Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2009 - 2014 F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2009 - 2014 F150 Discuss the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ford F150 SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #16  
Old 02-24-2010, 11:45 AM
stephen.osborne1's Avatar
stephen.osborne1 stephen.osborne1 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,190
stephen.osborne1 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.stephen.osborne1 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Stock is best because pretty much anything you get won't be much more ffee flowing and won't give you enough power to notice. Also, SLOWmasters are for Chevy turds... All noise, no go...
If aftermarket is a must, Magnaflow is pretty hard to beat. I have Magnaflow on my 2000. Though I prefer Dynomax Ultraflow above all. They used to be called Race magnums. They really flow awesome and sound great uncorked.
As far as headers, again, stick with the stock hi-po type manifolds. They flow great and won't leak or rust out like regular tube headers. And the price is right.
__________________
2000 Excursion LTD 4x4, 6.8, 4" lift and 35"s- The Hulk
1966 Mustang GT w/ 306ci/325HP, T-5, dark blue pearl metallic - Molly
2000 Honda Shadow Sabre
2010 F-150 FX4 SCREW 6.5', Ingot Silver, ARE Z series shell, 2" AS Leveling Kit
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-24-2010, 11:58 AM
JeepPuller JeepPuller is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 194
JeepPuller is starting off with a positive reputation.
At the risk of sounding redundant, I have to agree on the stock muffler being the best option. I too am getting older and I think the stock muffler has just enough sound when I get into it that I want anymore. I like towing and still being able to carry on a conversation in the cab.
__________________
--------
2009 F150 CC FX4 (Jeep puller)
1989 Jeep YJ - Locked and loaded
1991 Jeep YJ - resto-mod
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-24-2010, 10:38 PM
Sgt.Mordecai Sgt.Mordecai is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 9
Sgt.Mordecai is starting off with a positive reputation.
i just put true dual super 44 flow masters with an H pipe on mine. it roars, but not bad in the cab. i can tell it is there, but still have a conversation without having to holler. i think the true duals produce a better sound. and the price wasnt bad either ($400). i spent a lot of time on youtube deciding on what set up i wanted to go with. this may not be the best set up to go with, but it is what i wanted. that's the main thing, find the sound you want and go with it.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-26-2010, 08:55 AM
David Gordon David Gordon is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Granbury, Texas
Posts: 48
David Gordon is starting off with a positive reputation.
I am having A local mufler shop replace all the 2.5" and 2.75" and replace with single 3" and a Flowmaster 50 series. Should be quiet until you mash it. Also should yeild a few ponies over stock Lord knows these Fords need all the help they can get. They dyno around 200 rwhp while everyone elses truck dynos starting at 235 rwhp. I think with the exhast, a more open air element and a tune they will be up there close to 230.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-26-2010, 08:58 AM
David Gordon David Gordon is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Granbury, Texas
Posts: 48
David Gordon is starting off with a positive reputation.
I agree also with some of the others as the stock muffler sounding fine, but these Fords need some help bigtime in the power department!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-26-2010, 09:15 AM
shotgunz's Avatar
shotgunz shotgunz is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 2,016
shotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to all
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Gordon View Post
I am having A local mufler shop replace all the 2.5" and 2.75" and replace with single 3" and a Flowmaster 50 series. Should be quiet until you mash it. Also should yeild a few ponies over stock Lord knows these Fords need all the help they can get. They dyno around 200 rwhp while everyone elses truck dynos starting at 235 rwhp. I think with the exhast, a more open air element and a tune they will be up there close to 230.
Actually the 09 dynos about 235 rwhp at 4800 rpm.

Why do you think the exhaust will help hp?

Taking the snorkel off will net you about 9 hp at 5000 rpm.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-26-2010, 09:21 AM
David Gordon David Gordon is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Granbury, Texas
Posts: 48
David Gordon is starting off with a positive reputation.
I know my buddies 08 did like 202 and 240 tq. Most 5.3 Chevies do 230-240 with just 315 advertised. I know my 08 Chevy would run off and leave my new 2010 Ford.
My 01 SS camaro advertised 310 and it put down 324/342. Fords 5.4 is way overrated!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-26-2010, 09:24 AM
shotgunz's Avatar
shotgunz shotgunz is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 2,016
shotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to all
Okay, but you're not considering gears, tires, vehicle weight, transmission shift and lock-up points (RPM), etc.

