Exhaust specialist MagnaFlow enters the increasingly extensive list of companies that offer aftermarket upgrades for the 2021 model year Ford Bronco. The Oceanside-based firm’s catalog kicks off with the Street Series axle-back exhaust system for the Bronco Sport, which is compatible with the 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder engine as well as the four-potter.
Augmented with No Drone Technology, this exhaust promises moderate exterior sound levels without going crazy with the cabin volume. The system features 2.5-inch tubing that flows through a resonator and a straight-through muffler before ending in black-chrome tips. Manufactured from high-quality stainless steel, the axle-back upgrade is backed up by a lifetime warranty for its construction and a one-year warranty for its finish.
Moving to the two- and four-door Bronco with body-on-frame construction and a solid rear axle, prospective customers are offered a whopping six options that range from $740 to $1,190. Those available to pre-order are the MagnaFlow Street Series axle-back and MagnaFlow Overland Series cat-back designs, which retail at $949 and $1,099 at the moment of reporting.
The lesser exhaust upgrade boasts a similar configuration to the Bronco Sport’s aftermarket system, and it’s compatible with both the four- and six-cylinder engines. The cat-back solution is a V6-only affair, the sole tip exits from under the rear bumper on the driver’s side. The sound volume is listed exactly halfway between moderate and aggressive, just like the axle-back.
MagnaFlow says that both exhausts will ship after September 27th, which is good news if you already have a Bronco. Lest we forget, Ford has made a mess of the 2021 model year for multiple reasons. The poor quality of the MIC hardtop and the ongoing chip crunch are the biggest hiccups to date.
Five days ago, the Blue Oval stopped online reservations for the Bronco. Authorized dealerships will be able to place retail orders for the 2022 model year sometime between October and December, and series production at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne is scheduled to start in late December.