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Best Sounding Muffler for 6.0 Powerstroke

Best sounding turbo back exhausts for 6-0 powerstroke
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Question: I just bought a bulletproofed 6L Powerstroke. What is the best exhaust for 6.0 Powerstroke Fords. Should I get a good sounding muffler or straight pipe it?

MBRP exhaust

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MBRP offers a bolt-on full exhaust system that sounds good and is easy to install.

What size exhaust does a 6.0 Powerstroke have?

MBRP’s turbo back exhaust for the 6.0 Powerstroke upgrades exhaust size from a stock OEM 3.5 inches to 4 inches in diameter.

Is a straight pipe for a 6.0 a good idea?

5" Universal Exhaust (STRAIGHT PIPE)
  • 5 inch ID (expanded on the end ) 30 inch Long Universal pipe.
  • 409 Stainless Steel Pipes
  • 30 inch Long
  • This pipe will slide over your existing pipe 5 inch OD

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Straight pipe and stacks or straight pipe exhaust kits with tips make for a great sounding 6.0.

The exhaust is just as loud as the turbo whine, which sounds like a jet fighter on these trucks.

Best muffler for a 6.0 Powerstroke

Borla, Magnaflow, Flowmaster, Diamond Eye exhausts, Walker BTM mufflers all make great options.

Bestseller No. 1
Flowmaster 74151 3.5 In(C)/Out(C), 5X8X18, Flow Fx Muffler
  • Durable fully welded bright 409S stainless steel for good looks and long life
  • High temp interior sound absorption material offers great sound control
  • High flow straight-through design for great performance
  • Moderate exterior performance tone
  • Mild to moderate interior tone
SaleBestseller No. 2
TOTALFLOW 20320 Straight Through Universal Exhaust Muffler | 409 Stainless Steel | 3.5 Inch Inner Diameter Inlet/Outlet
  • TOTALFLOW 20320 Straight Through Exhaust Muffler | 409 Stainless Steel | 5" Round Body Width | 6" Body Length | 12" Overall Length | 3. 5" Inner Diameter Inlet/Outlet
  • 409 Stainless Steel Construction With Stainless Steel Mesh and Internal Fill For Perfect Sound Tuning.
  • Fully MIG welded for long life
  • Made from heavy gauge material. TOTALFLOW is a USA - California based company
  • Fit Type: Universal Fit
SaleBestseller No. 3
A-KARCK Exhaust Tip 3.5 Inch Inlet, 3.5" Inlet 5" Outlet 12" Long Black Coated Finish Muffler Tip For Truck Tailpipe, Stainless Steel Rolled Edge
  • 3.5" ID EXHAUST TIP: 3.5" inlet 5" outlet 12" overall length, universal fits 3.5" outside diameter tailpipe.
  • MATERIAL: Made of stainless steel to protect the existing tailpipe from corrosion and deformation. Black coating prevents rain erosion.
  • APPEARANCE: The pure and elegant black exterior can perfectly decorate your vehicle.
  • BOLT ON INSTALLATION: No welding or drilling is needed, just slide the tip into place on the tailpipe and tighten with a wrench.
  • UNIQUE DESIGN: Bottom has a drainage hole, which will not affect the appearance and can drain smoothly to avoid rust.

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Best upgrades for turbo back 6.0 Powerstroke exhausts

6.0L Revive #4 Kit w/Aftermarket Studs Head Gaskets Oil Cooler Stand Pipes Coolant Filtration Blue Spring Gskts STC - Fits Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Kit - 03-05.5 18MM Dowel - DK Engine Parts (18-4R)
  • Studs and MAHLE Head Gaskets
  • DK Oil Cooler and Stand Pipes
  • DK STC Fitting and HP Cups and Tool
  • DK Intake and Exhaust Gaskets Sets
  • DK Coolant Filtration and Blue Spring Kit

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The 6L Ford Powerstroke replaced the 7.3L in 2003. Ford used the 365 cubic inch engine Super Duty trucks, Econoline vans, and Excursions.

These engines had issues with the oil cooler and EGR cooler, high pressure oil system, and head gaskets.

Once the Powerstroke has head studs done, upgrades to the oil and EGR coolers, and upgrade to the HPO system, the truck is bulletproof. It will run just as long as as the engine it replaced.

Find the best exhaust for 6.0 Powerstroke Ford on Amazon.