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Hey guys, Joe from Extreme Terrain, and today I'm going to be reviewing and installing the MBRP Installer Series Single Exhaust System with a Side Exit, fitting all '05 to '15 4.0L Tacoma. This kit is going to be perfect for the Tacoma owner who's looking to improve the sound out of their 4.0L with an exhaust that is daily drivable but loud when you step on the gas, all for a reasonable price. As you guys just heard, this kit is going to be mid-range loud and easily get to three out of five on our wake-the-neighbors scale.But one thing I noticed when we were out driving this truck is just how daily drivable and livable it is at any RPM lower than 4500. It really is a quiet exhaust. You could drive with this every day and not have any problems and still remain comfortable in your Tacoma. But when you bring the tachometer up and step on the gas, around 4500 RPM, this thing just comes to life and roars. This kit is manufactured out of 2.5-inch diameter 16 gauge aluminized steel, features MBRP's straight-through design muffler in the middle, and right behind your rear tire is going to be your 3.5-inch diameter chrome tip, that's slash-cut and embossed with the MBRP logo.Looking at this exhaust in comparison to some of MBRP's other exhausts, this is going to be on par with the Black Series. Both exhausts feature aluminized steel, the only difference being that black powder coat, which is going to cost you a little bit extra, but add to the durability a little bit. If you wanted to step it up from the Installer and Black Series, check out the XP Series. That features 409 stainless, and if you were looking to spend the most amount of money, the Pro Series is going to feature your best of the best, 304 grade stainless. Pricing for this kit is going to come in at around the $325 mark.Now, simply put, this is going to be one of the most cost-effective catbacks on our website for the four-liter Tacoma, and you really do get your money's worth for that 325 bucks. The only thing that really beats this in terms of price is going to be a couple of turn down kits that simply end right before the rear axle. So for what you're getting here, a good price. 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 isn't going to be too bad. It all slaps together pretty easily. I'm going to give it a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Should only take you a couple hours to get this installed on your Tacoma.There is one thing I want to touch on. If you have a short wheelbase truck like what we're working with today, you will have to do some cutting on the inlet pipe. We're going to show you how to do that in just a second. 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 impact, ratchet, exhaust hanger removal tool, U-joint, 14-millimeter socket, 15-millimeter socket, 8-millimeter Allen key, and some PB B'laster. If you have a short wheelbase truck, you will need to make a cut to your inlet pipe. For that, you will need a tape measure, Sharpie, safety glasses, and not pictured is going to be a saw. We had a rusty bolt on our flange, so we had to do a little bit of extra work. For that, we used a step bit, 14-millimeter wrench, and needle nose pliers.So the truck we're working on today is an '05 PreRunner with as near as makes no difference, 115,000 miles on it. Now, looking underneath of this truck, it's got a little bit of road salt on it, but otherwise, it looks really good. The driveshaft isn't really that rusted, the frame has no soft spots in it. But still, this is almost a 15-year-old truck. So what we're going to do is hit everything with a nice healthy coat of PB B'laster. It's going to loosen it up a little bit and make this exhaust just that much easier to work on.So we're going to give that a minute to wick through, and then we're going to use a 14-millimeter socket to slowly and gently back that out. Then we're going to do the same thing for the other side. Moving back along the exhaust, that's gonna bring us to this hanger right here. We're going to completely remove that with an exhaust hanger removal tool. Reason being is the other hangers on the exhaust go the opposite direction, so this one will need to be completely removed.Our new MBRP kit is going to fix this issue. All the hangers go the same way. So what I'm going to do is reinstall this back on to our frame mount. We're going to do the same exact thing to this rear hanger isolator, as it's perpendicular to all the other exhaust hangers. All that's holding this exhaust on the truck now are the last two hangars behind the muffler. Now, thankfully, they're both going the same way, so what we're going to do is angle this forward, drop it out of those two hangers, shimmy it over our axle tube, and drop the whole thing out in one big piece. Now if you are working on the ground, you might not be able to do that. You might have to make some cuts, but since we're on a lift, we're going to pull this whole thing out in one big piece.