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Hey, guys. So today I'm here with the Borla Stinger S-Type Axle-Back Exhaust with Black Tips fitting all 2018 and up JL Wranglers with a 3.6 liter V6 engine. So this is gonna be for those JL owners looking to get a deeper exhaust note out of their V6 in comparison to the factory one while also getting rid of that unattractive muffler that's mounted up to the back of your JL. So this axle-back 5 Borla is gonna do just that while also increasing a little bit of performance, getting rid of all of that restriction, opening up that airflow with a straight through style exhaust while not giving you really any drone inside of the cab area of any raspiness out of the exhaust note. So I'm gonna have to rate this a three out of five on the loudness meter, giving it a really nice middle ground.So this is gonna be roughly $650 which is pricey for an axle-back. However, Borla does make quality products so that price point is not really surprising. This is gonna have a very unique style muffler to it. It's got that straight flow muffler but what is different than a lot of other products on the page is that that it has a single exit split exhaust. A lot of other options are just dual exhaust with baffled mufflers. However, this is gonna be a lot different giving it a very unique exhaust note. So I definitely think it fits well with being that middle ground.So as far as install goes it's gonna be a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You're gonna need a couple of basic hand tools to get the job done and there is no cutting or welding involved since it is an axle-back. So speaking of the install let's jump to that now. The tools that I used for my install were an impact wrench, a dead blow, an exhaust hanger removal tool, a 10-inch extension, 13-millimeter ratcheting wrench, 13-millimeter swivel socket, a 15-millimeter deep socket, and a lubricant.So first thing we need to do is get our jeep up in the air. So on the back of the JL there's not a lot of room to work with as far as taking the exhaust off of the rubber part of the hanger goes. So what I like to do, and it's pretty nontraditional, is to actually just to remove the whole hanger. It's being held on by two 13-millimeter bolts and that seems to be a lot easier than trying to argue with space up around our big muffler here. So I'm gonna take a 13-millimeter swivel socket as well as an extension, you can also just use a regular socket and an extension, and we're gonna remove the top 13-millimeter bolt on our hanger. Then we can remove this 13-millimeter bolt on the side and fully remove each hanger.I'm just gonna take my 13-millimeter swivel, go above the sway bar. So I'm gonna use a 13-millimeter ratcheting wrench to remove the side 13-millimeter bolt. So this won't actually fall off once we remove this bolt, it is slid into a piece into the frame. So you don't have to worry about that. So we can just repeat this process on the other side. They're gonna be in the same location. So as you can tell there's not a lot of room up here with the actual rubber part of the hanger, so getting an exhaust hanger tool up here is not exactly the easiest thing, especially with trying to position it and grab it at the same time, definitely easier to take off the hangers and then we can reinstall the hangers after to make sure that they're already on our jeep while we bolt up our new exhaust.Now, I'm gonna take a 15-millimeter deep socket and loosen up our clamp that connects our axle-back to our cat-back piping. So once that's loose we'll be able to wiggle our axle-back off. So we do have to unhook our hangers. They are on a tab on our frame as you can tell. After they're unhooked, they'll just clamp down. So now what we can do is wiggle this off. I'm actually just stabilizing this on our rear track bar here and should shimmy off. You may need a little bit of lubricant, I use a little bit of PB B'laster. So we do need to reuse our hangers for our Borla exhaust so I'm just gonna take our exhaust hanger tool and remove it from our muffler here, it's a lot easier once it's off the jeep. Like I said there's not a lot of room and these aren't the easiest to work with. However, once it's off the jeep it's really easy to remove. So it just depends if you want to take that extra step to relieve a headache or trying to finagle this behind your muffler and it makes a lot easier. And it does make it a lot easier to put a penetrator on there, maybe a PB B'laster or a WD-40, just a little bit of lubricant and these will slide off like cake.So before I go ahead and bolt up our new exhaust, I did want to sit it next to our factory exhaust and show you a little couple of differences and similarities that you may see between the two. Now, first of, you