Most of the Ecoboost F-150 Community is familiar with our Offroad 3in Y-Pipes.
We are making this thread to get the word out to those who don't know about them and to help those who do and might have some questions or concerns.
Common Installation Issues/Concerns:
- 3in Mandrel Bent Aluminized Catless Y-Pipe.
- Direct Bolt-in Installation
- Works with Factory and Aftermarket Exhaust
- Improves Airflow over Factory Mid-Pipe
- Requires Off-Road Tune to Optimize Performance
- Most Powerful Y-Pipe in test done by independent company.
- TurboPete, the fastest Ecoboost Truck in the Country Runs a MAK Offroad Y-Pipe
We have seen alot of trucks running ours and other manufacturer Y-Pipes, and have had very small leaks at the turbos that are not noticeable. The reason we include the couplers with the Y-Pipe is due to different castings on the turbo housings. Some are slightly smaller than others which in turn cause the minimal exhaust leaks. Those exhaust leaks would cause the fuel odor described in the cab by some customers who left out the couplers. This is why we include them in the kits. We have even installed them on other manufacturers Y-Pipes who were having similar issues and the problem was remedied by the couplers due to the variations from Ford. We didn't include them in our first run of the Y-Pipes because no one knew, both of our test trucks were the same. We actually found out ourselves before any customer that had a Y-Pipe knew or noticed. We informed them and shipped out the needed couplers to those who had not received them originally free of charge (Some International). We have been doing this long enough that we like to avoid issues before the become issues.
We have been in the high performance industry for over 20 years on the muscle car side(Specializing in Ford). Ford(Mustangs) in previous years was known for having inconsistencies in the exhaust manifolds some smaller and some bigger at the collectors. So couplers were incorporated into all the manufacturers x-pipes to help with that problem. A problem that is nearly impossible to figure out otherwise. Mustangs of certain years and models still have couplers when using aftermarket x-pipes to factory headers. We had to transfer that practice to ecoboost trucks to give customers the best possible product.
The couplers have been tested and in no way,shape, or form hinder the performance of the pipe. The pipe will not perform better without them.
If you guys have any questions or concerns feel free to let me know.
Here are some pics of the installation. We took good detailed pics to show ample clearance in all areas.