Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on, everybody? I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com, and this is my detailed review and install of the Stainless Works Turbo S-Tube Cat-Back Exhaust System, available for your 2015 and newer 3.5-liter EcoBoost-powered F-150. This review's going to cover the big three topics you all want to know about when shopping for an aftermarket system for that new F-150. This includes my breakdown of the sound clips, what you're looking at as far as basic materials and construction, then finally a quick little topical overview of the install itself. And on the surface, there is a small amount of cutting needed for some owners out there, depending on your cabin bed size, but I'm still going to give it one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, with a little bit more detail coming up later on.
Now, in my opinion, the Stainless Works Cat-Back is going to be a great choice for those new F-150 owners out there looking to stick with that single-side exit configuration, much like your factory exhaust, but would like a considerable bump in sound in the process. Now, one of the best things, in my opinion, about this exhaust is that it's one of the most affordable to give you a full 304-grade stainless steel construction from tip to tip, a premium material that you really don't often see in this price range. With that said, let's take a slightly closer look at this system.
Now, in my humble opinion, the Stainless Works Cat-Back is going to be one of the best values when it does come to aftermarket cat-backs here on the site, again because you are getting a great build, great materials, awesome sound, and just an overall great bang for your buck with the stainless works here. Again, premium 304-grade stainless steel from tip to tip, and one of the only systems available to get that kind of premium build, but for well under the $1,000 price tag. The only other system currently at the time of this video to offer you that kind of material is going to be some of the MBRP stuff, their Pro Series systems, but in my opinion the Stainless Works has a slight edge when it comes to overall build quality. Again, if you've seen any of my exhaust reviews before in the past, you know why I praise that 304-grade stainless so much. Simply put, guys, it's going to be the benchmark in the category. It's going to be the best at reducing corrosion, especially useful if you guys see a lot of road salt during the winter months. And to be getting that premium 304-grade stainless steel at this price point, mind you, is just a bonus.
In addition to those premium materials, you will find three-and-a-half-inch mandrel-bent tubing here, all exiting out the same size three-and-a-half-inch polished slash-cut tip. Now, this is a very interesting size and a very unique size in the category. A lot of times you just see a three-inch system, or maybe even a four-inch system. This guy obviously is landing right in the middle, and it is nice to point that out because if you do plan on pursuing a little bit more performance with your EcoBoost down the road, this size will definitely help support a little bit more power as your performance needs grow.
In addition to that, guys, everything is going to pass through the Turbo S-Tube-style muffler here. This thing is a straight-through by design muffler, which will help your performance, help your exhaust flow, and of course it's going to help increase that sound. Now, Stainless Works does claim that the S-tube muffler will never burn in or blow out, and those are two terms that are oftentimes thrown around when describing mufflers and things that can happen to other mufflers given time, change, and the sound. Not a concern, again, here with the Stainless Works system. Now, Stainless Works will also be the first to tell you that their Turbo S-Tube Muffler is one of their more aggressive offerings in the aftermarket, and if you're looking to stay under the radar with your EcoBoost, this one might be a little too lou
Achieve an impressive raw sound with your pickup truck using the Ecoboost cat-back exhaust system from Stainlessworks. This kit is designed for optimum performance and a sound that stands out during use. The massive 3.5" stainless steel pipes and the specialty exhaust create deep notes that are impressive and worth the investment.
Cover more ground in less time with this Stainless Works cat-back exhaust. The kit features 3.5" mandrel bent pipes. They're made to create consistent wide pathways for the exhaust to follow. With these pipes in use on your pickup truck, you'll get better fuel per gallon and you'll have much more power aviailable to leverage for serious performance. No matter if you want a small boost in power, a serious aggressive sound or a cool look, this exhaust kit is a good upgrade.
This full exhaust kit is made from stainless steel that will corrode very slowly. That makes it ideal for use in cool climates where snow and salt are common occurences. With this kit installed you'll have good solid reliable performance and a set of pipes that are not going to rust through quickly at all.
A Simple Installation.
Enjoy a simple and easy installation with this cat-back exhaust kit from Stainless Works. It's made to follow along with the stock hangers that come with the pickup truck. With just a few bolts that come with this exhaust kit you can secure it onto the stock hangers and you have a fully-fledged modified exhaust kit that will give you more power and performance overall.
This cat-back exhaust kit from Stainless Works is made for 2015 to 2017 Ford F-150 pickup trucks.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Muffler Assembly
- (1) Tailpipe Assembly
- (1) Tip
- Necessary Hardware
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18
Not Compatible with SuperCabs with an 8 ft. Bed.