There are a few things our project Tundra is lacking: more wheel travel, more ground clearance, and a solid exhaust system, to name a few. Before we begin to tackle a new suspension design, we need to get the truck sounding like a truck, give it a few extra horsepower, increase the torque, and make sure the system will work with the new setup. Anyone reading this who has built a prerunner or even a big articulating rockcrawler can attest to muffler pipes getting in the way. Typically, the only way around that is to get out the Sawzall and start chopping. Well, not anymore. MBRP Performance Exhaust has a brand new system designed to cure our woes and embrace that big horsepower sound we all wish for in our hearts.
Did All That Bling Do Any Good?
Before completing this article we put a good 800 miles on the truck to allow the exhaust to break it and get a good feel for any changes we hoped to feel and hear. From the day we left Off-Road Evolution who we have to thank for helping us with the install, the truck finally started to sound like it actually had a V-8 under its bonnet. The Tundra comes with almost 400 horsepower and it’s a shame you cannot hear it with the stock exhaust. The MBRP system wakes it up and leaves you all tingly inside roaring off the start line while not giving you that annoying 60 mph drone as you continue down the road.
While putting in long highway miles over mountain passes we noticed the truck needing to downshift less. The increased torque helped keep the trucks rpms down while providing increased power. So far we only have good things to report back. Quick install, tough materials, good looking and a strong V-8 purr keeps us happy behind the wheel. OR