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Hey, guys, I'm Eric with ExtremeTerrain. As you just saw and heard, today we're checking out the Carven Exhaust Single Exhaust System with Ceramic Black Tip. It's gonna fit all 2014 and later Toyota Tundras with the 5.7 liter V8. Now, you should really be checking this system out if you want an exhaust that gives you a lot more aggressive note to your exhaust, but you also want premium exhaust system that's gonna last you a lot of years. Now, as you heard in the sound clip, I would rate this exhaust system at about a four out of five on our loudness meter. It's definitely up there, but it's not the loudest exhaust that we've dealt with here at ExtremeTerrain, and Carven's signature muffler design kind of refines that exhaust note before it gets too harsh.We also didn't notice any long-lasting drone inside the cabin. Now, it's a definite presence, it is louder than your factory exhaust by quite a bit. And that really comes through when you compare the design of the factory muffler to the Carven signature design. And, obviously, you can tell just by looking at it, you're getting a muffler design that's probably about one-quarter of the size of the factory muffler, so it's a lot less sound-deadening material built into this system.Like I said, it's really not a drone, it's a definite presence in the cabin. And, like most aftermarket exhaust, it really comes alive when you get up into the higher RPMs and higher up in the power band. However, this exhaust was surprisingly mellow when we let the RPMs come back down and we were just motoring along kind of at a steady cruising speed. Now, as I kind of mentioned in my opening, you are definitely getting a premium quality exhaust here from Carven Exhaust. And that's mainly due to the fact that they use T304 grade stainless throughout from the front to the back and all the way out here to the ceramic-coated black tip. It is the best quality stainless steel you're gonna find in the aftermarket.And, really, what that T304 grade stainless is gonna do for you is it's gonna protect against weathering and corrosion for many years. In fact, Carven backs this exhaust system with a 100-year limited warranty. Now, good luck getting your truck itself to last that long, but it's definitely a nice peace of mind knowing that they really back their product. And that's corrosion against road salt and other conditions, but it's also against the kind of corrosive gases and everything that are coming out of your exhaust as well.Now, to get those premium materials, you are gonna pay a little bit more. In fact, this single exhaust system is a little bit more expensive than some other dual exhaust systems that we've seen here at ExtremeTerrain. You're looking at right around $900 for this kit, but, once again, you are really getting a good investment for that money with quality materials that are gonna last you a long time. Now, as far as the installation goes, it's pretty straightforward. I'm giving it a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. There are a couple of little tricks and tips I'm gonna show you during the installation part of this video. A couple of the hangers are a little bit challenging to get in, especially the front two that are facing forward and then another one towards the back behind the muffler that's pointing towards the rear. So, when you have exhaust hangers that are pointing in opposite directions, it gets a little tricky, but we're gonna show you some tricks that will hopefully help make it easier for you. So, give yourself about two hours time to get this job done from start to finish. So, let's take a look at the tools you're gonna need and go ahead with our installation.All right, guys, some tools you're gonna see in this installation include an electric impact wrench, a swivel socket, an 8-millimeter Allen socket, pair of 14-millimeter sockets and a 15-millimeter socket, a hanger removal tool, and some penetrating oil, PB Blaster, or something like that. All right, so before we can get started installing our new exhaust, we're gonna go ahead and get our factory one off. We're gonna show you how to do that while keeping our factory pipe intact. Obviously, if you plan on never reusing your original equipment muffler and exhaust pipe, you can just cut it and make it a lot easier to remove off of your truck, to be quite honest with you. But this is a fleet vehicle, so this installation is not gonna be permanent. So we're gonna show you how to get it all out in one piece. Let's go ahead and get started.One thing I would recommend doing before you get going here, let your exhaust cool down if you've been driving your truck and also get in there with some lubricating oil and spray up the little rubber hangers. That'll make popping those metal hangers out of the rubber a lot easier. All right. Now to get started, like I already said, guys, I'm gonna make sure everything's cooled down. These first two bolts we're gonna take out are right by a catalytic converter, which gets really hot, and we've been letting our truck sit for like an hour, and it's still pretty warm.I also recommend having eyewear and some gloves while you work with your exhaust. Exhaust pipes tend to have sharp edges to them, not to mention the surfaces being hot as well. So, let's go ahead and get these out. Our factory bolts are 14-millimeter. All right, the same 14-millimeter socket for these 2 bolts as well. Now, we're gonna have a total of four rubber hangers like this, guys, and to be quite honest with you, if you're trying to keep your pipe intact like we are, you can do these in any order that you want. We're kind of doing it the way it might be easiest for us to demonstrate for you, so we're at the one that's all the way, obviously, back here by our spare tire. And you might see a little bit of wetness here on the rubber, I sprayed some penetrating oil on there earlier just to let it sink in. That makes these coming off a lot easier.All right, guys, now this is the fourth out of four rubber hangers, so, obviously, once we pop this one loose, you're gonna make sure your pipe is supported in some kind of way. All right, guys, that pretty much wraps up our uninstall, so let's go ahead, lay him out on the floor, and check out how it stacks up with our new exhaust.All right, guys, now we have our factory exhaust