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 it will be making over that factory exhaust. And right off the bat, as you guys can see, we're ditching this big restrictive factory muffler in exchange for MBRP's straight-through design. That's going to free up our exhaust flow and contribute to the sound immensely. Secondly, we're also upgrading the exhaust tip. Rather than the bare pipe ending on our factory kit, we actually have an exhaust tip now.Now there are a few things I wanted to touch on before we can start installing our new MBRP kit. First is going to be this hanger at the rear here. We're going to have to scavenge that and put it back on our truck. And now, there is a bit of a difference. If you have a '13, '14, or '15, you will have to use this one, which is perpendicular, but it comes in the kit from MBRP. Secondly, as you guys notice probably, our inlet pipe is a little bit long out of the box. This kit is for the long-wheelbase truck. We're working with a short-wheelbase truck today, so we're going to trim that down a little bit. That's gonna get trimmed to a total of 32 inches in length. Now thirdly, one of the bolts on our flange is a little bit rusted out. That's a common issue on Toyota Tacomas, so I'm going to show you how to take care of that as well.So now we're ready to move back underneath of our truck and mount up that inlet pipe using the factory 14-millimeter hardware and springs. Now, before we do, I just wanted to point out something that's a common issue on the Toyota Tacoma. Now, I said the underside of this truck looks pretty good, and it does, but there's two welded-on nuts on the back of this flange. One of them is in pretty bad shape, so I'm going to use a step bit and take that down and just replace it with a regular nut and washer. Now, just in case you are curious and do have to do this, the nut size is going to be M10 by 1.25. There's a little bit of work we have to do on the factory hardware as well. MBRP gives you four of these flat washers included in the kit, two for each side. Those go in between the bolt and the spring. Then we could use that hardware to secure our inlet pipe.Next is going to be the muffler. We're going to get that started in this hanger here, then slip a clamp in between that and the inlet pipe, and secure it using a 15-millimeter socket. And again, we're going to tighten this clamp with a 15-millimeter socket. Now, it's a good idea to leave that partially loose for now, just so it is manageable like this. That way we could dial in our adjustment and give this the final tighten at the end of the install. It's gonna be the same process for our over-axle pipe. We're going to make sure these get seated in the hanger isolators, this into our muffler, with a clamp in place. So now for our tailpipe, like I said earlier, we are going to have to reclaim and reuse this hanger here, and again, if you have a '13, '14, or '15 model year, you will use the one that comes in the kit from MBRP.Tailpipe is going to be the same process. We're going to slide a clamp around that, get this seated in the back of our over-axle pipe, then get the hanger started and in place, and then tighten down the clamp with a 15-millimeter socket. And lastly, our tip is going to go on with an 8-millimeter Allen key. So now is the perfect time to align your system. Make sure everything's seated in the correct position. Then you could run through with a 15-millimeter socket, turn up the impact gun, and seat all of your clamps.All that's left for 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 Installer Series Single Exhaust System with a Side Exit, fitting all '05 to '15 four-liter Tacomas. For more videos like this and all things Tacoma, please subscribe to Extreme Terrain.
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Offers a More Commanding Exhaust Tone. The MBRP Installer Series Single Exhaust Side Exit can easily give your 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma a more commanding presence. Due to its aluminized steel body, as well as its carefully engineered muffler and exhaust tips, this exhaust system will give your vehicle a distinct powerful growl that’ll echo through the streets.
Improves Vehicle Power and Performance. The MBRP Installer Series Single Exhaust Side Exit System doesn’t feature any of the restrictions the stock exhaust has. As such, it can help reduce the strain on the engine by freeing up the gas flow. In addition, it’s able to increase the truck’s horsepower and torque without comprising its fuel efficiency.
Boasts an Aluminized Steel Body. Thanks to its aluminized steel construction, MBRP’s Installer Series Single Exhaust Side Exit System exhibits remarkable durability and longevity. This also means that it has the strength to remain in good condition, even when it’s exposed to rough road conditions.
Installation Is Easy. Since this product utilizes a bolt-on, no weld design, MBRP’s Installer Series Single Exhaust Side Exit System can be easily installed. However, the extension pipe might need to be trimmed, depending on the Toyota Tacoma model owned.
Application. The MBRP Installer Series Single Exhaust Side Exit System fits all 2005-2015 Toyota Tacomas with 4.00-liter engines.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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