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Merideth: If you're in search of some better sound for your Tacoma and some better performance off-road in a high-quality exhaust system, this AWE 0FG dual same-side exit exhaust system with the BashGuard in the diamond black tips will be a great pick for your 2016 or newer 3.5-liter Toyota Tacoma. Now, this option by AWE is going to completely transform the way that your 3.5 liter sounds with a deeper exhaust note, some more volume, and minimal drone, making it great for anybody, whether you're daily driving your Tacoma or it's a weekend warrior.Now, when it comes to the loudness meter, I'm gonna give this one a three outta five on the loudness meter. With one being completely stuffed, five being wake-the-neighbors loud. Not to mention, this will offer options for the Tacoma owner who doesn't want to compromise clearance for looks and vice versa with a modular system that you can switch on the fly, tailored to the off and on-road driver.Not only is this going to sound good, but it's also going to perform well at the same time, giving you a little bit more horsepower and torque out of the 3.5 liter. Now, the system will also feature AWE's resonators with 180-degree technology to completely eliminate drone, especially when cruising like on the highway in a straight-through style muffler with an H-pipe included for a refined sound.Now, with all that you're getting here, which is a lot, as you can see, this is still going to tuck very high and tight to the underbody and stay out of the way, increasing your clearance on the trail. Now, the system will also come with AWE's signature BashGuard, which will be a modular attachment that you can swap into place of the tailpipes and the tips whenever you want to go off-road, which will give you some peace of mind that your tips and tailpipes will stay in perfect condition and never see the trail.When it comes to the construction, this whole thing is going to be a dual two-and-a-half-inch modular Catback system made of a high-quality mandrel-bent T304 stainless steel for optimal rust resistance lasting almost the lifetime of your truck. Now, the dual two-and-a-half will offer superior flow compared to a single system, and paired with the rest of the exhaust, will offer seamless and direct airflow. Now, the tips will boast quality like the rest of the system with a 304 stainless, four-and-a-half-inch, double-walled, slash-cut filled, with a diamond black finish for a super sleek appearance.With the features and the options that this brings to the table, this is going to be more of a premium choice, coming in at roughly $1,500. Now, again, you are getting a lot out of the price and the quality and the materials, being some of the most rust-resistant. The clearance that you're getting, especially with all the components that you have here and the tech that creates a refined sound being comfortable yet still aggressive... Now, I think if you're looking for options as well out of your exhaust when it comes to driving on and offroad so you don't have to compromise and you're willing to pay a couple extra bucks for a system that's gonna offer it, then this is a great pick.When it comes to installing, I am gonna give this a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. There is a lot, but it's only gonna take you about an hour to get the job done with some pretty basic hand tools. At this point, we can head over to the shop and check out the detailed breakdown of the install and what it looks like step by step. So that's gonna wrap it up for me. Let's go ahead and get into it.Speaker 2: The tools you'll need for this project are a half-inch impact gun or a half-inch drive ratchet, a 14-millimeter socket, a 15-millimeter socket, an exhaust hanger removal tool, and some spray lube. Hi, everyone. Today, we're installing an exhaust on our Tacoma. So let's get started with the uninstall of the stock system first. Well, the first thing you're gonna want to do after you get the vehicle supported properly is remove these two bolts here at this flange connector that's right about in the middle of the truck, right in line with the drive shaft center support bearing. So we're gonna take these two bolts out here using our 14-millimeter socket.Now, you want to keep these bolts, we'll be reusing them on the new system. All right. Next, we can disconnect our exhaust from the front hanger here in front of the muffler. I recommend using a little bit of spray lube on the hanger just to make it easier for removal. Now, we can use our exhaust hanger removal tool. And just pop that right off. Now, if you've got an extra pair of hands, it really doesn't matter what sequence you take these hangers off in, but since I'm doing this by myself, we're gonna take off the rear hanger first and then we'll take off the two in the middle.Now, before we remove this last hanger, if you've got an extra pair of hands, now is the time to get 'em so they can support the front of the exhaust so that it doesn't drop. If not, just loosely install one of the front bolts. That way, it will hold the front of the exhaust system up while we remove this hanger. So we'll just get our hanger removal tool. And we'll pop this out while we support the back of the exhaust system. And when you lower it down while we remove this front bolt...then we can go ahead and lift our exhaust over the axle. Now it's fully removed.Now, these two bolts will be reused on the new system, the spring-loaded bolts will not. Now, we can go ahead and use our hanger removal tool to remove it from the isolator, here, on the side. Now, with our Y-pipe gone, now is the perfect chance to inspect the two gaskets here on the two pipes. If there's any damage at all to them, you're gonna want to get those replaced. Now, ours are in pretty good condition, so we're just gonna go ahead and use those. So we're gonna go ahead and install the driver's side front pipe first. And it only goes on one way. As you can see, if we turn it around, it's not gonna fit.So we'll go ahead and reuse our original hardware and get this installed.Now, you're not gonna want to tighten up any of these bolts yet until we've got the complete system installed and aligned the way we want it to be. Now we can go ahead and