(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Hey, guys. Joe from AmericanTrucks. And today, I'm gonna be reviewing and installing the MBRP 3-inch P-Series Single Exhaust System with a Side Exit fitting all 2007 to 2013 5.3-liter powered Silverado or Sierra 1500s, excluding the extended cab with a long box. Now, this exhaust is going to be perfect for the 5.3 owner who's looking to improve the sound out of their truck with the most budget-friendly exhaust system we currently have on the website for the 5.3. As you guys just heard, this exhaust is mid-range loud and get the three out of five on our wake the neighbor scale. It's enough to know it's an upgraded exhaust but not enough to draw any unwanted attention to your truck but the tone that came out of this thing was really surprising. This kit is manufactured out of 3-inch diameter 16-gauge steel, which is then coated in aluminum to help protect it from the elements. It also features the P-Series muffler which is a straight through design and adds a lot to the tone and volume of his kit. And like I said earlier, this is going to be an extremely cost-effective kit coming in at around 300 bucks. There's really nothing that beats it in terms bright. If you were looking to take it up a notch, the Installer Series would be the next level up. That one's going to be a slightly different design which includes an exhaust tip. If you want to take it beyond that you'd be looking at the XP or the Pro Series which are going to be 409 and 304 stainless respectively. Before we move on in the install, I just wanted to make a quick note that this exhaust is intended to work with every cab and bed setup except the extended cab with the long bed. So, the truck we're working on here, the CrewCab with the 5 foot 8-inch bed will use the full length of the inlet pipe. But if you have anything else you will have to cut that down to size which once up the difficulty a little bit. With that being said, I'm gonna give it an easy two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter and it should only take you an hour or two to get it installed. So, let me show you how it's done. For this install, you will need an impact, 13-millimeter socket, a 15-millimeter socket, exhaust hanger removal tool, spray lubricant and a saw to cut your Inlet pipe unless you have a CrewCab with the 5-foot 8-inch bed or the extended cab with these 6-foot 6-inch bed. So, first thing's first, we got to get our stock exhaust out of here and that is going to be pretty easy. We're gonna start by loosening up this clamp with a 13-millimeter socket. Then there's four hangers along the length of the exhaust that we're going to grease up and use an exhaust hanger removal tool to get those out. Then we're gonna drop the exhaust in one piece since we're on a lift. If you are working on the ground, you may need to make some cuts to get that out. And with all that removed, we can now pull the exhaust out. So, with our factory exhaust off the truck, I just wanted to take a second to put it on the ground next to our new MBRP system and point out some of the key differences. And namely, we're ditching this big old factory muffler and that flex pipe up front as well as all this rusty tubing for some fresh aluminized steel and MBRP straight through muffler. We're also bumping up the diameter of the tailpipe to 3 inches, which is going to exit in the factory location right behind the rear passenger tire. So, let me show you how to get this new MBRP system on your truck. We're going to start with the factory clamp and the inlet pipe. So, before you hang that up, I just wanted to say you might have to cut this depending on the wheelbase of your truck. The truck we're working on today, which is the CrewCab with the 5-8 bed, you're gonna use the full length of this and not make any cuts. But if you have anything else you most likely will need to. But thankfully, MBRP includes a nice graph in the instructions to let you know what length to cut this to. But once you've made any necessary cuts, you can hang that up and secure it using the factory clamp and tighten that down with a 13-millimeter socket.Now, before we tighten this down all the way, I just wanted to say, and this is a good rule of thumb for all exhaust kits, we're just gonna make this hand tight for now. That's gonna leave us some much-needed wiggle room when we near the end of the install. And before we mount our muffler to the back of that inlet pipe, you have to put a hanger clamp on there first in order to get back to seat correctly. Next, we can secure our muffler using another 3-inch clamp. And I'm just gonna use a 15-millimeter socket to tighten those down, make it a little bit more manageable. And next is gonna be the same process for our over-axle pipe. Just gonna put another 3-inch clamp on there, make sure it's seated in both of these hanger isolators and then secure it to the back of the muffler. So, lastly, we can mount our tailpipe again using another 3-inch clamp provided in the kit, making sure it's mounted in this isolator here. Once you have this mounted up, you can then make any adjustments and run through and tighten down all the hardware. And lastly, for the factory clamp, we're just gonna swap back to a 13-millimeter socket. With everything tightened down you can now load the truck and check for leaks. And that is gonna do it for my review and install of the MBRP 3-inch P-Series Single Exhaust System with a Side Exit. Keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Aggressive Race Inspired Notes. The MBRP P Series 3 in. Cat-Back Exhaust is designed and constructed along the lines of MBRP’s top-of-the-line Pro Series. It delivers the same awesome aggressive racing sound and performance without breaking the bank.
Power and Performance. The P Series 3 in. Cat-Back Exhaust delivers premium power and performance improvements through a highly efficient exhaust flow. This results in improved horsepower, torque, mileage, and a reduced risk of pre-mature breakdown or lubricant deterioration.
High-Quality Aluminized Steel Construction. The P Series is constructed from heavy duty 16-gauge steel with a protective coating of aluminum. Special attention was given to coat the seams as they are commonly ignored in other products and are prone to corrosion.
Easy Bolt-On Installation. The P Series is designed for a simple installation as possible and is a direct fit for the factory hangers. No welding is necessary for the installation and can be completed within an hour or two. No tip is included with the kit, providing you an opportunity to customize your exhaust.
Application. The MBRP P Series 3 in. Cat-Back Exhaust is designed to fit 2007 to 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L models. Does not include Exhaust Tip.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Not Compatible with the 2007 Silverado 1500 Classic Model.