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Meredith: If you want a better looking and sounding exhaust system without breaking the bank for your 2016 and newer 3.5-liter Toyota Tacoma, this Flowmaster FlowFX Single Side Exit Exhaust System with the Black Tip will be right up your alley. Now, when it comes to the loudness meter right off the bat, I'm gonna give this a three outta five, with one being completely stock, with five being wake the neighbors loud, giving this a good volume level for a daily driver who likes to hear their exhaust.And the exhaust will offer a nice deep tone to the 3.5-liter without a crazy amount of volume, again, which is great for the owner who wants to hear their exhaust system from time to time, but doesn't want a system that's going to be overbearing on day-to-day drives or everyday commuting. This will also be a great pick for the Tacoma owners in search of not only a good sounding exhaust, but a good looking one if some street appeal is something that you're looking for for your build.Now, this will feature a similar design to the factory with a single side exit configuration, but it's gonna take it up a notch, not only in sound, but also performance. Now, thanks to the Flow FX muffler here with the straight through design. This is going to increase flow and decrease restriction. So, you'll see some gains when it comes to horsepower, torque, and efficiency, that you will be able to notice in your throttle response. Now, not to mention the aggressive aesthetic with the large black tip on the back really elevates the styling and matches with other black accents on the build.When it comes to the construction, this will be made of three-inch mandrel bent, 409 stainless steel tubing for again, smooth and direct airflow, but it's also gonna offer some good rust resistance. Now, the large tip on the end will be a little bit higher quality than the rest of the exhaust when it comes to the materials, making sure that that is going to look good for the lifetime of the truck, especially with being so visible. And that's gonna be made of a 304 stainless steel construction covered in a black ceramic coat.Now, not to mention, this is going to be direct bolt-on when it comes to getting this onto your truck, and it's gonna come with everything that you need in order for a hassle-free and straightforward installation. Now, jumping into price, this exhaust comes in at roughly $475, making this more on the affordable side. Now, what I like about this is the fact that this kit is not gonna be over the top when it comes to sound while still getting a really deep rumble out of it. It's also going to have a more minimal look than the flashier dual exit systems, which is great if you're looking to keep it simple while getting a good looking and great quality build in the meantime.Now, install will be a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Again, it is going to be pretty straightforward. And it's gonna probably take you about an hour to get the job done with the right hand tools. At this point, we can head over to the shop and check out a detailed breakdown of the install process 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.Man: 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 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 because we will be reusing them on the new system. All right. Next, we can disconnect our exhaust from the front hangar here in front of the muffler. I recommend using a little bit of spray lube on the hangar just to make it easier for removal. Now, we can use our exhaust hangar 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 hangar first, and then we'll take off the two in the middle. Now, before we remove this last hangar, if you 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 hangar.So, we'll just get our hangar removal tool. We'll pop this out while we support the back of the exhaust system, and we 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, we can go ahead and install our inlet pipe, making sure that it slides over the pipe from the front of the truck. And you also want to make sure that the angle of this pipe goes up, and not down. So, we'll put this in this way. Now, this will be a bit of a snug fit, and we'll go ahead and secure it loosely with the original hardware.Alright. At this point, depending on the configuration of your truck, if you've got a double cab with a long bed, you will need to use this provided extension pipe and secure it with a clamp as well. Ours is not a long bed, so we won't need this on ours. So, we can go ahead and install the muffler, using this hangar and clamp combination. So, we'll just slide this over the inlet side of the muffler. Now we'll go ahead and slide the muffler over the inlet pipe, and slide the hangar into the isolator still on the truck.Now, we can go ahead and tighten up this clamp just snugly, just to kind of hold it in place, using our 15-millimeter socket. Now we can go ahead and install our tailpipe. Now, before we put our tailpipe up, I recommend removing the isolators that are still on the truck using our hangar removal tool, and then we'll just transfer the isolators to the new exhaust because the arms are kind of long on the new system. So, we'll just take 'em off here and put 'em on a new system, and then we'll attach 'em to the truck later. I also recommend removing the one in the rear as well just to avoid the same situation.Now we can go ahead and transfer our isolators to our new pipe. Now, you may want to consider putting some lube on the isolators as well. And then once we've got 'em on, now we can go ahead and install our tailpipe. All right. With our clamp already on the end of the tailpipe going to the muffler, go ahead and route the tailpipe over the axle, slip it into the muffler. And then we'll go ahead and attach our isolators back to the truck.Now we can go ahead and snug up our clamp to the muffler. Now, you want this clamp to sit right at the edge of the muffler. Now, we're just gonna snug this down right now so that we've got room to adjust and make sure that there's no interference. All right. Now we'll go ahead and we hook up our rear isolator. Now we can go ahead and slide our exhaust tip on the end.And now you can adjust it however you want, how far out you want it to stick out. Make sure that all the rest of your pipes are straight, and are not gonna cause any interference. Make sure you've got at least half an inch clearance on everything and then we'll just go ahead and tighten up all the clamps and all the bolts, starting from the front. All right. We'll go ahead and tighten up our front ones using our 14-millimeter socket.And now we can tighten up our clamps using our 15-millimeter socket. Now, we'll tighten up our exhaust tip using our 14-millimeter socket.Meredith: So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and the install of this Flowmaster FlowFX Single Side Exit Exhaust System with a Black Tip, fitting all 2016 and newer 3.5-liter Toyota Tacomas. And you can find this right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Premium Grade Exhaust System. For straight-through performance, go all out with the Flowmaster FlowFX Single Exhaust System with Black Tip; Side Exit. This exhaust system converts your vehicle into a machine with 2.50-inch 16-gauge 409 stainless steel tubing and the FlowFX “straight-through” performance muffler for an aggressive sound.
Black Ceramic Coated 304S Stainless Steel Tip. This unit also features a 3.50-inch black ceramic-coated 304S stainless steel tip for extra styling sure to turn heads anywhere the trails take you.
Warranty. This product is protected by a limited lifetime warranty , which protects against defects in materials and workmanship from the manufacturer. The manufacturer accepts no responsibility for lack of maintenance or improper use.
Installation. It takes no more than 1 hour to install this product if you have moderate to expert level mechanical skills.
Application. Flowmaster FlowFX Single Exhaust System with Black Tip; Side Exit is compatible with the 2016-2023 3.5L Toyota Tacoma.
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