(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, guys. Today I'm here with the MBRP Installer Series Side Exit Dual Exhaust System fitting all 2016 and newer Toyota Tacomas with a 3.5-liter V6. So, if you're in the market for upgrading your exhaust system, you're looking for something that's going to create a better sound out of that 3.5, also a more stylish look out of the back end of your Tacoma at a pretty affordable price point, then this option by MBRP is gonna be a good choice to take a look at. This is going to open up a lot of airflow, getting rid of a lot of that restriction with the factory exhaust, giving you a deeper exhaust note out of the 3.5 while also giving you a very stylish look with the dual exit and the polished tips with MBRP stamped right on the side.As far as sound goes, I'm gonna give this a three out of five on the loudness meter with one being completely stock and five being incredibly loud. Now, you have to keep in mind that this is the installer series and that is going to be the quieter series from MBRP itself. So, that is definitely expected. So, what you can expect out of this exhaust system in the interior is no interior drone or cab noise at all. You will be able to hear this from time to time when you do stomp on the throttle, but that's perfect for the daily driver who doesn't really wanna hear their exhaust system all the time while they're driving around and especially, cruising on the highway.Now, as far as exterior noise goes, this isn't going to increase much in volume as it is going to deepen the exhaust note out of the 3.5-liter. So, you are gonna get a more aggressive noise. However, you're not going to gain a lot of volume, which again, is good for that daily driver who doesn't necessarily need the loudest exhaust system. Not to mention, like I said before, this is going to be very affordable at roughly $400 making this a perfect option for somebody who is looking to stay on a budget but also looking to get a lot of benefits in the meantime. Now, when we take a look at cat-back systems all across the board, the price is really gonna come down to the style as well as the materials.Now, like I said before, this is going to be more of an entry-style exhaust system, it's gonna be made of an aluminized steel material, which is more of a mid-grade material in comparison to some other more expensive options that are usually made of a 409 stainless or even a very high-quality 304 stainless from tip to tip. That higher quality material is usually just going to have some more rust-resistance to them. However, if you do take care of an aluminized steel, this is going to hold up for a very long time. So, in my opinion, I think if you're looking for an overall good sound, a stylish look out of the back of the Tacoma while also getting this at a very affordable price point, then this is going to be a good choice for you. So, install is gonna be a pretty easy two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You are gonna need some basic hand tools to get the job done and about an hour to two hours worth of your time. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now.The tools that I used for my install were a pair of safety glasses, an impact wrench, a 14-millimeter deep socket or a 14-millimeter swivel socket, a 15-millimeter shallow socket, a 5/16-inch Allen key, a hanger removal tool, a 10-inch extension, a marker, a 3/8-inch drive ratchet, a flex head 15-millimeter ratcheting wrench, a can of PB Blaster or you could use any penetrating lubricant, and a tape measure.First, we're gonna start by removing the isolators from the hanger. I'm gonna be using a hanger removal tool and some PB Blaster to help the isolator move off of there. However, you can also use a pry bar. I'm gonna start with this one in the back. That one's out, we can move to the muffler. Moving back to the two isolators that are on the muffler, we can go ahead and remove those as well. What we're gonna do next is support our muffler with a pole jack so we can loosen up this isolator and then fully remove the exhaust by removing the two bolts up at the front. So, I'm just gonna put this pole jack here just to support this, then we can remove it from this isolator. I'm gonna spray it with some PB Blaster again, then we can remove the two bolts up at the front while supporting our exhaust in the back. So, I hit those with a little bit of PB Blaster. I'm going to use a 14-millimeter swivel socket while also supporting the exhaust with my other hand, and I'm also gonna use my impact to remove those two bolts.Now that that second bolt is out, the exhaust is completely disconnected, so what we can do at this point is wiggle it out from the axle side back. I'm lowering the pole jack down just so I can get it out of the way. I'm gonna lower the exhaust down with it. Once the exhaust is a little bit easier to grab, we can move the pole jack out of the way and wiggle out the exhaust. Before we hop into the inside, I wanted to tell you guys a little bit more about this MBRP installer exhaust system in comparison to the factory one and what benefits that you're gonna receive out of this new exhaust system. So, right off the bat, you can tell that this is gonna be a dual outlet system in comparison to the factory one, which is a single outlet. Now, that's gonna help you out with some better airflow, some less restriction, but it's also gonna help you out with styling, especially with these large polished tips on either end.On the topic of airflow and restriction, up at the top here on the new exhaust system, you are getting a larger diameter inlet at about 3 inches. That's gonna go into a smaller muffler in comparison to your factory set up which has a large baffled and bulky muffler with a 2-and-1/2-inch inlet up at the front. Now, that's gonna help you out with a lot of airflow with that larger piping, but the smaller, less restrictive muffler is gonna help you out with a lot of that sound and some small horsepower and torque gains in those higher RPM ranges. Now, this