off the Tundra. I wanna put it on the floor here and give you a quick side-by-side comparison with the new Carven kit that we're gonna be installing today. Now, really, the two main differences are, look at the size differential in these mufflers. I mean, can you even call that a muffler? I mean, the size can there, it's about the size of a coffee can versus the size of a water jug over here. You've really got a lot less muffling and sound deadening material over here. And that's really where that aggressive exhaust note and all that exhaust personality is gonna be coming from with this kit. Huge difference.The other thing we're talking about here is a little bit of a styling upgrade. You know, you have this nice, shiny stainless steel tubing. It's gonna be an upgrade to your tired old exhaust here from the factory, and you have that nice matte black exhaust tip, that's gonna give you a little bit of styling upgrade as well. The factory exhaust really doesn't offer much in that department as far as styling goes. It's pretty much, you know, utility and function, and that's all you're getting from your factory exhaust. So, really, it's an upgrade to style and, obviously, that more aggressive sound note. So, let's go ahead and get it installed on the truck.All right, guys, now to get started, we're gonna start with the long section. It's gonna be on the passenger half of the two pipes here. Line it up. Now, you're gonna see some non-standard hardware for ours. We don't have a rigger bolt here, because we lost our captured nut that's welded to this flange, so we had to use just a regular bolt and nut. So, just kind of disregard that, but we do have a factory bolt down below here. We're just gonna get that started. All right, now we have that snugged up, guys, we're not gonna tighten anything up at this time because you're gonna want a little play in the system as we move towards the back so we can get everything adjusted. Once all the sections of the exhaust are connected, then we'll start back up here at the front tightening down and moving to the back once more time.All right, guys, now grab this short section of pipe here with a flange on it and we're gonna start a couple of bolts here as well. All right, guys, now we have our center section of pipe here where the two pipes come down to one with the Carven muffler here. And the tricky thing here is we have hangers that are pointing in opposite directions, the front two hangers here are pointing towards the front of the truck, the rear hangers pointing towards the back. So, you're gonna have to, kind of, work it in as well as lining up the pipes.So, I'm gonna start with the rear isolator, I'm gonna get that hanger in first. Of course, that'll help support this as we're working with it. All right, now we've got these pipes in tight and get your clamps centered over, and get this other clamp seated as well. And we're gonna leave them loose for now and move on for the back before we tighten up. All right. Grab the next section here, guys, this is gonna be the one that has the big twists in it so it gets up over the rear axle. Have a clamp started up here already. All right, guys, we have a rear section here and this could be a little tricky. We're gonna get the isolator going. All right, guys, now we have the hanger up in the rubber isolator, don't do what I almost just did and that's to forget to clamp. So, go ahead and put your clamp on, and then connect the two sections of pipe.All right, guys, now again, using a 14-millimeter socket to tighten up our factory bolts. All right, guys, now you got to switch over to a 15-millimeter to tighten up all the clamps. Now, with this one guys, it's at an angle and if I let go, it's gonna slide down. So we got to hold it in place. One little tip I wanna throw at you is make sure that you do not have any skin around the edge of this clamp. When these things tighten down, they will pinch seriously and that's gonna give you a quite an ouch. So, just make sure you're holding the clamp safely and go ahead and tighten it down.All right, guys, now I'm gonna put our tip on here and you're gonna need an 8-millimeter Allen socket or Allen key to tighten down the bolt here on the tip. All right, guys, so that wraps up this review and install of this Carven Exhaust Single Exhaust System with the Ceramic Coated Black Tip and a Side Exit, fitting all 2014 and later Toyota Tundras with the 5.7 liter V8. And, of course, for all things Tundra, 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||4.00 Inch|
|Exhaust Material||Stainless Steel|
|Exhaust Tip Outlet Style||Single|
|Exhaust Exit Location||Passenger Side - After Tire|
Rich and Deep Exhaust Sound. Experience improved driving capabilities as your truck releases an aggressive growl with this Carven Exhaust Single Side Exit Exhaust System with Ceramic Black Tip. This cat-back exhaust kit produces a distinctively deep exhaust sound upon acceleration that reinforces your Tundra’s engine power and mighty appearance.
Superior Engine Boost. This Carven Single Exhaust is equipped with a directional, straight-through muffler design that enhances the exhaust flow for improved torque and exceptional power gains. These benefits are especially useful for Tundras used for dedicated work, off-roading, and daily driving.
Long-Lasting Durability. The premium-quality T-304 stainless steel construction of this exhaust system ensures long-lasting functionality with excellent resistance to exhaust gas and atmospheric corrosion. The efficient TIG-welding process ensures that even the slightest gaps or holes are prevented as these inconsistencies might reduce the power output of an engine. Additionally, a 4-inch ceramic black exhaust tip caps the tubing and stylishly adds to your Tundra’s aggressive visual appeal.
Bolt-On Installation. Carven engineered its Single Exhaust System to be a direct bolt-on upgrade to your Tundra. It will easily fit your truck’s factory exhaust hangers without any cutting or welding needed. The installation process completes with basic hand tools and moderate mechanical skills.
Application. This Carven Exhaust Single Side Exit Exhaust System with Ceramic Black Tip is specifically designed to fit 2014-2021 5.7L Toyota Tundra models.
Carven Exhaust CT1001
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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