RAPTOR REPORT Hear Possible 3.5L EcoBoost Exhaust Sounds

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Many of you are adamant that regardless of the power output of the 2017 Raptor with the 3.5L EcoBoost, you’d rather have the sound of the outgoing V8.

In other vehicles, including the 2015 F-150 Lariat and higher with the 3.5L, and the 2.3L EcoBoost in the Mustang, Ford has augmented the exhaust note with the stereo.


How will the EcoBoost sound in the new Raptor? We don’t know, but it’s bound to sound different than the base 3.5L in lesser F-150s.

Heck, Ford is even putting a variation of that engine in the next Ford GT. Surely, they wouldn’t make that sound like crap, would they?

While it’s impossible to make a V6 sound like a V8, there are changes that Ford can make to the exhaust to sound better.

Here are a couple of people with 3.5L EcoBoost F-150s who have modified their exhausts and changed the sound. These are just some of the possibilities Ford could be looking at.

The above video is a turbo-back setup.

This video compares the stock exhaust to a cat-back system.

Finally, here’s a comparison of the two exhaust options from Borla on the 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost F-150.

While there really isn’t anything that beats the sound of a V8, there is some appeal to the turbo spooling that you hear, plus at idle some of these setups sound pretty decent, even though they’re different.

What will Ford do from the factory on the Raptor? We’ll have to wait and see.

Listen to the Raptor fans in the forum.>>

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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