In-Depth: Can-Am Maverick X3 UTV Exhaust System

With over 40 years of experience in the automotive exhaust industry, MagnaFlow has entered the UTV market with its performance exhaust system for the Can-Am Maverick X3. This revolutionary cat-back exhaust was designed to work just as hard as your X3, increasing horsepower, adding an aggressive look and, of course, giving your X3 that deep signature MagnaFlow rumble.

This blog is going to walk you through the highlight features of the X3 exhaust, explaining why it truly is in a league of its own.


Increased Horsepower

The MagnaFlow Can-Am Maverick X3 exhaust was designed to eke out peak performance from the X3 without software modifications to the ECU. This helps maintain factory reliability and ensures you’re making the most of everything the X3 has to offer. On our in-house dyno, we saw max power gains of up to +5.5 hp and +4 lb-ft of torque, and peak power gains of up to +3 hp and +2.6 lb-ft of torque. That power increase, particularly in a lightweight UTV with a CVT transmission, is a performance gain you can actually feel and a testament to MagnaFlow’s proven engineering.


Muffler Design

Louder isn’t always better. Our engineers made sure to prioritize improving the tone of your Can-Am Maverick X3 over drastically increasing the volume. Important to every MagnaFlow exhaust is a deep signature sound, however, with the Can-Am Maverick X3, achieving that sound was a challenge. Regardless of configuration, the X3’s engine is mated to a fully automatic, dual-range, belt-type CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). As a result, the factory Can-Am Maverick X3 is known for a significant high-pitched drone, particularly when under load. When MagnaFlow set out to design an exhaust for the X3, eliminating those unpleasant frequencies innate to the X3 powertrain was of the utmost importance.

Using an automotive-grade muffler, finished in a heat-resistant black ceramic coating, MagnaFlow’s exhaust transforms the sound of the X3, making it both more enjoyable and fun to drive. That deep, signature MagnaFlow sound emanates from a set of aggressive dual exhaust tips. These new tips replace the factory single tip with two high-mounted tips, giving the rear of the X3 a unique and stylish look.


Aluminum Heat Shield

Another noted issue with the Can-Am Maverick X3 was the factory exhaust radiating large amounts of heat to the luggage area. This makes it difficult to store heat-sensitive items on the X3’s luggage rack. To mitigate this issue, MagnaFlow designed a precision manufactured laser cut aluminum heat shield that seamlessly bolts up to stock mounting points. The result is a significant reduction in luggage rack temperatures—as much as 100 degrees—while the accompanying MagnaFlow heritage plate covers the stock exhaust opening and lets everyone know you're running the best cat-back in the business.


Spark Arresters

The Can-Am Maverick X3 is a rough and ready off-road performer—just take a look at these MagnaFlow equipped X3s out at King of The Hammers 2020. Part of recreational off-roading, however, is ensuring the safety of the environment. The MagnaFlow Can-Am Maverick X3 exhaust is fully legal for off-road use and equipped with USFS spark arresters in compliance with the USDA Forest Service Spark Arrester Program. We probably can’t say his name for licensing issues, but a certain forest fire-concerned bear would certainly approve of our X3 exhaust.


High-Quality Construction

The MagnaFlow Can-Am Maverick X3 exhaust, like all MagnaFlow products, is constructed with uncompromising standards. MagnaFlow tested the X3 exhaust for durability at King of The Hammers with seasoned-UTV racers like Casey and Cody Currie, and it proved itself with flying colors. Designed with precision 3D scanning and manufactured with cutting-edge CNC manufacturing, this stainless steel exhaust system has the quality you expect from MagnaFlow. Not only are there no sacrifices to ground clearance, but the MagnaFlow X3 exhaust also results in a 4-pound weight reduction over stock.
The MagnaFlow Can-Am Maverick X3 exhaust may be MagnaFlow’s debut in the UTV exhaust market, but it's designed with MagnaFlow’s years of industry-leading experience and knowledge, and backed by a decades-long reputation for quality, power and sound.


MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust for UTV Can Am Mavericks X3