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What Is a Cat-Back Exhaust System?

Before we get into the benefits of a cat-back exhaust system, let's answer the question, "What is a cat-back exhaust system?" Cat-back exhausts are performance modifications that allow you to change the exhaust piping, starting from behind the catalytic converter and going back to your exhaust tips. Traditional exhaust systems are designed to be as low-key as possible, making them quiet, unassuming and very restrictive to those who crave the power of aggressive sound and performance with their vehicle. Aftermarket cat-back exhaust systems work to improve airflow, which helps improve your performance and sound in the process.

The EPA primarily focuses on regulating everything leading up to the catalytic converter, so changing out your stock parts for an aftermarket cat-back exhaust benefits drivers without sacrificing emission standards. So, what is a cat-back exhaust? A serious upgrade for vehicle owners everywhere.

How a Cat-Back Exhaust Works on Your F-150

A cat-back exhaust system typically consists of a rear pipe, resonator and muffler. When you install one on your F-150, the components will work together by increasing the tube diameter size to release back pressure and allow your engine to breathe easier. By freeing the restriction of gasses, a cat-back exhaust benefits you and your F-150 by reducing your engine's workload, increasing fuel economy and improving performance.

CORSA cat-back exhaust systems for trucks are engineered specifically for your vehicle, ensuring you'll get peak performance without having to worry about the technical stuff. Our engineers have already taken everything into consideration to make your life easier.

Cat-Back Exhaust Benefits

Now that we've gone over the ins and outs of cat-back exhaust systems, let's talk about their benefits. The benefits of a cat-back exhaust system are some of the best an F-150 owner can receive from replacing just one aspect of their truck. They're an excellent entry-level mod and are relatively cost-effective once you consider all their benefits.

1. Increased Horsepower

The first and most commonly asked question drivers ask when considering an upgrade is, "Does a cat-back exhaust increase horsepower?" Compared to stock systems, cat-back exhausts let F-150 owners see significant performance gains in horsepower. Manufacturers try to minimize materials to provide maximum space in their exhaust designs, which puts horsepower at a much lower priority. The horsepower benefits of cat-back exhaust systems come from the efficiency of their design, utilizing mandrel-bends to maximize airflow and increase power and torque.

2. Improve Your F-150's Looks

One of the most under-appreciated benefits of a cat-back exhaust is its design elements which look amazing on your F-150. While cat-back exhausts are designed for precise functionality, a brand new exhaust systemalso allows the driver to customize the look of their vehicle.. Turning heads with better performance and sound is one thing, but customizing the styling of your vehicle expresses something visually from the driver to the outside world. With multiple tip styles, sound levels (Sport and Extreme) and exit configurations (Front of Tire, Dual Rear Exit and Side Exit) CORSA has an F150 catback exhaust to match any driver’s aesthetic style.

Find F-150 Cat-Back Exhausts & Other Performance Parts at CORSA PERFORMANCE

Discover the true benefits of cat-back exhausts at CORSA today. We've designed our entire selection of top-rated cat-back exhausts and other performance parts to maximize your performance gains and look great while doing it. Don't settle for stock. Unlock the true potential of your F-150 with CORSA PERFORMANCE.

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3. Increase Your Sound

Of course, we can't talk about the benefits of cat-back exhaust systems without mentioning sound. Your neighborhood might not agree with us, but when you sit behind your F-150, you'll understand what we're talking about. Cat-back exhaust systems are mandrel-bent, meaning the diameter of the bends is even rather than pinched like stock systems. This helps your F-150 emit a truly aggressive rumble under start-up and acceleration. When overall exhaust flow is increased, your F-150's sound volume and quality will see massive improvements.

Find Aggressive Sound with CORSA Cat-Back Exhaust Systems for F-150 Trucks

At CORSA, we don't just focus on our cat-back exhaust systems being loud – we've perfected what we call "The Science of Sound." We utilize our patented RSC® (Reflective Sound Cancellation®) technology to give your F-150 a deep, aggressive rumble on top of optimal performance under acceleration while also giving you a drone-free experience during cruise for an optimal driving experience. Need some further convincing? Check out our 2015-2020 F-150 5.0L Cat-Back Sport Exhaust in action.

4. Larger Pipes are Better For Your F-150

The larger the pipes are on your cat-back exhaust system, the better your F-150 can breathe. It's important to note: there is a possibility that you can go too large and cause a dip in performance due to gases piling up and exiting the system slower. This can result in torque, RPM and horsepower loss. When you want to purchase a cat-back exhaust system, always ensure you know the specifications for your make and model to maximize the performance of your engine.

This is why it's essential to choose a company like CORSA PERFORMANCE. We design and manufacture all of our cat-back exhaust systems specific to your vehicle to ensure you're getting maximum gains across the board.

5. Better Fuel Economy

The benefits of cat-back exhaust systems don't just stop with performance and sound upgrades. They also can provide your F-150 with improved fuel economy. With a cat-back exhaust, your engine won't have to work as hard to push the exhaust gases through the piping. This will reduce its load significantly and lead to higher efficiency in your miles per gallon. The fuel-saving capabilities of cat-back exhausts will be more noticeable on the highway when compared to city driving. Still, you'll see a difference in the length of time between trips to the gas station.

6. Easy Installation

Whether you're purchasing cat-back dual exhaust systems for F-150 trucks or single cat-back exhaust systems, they're remarkably easy to install. Unlike some performance upgrades, which require extensive knowledge about specific systems, cat-back exhausts directly to where the original exhaust was mounted, eliminating the need for any further modifications. This is why performance exhaust systems are a common first choice when car enthusiasts think about purchasing some upgrades.

CORSA cat-back exhaust systems for trucks and cars come with exhaust pipes, muffler, exhaust tips and all the necessary parts for easy installation. You'll have everything you need to get started on an excellent DIY project as soon as your order arrives.

Unlock the Benefits of Adding a Cat-Back Exhaust System With CORSA PERFORMANCE Today

If one (or all) of these cat-back exhaust benefits sounds good to you, check out the products at CORSA PERFORMANCE. Here at CORSA, we aim to provide all of our customers with the best cat-back exhausts in the industry. With our patented Reflective Sound Cancellation® (RSC®) technology and expert craftsmanship, you can expect to see the benefits of a cat-back exhaust immediately after installation. If you need help looking for the best cat-back exhaust system for your F-150, our experts are just a call away. We're always happy to lend our industry knowledge to assist you every step of the way.

Looking for more than just an F-150 exhaust system? We specialize in other performance upgrades as well. Make sure to view our entire shop to see all the amazing products we offer. We also specialize in exhaust systems and performance upgrades for just about every car on the market. Why not upgrade all your vehicles?

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