We brought the car down to Magnaflow Exhaust’s installation facility in Orange County to get our performance exhaust installed. Everyone there was super helpful and we got our exhaust installed in record time.
Once they got the car on the lift we had to remove our old factory exhaust. Removing the factory exhaust will make room to fit the Magnaflow system on the car.
Here is the box your Magnaflow exhaust system will arrive in when you order it. The part number we are installing #15666 which is the proper part number for the 5.3L Vortec engine inside our Tahoe.
This is the new Magnaflow performance exhaust unboxed and ready to be installed in the Tahoe. It is a single pipe side exit just like the factory system on the car. The piping and hangers are perfectly crafted with this system so that everything goes on the car with OEM like fitment.
The first piece of the Magnaflow system is mounted and held in place why we connect the other pieces of the system together. The middle connection piece in this system allows you to actually disconnect it and remove it from the car with ease unlike the stock system.
Once you know the unit is all lined up perfectly you can start connecting the bolts that hold it together. Make sure you tighten these so you keep your exhaust on the car and don’t wind up dragging it around town.
Now over to the back of the car this is what the exit of the exhaust looks like. It is a nice polished piece that extends out the same distance as the factory unit but has a bigger circumference. That along with the polished element of the product really gives your side exhaust a much improved ascetic and aggressive look and feel to the Tahoe.
Another quick check to make sure everything is secured and the installation is almost finished.
I mentioned earlier how well the hangers fit into the OEM mounting points so I wanted to show some pictures of it all hooked up. You can see how the exhaust just falls right into place with the factory mounting hardware. This is something that really separates a normal exhaust system with a high quality one like Magnaflow. The last thing you want to be doing when under your car is wrestling and grappling the exhaust to move in one direction so you can slide the hanger into it’s proper location.
The exhaust is now complete and it’s time to enjoy the great subtle sounds produced from our new exhaust system. If you are curious to know what the system sounds like you can find it at the Magnaflow website with three different audio clips on this page. You can see how much better the Magnaflow system looks in this last picture compared to the factory exhaust system located in the same place on our first photograph as well. After two days with the exhaust system I just love this modification and won’t be changing my mind anytime soon.