(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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The Borla Touring Dual Exhaust System with the side exit, fitting all '14 to '18 Silverados and Sierras 1500s is perfect for the truck owner that's looking to upgrade their exhaust, get a little more sound than factory, but doesn't want anything that's gonna be loud inside the cabin or wake their neighbors. So in Borla's range of exhausts, the Touring is going to be the lowest in volume. Now that's not to say it's gonna sound factory. It's not. It's still going to create that nice, throaty exhaust note but if you're looking for a little bit more volume, check out the S-Type or ATAK by Borla as well. And as you guys just heard, it's not about the volume with this one, it's all about the tone. This isn't gonna create any drone in the cabin and it's going to be a nice, livable daily driver exhaust and for that, I'm going to give it a two out of five on the wake the neighbors scale.Fit and finish with this kit is gonna be bar-none on as you'd expect. Not just because of the price tag, but because Borla has been one of the biggest players in the premium exhaust game for quite some time now and have really earned their reputation as one of the best in the business. Borla manufactures this kit out of 304 stainless throughout and start with a 2-3/4 inch diameter inlet pipe. After the muffler, that separates into dual 2-1/4 inch tubing which exit out the sides and in an awesome huge 4-inch chrome slash-cut tip embossed with the Borla logo. This kit also features all mandrel bends. Now that's really great because it doesn't create any ripples on the inside of the tubes. That's what causes turbulence in your exhaust gases and that's what hinders power. The mandrel bends really free up that flow, make sure there's no turbulence, and it can exit out the vehicle as fast as possible, which is what creates power. Also, that stainless steel is gonna be great if you live in any salty winter conditions. It's gonna hold up and make sure this kit is looking good for years to come. That 304 stainless is also great for winter conditions as well. That's gonna hold up and make sure this kit is looking good and making noise for years to come. We also offer the Touring in the choice of a couple different combinations as well. There's the rear exit straight out the back, and also the choice of black tips. Pricing for this kit is gonna be around the $1,000 mark. Now that is going to be on the high side, but for one of the best manufactured and engineered kits out there, you really get what you pay for. Before we move onto the install, I just wanted to make a quick note. This kit is intended to be used with the shorter wheelbase, 153 inches, so that's going to be your Crew Cab with the short box or your Double Cab with standard box. If you have a longer wheelbase truck, something like the Double Cab with the long box, you're gonna need an extension pipe to get this to fit and that does not come in the kit. Like I said earlier, you get what you pay for here and install is going to be a breeze. You're not gonna have to bend anything or use a hammer to get them to fit and for that, I'm gonna give it a two out of three wrenches. It should take you an hour or two with basic hand tools, and with that, let me show you how to get this installed on your truck. Tools required for this install include an impact, 13-millimeter socket, 15-millimeter socket, exhaust hanger removal tool, and some spray lubricant like WD-40. So first things first, we gotta get our factory cat-back out of the way. Now that is a pretty simple process. We're gonna start by undoing this 13-millimeter clamp right here. Then the whole thing is just held up with some exhaust hangers. We're to get hit those with some WD-40 then use an exhaust hanger removal tool to push those out, and the whole thing should drop out in one big piece. Now if you are working on the ground, you might have to make some cuts in order to get it out from underneath the truck. Since we're on a lift, we're going to do the whole thing in one shot. So with our factory system off the truck and on the ground next to our Borla system, you can start to see how much of an upgrade this Borla Cat-Back back is. We ditch all this old, rusty factory piping and this big, old factory muffler and resonator in exchange for a sleeker, less restrictive Borla Touring muffler, 304 stainless throughout the construction, which is going to start with 2-3/4 inch inlet and splits into a dual 2-1/4 inch piping that are gonna exit straight out the sides and end in an awesome, gigantic 4-inch chrome slash-cut tip embossed with the Borla logo. So to get this on our truck, next we're going to grab our inlet pipe. We're going to start there. Installation of this is going to be pretty simple. You're gonna want this hanger to go underneath the pipe, and this bend here is gonna go toward the frame rail or the outside of the vehicle and up there, we're going to be reusing the factory clamp. So with our inlet pipe roughly in place, that brings us to this clamp here. Now with all the clamps in a kit like this, you're gonna want to leave them loose until the end. That's gonna give us some adjustment room. Then once we have it sitting where we want it, we're going to run through and tighten them down for the final time. Again, just leave this clamp hand tight for now. Next, we're gonna grab our muffler and one of the larger 2-3/4 inch clamps in the kit. Now, this part is a little bit heavy, so I grabbed a jack stand. You could grab a buddy just to help you support it so it doesn't sag while we snug down that clamp. So that brings us to this clamp. The clamp supplied in the kit from Borla are 15-millimeter so we're going to use a 15-millimeter socket to snug that down. As a good rule of thumb, it's always a good idea to kind of turn your clamps and tuck this part away. It just gives you a little more clearance under the exhaust.Next up is our driver's side over axle pipe and we're gonna snug that down using one of the smaller 2-1/4 inch clamps supplied in the kit. Next, we have to install our driver's side exhaust hanger. Being this is a dual exhaust, there was no piping over here originally, obviously, so we're gonna throw another hanger up there. This does come included in the kit from Borla and we are going to install that into this frame rail hole right here. And next, we could throw up our tailpipes and get those in place. And for this clamp, we're just gonna move it around the back here. As you can see, if it was over here, it'd be a little bit close to the shock. Over here would be a little bit too close to the spare, so we're gonna, obviously, err on the side of the spare a little bit, but it should be positioned right around there. And we're gonna repeat the same process for the passenger's side.So with that exhaust pipe in place and everything else situated where we want it, we're just gonna hit that clamp and then snug down all the rest. And lastly, we're going to apply this heat shield over our brake line. This does come included in the kit from Borla. With everything tightened down, all that's left to do is lower the truck and check for leaks. And that is gonna do it for my review and install of the Borla Touring Dual Exhaust System with the side exit. Thank you for watching. Keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Designed for the Double Cab with the Standard Box and the Crew Cab with the Short Box or Standard Box.