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MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (12-18 Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Cat-Back System
    • 16 Gauge Steel
    • Aluminized
    • 2.5 Inch Diameter Pipe
    • Mandrel-Bent
    • Welded Hangars
    • T304 Stainless Tip
    • Saddle Clamps Included
    • MBRP Three Year Warranty
    • Fits 2012-2018 JK Wranglers

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the MBRP Exhaust System with Muffler Relocate fitting all 2007 and up JKs. There are a few different versions of this system available. One for those of you with a 3.8 and another for those of you with a 3.6-liter engine. There is a different version for those of you with a two-door and the four-door, although if you do have the two-door, you are still going to have to do some trimming of one of the pipes. And finally, the system is available in an aluminized finish and also in aluminized metal that's covered in a high temperature black coating like this system that you see here. Today we're going to talk through the installation of this exhaust system which I give a very simple one out of three wrenches. This will bolt directly in place of that factory system and have a drastic impact on not only the sound and attitude of your Jeep but also of the looks. We're also going to talk about that sound, the lower exhaust note and additional exhaust volume that you can expect from the system. And finally, a few of the other features and the construction. These systems are known as high clearance systems or muffler relocate systems like this one is. And what they essentially do is take that big bulky muffler that's sitting right in the back of the Jeep just asking to be crushed on a rock or a stump and relocate it up into the area where those newer Wranglers have a resonator. So if you have a newer Wrangler, this is going to delete the resonator and put a much smaller bullet style muffler in its place and completely delete that rear muffler. What that gives you is a lot less piping and a lot less stuff to be crushed and damaged on the trail, all while producing that lower and louder exhaust note that we talked about. The system is made of aluminized steel which in the world of exhausts is one of the lower grades of material that you can get. However, this does come with a three-year rust through warranty and the black system is going to hold up better than the uncoated system because it has one more barrier of protection. These systems are made of 16 gauge two-and-a-half-inch mandrill bent pipe and what that means is there's a piece that goes on the inside and the outside of the pipe so that during the bending process, the pipe doesn't collapse causing a choking point. This allows the exhaust to be very, very free flowing. As I said before, the black system and the uncoated system are both made of aluminized steel which will hold up better to the elements than a mild steel but not quite as good as a 409 or 304 stainless system would. The coated system is going to be a little bit more expensive but again, it is going to hold up a little bit better and it will certainly give you some additional attitude. Something that makes this system a little bit different from some of the others is that it doesn't have an actual tip that you put over the top of the tail pipe. This is a baloney cut tailpipe that gives you an integrated tip look which I like. It's minimalist and especially in the black, I think it looks pretty good. Like I said before, the installation for the system is going to be a very simple one out of three wrenches. The only difficult part about this is going to be rust. Those of you who have worked on exhaust systems before know that they can get rusty and that can add some time to the install. So I would recommend spraying all of the bolts, clamps and even the hangers with a good penetrating oil well before you get started. It's going to pay dividends during the installation. After that, it's just a matter of removing your factory system which you'll do by removing all of the factory clams and hangers starting at the rear and working your way forward. After that, you can install your new system which you'll do starting at the front with an extension pipe. Then the muffler, then this piece here which is actually the piece that you're going to be trimming if you have a two-door. You will have to cut 20-and-a-half inches off of this pipe although I would recommend doing a few test fits. Not just going by the 20-and-a-half that's in the instructions. Test with the pipe and cut it exactly how you need it. And then finally, installing the rest of the over axle pipe with that integrated tip. Again, these are all going to fit right into your factory hangars making this system a very easy install. One thing that's a little bit different about this system and some of the others, like I said before, there are two different versions. One for those of you with a 3.8-liter and one for those of you with a newer 3.6-liter engine and the only difference is really where these front hangars are located. A lot of other manufacturers would just weld both hangers in place and sell the same system for both engines. MBRP doesn't do that. They give you the one hangar that's going to work for your year range but that does mean you need to make sure you're getting the exact system for your year of JK. So as far as tools, you won't need any specialty ones. A good penetrating oil and some hand tools to get this installed and as far as time goes, I would give yourself a little over an hour to get this installed. Especially if you have some rust on your Jeep. This system seems to be priced right in the middle of the road as far as muffler relocation or high clearance exhaust systems go. These systems are a little bit different than just an axle back that just replaces your muffler so, of course, they are a little bit more expensive than those. However, this is going to save you some money out of a 304 or a 409-stainless system. Being aluminized, again, it is considered to be a slightly lower grade material but this does have a three-year rust through warranty so it is going to hold up for a while. If you're looking to save a few dollars on your system and still get that lower exhaust note and that additional exhaust volume as well as the additional clearance that this provides, I think this is a good option. If you are willing to spend a little bit more and you want something that's going to hold up really well even longer, then maybe look at one of the stainless systems that are available. So whether you're looking to swap out your cat-back system on your Jeep because you want a lower exhaust note and some more exhaust volume or you're looking at this system because it provides some additional clearance for an off-road rig, this is going to be a really nice option that will give you the best of both sound and clearance. So that's my review of the MBRP Exhaust System with Muffler Relocate fitting all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Construction. MBRP's installer series cat-back system is constructed out of 16 gauge, aluminized steel. The aluminized finish resists corrosion and acts well as a heat exchanger. This system is 2.5 inches in diameter and features Mandrel bends for optimal air flow. The welded hangars provide a strong and secure fit. The system comes with saddle clamps to assist installation.

