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Carven Exhaust Progressive Series Direct Replacement Muffler (09-18 5.7L RAM 1500 w/ Factory Dual Exhaust)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Today, I'm gonna be installing Carven's Progressive Series Direct Replacement Muffler on our 2014 Ram 5.7 Liter. Carven's Direct Replacement Muffler is perfect if you're looking to get some more volume out of your stock exhaust but you don't wanna change up for a full after-market kit. It's gonna bolt up directly to where your stock muffler was located. And I'm gonna be giving one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, and expect it to take about two hours from start to finish. Once installed, you'll be greeted with a deeper but still moderate idle. Under heavy acceleration, it will get very aggressive, but it will not drone at highway speeds. That's why I'm gonna be giving it three out of five on our "Wake the Neighbors" scale. Just under 320 bucks, it's gonna be one of the most expensive mufflers currently available for your Ram. But with the ease of the install and the quality of the materials used, I definitely think it's gonna be worth its price. The tools used for this install are a ratchet, a 15 millimeter socket, a dead blow hammer, and an exhaust hanger removal tool. So your first step is gonna be to apply some lubricant to the front hanger and the two back hangers on our muffler. It's gonna make it a bit easier to get off. Now we're gonna remove the two 15 millimeter bolts that are located in the back towards the rear of the muffler so that we can move our exhaust tips out of the way. And now we're gonna spray some lubricant on our rubber hangers to make it easier to pull out. Now I'm gonna use my exhaust hanger removal tool to remove the two hangers so that we can remove the muffler with the last clamp in the front. And now with the clamps loose and the hangers removed, we can remove the two exhaust tips away and out of the way from our muffler. Our exhaust is a little bit stuck, so I'm just gonna give it a little bit of a tap to make it move. I'm gonna pull this out and just keep it out of the way. It will stay in its hanger. Now we're gonna remove our frontmost bolt, and we're gonna be using a 15 millimeter socket, the same as the back ones. Now with our muffler lose, I'm gonna lower it down and remove it from our truck. As you can see here, we have the same outlet pipes and the same inlet pipes, we just have a much smaller muffler that's gonna allow for easier gases to go through and the increase in volume. Just under 320 bucks, it's gonna be one of the most expensive mufflers currently available for your Ram. But with the quality of the materials used and the ease of the install, I think it's definitely worth the price. This is gonna allow you to have that increase in sound but with the stock look of the dual exhaust. So now we can get this on our truck. First, we're gonna hang it onto our rubber hangers. And now we're gonna install the three-inch side first, and then we're gonna install the two and a half inch side. We're gonna slide our clamp, and then we're gonna place our new muffler over our pipe. And we're gonna use the same 15 millimeter socket we used before. And now we're gonna move to the other side. I'm gonna slide on our smaller clamps. I'm gonna take our pipe and slide it into our muffler, and then slide our clamp over and tighten. Now we're gonna use our other pipe. With everything tight, we're gonna check the length of our muffler and make sure everything is tight and out of the way. And that's gonna wrap up my review and install of Carven's Progressive Series Direct Replacement Muffler. You can check these out and more at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Progressive Series Muffler
      • Maximizes Overall Engine Performance
      • Designed as a Direct Factory Replacement
      • Handcrafted 304 Stainless Steel for Optimal Durability
      • Muffler Painted Black for Aggressive Visual Style
      • Covered by 100-Year Limited Warranty
      • Medium-Level Installation
      • Fits All 2009-2018 5.7L Dodge RAM 1500 Models With Factory Dual Exhaust


      Maximizes Overall Engine Performance. Whether you have an old, tired exhaust system or you just want something new and rejuvenating on your RAM 1500, go with the Carven Exhaust Progressive Series Direct Replacement Muffler. Designed as a direct replacement of your factory-installed exhaust system, this muffler kit provides a deep moderate sound at idle and cruising, an aggressive tone under hard acceleration, and minimal in-cab sound while on cruise. That way, you can enjoy the maximum performance of your engine without any of the annoying noise.

      Stainless Steel-Based Durability and Aesthetic Value. The muffler kit is handcrafted with 304 stainless steel. This gives it amazing sturdiness to withstand the harshest of road and weather conditions, and it will never fall victim to corrosion. The muffler itself is painted black for an aggressively stylish look.

      Covered by 100-Year Limited Warranty. This muffler kit is covered by the manufacturer for a century after the date of purchase for any defects in material and workmanship—so long as you have the product installed on your truck.

