(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, guys. So today, I'm here with the Borla Touring Cat-Back exhaust with the black chrome tips, fitting all 2012 to 2018 two-door JK Wranglers with the 3.6-liter V6 engine. So whenever you're helping your engine breathe better, whether it be intake or exhaust, you're gonna get some performance out of it. You're gonna get some horsepower and torque gains and you're also gonna up your MPGs by just a little bit and especially with an exhaust, you're gonna get a way better noise out of an aftermarket exhaust than you will with your stock setup. So this option by Borla will do just that. It's gonna give you a little bit of a performance gain. You are gonna get a throatier and deeper sound out of your exhaust and you also are getting a really nice aesthetic with these black chrome tips. So as far as noise goes, on a one to wake the neighbor scale, this is gonna be a two. So you're not really gonna be increasing your volume per se but you will be lowering that tone to a deeper and a more aggressive sound. So while you're inside the cab area, because you do have a resonator on this exhaust, you're not gonna get really any drone at all. So when you put the windows down, you're in the cab area, at an idle, you will be able to hear the throaty noise of the exhaust over the stock and then when you really open it up and get on it, that's where you get that aggressive and deep tone out of this exhaust which I do personally really like. So as far as placement goes and the setup of this exhaust, I would recommend this to the moderate off-roader to the daily driver. Now if you are an avid rock crawler, if you're worried about your departure angles, I really wouldn't recommend this to you just because the placement of the muffler...Because this is a high-quality exhaust, I definitely don't think you would want to mess it up. Now if you are looking for a cat-back exhaust system and you are worried about your departure angles, I would check out some of our before the axle dump exhaust or over the axle without the muffler here. So now as far as price goes, this is going to be very affordable at roughly $1000 and there's a couple of reasons behind this. So right off the bat, I want to say this is a quality exhaust system. It does fit really nice. It is made of quality materials, T304 stainless steel to be exact, and it's gonna last a very long time. So if you're looking for a high-quality exhaust system to invest in, this is definitely gonna be a great choice. So there are gonna be other budget-friendly options on the site. Some of those will be for those exhausts that I mentioned before that will dump before the axle or over the axle without a muffler system on the back here or some may have this muffler but may not have the resonator up front to eliminate all of that drone inside the cab area. Personally, again, I think this is a quality system. It fits very well, it's very easy to install, and it's gonna look and sound very nice on your Wrangler. Couple of hand tools and about an hour to an hour and a half's worth of your time. So speaking of the install let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for this install were an exhaust hanger tool, a dead blow, a 15-millimeter deep socket, and an impact wrench. So the first step to taking off our exhaust is to loosen up our clamp on our muffler. We're gonna take off the muffler separate to our cat-back piping so you're gonna need a 15-millimeter deep socket in order to do that. So now we are going to move over to the exhaust hanger with our exhaust hanger tool. Now, this is a specialty tool that you can rent at any auto parts store if you need to. I also hit this with a penetrating catalyst just to make it a little bit easier to get the exhaust out of our hanger here. Now we can move over to the other side and do the same thing. So after the two exhaust hangers are removed, we can go ahead and wiggle our muffler off. So now we can loosen up our exhaust clamp that's connecting our cat-back piping to our catalytic converter piping using the same 15-millimeter deep socket. So once that's loosened up, we can move on to the exhaust hangers just like our muffler. So I am going to remove the exhaust from the rear hanger first to give ourself a little bit more room to work with in the front since that exhaust hanger is right next to the frame. So we are going to remove the back one with our exhaust hanger tool so we'll be able to move our exhaust. But once that is out of the hanger, we can move to the front hanger. So now it didn't give us a whole ton of room but it gave us enough room to get it off so we're gonna slip our exhaust hanger tool in there and get that exhaust out. Now we can start to wiggle our piping off. Now, where I'm hitting is not on the actual exhaust piping. It's on our hanger here. I'm just trying to break it free so we'll be able to get this off. So what I'm gonna do is move this a little bit back, clear our frame, and then kind of twist this out. So before we go ahead and mount up our Borla exhaust, I did want to show you guys a side by side of what you're getting out of this new exhaust and what you're losing here, which is not a whole lot. So this is gonna be a three-piece operation. You have your axle-back muffler