    MBRP designed this system for off-roaders. The muffler is relocated to behind the catalytic converter to increase your Jeep's ground clearance, and so you won't have to worry about damaging your new exhaust while navigating the trails.

    Application. MBRP backs this system with a three year warranty. This system fits 2012-2018 JK Wranglers, both 2-door and 4-door models.

    Fitment: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

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    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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    6 Questions / 18 Answers

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    Is this exhaust system entirely Stainless steel?

    FrankC

    • The exhaust system itself is constructed out of 16 gauge aluminized steel.

      XTJustinH

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    I have a 2017 JK 4 door Unlimited Rubicon. Does this kit eliminate the loop pipe or will I have to also get the extra straight pipe to replace that part of the system? I have a 2 1/2” lift so I assume I’ll have to get the spacer kit, too. Thanks

    KenS

    • This cat back system will connect after the Y pipe and will not effect the down pipes or require cutting out the exhaust loop.

      JustinBXT

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    I have a 3.5 lift on my Jeep will I need exhaust spacers with this

    AndrewF

    • Yes, the MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate will still require an exhaust spacer. 

      XTStaffHelenW

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    In the video, the exaust appears to be black. Is it available in black?

    TonyG

    • Yes, the Black Series of the MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate can be found here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/mbrp-cat-back-single-rear-jk-s5530blk.html.

      XTHelenW

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    Does this exhaust removes the resonator?

    GarrettW

    • Thank you for your question! Yes, this Ca-Back exhaust will delete the resonator.

      MeridethXT

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    This looks like it bolts up with the muffler clear of the evap box? Eliminating the need to shield the evap box from the heat off the muffler. Is this the case?

    Dude

    • That is correct! With the MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate you will not need to shield your EVAP canister.

      XTHelenW

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    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    • Exhaust Note 4.086957 4.1
    • Fit & Finish 4.521739 4.5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.434783 4.4



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 01, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK)

      Recommend this

      Easy install! Love the sound! Took longer taking the old exhaust off than it did to install

      AlbertB

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 27, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK)

      MBRB

      For the Price it is worth the time, I started with trying to break the bolts loose, but after breaking the bolt, my sawzall won out, took about an hour to pull it out, maybe 30/45 minutes to put the new one back in...It has a nice deep tone to it...I am happy with the results.....

      Travler

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 04, 2018

      Great muffler

      Easy to install and sounds great I fell this is a great price for this muffler I cannot wait to hit the trail with it

      AndrewF

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 28, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK 2 Door)

      Great Cat-Back

      Great Cat-Back exhaust system, not to loud. Easy installation.

