no isolator for it to go to. Roush actually gives you one in the kit. It's going to get mounted under this leaf spring bolt right here as you guys can see. Now, all we're going to do is loosen this up, you don't need to take it completely off. The bolt side is a 21 and the nut on the other side is a 24. We're going to slide that underneath and then snug that bolt back down. We're going to wait to do the final tighten until the truck is on the ground under its own weight, that way the suspension is compressed and everything's aligned before we tightened that guy back down. With that leaf spring bolt loose, we can now mount up our tailpipe and make sure you throw another clamp on there. And lastly, is gonna be our tips.So, at this point, we can make any adjustments needed to make sure our exhaust is going to line up correctly. Then we can run through and tighten down all the hardware, again, except for that leaf spring bolt, we're gonna wait till the truck's on the ground for that one. And lastly, we're gonna hop back to the 13-millimeter socket on a U-joint for our flange. So, with the truck on the ground, finally, we can get back to that leaf spring bolt and give it a final tighten. Now, all that's left for us to do is start the truck and check for any leaks. And that's gonna do it for my review and install of the Roush Single Exhaust System with black tips and a side exit fitting all '15 and newer 50 F-150. Thank you for watching. I'm Joe. Subscribe for more videos like this and all things F-150.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
|Exhaust System Type
|Exhaust Tip Finish
|Black, Black Chrome
|Exhaust Tubing Diameter
|Exhaust Tip Outlet Style
|Exhaust Exit Location
|Passenger Side - After Tire
Powerful Aggressive Growl. Revamp your 5.0L F-150 and release its forcefully deep sound with this Roush Single Exhaust System with Dual Black Tips Side Exit. Experience a noticeable improvement in sound and performance as your truck dominates the road and trails with a distinctive overall boldness.
Significant Engine Power. This Roush Single Exhaust System features a high-flowing straight-through muffler and a 3-inch with smooth mandrel-bent tubing. The reduced backpressure created by this efficient exhaust system properties result in a more complete evacuation of exhaust gases. This facilitates a more continuous flow that intensifies power-generation. This also delivers an enhanced torque and improved throttle response, unleashing your F-150’s remarkable driving capabilities.
Premium Construction. Roush ensures long-lasting functionality of this Single Exhaust System with Black Tips Side Exit by using mandrel bent 304 stainless tubing for superior strength and high corrosion resistance. In addition, the 4-inch exhaust tips reinforce your truck’s attractive exterior with its refined, black finish. Roush ensures a sufficiently worthy exhaust upgrade that prioritizes high quality and value for money. The Roush exhaust system which features the black exhaust tips is exclusively through American Trucks.
Straightforward Installation. This Roush Single Exhaust System installs directly into the factory mounting locations. It includes all the necessary hardware for a hassle-free installation process that takes about 2 hours with moderate mechanical skills.
Application. This Roush Single Exhaust System with Black Tips Side Exit is designed for use of 2015-2020 Ford F-150 5.0L models.
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