(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, guys, today we're checking out the MBRP XP Series Dual Side Exit Exhaust System, fitting all 2016 and newer Toyota Tacomas with the 3.5 liter. Now, if you're looking to upgrade your exhaust system to something that's going to perform sound and look a lot better from the factory, this option by MBRP is going to be a great choice to take a look into.So, as you guys just heard from the sound clip, this is gonna do a really good job at opening up a lot of airflow, creating a more aggressive tone to your exhaust. When it comes to the volume I'm going to give this a three out of five on the loudness meter with one being completely stock and five being incredibly loud. Now, this is gonna sit right in the middle just because it will increase a decent amount of volume over the factory but it's really going to deepen the tone and give you that more aggressive exhaust note that you may be looking for for your Tacoma. When it comes to cab noise, you're not gonna get a lot of drone but you will be able to hear your exhaust when you are sitting in the driver seat. Now, this is gonna be perfect for somebody who does wanna hear their exhaust from time to time when they step on the throttle but doesn't want something that is overbearing. Now, this is also going to increase your performance because with better airflow and less restriction comes some small performance gains in those higher RPM ranges. So, when you do step on the throttle, you may feel an increase in throttle response, as well as an increase in your fuel economy. With sound and performance gains, also comes an upgrade in styling with the dual side exit and the polished 4-inch tip on the back. So, this is gonna be great for somebody who wants to upgrade the style of the back end of their Tacoma while also being a fan of that dual side exit style.With all of that being said this is going to be roughly $550, putting this at a more affordable price point in comparison to some other options on the page. Now, it does come down to what you are looking for as far as design goes with a single-side exit, dual side exit or even a middle exit, but if you are a fan of the dual side exit, this is gonna be a great choice. Now, this is also going to be an upgrade from some other less expensive choices considering that this is made of a 409 stainless steel that is going to be more rust-resistant and hold up for a longer period of time. Now, on the other hand more expensive options are usually going to be made of a higher quality material like a 304 that's just gonna have a little bit more rust resistance to that material over the 409. However in my opinion, I think if you are again a fan of the dual side exit look and you also are looking for an upgrade in sound and performance, this choice by MBRP is going to be a great one to take a look at.When it comes to the install this is going to sit at a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, you will need a couple of basic hand tools and about two hours worth of your time. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now.The tools that I used for install were a dead blow, an impact wrench, a 5/16-inch Allen socket, 14-millimeter swivel socket, a 15-millimeter deep socket, a 14-millimeter open-ended and ratcheting wrench, a 3/8-inch drive ratchet, a 10-inch extension, an exhaust hanger removal tool and a can of PB B'laster. So, our first step to this install is just to hit our isolators with a little bit of penetrating oil, that's gonna help the hangers slide out of the isolators a little bit easier. Next we can go ahead and take a 14-millimeter socket, I'm going to be using a 14-millimeter swivel socket and my impact wrench and we're gonna loosen up the two bolts up at the flange just so we have a little bit of extra movement to get the exhaust out of the isolator.So, there are two bolts on either side, I'm gonna use that 14-millimeter swivel socket and just loosen those up. What we can do now is start removing the hangers from our isolators, I'm gonna use a exhaust hanger removal tool. These are very accessible, you can also use a pry bar if you do not have one of these. We can kind of move that out of the way and head on back. While you're doing this I'd recommend to support the exhaust because it will start to droop. Then there will be an isolator up at the front of our muffler. I did end up supporting our exhaust with a pole jack because it is all one piece. I'm just wanna move this isolator over to the side, and then we can fully disconnect those two bolts up at the flange and remove our exhaust system. Then we can take that 14-millimeter swivel socket and completely remove our exhaust flange bolt. Now, be careful because at this time, once the bolt is out, the exhaust is going to be completely disconnected. That's why I have it supported by a pole jack right now. Once those bolts are out, what I'm gonna do is just lower this down and we can completely remove our exhaust system. So, I'm just lowering it down so the over axle pipe just sits on the axle for a second while I can move the pole jack and then we can wiggle our exhaust free. Just be careful of that wire.Before we hop into the install, I wanted to stop down and give you guys a little comparison on our new exhaust system by MBRP sitting next to our factory system and tell you guys a little bit more about the benefits that you're gonna get out of this new setup. Now, this is gonna be a big upgrade in styling, performance, as well as sound and even construction over our factory system. Starting off with construction, this new MBRP exhaust system is gonna be made of a 409 stainless steel material which is going to be a lot more rust-resistant than our factory steel option and hold up for a longer period of time. This MBRP option is also gonna have 3-inch mandrel bent tubing in comparison to our 2.5 from the factory. So, that is going to help us out with airflow. Speaking of airflow we are getting a high flow muffler which is gonna help us out