here with a dual tip and I really like the dual tip because it gives a very aggressive look out of the rear end of your Wrangler. So this muffler is gonna be a little bit smaller than your factory muffler that's gonna have a little bit of restriction with it. This is gonna make it a more free-flowing exhaust and then moving on to the cat-back piping, you do have a resonator there to eliminate some of that drone and create a more comfortable ride in your cab area. Then you have this little last couple inches of piping just to complete the package. So I do really like this exhaust already as it sits on the ground. I can tell that it's high-quality materials. This is gonna be made of a T304 stainless steel mandrel bent tubing so that is gonna last a longer time. It's gonna look a lot nicer over time compared to a 409 and that's why it is a little bit pricier but I definitely think if you're looking for a quality exhaust system, then investing in 304 is definitely worth it. Now I do really like as well these black chrome tips. It is gonna give you a very nice look, a very finished look on the rear end of your Wrangler. So I do really like how this exhaust system sits and it is gonna give you that form but it's also gonna give you some function so this is going to obviously help free up some of that restriction that your factory exhaust was giving you. So ultimately, you're gonna gain a little bit of horsepower and torque out of it. You're also going to gain some MPGs. Now we are Jeep owners. We will see those gains in the higher RPMs and we don't spend a lot of time there. However, it still will be there even though it is not noticeable. So let's go see how this thing fits. So what we can do first is take our small exhaust piping and we're going to put that over our subframe here, making sure that the hanger is on our frame side and on the transfer case side, you are going to have a small notch that you'll be able to line up. We are just going to shimmy that on as far as we can. Move up our clamp. So after the smaller piping is on, what I'm gonna do is just snug this up to make sure it stays in place when we put on the rest of our exhaust since this is the lightest part. So we are going to snug that up with the same 15-millimeter deep socket. Just wanna make sure that that stays in place. We will have a little bit of movement still as you can see. Then we can move to the middle cat-back piping. Now you can put in our over the axle piping. Slide that on and then we can line it up with our hanger and put that into place. After that is through our hanger...so now we can snug up this exhaust clamp just to make sure that's on there. So now we can go back and attach our muffler. So now we're ready to attach our muffler. I recommend putting it in the hanger first. Then we're gonna line it up with our exhaust. Shimmy it on there and then we can attach it into our second hanger. So it definitely makes it a lot easier if you have some PB B'laster or a penetrating catalyst like WD-40. They will slip into the hangers very easily. Gonna try to pull it out as far to the side as we can. Now we can use that same 15-millimeter deep socket and tighten up this last clamp. Now we can attach our tip. Now you can adjust to where you want it to sit. So now we're gonna tighten down our tip clamp with our 15-millimeter deep socket, making sure that the tip is straight. All right. And now we can move to the other side. Now we can go back and tighten down those last two clamps and we'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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Features, Description, Specs & Installation
Ideal Ride. Tuned and tested to ensure a custom fit for your 2012-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK, the Touring Cat-Back Exhaust with Black Chrome Tips is made to maximize your Jeep's performance. Boasting gains in both horsepower and torque, your Jeep will see more power than ever before, ensuring you can tackle any terrain you want to.
Intimidating Growl. Not only does the exhaust offer performance gains, but it also offers fuel economy improvements so that you win every time you go to the pump. With an intimidating growl, great looking black chrome tips, and so many enhancements, it's easy to see why Jeep owners keep coming back to Borla.
Mandrel-Bent Tubing. With mandrel-bent tubing, the Touring Cat-Back Exhaust with Black Chrome Tips by Borla is built to reduce back pressure and ensure a smooth flow for exhaust gases. The tubing itself was designed from aerospace-grade T-304 stainless steel, giving it an impressive durability that can stand up to any test.
Warranty. To make things even better, the exhaust is backed by a million-mile warranty, so you can rest easy knowing that you have the best exhaust on your Jeep.
Installation. The Touring Cat-Back Exhaust with Black Chrome Tips by Borla is designed to guarantee an easy installation. In just 1 hour, you'll be able to use the included hardware to mount the exhaust in the original exhaust locations.
Application. Borla's Touring Cat-Back Exhaust with Black Chrome Tips is designed to fit all 2012-2018 Jeep Wrangler JKs with 2 doors.
Fitment: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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