install the passenger side front pipe. And for this, we're gonna be using the supplied bolts that come in the kit for this pipe. Now, this pipe also does not reuse the springs that were on the original system. So we go ahead and slide this hanger into the isolator. Adjust the flange so that it lines up. And loosely install the bolts.All right, now that we've got our bolts in, we can go ahead and just snug them up, again, with our 14-millimeter socket just to make sure that it stays in place, but it still gives us enough movement to adjust it for the rest of the system.Now, let's go ahead and install our H-pipe. All right, now, we can go ahead and install our H-pipe by sliding a couple of the two-and-a-half-inch clamps over the end. Now, you do wanna make sure that the orientation of this is correct. You'll notice that there's a wider spot at the top than there is at the bottom. You want the wider end to go towards the front of the truck, and you also wanna make sure that this straight tube is facing towards the passenger side rail. So with that said, we'll go ahead and slip this on. And you wanna make sure that it's seated all the way in. Now, we can go ahead and snug these clamps up using our 16-millimeter socket.Now, we can move onto the rest of the system. Now, if you have a 141-inch wheelbase truck, you're gonna need these extensions. Again, with a pair of clamps, it slides onto your X-pipe. Our truck is a 128-and-a-half-inch wheelbase, so we will not be using these. So, now, we're just gonna go ahead and install the first muffler. Now, we can go ahead and slide a couple of clamps onto our H-pipe, making sure of course that the nut is facing down so that we can get our socket on it. Now, we'll go ahead and install our center muffler with the hanger on the driver's side so that we can install it into the isolator above.Now, once you made sure that the muffler is fully inserted into the H-pipe, we'll go ahead and tighten them up using our 16-millimeter socket. Like I said, we're just snugging these up to hold them in place. All right. Now we can install our H1 cans. Now, you wanna make sure on these cans, you'll see a drain plug here and a drain hole here. You wanna make sure that these drain holes are to the back, and this one on the side here, you wanna make sure that that's facing down, because these actually are gonna be sitting vertical, like so, instead of your normal sideways. So we'll go ahead and slip a clamp on it, insert it into our muffler, make sure it's straight, again, with the drain plug facing down, and we'll snug this up with our 16-millimeter socket.All right. And just like the passenger side, we'll slide a clamp over our can, making sure that the drain hole is facing down and to the rear. And we'll go ahead and slide the driver's side up, making sure it's fully seated, and we'll tighten it down with our 16-millimeter socket. Now, one thing you do wanna make sure of is that neither one of these cans are touching anywhere in this area because you don't want to create any undue rattling. Now, before you install your over-the-axle pipe, you may want to use a little bit of spray lube on the two isolators here, just to make insertion of the hangers on the pipes a little bit easier to do.Now, we're gonna go ahead and use the shorter of the two pipes for the driver's side. We're gonna go ahead and install a clamp on the end of it here. And, for this one, you'll want to insert this into the isolator, first, before you put it onto the muffler. Once you've got that done, you can go ahead and slide the over-the-axle pipe over the muffler and we'll snug this clamp up with our 16-millimeter socket. Now, we do the same thing with the passenger side. All right. Just like the other two isolators, we're gonna want to use a little bit of spray lube on this rear one just to make it easier to slide that hanger in.All right. Now, we're gonna go ahead and slide our hanger into the isolator and then we'll slide our tailpipe over our over-the-axle pipes. And, again, you wanna make sure that they seat all the way in and then we can snug those up with our 16-millimeter socket. All right. Now we're ready to install our tips. Now, the kit does come with supplied hardware with some carriage bolts. You slide that into the top, slide it over the tailpipe and then attach the supplied nut. And we'll do that with both of our tips. And, now, we can go ahead and snug those up once we've got 'em into the position we want with an 11-millimeter socket.Now that we've got our complete system installed, we can go ahead and start tightening up all of our bolts and nuts starting from the very front. So we'll go ahead and tighten down these flange nuts up here, using our 14-millimeter socket on these, for the driver's side. Now, one thing to note, on these flanges up front, you wanna make sure that you tighten them down evenly to prevent any damage to the gaskets or prevent any leaks. Now we'll go through and tighten up all of our clamps using our 16-millimeter socket.And that wraps up our review and install of the AWE 0FG Dual Exhaust System with BashGuard and diamond black tips with the same side exit for the '16 to '23 3.5-liter Tacoma. Thanks for watching. And remember, for all things Tacoma, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
|Exhaust System Type||Cat-Back System|
|Exhaust Tip Finish||Black, Black Chrome|
|Exhaust Tubing Diameter||2.50 Inch|
|Exhaust Material||Stainless Steel|
|Exhaust Tip Outlet Style||Dual|
Aggressive Sporty Sound. Experience a better and more aggressive sound in your Tacoma with this AWE 0FG Dual Exhaust System with BashGuard and Diamond Black Tips; Same Side Exit. Sporting a dual exhaust exist as well as CNC-machined precision crafted pipes, offering greater airflow to boost your system and mileage.
Durable Composition. Made for lasting toughness, this assembly features a strong look that is made from stainless steel giving it a tough structure that is rigid and resistant to punctures while also retaining its shape as you drive.
Installation. This product is easy to install and should take about 1 hour.
Application. The AWE 0FG Dual Exhaust System with BashGuard and Diamond Black Tips; Same Side Exit fits 2016-2022 3.5L Tacoma models.
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