      LanceC

      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      February 24, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK)

      Mainly for 4 door

      Had to cut the pipe down a lot so it fit over the axles it was to long . Easy install if you work on cars . The sound is basically the same as cutting the stock muffler off just not as loud . But love the hiddden look

      BrandonS

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 16, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK)

      it's works, just not what i though

      I had an exhaust break ( was rusty and old ), which made the noise just under the driver seat. I also didn't like the stock exhaust sound. I was hoping to get that V8 sound out of my V6, but it sound more like the exhaust noise is now in the back on the jeep, not just under the driver seat.

      TroyC

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 30, 2018

      worth buying

      everything about the exhaust is just what they said. easy to install great price.love the sound not to loud but will make alittle noise when you put your foot down.

      GaryS

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 10, 2017

      Good Quality, kind if loud

      The quality is great, removing the old exhaust is the hardest part. It has a great sound but it is a little loud and does have some highway drone.

      RussW

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 20, 2017

      Amazing product!

      It sounds awesome! It has a good deep growl, best bang for your buck as far as I'm concerned. I would deffinetly recommend!

      Sierra

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 03, 2017

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK)

      Great product by MBRP

      Great ppl at extreme terrain. Helpful and super fast shipping.

      VinnyM

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 30, 2017

      Good clearance

      Good clearance Easy install Good sound But is the same mpg and no different en rpm

      Keops

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 05, 2017

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK)

      MBRP Exhaust

      Finally got rid of the stock trash can and installed the MBRP installer series exhaust. Tucks up out of site nicely, sounds great and was easy to install.

      ChristineD

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 15, 2017

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK)

      MRP Cat back

      This product fits great and the installation was very easy and utilized the factory hangers. The hardest part is taking off the old exhaust. The sound is right where we wanted it, not to loud outside and a nice low tone inside the jeep.

      ParkerL

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 09, 2017

      Thank you

      Great product, Awesome sound, easy installation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      JuanE

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 04, 2017

      Great product

      Good sounding exhaust and perfect fit price is reasonable would highly recommend

      IvanV

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 27, 2016

      Great exhaust at a great price

      It's hard to beat this exhaust for the price. Install was super easy once I removed the stock exhaust. Sounds a bit louder than I expected in the lower gears, but it's a good tone. Not much noticeable drone on the highway. Noticable power increase on the low end, and soon ill know if gas mileage has changed. I'm very happy with this exhaust.

      Dingo

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 31, 2015

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK)

      As loud as you want it or as quiet as you want it.

      Want to start off by thanking Extreme Terrain, fast shipping as usual, excellent customer service, and awesome prices. This exhaust is not difficult to install and the finish product not only sounds great but looks just as good. This exhaust gets rid of the bulky factory exhaust and relocates it under the middle of the Jeep. When I want the exhaust to be loud I get on it hard and everyone looks to see what is that awesome sound, when cruising at 65-70 it doesn't have drone that makes you fall asleep or annoys you. Its perfect. One other thing I wanted to add is the horse power you gain. Its definitely noticeable.

      SilverJKU

      Year: 2008Aurora, CO, USA

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 31, 2015

      Sounds like a four-cylinder civic with coffee can exhaust

      pretty straightforward installation. But the sound above 2000 RPMs is very raspy. It sounds like a teenagers import. Pretty expensive also considering it is just a few feet of exhaust and the muffler.

      Sinistralleo

      Year: 2012ct

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 25, 2015

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK 2 Door)

      Exhaust

      Was very easy and a great fit. The only thing that was a little tricky was the over axel part. Sounds great and gets better after you drive it.

      Hugh61

      Year: 2010Missoula, MT, USA

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 19, 2014

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Muffler Relocate (07-11 Wrangler JK)

      MBRP

      System is a bit louder than I had hoped for, but it's a perfect fit in a JK. The main reason I went with MBRP was the muffler relocate. Aint no way I'll be smashing this one!

      bcgper

      Year: 2008Utah, USA

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