is the installer series, this is gonna be MBRP's quieter exhaust system, but this is still gonna do a really good job at deepening the tone of the 3.5-liter in comparison to your factory exhaust, which really just takes away all of that sound of the 3.5. Not to mention, this is gonna come with everything that you need in order to install it on your Tacoma, including all the clamps and even an extra hanger for this added piping. So, enough about these two side by side, let's go ahead and install our new one.The first step of our install is gonna be to cut our inlet piping. We have a double-cab short bed, so we will need to measure about 17 and 1/8 of an inch back. Now, if you have the long bed, you won't have to cut anything at all, but for us, we will, considering that on our factory exhaust system, it is a lot shorter. So, I'm going to measure from the flange back, make a mark, and then we can head over to the saw. What we can do now is work from the front of the truck back. Starting with our flange, we're gonna install this with our factory bolt. I'm not gonna tighten anything down yet, I want a little bit of movement so we can get everything else installed first, but I am going to snug them up so the actual flange just stays in place. I'm gonna use that 14-millimeter swivel socket and my impact.All right. Now, we can move on to our muffler. So, we can put our muffler up into place over that pipe there. Then we can grab our hanger clamp. We can put the U-bolt up over the muffler flange here and then what we can do is loosely install the nuts down at the bottom and then put the actual clamp in the isolator here. Now, you may want some PB Blaster for this as well just to help it go in a little better. And then we're gonna leave that loose for the time being and move on to the rest of our piping. What we can do now is install our over the axle pipe on the passenger's side. We can slip that into the muffler there and then what we can do is actually raise up the exhaust to meet our isolator here. Move our isolator at the front and the back. So, it might be a little bit easier to hook it into the isolator first and then wiggle them both through at the same time. It might be helpful too to put a little bit of PB Blaster on these upper hangers. Once that's through, we can work on the driver's side piping.So, again, it might be a little bit easier to hook the hanger through the isolator and then put it into the muffler by raising up the muffler then just moving it back. What we're gonna do now is install our hanger and isolator onto our driver's side tailpipe. This is going to be bolted up to our Tacoma in just a second, but we wanna make sure that that's installed before we wiggle this onto our exhaust system. Wanna make sure that you're careful with these flex lines here. What we can do now is bolt up our hanger. This is our provided bolt. We have two flat washers and a lock washer and a nut. What we can do now is tighten up this bolt with a ratcheting wrench and a 15-millimeter socket. All right. Now, we can attach our clamps and tighten everything down.Now, we can install our clamps starting with the two outlets on our muffler here. I always install these down just so the clamps are easily accessible. Making sure both of those are sitting properly over both pipes, we can go ahead and tighten those up with a 14-millimeter socket. You also wanna make sure that you're tightening these down evenly, then we can move to our back clamp. Now, we can move to the clamp in the back right above our spare tire there. Again, we're gonna put the U-bolt over the top. So, with the U-bolt over the top, we can put the bottom of our clamp on, thread on the nuts. We can tighten it down with the same 14-millimeter deep socket. So, we can tighten down our hanger clamp. And then last but not least, we can tighten down our flange here. All right. Last but not least, we can attach our tips. What we can do now is install our tip. Now, you wanna make sure to line this up however you like, but I'm just going to align it with our rear quarter here. Then we can take a 5/16-inch Allen socket or Allen key and tighten that up. Then we can repeat that for the other side. Once your tips are completely tightened down, then you're all set to go.So, 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
Brings Out the Truck’s Optimal Sound. With the MBRP Installer Series Dual Exhaust Side Exit System, the Toyota Tacoma’s aggressive true sound can finally be unleashed. Thanks to the exhaust system’s Tacoma specific muffler design, you can hear and feel the power of your truck whenever you hit freeway speeds.
Designed to Get Exhaust Out Fast. MBRP’s Installer Series Dual Exhaust Side Exit System has undergone numerous tweaks and countless dyno performance tests. As a result, the exhaust system is able to get exhaust out fast without compromising the engine’s performance. It also helps increase the truck’s horsepower and torque while improving its fuel efficiency.
Features a Heavy-Duty Build. The MBRP Installer Series Dual Exhaust Side Exit System is constructed out of heavy-duty aluminized steel. Its high-quality 3-inch to 2 1/2 inch tubing is also fully sealed to lengthen the system’s service life. As such, this dual exhaust side exit system is able to hold up to the toughest road conditions. The 4-inch exhaust tips will be constructed of a T-304 Stain Steel construction.
Made for Easy Installation. Unlike many exhaust systems, the MBRP Installer Series Dual Exhaust Side Exit Exhaust System features a bolt-on, no weld installation design. This means that it doesn’t need to be drilled to the Tacoma for it to work. However, minor trimming may be required for specific Toyota Tacoma models. The entire installation procedure will take 2 hours to accomplish.
Application. The MBRP Installer Series Dual Exhaust Side Exit System is compatible with all 2016-2020 Toyota Tacoma models with 3.5-liter engines.
Fitment: 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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