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MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (97-99 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Fits 1997 to 1999 TJ Wrangler
    • 2.5L 4 Cylinder and 4.0L 6 Cylinder Engines
    • Mirror Polished T304 Stainless Steel Tip
    • Delivers a Rich, Mellow Exhaust Note
    • Installs with Common Hand Tools
    • Can Improve Fuel Economy by 1-2 Mpg
    • Boosts Torque and Horsepower
    • Complete Cat Back System

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    Review & Install Video

    Why Pick MBRP for Your Wrangler?Wrangler owners expect a lot from their ride. Yet many exhaust manufacturer's figure they can simply pack the same generic muffler into their Jeep kits that they put on a Civic. At MBRP we designed our Jeep JK/TJ muffler to match the very real demands off-roaders have for their rigs. After many dyno runs with various muffler designs, combined with real world testing, we were able to pull 9 RWHP and 15ft/lbs out of the 3.8L V6. The unique chambered design of the muffler provides a pleasingly rich rumble at idle that builds to a civilized growl at driving speeds and a throaty roar when you push the throttle down. Unlike fiber packed straight through mufflers our chambered design can handle getting wet. Here at MBRP, we put a lot of thought into the exhaust system. The muffler remains to the rear to avoid having to reposition the evaporation canister. We tucked the muffler up as high as possible in order to provide maximum clearance while keeping it in the factory location. The heavy 16 gauge steel construction is tough enough to stand up to anything that the road, or off road, can dish out. The mirror polished T304 stainless steel tip can be easily removed for off road adventures and replaced for driving around town.

    The Best Systems Start With the Best MaterialsInstaller Series from MBRP brings you the best of both worlds. Designed and constructed to the exact same specifications as MBRP's Pro Series you can expect the same improvements in torque and horsepower and the same awesome sound as our top of the line products. The difference is the heavy duty aluminized steel construction. You save money without compromising on performance. MBRP Installer Series truly is superior to other aluminized exhaust products on the market. Heavy sixteen gauge steel is one reason. Another is that our systems have a thick protective coating of aluminum silica on the seams - an area that is often left exposed to rust. We are so certain of our Installer Series products that we back them with an industry leading 3 Year Warranty.

    Built to PerformYou made an investment in your Jeep and would never consider less than the finest aftermarket parts for it. Your MBRP performance exhaust is designed to make sure that is what you get. Aside from a stylish classic look, you can count on your MBRP cat back system to give your Jeep a rich, mellow sound. And thanks to the fully mandrel bent pipes, MBRP performance muffler and minimal bend degree angle design you can count on squeezing every ounce of torque and horsepower your engine has to offer.

    The Premium DifferenceIn an industry with its share of "commodity" exhaust products MBRP stands apart as a manufacturer of truly quality performance exhaust systems. You can see that in the way your system is packaged, the thought that goes into the design of every component, the consistent quality of the overall product and of course, the sound. The premium difference does not end there. Through our in house customer service team as well as the professionals who distribute and install our products you can count on your MBRP experience to be an enjoyable one.

    Easy InstallationMBRP systems are as much fun to install as to drive with on your Jeep. Bolt-on, no weld design makes installing this on your Jeep without hassle - an easy no hassle one to two hour project. Everything is direct fit to the OEM hangers and you get all the clamps and parts you will need, all in one box.

    Sound & StylePerformance is one thing but at MBRP we believe that appearance and sound is just as important. Every MBRP performance exhaust system has been specifically tuned to get the optimal sound from your vehicle. With our MBRP brand etched on the tips and our unmistakable styling, there's no question that you have the hottest exhaust on the road - MBRP.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 Details

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Muffler
    • (1) Tail Pipe
    • (1) Exhaust Tip
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
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    Questions & Answers (20)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    will this fit my unlimited?

    • The MBRP Black Series Cat-Back Exhaust will not properly fit the TJ Unlimited model.

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    WHAT IS THE DIAMETER OF THE PIPE ? I DIDNT SEE IT IN THE SPECS ... IM INTERESTED IN 2.5 OR 3"

    • Hello, The diameter of the pipe for this system is 2.5"

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    How much horse power will this exhaust add?

    • Upgrading the cat back exhaust can see a 5-10 increase in power. 

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    in my search this does say that this system will fit the tj unlimited 2004 model. though in the Q A section is says it will not fit properly. Was there a change done over the years?

    • This cat back exhaust is only designed to work with the standard cab size 00-06 Wranglers.

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    Is the black finish durable/

    • The finish on this exhaust has a 1 year warranty from MBRP for their black series exhaust, and a 3 year warranty on the exhaust system itself. 