can tell that the muffler size has went down dramatically. This is a big and bulky and baffled muffler and this one by Borla is gonna be a lot smaller as well as a straight through style. So this is gonna be a lot deeper of an exhaust note, give you a throatier note out of your Wrangler that you may be looking for. Now, what I also do really like about this is it's not the standard dual exhaust. You have a single exist here, very similar to your factory exhaust, however, this is going to have a dual tip. You can see it here it's not your traditional dual exhaust. What that's gonna do is create a deeper exhaust note for you. A lot of other options that are for dual exhaust have a larger style muffler similar to this, usually a lot smaller, however, those are gonna be a little bit more baffled than this straight through style option. So this is gonna give you a louder exhaust note and you guys will hear that in just a minute.What I do also like about this, first off, it's different. It also this satin black powder coat finish on it, that's gonna protect the 300 Series stainless steel underneath. It's gonna last a very long time and I also really like the tip size on this. This is gonna be a 3 and a half-inch tip. It's not large, it's not obnoxious, but it is larger and more attractive than your factory exhaust, giving it a very sleek look out of the rear of your Wrangler. This is gonna bolt up exactly the same. This is gonna come with a new exhaust clamp and everything is going to be a CNC machined so it is a perfect fit. So speaking of that, let's go ahead and bolt this up to our Wrangler.So before we go ahead and bolt up our new exhaust we do need to reinstall our factory exhaust hangers and they are gonna be side-specific so you really can't mess it up. So what you're gonna do is hook this little tab into there and that should line everything up, then we can reinstall our factory bolts. So now we can go ahead and tighten this down with the same tools that we used to take them off. I'm gonna use a 13-millimeter ratcheting wrench, you could also use a socket and a ratchet. Then we can take our 13-millimeter swivel socket and our impact, go ahead and tighten down this top one. Now we can just repeat that process on the other side.So now we can go ahead and attach our axle-back. Now we are gonna try to wiggle it on to our cat-back piping first and then we'll be able to wiggle it into our hangers. So what I'm gonna do is try to get this in our hanger right here. You may have to use a little bit of lubricant in order to do so. So now that our axle-back piping is connected to our cat-back piping and it's sitting in the correct place we're gonna remove this clamp a little bit forward, make sure that it's on the cutout part on our flange here, then we can tighten it down with our 15-millimeter deep socket and our impact. All right, after that's tight then you're all set to go.So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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For That Aggressively Smooth Sound Profile. Amplify your 2018-2023 Jeep Wrangler JL’s rugged personality by replacing its factory exhaust with Borla’s Stinger S-Type Axle-Back Exhaust with Black Tips. This axle-back exhaust delivers an aggressively smooth tone due to its straight-through core dimensions, unique perforation pattern, and cylindrical shape. Whenever you squeeze the throttle, your Jeep will release an intoxicating deep rumble that’ll get noticed.
Keeps the Engine in Good Condition. The Stinger S-Type Axle-Back Exhaust with Black Tips from Borla utilizes a muffler that features a straight-through construction. This design allows the exhaust to effectively free up the gas flow, which keeps the engine from overheating. As a result, the Jeep can generate more horsepower and torque, as well as improve its fuel efficiency without overworking the engine.
Solid Stainless Steel Construction. The Borla Stinger S-Type Axle-Back Exhaust with Black Tips is made entirely out of high-quality stainless steel. It also comes with a mandrel-bent tubing and is coated with a sleek matte black finish. Thanks to its durable construction, this axle-back exhaust will operate smoothly, even when it’s exposed to various off-road environments.
Trouble-Free Installation. Borla’s Stinger S-Type Axle Back Exhaust with Black Tips can be installed within 2 hours. This is because all of its necessary hardware is included in the kit and the system is crafted to precisely fit the specs of 2018-2023 Jeep Wrangler JLs.
Application. The Borla Stinger S-Type Axle-Back Exhaust with Black Tips is ideal for all 2018-2023 Jeep Wrangler JL models with 3.60-liter engines.
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(approx) 2 Hours
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