      Medium-Level Installation. It would require a moderate level of difficulty to install this muffler package, which should take no more than two hours to complete.

      Application. The Carven Exhaust Progressive Series Direct Replacement Muffler fits all 2009-2018 5.7L Dodge RAM 1500 models with factory dual exhaust.

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      Customer Reviews (54)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 54 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      • May 21, 2020

        5 2011 Sport - Michaeldf Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        2011 ram 1500 carven muffler

        Fits well and sounds good. A good bit louder and aggressive than stock.

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      • May 12, 2020

        5 2013 - Howln Installation Time: Weekend

        Best Truck muffler I've ever used

        The only muffler that has come close was the Borla on my 2004 Ram, and the Borla had a lot more drone without the resonator. The Carven utube clips sold me cause it looked so simple. The customer service was very good and shipping was fast. Installation, not so easy. I'm 73, working on ramps in the drive way, there's always one bolt; the right tail pipe, stock clamp at the top, rusted beyond removal. Beat, banged and cussed for over 4 hours. Finally gave up and cut the clamp with a Dremel. After that it took about 40 minutes. A little louder than I thought, but really sounds good, and no drone inside. Highly recommended

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      • May 07, 2020

        5 2016 Lone Star - Anonymous Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        If you have a HEMI 1500 RAM, your first upgrade should be this.. It gives a awesome note with no incab drone. Sounds better than my mustang gt I have with flowmaster 40 series

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      • May 06, 2020

        5 2015 Express - TJohnson Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: 0-$100

        Carven exhaust

        Sounds great and there is no drone in the cab I think for the money it sounds better than borla or flowmaster

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      • May 04, 2020

        5 2016 Big Horn - nate Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Huge improvment

        Sounds much more aggressive, and even added quite a bit of pops during downshifts

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      • May 01, 2020

        5 2016 - Gitrdone Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: 0-$100

        Great sound

        Makes my hemi sound like it should. Little bit of a hum when at higher speeds but not to bad

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      • April 28, 2020

        5 2017 Sport - Bthomp Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Carven Progressive

        Super easy to install and sounds great. Not too loud.

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      • April 23, 2020

        5 2013 Laramie - Kindle Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great Muffler!

        I bought my 2013 Ram used and it had a muffler delete installed. The Carven Progressive muffler is the perfect balance of aggressiveness when you step on it and quietness on the highway.

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      • April 22, 2020

        4 2013 Express - DanF Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good sound

        I was pleased with the ease of installation, quality and sound of the exhaust. However, the photo is deceiving: it did not come with the 2-bolt clamps. The clamps were only single bolt, but seemed of high quality construction. The exhaust does stick out a little more than stock, so will be removing to cut down mid-pipe an inch or so.

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      • April 17, 2020

        5 2018 Big Horn - Quigs Installation Time: Afternoon


        This exhaust was easier to install then I thought. I don’t have a lift and I had 3 year old running around in the driveway that I was keeping an eye on and still finished the install in 2 hours! Sounds fantastic! Happy I went with this series over the other one. Louder then I was thinking but still happy!

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      Questions & Answers (11 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Are the clamps shown the ones that come with the muffler? I've read that the clamps provided are much smaller

      • Yes, what you see pictured in the product pictures will be what you receive with the purchase of this kit.

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      Does changing out the exhaust break any warranty on the vehicle?

      • Changing out your muffler shouldn't affect any warranty on your truck, however we would recommend contacting your local Ram dealer to see how this could affect your warranty.

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      Looking at purchasing the Carven exhaust. Between the Progressive Series and Competitor Series - Which one is either louder or has better exhaust sound?? Thank you

      does this fit single cab ram 1500 sport?

      • Yes, this does fit single cab models.

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      will this fit a new model 1500 Ram 2019 ??

      • No, this will not have fitment for the 2019 RAM.

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      6 More Questions
      Hello! I just want to make sure the Carven exhaust comes with the connectors pictured. The Carven Progressive exhaust comes with 3 clamps/connectors that have two bolts on each connector to secure it to the exhaust pipes. Is that correct? 1 answer
      Will this fit my 2019 Ram Classic? 1 answer
      Will this fit a 2019 ram 1500 bighorn ? 0 answer
      Does this muffler work with the factory exhaust tips 1 answer
      Do they make this for the regular cab truck with single exhaust 1 answer
      I do a lot of highway driving. Is there any drone with this muffler? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

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      • (1) Muffler Kit

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