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Hey, guys. Sara from americantrucks.com. And today, we have a review and install of the Carven Exhaust Progressive Series Muffler Direct Replacement Muffler with 5-Inch Polished Tips. This fits your '09 through '18 5.7-Liter Ram 1500 with factory dual exhaust. This exhaust features a free-flowing muffler that increases your horsepower and produces a deep and moderate sound at cruise and idle. As far as volume goes for this exhaust, in particular, I'm giving it a three out of five on the loudness meter. This carbon exhaust does have a pretty sizable muffler on there, so it's not gonna be quite as loud as some of their other options. However, you are still gonna get that really nice aftermarket tone that you are looking for. This muffler replacement is constructed from 304 stainless steel piping and features 5-inch polished tips. The Progressive Series exhaust is a milder option than Carven's other exhausts, however, it still gives you that aftermarket sound to your truck. Coming in at around $500, this is a budget-friendly way to improve the sound and look of your Ram. I'm giving this install a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It can be done in approximately one hour. It features a bolt-on installation and tons of adjustability. Really the hardest part of this install is removing the factory exhaust. For this install, you will need an exhaust hanger removal tool, an impact driver, a 15-millimeter socket, 13-millimeter socket, and some optional but helpful tools include a rubber mallet and a pry bar. Once we have our truck on the lift or on the jack stands if you're working in your driveway, we're gonna remove our muffler by loosening this clamp at the front using our 16-millimeter socket.Now we're gonna loosen both the clamps at the back of the muffler that attach to the tailpipe, these can be a little bit difficult to get to. Using our exhaust hanger removal tool, we're gonna take off this hanger at the back of the muffler, the one at the front of the muffler is going to stay on. Now that we have all of our clamps loose and our hanger removed from the back of the muffler, we can pry back on our muffler so that it goes off in the reverse direction. Once we have our pipe off the front of the muffler, we can wiggle and loosen the two pipes at the back and then remove the whole muffler. To remove our tips, we're going to loosen this clamp here, this is a 13-millimeter. So we have that socket on our impact and we're gonna go ahead and take it off. Now that the exhaust is loose, it may take a little finagling but you will get it.Onto the final step of our uninstall which is to remove this last bolt holding on our last tip. Now that we have our exhaust off the truck, we can put it side by side with the carbon exhaust and really check out some of the similarities and differences. One thing that I did want to point out is that this is one of Carven's larger muffler options. And while it is quite a bit smaller than the stock one, it is still gonna give us that aftermarket growl that we're looking for without being too loud. Moving onto our tip options with the stock and our Carven side by side, you guys can see they are both polished options, which is nice if you're looking to keep the theme of your truck, but these are quite a bit larger than stock, 5 inches to be exact. And because they're brand new, they are gonna be a nice little upgrade from the stock ones that might look a little worn out. Okay, let's get the rubber hangers on our exhaust and get it installed on our truck. With our hangers off of our stock exhaust, we're going to reinstall them to our new muffler replacement. With our hangers installed on muffler replacement, slide the clamp over the front pipe and install it on the front of your exhaust. At this point, you might want to grab a pole jack or a jack stand, that way this is held up for safety while we install the back part.With our muffler in place, we can put the exhaust hangers over the factory points. Once you have that one on, grab the second one and do the same thing. With our new muffler in place, be sure to slide the clamps over the end of the piping with the bolt down in that position, it'll make them easier to tighten later. And now we can get our tailpipes in the correct position and in the back of our muffler. Now we want to insert the tailpipes into the back of our muffler. It may make it a little easier to navigate these if you disconnect the hangers either way. Slide it in there, a little bit of wiggling, ensure that at this point it is back in the hanger if you took it out. And we can push it in the rest of the way. So if your tailpipe does not want to go in the back of your muffler, some lubricant can definitely help in this situation. Just remember that once the hot exhaust does start back up on your truck, you might smell that, so that's up to you. And ensure that if you took it out of the hangers like the other side that they are back in. And we should be all set. With the front part of our exhaust in place, we can now put up our tips. First with the clamp over the stock tailpipe and then begin to place our tip. Now we will just be tightening these down initially, we do have to tighten the rest of our exhaust and then position our tips last so if they don't sit right where we want them at first, that's okay, we will correct this later. We're gonna repeat that process on the passenger side, first putting our clamp over our tailpipe with the nut side facing down, this will help us for tightening it later. And again, we're just gonna tighten this down initially enough to keep the tip on the truck and we will fix our adjustment once we're done tightening the rest of the exhaust. Grabbing our 15-millimeter socket, we can now tighten down the very first clip at the front of our muffler. Finally, we can tighten down the clamps at the back of the muffler with our 15-millimeter socket. Once we are happy with the fitment of the tip on the bumper of the truck, we can grab our 13-millimeter socket and tighten down this clamp. All right, so that is gonna do it for the review and install of our carbon exhaust. Remember for all things Ram, keep it at americantrucks.com.
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Carven Exhaust. Sometimes the simplest modifications on your Dodge RAM 1500 can make the biggest, and loudest, differences. For example, simply changing the muffler can have a great effect on the horsepower and sound of your truck. If you’re looking for a quality piece that ramp up the tone of your truck, the Carven Exhaust Progressive Series Direct Replacement Muffler with 5-inch Polished Tips might be the answer.
Direct Replacement. The Carven Exhaust Progressive Muffler is a free-flowing muffler that increases horsepower and sound and is also a direct replacement to the factory unit. The muffler is built to last as it has a 304 stainless steel construction and produces a deep and moderate sound at cruising and idle.
Easy Installation. Installing the Carven Exhaust Progressive Muffler is a simple bolt-on affair that can take up to an hour.
Warranty Information. The Carven Exhaust Progressive Series Direct Replacement Muffler is backed by a 100-year limited warranty.
Application. The Carven Exhaust Progressive Series Direct Replacement Muffler with 5-inch Polished Tips fits all 2009-2018 5.7L Dodge RAM 1500 models with Factory Dual Exhaust.
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