These Are The Best Exhausts For Your EcoBoost or Coyote F-150
Last Updated: June 10, 2021
A lot of truck owners and enthusiasts like to have their trucks as an extension of their personality through customization and other changes. This is exactly the case for the current generation Ford F-150 as it had been every model before it. The 2021 Ford F-150 is one of the most easily-customized trucks in years with aftermarket support for everything from wheels and lighting to forced induction and racing upgrades. With any upgrades like this, exhaust is one of the most obvious add-ons for the truck too.
The F-150 has tons of exhaust options available across the model lineup and which cater to every engine option available. For the F-150, that means there are exhaust setups designed for every engine from the 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 through the 5.0 liter Coyote V8 as well as for the Raptor with it’s 3.5 liter twin-turbo V6. With so many options, it can be hard to tell which exhaust sounds best and which exhaust is right for you. Not to worry, we at Steeda have gone through the exhausts currently available and found which provide the best exhaust note for your F-150 regardless of engine. We’ve put together a list of the best here.
EcoBoost 3.5L V6
After running through our list of Cat-Back exhausts that we carry, we were able to come to the conclusion of two exhaust systems being the best on the market for the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6. These exhausts are both on the higher pricing for the F-150 with both over $900 for the setup. While the price may be high, these parts are seriously high-quality exhausts from some of the most popular brands on the market.
The first of the EcoBoost exhausts to mention is the Flowmaster Outlaw Cat-Back which gives the F-150 a much throatier exhaust note. You can hear a slight bit of turbo noise as the RPM winds back down, and the interior gets a healthy dose of exhaust noise without nearly any drone. The exhaust is powerful, but not terribly aggressive or overly loud which means it is less likely to annoy others driving your truck at open throttle.
If you’re looking for a more aggressive exhaust, you can never go wrong with the Borla ATAK (Acoustically-Tuned Applied Kinetics) exhaust setup. With the ATAK system, the V6 has a burble to it at idle and the turbo makes itself known anywhere above 2,500 RPM. Under acceleration, the ATAK system sounds muscular and is as loud as you would expect from a high-performance cat-back exhaust system. The ATAK is always more aggressive than other competitors, so if you are looking into a quieter exhaust, the Flowmaster option is the safer option to go with.
Coyote 5.0L V8
Often with V8 pickup trucks, the owners want an aggressive and loud exhaust note and when that engine is the Coyote 5.0L V8 found in the Mustang there’s even more a reason to do so. While every exhaust for the F-150 fitted with the Coyote gives your truck an aggressive and bellowing tone, for volume the Flowmaster Outlaw Cat-Back is the best option. The Outlaw gives the truck a menacing loud exhaust that will definitely make people notice your truck on the road. This is one of the loudest exhaust options on the market for the 5.0 F-150, so it may not be for everyone.
If you’d like a more toned-down exhaust, the best sound is from the LTH V8 Cat-Back exhaust. LTH has developed a fairly muted exhaust that still gives an incredible tone that gives your F-150 more road presence without being painfully loud to be next to for those not expecting the volume. Although they are known for their other products, LTH (Long Tube Headers) makes a seriously good sounding and somewhat understated cat-back exhaust for the F-150 Coyote
If you’re looking for an exhaust that is a nice medium between quiet but refined and loud but raucous, the MBRP Pro Series Cat-Back for the Coyote F-150 is the one to go with. It’s sleek dual side exit design and finish accent the F-150’s side profile very well and comes out just in front of the passenger side rear wheel which gives it a sport truck look. It has enough presence to get people’s attention with a deep rumbling note that is still quiet enough to not anger too many people.