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    Will this fit the lj 1 answer
    Will this fit a 2004 wrangler TJ X model? 1 answer
    Which of the cat-back systems are street legal in California? 1 answer
    What exhaust system will fit an 05 2 door unlimited? 1 answer
    I have a 4in rough country long arm kit and when I was installing it I had to cut my stock exhaust to keep it away from moving parts on the lift. Will I have to cut this exhaust too? 1 answer
    In the question and answers, the question was asked if this will fit on the unlimited. MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (04-06 Wrangler TJ Unlimited). The title states it is for the unlimited but the answers say it will NOT work for an unlimited. Confused. There is a link that takes me back to the same page I I got the answer and question from. 1 answer
    Will this fit on an 03 2.4L TJ? 1 answer
    What Decibel does the exhust make - From Australia and can't have any higher then 90. Thanks 1 answer
    Is there a spot in the catalytic converter to put in the lower O2 sensor? 1 answer
    is this the same as the black series just not painted black? will I get the same sound in features? 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Exhaust Note 4.552631 4.6
    • Fit & Finish 4.657895 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.798245 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 09, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (04-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited)

      Nice exhaust

      Very easy install , all the hangers (hardware) included. Wasn't impressed with the tone at first, their must be a break in period because after a couple of weeks the tone of the exhaust is great more than you would expect for a straight six cylinder very pleased. the gauge of pipe looks like it will last for years. install 2004 jeep LJ

      RogerM

      Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 03, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      Sounds good!

      Not too obnoxious. .

      ClaytonL

      Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 23, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      Great Addition to the Jeep

      Best upgrade for the Jeep yet. Easy to install and gives it a solid sound and felt an increase in the performance of the car. Highly recommend to any Jeep owner. It was definitely a do-it-yourself job and brings a whole new look and feel to the ride.

      LarryO

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 15, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      Good Exhaust

      Easy installation, good sound, I just wish it would be a little louder, but that's just my preference. Besides that, I'm very satisfied.

      DavidD

      Year: 2006Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      November 14, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (04-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited)

      Good product

      Good value. Thought it came with a chrome exhaust tip. It did not!

      HowardL

      Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 09, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      Great Value

      Looks great installed, nice little throaty sound but not obnoxious! I bought online and had a muffler shop install for $65.00 as my muffler was 12 years old and needed cut off.

      KelleyC

      Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 08, 2018

      MBRP exhaust

      I purchased the exhaust exclusively to fit with my long arm suspension, since my long brackets rub on the OEM exhaust. I’m generally not a big fan of exhaust noise, but this exhaust actually sounds decent.

      AgustinB

      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 06, 2018

      Really easy to install

      I was impressed on how much power it freed up on my 4.0 L.

      Ryan

      Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 05, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      MBRP Installer series Cat-Back Exhaust

      Very nice cat-back exhaust system, well constructed and durable. The two piece design made for a quick and easy installation. A great value for the price, I am very pleased with this product!

      JasonR

      Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 03, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      2000 TJ

      This provides great sound to my 2000 Jeep. It did not fully match up with my resonator, so I did have to cut and buy a few extra pipe endings.

      Calvin

      Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 31, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      Good Sound, but won't fit right.

      Exhaust had a good sound, but it won't fit between the shock and the gas tank guard, using the original mounts on a 05 Wrangler.

      ATH1981

      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 23, 2018

      Review from MBRP Black Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      Love the sound great buy!

      Was a nice and quick bolt on application.. Hardest part and that wasn't even hard, was dropping the skid plate for easier access. Love the low ruble that even a 6cyl can produce.. Totally happy overall.

      MikeH

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 04, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      Easy to install

      Easy to install, fitment is good, not very loud but the price was right

      LeslieR

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 28, 2018

      Catback

      This catback exhaust fits really well on my 97 Tj sounds real good for a 4 cylinder would recommend this product

      DavidP

      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 18, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      Exhaust is good

      Sounds really good. Not to loud but just right. Warm up mode sounds really good then it quiets down, on the road you don’t even notice it. Only really when you accelerate.

      LucasA

      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      August 29, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      Sounds good

      If your looking for a little more noise, this is the one. It’s not too expensive and should be easy to install. It’s got a nice low tone and isn’t overwhelming, but you definitely know it’s there. My muffler bolts/nuts at the flange seemed to be welded on, so I had a shop install in under an hour. This is actually the second jeep I’ve had this cat back on and Im happy with it.

      Jeeper

      Year: 2006Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 15, 2018

      Mbrp

      Awsome system and sounds great for the money! Haven’t found anything this nice for the price!

      ZebP

      Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 13, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      2.4 4 cylinder

      Incredibly easy install. Fit my 2004 2.4L perfectly

      CaseyF

      Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 08, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (04-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited)

      New exhaust

      Easy install. Looks and works great. Nice even tone. Perfect replacement.

      FloydK

      Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 07, 2018

      Review from MBRP Installer Series Cat-Back Exhaust (00-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

      Love it

      I love it, my neighbors probably don’t. Sounds good when accelerating. Decent chop once it warms up after a cold start. Gives you a deeper, more throaty Subaru type sound that rumbles and burbles when decelerating through the 1750-1250 rev range. Had it bolted on in about 15 mins, getting the old exhaust off was what took the most time. I’d recommend buying a can of VHT header paint to protect the new system. (Its $10 and I applied two-three coats. Basically the same as the black version which costs ~$60 more). Love this exhaust.

      ScottT

      Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

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