Last time I checked, most people bought trucks to tow and haul things. Has that changed?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-26-2010, 09:33 AM
David Gordon David Gordon is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Granbury, Texas
Posts: 48
David Gordon is starting off with a positive reputation.
No sir, I bought mine for work. But even Car and Driver ranks it third for towing and mileage and exceleration.
Not saying I dont like it I do but I did hope for better fuel economy and a tad more passing power. This summer I will test it on my boat. I hope it is all they say. Boat weighs 5k plus trailer, it was a load behind my 08 Chevy but it managed.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-26-2010, 09:40 AM
shotgunz's Avatar
shotgunz shotgunz is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 2,016
shotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to all
Car and Driver (IMHO) is a joke. It's all about advertising $ and very little about reality. Again, just my HO.

My 09, S. crew, 4x4, 5.4L, 3.73LS, 157" WB Lariat easily tows my 4-5K boat at 65-70 MPH and averages about 13.5 MPG.

Over the first 8600 miles (purchased in mid-June) I've averaged 17.32.

How much better than that were you hoping for (from a truck)?
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-26-2010, 09:48 AM
David Gordon David Gordon is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Granbury, Texas
Posts: 48
David Gordon is starting off with a positive reputation.
Never exceding the speed limit my 4 by 4 has averaged exactly 14.8 with 3.55 gears. That is hwy. city combined. I can reset my mileage and after a couple hundred miles it will land between 14.7 and 14.9. That is driving slow just to get it to get better readings!
I hope you are right about the towing but my buddies 08 get 7-8 mpg pulling a 4k trailer. Granted he has 3.73 gears but also a custom tune, cold air, and a full Roush exhast.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-26-2010, 09:59 AM
shotgunz's Avatar
shotgunz shotgunz is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 2,016
shotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to allshotgunz is a name known to all
Not sure why yours is so low...

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-26-2010, 10:09 AM
David Gordon David Gordon is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Granbury, Texas
Posts: 48
David Gordon is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have been thinking mine was too low. I have even called my dealer, but he said it needed more miles.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-27-2010, 02:21 PM
MacbooknMyTruck's Avatar
MacbooknMyTruck MacbooknMyTruck is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 126
MacbooknMyTruck is starting off with a positive reputation.
If I get an '09, I'm thinking of doing a true dual setup with a separate Glasspack muffler for each pipe (no H-pipe or X-pipe). Do you think that will work well? I want it to be loud when I get on it, but not a lot of drone in the cab.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-27-2010, 04:01 PM
David Gordon David Gordon is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Granbury, Texas
Posts: 48
David Gordon is starting off with a positive reputation.
Stay with the H-pipe if you split the y-pipe. Most muffler shops wont split it though. You will have to split it to make true duels though. Most guys running around with duels are not true duels though. They might have duel mufflers but back at the y-pipe it is one outlet.
If you split it and just run 2 separate exhast pipes with 2 mufflers and no H-pipe or X-pipe it might not run right.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2010, 04:01 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Avg mpg for 2004 F150 5.4l? shockr4 2004 - 2008 F150 22 02-13-2014 11:26 PM
F150 5.4L Edge in F250 5.4L BigDawg54 Computer Chips & Tuners 9 12-21-2008 10:02 AM
Did the 5.4L Triton come with a 5 speed in the F-150 ? Dieselguy89 1997 - 2003 F150 6 05-03-2008 09:28 AM
Spark Plugs 5.4L bktoney Super Duty & Heavy Duty 5 03-08-2003 12:16 AM
5.4l expedition/f150 test pipes???? Ratsmoker Performance & General Engine Building 1 12-23-2002 04:23 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2009 - 2014 F150

Tags
150, 16601, 2006, 2009, exhaust, f150, family, forum, highway, magnaflow, manual, muffler, owners, truck, xlt

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup