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Hey, guys. Joe from ExtremeTerrain. And today I'm gonna be reviewing and installing the MBRP Black Series Dual Exhaust System with a Side Exit fitting all '16 and newer 3.5-liter Tacomas. Now, this kit is going to be perfect for the Tacoma owner who's looking to improve the sound out of their 3.5-liter with an awesome black powder coated dual exhaust. As you guys just heard, this kit is mid-range loud but easily gets a three out of five on our wake the neighbor scale. It's easy to tell it's an upgraded exhaust but not enough to draw any unwanted attention to your truck. This kit is manufactured out of three-inch diameter mandrel bent aluminized steel before the muffler, which leads us into MBRP's straight through muffler design, which splits into dual black powder coated two and a half-inch diameter aluminized steel pipes, both of which are going to exit behind each rear tire in a four-inch diameter stainless steel, then black powder coated slash cut tip, which is then embossed with the MBRP logo. That black powder coating on the tailpipes and tips are not only going to add to the looks but the corrosion resistance as well as you're basically stealing them from the elements. The mandrel bends throughout this kit are going to help improve power as well. What they do is ensure a smooth wall of the tube throughout the length of the bend which ensures that the exhaust gases flow smoothly throughout and can exit the exhaust as fast as possible.Looking at this exhaust kit in terms of other MBRP systems, this is going to be on par with the Installer Series. Both feature the same muffler design, both are aluminized steel. What the black powder coating is not only going to add to the looks again or bump up the durability as well. Now, if you were looking to step it up one the XP Series features 409 stainless and if you're looking to go even further, the Pro Series is gonna be your top of the line 304 grade stainless.Pricing for this kit is going to come in around the $600 mark which is going to be on the upper side of an exhaust, in general. But on the lower side for a full dual exhaust system like this, it really is a budget-friendly system for what you're getting. Now, again with that being said, if you were looking to save a couple bucks, the Installer Series is the same design without that black powder coating and comes in at around 450 bucks. Also included in that price is going to be a three-year warranty on materials and a one-year warranty on finish, both from MBRP.Install for this kit isn't going to be too bad either. We're looking at a two out of three wrenches, should only take you a couple hours to get this installed on your truck. As this as a straight bolt-on, there is no welding required. Now, with that being said, there is one thing I wanna touch on. If you have a shorter wheelbase truck like we're working with today, you will have to do some cutting on the inlet pipe to get this to fit correctly. We'll show you how that's done in just a minute. But without any further ado, let me show you how to get this installed on your truck.Tools required for this install are going to be an exhaust hanger removal tool, pry bar, impact, U-joint, 14-millimeter socket, 15-millimeter socket, eight-millimeter Allen key, 15-millimeter wrench. Now, optional tools are going to be a dead blow. All we used that for is to seat a socket on a rusted bolt. Also, if you have the shorter wheelbase truck, you will need to make a cut to your inlet pipe and for that you will need a Sharpie, some safety goggles, and a tape measure. Also not pictured in this shot obviously, is going to be the saw.All right, guys. So, for the first step of our install, we're going to hit everything with a nice healthy dose of a rust penetrant. I'm gonna use PB B'laster. This is gonna come in great help for this flange right here and there's four rubber hangers down the length of the exhaust. And to be honest, this exhaust hasn't been off of our truck in around 30,000 miles, which is what the truck has on it in total. So, this will be a pretty accurate representation of what you can expect after some daily driving when you crawl under your truck. So, now we can move back to this flange and the nut on this side is welded in place. So, we're gonna use a 14-millimeter socket on this bolt to slowly back it out. Again, this is pretty rusty, so we're gonna take our time here. So, now we're gonna do the same thing for the other side. And again, this is pretty rusty over here as well, obviously. So, I'm gonna use a mallet to tap that socket onto the bolt. And again, go slow. This thing will be pretty hot when it pops out as well. So, just let it fall to the ground.So, now we can move on to these rubber hanger isolators. This one is on the front of the muffler and this one will actually require complete removal. Reason being is it's backwards compared to the other hanger isolators, so I'm gonna get a pry bar up into this hole here, get some leverage, pop that off. Then the other exhaust hanger should go when we drop that flange and pull the exhaust forward, then we can get it straight out. And then that could actually stay on the upper one.So, now our exhaust is just about ready to fall off the truck. What we're gonna do first is pull this flange apart and drop it out of the way so it will clear. Then we're going to use a pry bar to pry on the muffler to release it from those hangers, then we're going to drop this out in one big piece. Now, if you are working on the ground, you might have to make a couple of cuts to get this out from underneath the truck, but if you're on jack stands or a lift, it should be extremely easy to pull it out in one big piece. Now, those hangers do fight you a little bit. An exhaust hanger removal tool will be extremely helpful. So, with everything released, you can now work the exhaust around the rear axle and put it aside.So, with our factory exhaust off the truck, I just wanted to take a second to lay out our new MBRP kit and point out some of the key improvements and differences between the two. And right off the bat as you guys can see, we're splitting into a dual exhaust behind our muffler. Both of the pipes on our new kit are gonna be two and a half inches in diameter, both are black powder coated which is not only going to add to the looks again but the durability too as that is basically a seal from the elements and going to protect those tailpipes from corrosion. Both of those pipes are going to exit behind each rear tire in a four-inch diameter slash cut tip that's also black powder coated and embossed with the MBRP logo. Now, on top of that, we're also changing up this muffler design. We're ditching this big restrictive factory muffler in exchange for MBRP's straight through design, which is going to add to the sound immensely. One thing you guys probably also notice with the two kits next to each other is that our inlet pipe is pretty long. Out of the box, our MBRP kit is intended for a longer wheelbase truck, but that's okay we're gonna trim this down to fit our short wheelbase, which is what we're working on today. Overall, in total length, that inlet pipe is gonna get trimmed to 17 1/8 of an inch. So, let's grab our safety glasses, tape measure, and a Sharpie, head over to the saw and make our cut.So, now we're gonna get our new inlet pipe in place and secure it with the factory 14-millimeter hardware. Now, one thing I did wanna note is the bend in this pipe will go up toward the body. Next up, we're gonna get this hanger clamp seated in the hanger and then followed up with our muffler. All right. And then we're gonna hand tighten this down. I'm just gonna snug this up for now. That's gonna give us some much-needed wiggle room when we near the end of the install and need to adjust our tailpipes.With the muffler in place, we're ready to move on to our driver side tailpipe. Now, as you guys can see, the hangers on this are in two opposite directions. So, what I'm going to do is remove this rubber isolator here, transfer it over to our new pipe, and that'll make it just that much easier to install. And we're gonna get that as far back as possible so we can get these two started. So, we have a clamp on the back side of our muffler, we're gonna make sure this tailpipe gets seated in the back of our muffler. Then we're gonna hit this hanger and make sure that's seated as well, then move back and hit this one. Next, we're going to do the same thing for our driver side over axle pipe. Get this seated in the muffler, make sure our hanger is seated, and then tighten down both of those clamps with a 15-millimeter socket. And again we're just gonna hand snug these as well.So, before we go and mount our driver side tailpipe, there is one thing we have to take care of and it's this hanger right here. Our Tacoma didn't come with a dual exhaust from the factory, so MBRP gives you a new hangar to install on this side. To get the dual exhausts going, that's going to go into this hole in the frame rail right there and then we can tighten it down with a 15-millimeter socket and wrench. So, now we're ready for our driver side tailpipe. We're gonna put a clamp around that first, make sure it gets seated in our over axle pipe and then this hanger, just like the other pipes we've done before. Now, just like the other side, I am gonna remove this hanger and transfer it to our tailpipe. Next, we're gonna get our exhaust tips on, tighten those up with an eight-millimeter Allen key, then we're going to adjust our kit as needed to make sure these are seated in the correct position. Then run through and tighten down all the clamps with a 15-millimeter socket. All that's left us to do is lower the truck and check for any leaks.And that is going to do it for my review and install of the MBRP Black Series Dual Exhaust System with Side Exits fitting all '16 and newer 3.5-liter Tacomas. 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Produces a Clean, Aggressive Sound. Give your Toyota Tacoma a more powerful tone with MBRP’s Black Series Dual Exhausts Side Exit System. This exhaust is engineered to produce a clean and mild sound so each time you step on the throttle it lets out an amazing growl that’ll surely place your Tacoma under the spotlight.
Improves Speed and Fuel Economy. MBRP’s Black Series Dual Exhaust Side Exit system has undergone countless tests and is specially tuned to get the most out of your Tacoma. It’s also constructed to free up the truck’s gas flow. As a result, the engine won’t have to work hard to the Tacoma's speed, torque, and fuel economy.
Exhibits Incredible Durability. The MBRP Black Series Dual Exhaust Side Exit system boasts remarkable strength and longevity. Due to its fully mandrel-bent 3-inch tubing, black coat finish, and sealed seams, it’s able to resist rust and perform longer than the Toyota Tacoma’s stock exhaust.
Hassle-Free Installation. The MBRP Black Series Dual Exhaust Side Exit System is easy to install. It’s constructed as a direct fit to the Toyota Tacoma’s hangers and features a bolt-on, no weld design. Plus, all of its necessary clamps and installation hardware is included in the kit, so installing the exhaust can be completed within 2 hours.
Backed by MBRP's Warranty. The Black Series System exhaust will offer a high heat black finish on the exhaust pipes and 4-inch exhaust tips. This coating will be covered with a 1-year warranty through MBRP. The full system will also have a warranty which will be backed for 3-years from date of purchase. Some limitations may apply.
Application. The MBRP Black Series Dual Exhaust Side Exit System is compatible with all 2016-2022 Toyota Tacomas with 3.5-liter engines.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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