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Hey guys, Joe from ExtremeTerrain and today I'm gonna be reviewing and installing the MBRP Installer Series single exhaust system with a side exit fitting all '16 and newer 3.5-liter Tacomas. This kit is going to be perfect for the Tacoma owner who's looking to get a little bit more sound out of their 3.5-liter with one of the most cost-effective exhausts on the market.As you guys just heard this kit is going to be mid-range loud, comes in at about a three out of five on our wake the neighbor scale. It's easily enough to know that this is an upgraded exhaust from the factory kit but not enough to draw any unwanted attention to your Tacoma. This kit is manufactured out of mandrel-bent 3-inch diameter 16 gauge steel which is then coated in aluminum to help protect it from the elements. In the middle we have the perforated tube P-Series muffler which is going to hugely improve the sound over stock. And this kit ends in a 4-inch diameter chrome slash cut tip that is embossed with the MBRP logo. The mandrel bends on this kit ensure that the walls of the tube remain nice and smooth throughout the length of the bend. Now that creates a couple of things that is gonna make sure the exhaust can flow as smoothly as possible, it's not gonna create any turbulence and allow those gases to escape the exhaust as fast as possible.Now comparing this exhaust to some of MBRP's other offerings this is going to be on the same tier as the Black Series which is going to be on the cost-effective side of their range, only difference from this and the Black Series is going to be some black powder coating but the Black Series does cost a little bit more for that. Now if you wanted to save a little bit of money you could take a look at the P-Series. That's gonna be the same construction basically and feature the same muffler without an exhaust tip. If you wanted to step it up from aluminized steel, the XP Series offers 409 grade stainless and obviously the Pro Series is gonna be your top of the line 304 stainless.Pricing for this kit is going to come in at around the $300 mark and that currently makes it one of the most cost-effective options for the 3.5-liter on our website, being only beat by that P-Series I mentioned earlier and this same kit, the Installer Series, with a turndown rather than the full tailpipe. Now, also included in that price is going to be a 3-year warranty on materials and a 1-year warranty on finish, both from MBRP.Install for this kit is going to come in at two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, should only take you a couple hours to get this installed on your truck, as it is straight bolt-on, there's no welding required. But the reason I gave it a two is depending on your cab and bed length setup you might have to trim the inlet pipe to get this to fit like we're about to show you in a minute here. So without any further ado let me show you how to get this exhaust installed on your truck. Tools required for this install are going to be a pry bar, exhaust hanger removal tool, impact, U-joint, 8-millimeter Allen key, 15-millimeter socket, and a 14-millimeter socket. Now tools that are not required but greatly help are going to be a hammer, we used that to seat a socket on a rusty bolt, PB B'laster to loosen things up. And if you have a short wheelbase truck like what we're working on today you will need to trim an inlet pipe, for that you will need safety glasses, tape measure, sharpie, and not pictured in this shot is going to be a saw.All right guys, so for the first step of our install we're going to hit everything with a nice healthy dose of a rust penetrant. I'm gonna use PB B'laster. This is gonna come in great help for this flange right here and there's four rubber hangers down the length of the exhaust. And to be honest, this exhaust hasn't been off of our truck in around 30,000 miles, which is what the truck has on it in total. So this will be a pretty accurate representation of what you can expect after some daily driving when you crawl under your truck. So now we can move back to this flange and the nut on this side is welded in place, so we're gonna use a 14-millimeter socket on this bolt to slowly back it out. Again, this is pretty rusty so we're gonna take our time here. So now we're gonna do the same thing for the other side, and again this is pretty rusty over here as well obviously, so I'm gonna use the mallet to tap that socket onto the bolt. And again go slow, this thing will be pretty hot when it pops out as well, so just let it fall to the ground. So now we can move on to these rubber hanger isolators. This one is on the front of the muffler and this one will actually require complete removal, reason being is it's backwards compared to the other hanger Isolators. So I'm gonna get a pry bar up into this hole here, get some leverage, pop that off. Then the other exhaust hanger should go when we drop that flange and pull the exhaust forward then we can get it straight out. And then that could actually stay on the upper one.So now our