Many will say that no four or six-cylinder engine sounds good, or at least very few of them. In fact, this is the biggest complaint with the F-150 Raptor, as its 3.5L EcoBoost V6 just doesn’t sound the same as a V8, and installing an aftermarket exhaust only amplifies that problem. But for those that don’t agree with this sentiment or just want a little extra power, MBRP has a new cat-back Ranger exhaust that greatly improves upon the stock piece.
The mandrel-bent, single-side exit system is made from T304 stainless steel and measures in at 3 inches in diameter, and bolts directly to the factory Ford downpipe. The MBRP Ranger exhaust comes with band clamps and all the hardware needed for an easy install, and utilizes factory hangers as well.
The system also features a smaller, lighter muffler than stock, and eliminates the factory resonator for better flow and more power. It’s all capped off by a 3 inch inlet, 4 inch outlet exhaust tip for a more aggressive appearance.
Even better, MBRP develops its exhaust systems using an in-house Mustang 1100 AWD-SE Chassis Dynamometer, along with road and track testing to maximize exhaust gas flow while also minimizing temperatures.
As far as how MBRP’s Ranger exhaust sounds, well it’s certainly louder and more aggressive than the stock exhaust, but not so much so that it’s annoying by any means. We can hear more inside the cabin than before, but the sound fades away in high gear on the highway, which is nice.
There’s no drone on the highway either, which is often the biggest complaint most people have with aftermarket exhaust systems. In this case, there’s no exhaust noise whatsoever at cruising speed, but it’s there when the driver is accelerating.