EcoBoost Aftermarket Exhaust – Why Spend the Money?
Ford owners have come to love the EcoBoost® platform. Balancing power with fuel economy via forced induction, it seems like every new Ford is advertised as having EcoBoost technology available. But what is EcoBoost, anyway – and if it’s as good as your local Ford dealer says it is, then are aftermarket exhaust systems worth the money for these vehicles?
What Does Ford EcoBoost Mean?
EcoBoost is the name of a line of gasoline-powered engines from Ford that have direct fuel injection and turbocharging. This produces more horsepower, torque and better fuel efficiency than engines that just have one or the other (or neither). The name combines “Eco” (economy) and “Boost” (power), describing exactly what the engines have to offer. Ford introduced EcoBoost in 2009 and has continued to refine the technology since then.
Which Ford Models Use EcoBoost?
EcoBoost engines are now available in sizes ranging from 1 liter (not in the States, unfortunately) to 3.5 liters, allowing them to power a variety of Ford vehicles. It’s no surprise that high-performance Ford models such as the Mustang use EcoBoost tech, nor that high-towing-capacity vehicles such as the F150 and Explorer do, too. But you’ll find an EcoBoost engine in many other Ford vehicles, including the Fusion, Edge, Taurus and Fiesta.
Should I Get an EcoBoost Aftermarket Exhaust System?
This leads us to the question of if you should purchase an aftermarket EcoBoost exhaust. The two main reasons for upgrading the exhaust system have always been performance and sound. Ford, though, has already squeezed a lot of performance out of the EcoBoost engine. For example, the 2.3L EcoBoost I4 used in the 6th-gen Ford Mustang generates 310 horsepower at 5,500 RPM and up to 350 foot-pounds of torque at 3,000 RPM – previously unheard-of numbers for an engine that size.
That’s not to say a new exhaust can’t bump those up further. Our 2015+ Mustang Interceptor Cat-Back Exhaust uses larger, mandrel-bent tubing that allows exhaust gases to flow more freely. This means a small to moderate gain in power, acceleration and efficiency. We will admit, though, the exhaust performance boost for EcoBoost engines isn’t as drastic as on older cars.
However, there’s no mistaking the sound of an MRT aftermarket exhaust. A Mustang EcoBoost has the power of a classic muscle car, and the reduced restrictions in our exhausts will make it sound like a muscle car and amplifies the engine sounds so you can hear the turbo spool as you rev up, the whistles and burbles as you decal and a healthy turbo whirr at idle. . MRT has three different aftermarket exhaust systems for EcoBoost engines to help you Hear the Difference and Get Noticed. Choose the Interceptor for a balanced sound, the EcoFlow for a louder thunder or the KR Series for the most aggressive tone.
We sell exhaust systems for more than dozen Ford models past and present, so everything from the Raptor to the Escape can breathe fire from its EcoBoost engine. We carry axle-back, cat-back and turbo-back systems handcrafted in the USA. Check out accessories as well that include aftermarket exhaust tips and JMS automotive chips. Give your Ford EcoBoost car a sound and look that matches what’s under the hood!