exhaust is just about ready to fall off the truck. What we're gonna do first is pull this flange apart and drop it out of the way so it will clear. Then we're going to use a pry bar to sort of pry on the muffler to release it from those hangers, then we're gonna drop this out in one big piece. Now if you are working on the ground you might have to make a couple cuts to get this out from underneath the truck. But if you're on jack stands or a lift it should be extremely easy to pull it 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 we're going to be making. And right off the bat, we're ditching this big restrictive muffler design from the factory in exchange for MBRP's straight-through perforated tube P-Series muffler. On top of that we're also increasing the overall diameter of the piping to 3 inches, that's going to allow some more exhaust gases to flow through in total. As far as the tip goes, we're looking at a 4-inch chrome slash-cut embossed with the MBRP logo.Now, as you guys probably noticed, our inlet pipe is a little bit longer than the factory. This MBRP kit is intended for the longer wheelbase trucks out of the box and depending on your cab and bed setup you will have to trim this. For the short wheelbase truck we're working with today we're going to be taking around 13 and a quarter inches off the back of that inlet pipe. So let's grab our safety glasses, tape measure, and marker, head over to the saw and make our cut. And again, for our short wheelbase truck that should take about 13 and a quarter inches. So now we're back to the truck and all we're going to do is now get that inlet pipe seated and use that original hardware to secure it. Now just to note, this pipe does have a bend to it that is gonna go upward toward the body. And then we're gonna use a 14-millimeter socket to secure that. Next, we're going to install this hanger clamp shortly followed up by our muffler.So we're gonna leave that clamp just hand tight for now. That's gonna give us a much-needed wiggle room when we near the end of the install and need some adjustment. Now before we go and mount up our tailpipe we're gonna remove this hanger isolator right here. Reason being, is our tailpipe has two hangers that go opposite directions, so we're gonna remove this with an exhaust hanger removal tool and some PB B'laster, get that mounted up onto our tailpipe, and then mount up our tailpipe and slide that hanger into place right back where it was right there. We're going to feed that all the way back. It's gonna give us a lot of room when we go mount this back up. Then we can hang a clamp on our muffler, feed our over-axle pipe over the axle, and those hangers into the isolators, which is tricky. And then we're gonna move back to that hanger in the rear and push that over as well. That rear hanger should pull everything into alignment but now it's the perfect time to make any adjustments to make sure the exhaust is sitting correctly then we're gonna run through and tighten down the two clamps, one up front here and one behind the muffler with a 15-millimeter socket.Now we're going to slide our exhaust tip on and secure it with an 8-millimeter socket. All that's left 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 '16 and newer 3.5-liter Tacomas. Thank you for watching, I'm Joe. For more videos like this and all things Tacoma, please subscribe to ExtremeTerrain.
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Generates a Rich Exhaust Tone. If you want your 2016-2021 Toyota Tacoma to produce a fuller growl, then switch its stock exhaust with the MBRP Installer Series Single Exhaust Side Exit System. This exhaust system is constructed out of premium quality aluminum and engineered to generate a rich and powerful exhaust tone.
Increases Horsepower and Torque. The MBRP Installer Series Single Exhaust Side Exit System is engineered to free up the Toyota Tacoma’s gas flow. When this happens, the engine will be able to breathe better since it’ll experience less strain. As a result, the Tacoma will be able to generate more horsepower and torque without compromising the engine’s condition or the fuel efficiency.
Made Entirely Out of Aluminized Steel. Due to its heavy duty aluminized steel body, the MBRP Installer Series Single Exhaust Side Exit System exhibits remarkable strength. Its mandrel-bent tubing is also fully sealed, so it’s able to remain durable for a very long time.
Easy Installation Procedure. The MBRP Installer Series Single Exhaust Side Exit System is built with a bolt-on, no weld design. This means that there won’t be any drilling or trimming involved, making the entire installation procedure easier to accomplish.
Limited 3-Year Warranty. The MBRP Single Side Exit Cat Back will be covered under a 3-year limited warranty from date of purchase. Some limitations may apply.
Application. The MBRP Installer Series Single Exhaust Side Exit System is compatible with all 2016-2021 Toyota Tacoma models with 3.5-liter engines.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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