with those small performance gains and the higher RPM ranges as well as a more aggressive tone out of the 3.5 liter. Now, that's going to get rid of a lot of restriction that we saw with our factory exhaust system, especially with that large and baffled muffler. Now, again, this is also going to be an upgrade in styling, we have that dual side exit in comparison to our factory setup which has a single side exit and you're getting a 4-inch polished tip on either side, which is gonna give you a very clean look to the back of the Tacoma. Now, not to mention this is gonna come with everything that you need in order to install it. It does come with all of the extra hangers, the clamps and even an isolator and all the mounting hardware. So speaking of that, let's jump into the install.So, if you have these short wheelbase, you will need to measure back from the flange 17 and 1/8 of an inch and you will need to cut your piping. If you have the longer wheelbase you won't have to do any cutting it off. I've already made a mark so we can go ahead and cut our inlet pipe. So, if you did have to cut your piping, once it's cut I would recommend to clean up the edges with an angle grinder. Next we can put our flange pipe as well as our muffler together. We're gonna use our 3-inch hanger clamp and we want the hanger clamp facing the front towards the flange. It's giving you a little bit of trouble at first, slide that over, then we can take our flange pipe inside our muffler, we can head over to our truck.What we can do next is take our muffler and flange pipe and slip the hanger into our isolator. I put a little bit of PB B'laster in there to help it go through, then we can start to line up our flange. Once that's lined up, we can take our factory bolts and thread those into place. Once the bolts are threaded into the flange, what we can do is take that 14-millimeter socket and tighten those up.What we can do next is mount up our hangar and isolator that's provided in the kit. This is going to utilize the provided bolt, two flat washers, lock washer, and nut. Now, I'm going to snug this up by hand but before we tighten it down, I wanna make sure that the piping and the hanger is secured in the isolator and then we can tighten that up. I do want a little bit of adjustability out of this. Make sure that it wiggles in correctly, then we can continue to our over axle pipe.What we can do next is take our shorter over axle pipe for the driver side. We're gonna have the hanger up at the front making sure that a clamp is on the piping before we go ahead and secure it to our muffler, and we can support our muffler and slide our hanger into the isolator, just gonna try to line it up with the isolator first. Now, we can take our clamp and our driver side tailpipe, slipped a clamp over the driver side over axle pipe. Just keep that there for now. Then we can connect these two together, may be a little bit difficult at first just because this is a little bit of an angle but we can rotate the exhausts. While we're here we can slip our isolator that was provided over our hanger. Okay, and then we can move to our passenger side tail and over axle pipe.So, next we can slide our tailpipe and over axle pipe into our hangers or isolators. Again I put some PB B'laster in there to just help it go through a little bit easier. Just making sure that hanger is on, we can slip the front of our pipe into our muffler and I'm gonna take a pole jack and support our muffler so we can get that last hanger in the isolator. And let it down, get our pole jack out of the way and just slip the rest of the piping in. We may need the help of a dead blow in order to do that. Now we can start tightening up all of our clamps, I'm gonna start with our clamps up at the front and then head to the back. We'll be using a 15-millimeter deep socket and for this first one, I don't have a lot of room here so I am gonna be using a hand ratchet. Right, and then we can head to the back, I'm going to be using that same 15-millimeter deep socket just with my impact wrench since I have a little bit of extra room. We can tighten our over axle clamp.So, before we install our tips, we do want to tighten up this exhaust hanger, I'm going to be using a 14-millimeter swivel socket as well as a 14-millimeter wrench to tighten that up. Now we can install our tips, these will just slide right over our piping. I'm going to be tightening these down with a 5/16-inch Allen socket. We can do the same thing on the other side.That's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe, and for more videos and products like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Specs & Installation
Improves Exhaust Sound. The MBRP XP Series Dual Exhaust System is tuned to provide the Tacoma with an improved sound. Furthermore, the aggressive rumble isn’t harsh and is mellow enough for street driving.
Designed for Performance. The MBRP XP Series Dual Exhaust System features a dyno-tuned design for improve exhaust flow that increases horsepower and torque. Additionally, it’s designed to reduce the exhaust temperatures, helping improve durability while also increasing fuel efficiency.
Heavy Duty Construction. Not only does the XP Series Dual Exhaust System look great, it’s built to last. Featuring a T409 stainless steel construction, it’s tough and durable enough to withstand the effects of salt, grime, rocks, and many on and off-road hazards.
Bolt-On Installation. The XP Series Dual Exhaust System is quite straight forward to install using the included hardware and the factory hangers. Trimming of the front pipe may be required on some Tacoma models.
Limited Lifetime Warranty. MBRP offers a Limited Lifetime warranty on the Dual Split Side Cat-back. This warranty will cover workmanship defects. Some limitations may apply.
Application. The MBRP XP Series Dual Exhaust System is designed to fit all 2016-2020 3.5L Toyota Tacoma models.
Fitment: 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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