THE "COMPETITOR SERIES" DELIVERS A ALL AROUND AGGRESSIVE TONE AT IDLE, CRUISING AND ON ACCELERATION. THE "PROGRESSIVE SERIES" DELIVERS A LOWER DEEPER TONE AT IDLE, CRUISING AND AGGRESSIVE ON HARD ACCELERATION. CARVEN EXHAUST SYSTEMS ARE HANDCRAFTED, BUILT FROM STAINLESS MATERIAL ASSEMBLED WITH TIG WELDING PROCESSES AND ARE ENGINEERED TO MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE. ALL CARVEN EXHAUST PRODUCTS ARE PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA.
(***For off-road use only***)
5.7L V8 Hemi
304 Stainless Steel
100 Year Limited
Progressive is the way
Was so hesitant to buy an exhaust. Being a father I didn't want that annoying magnaflow drone my old car made and Flowmaster just doesn't sound good with MDS. Found this guy and it is great! Took less than 1 hour on a lift in a shop and starting it up you'll be blown away. 0 reason not to do this. - Steve (Posted on 12/28/2020)
Completes the truck
I put this on my 2020 Ram and let me first say the shop charged me $100 for the install and it added a million to the beast factor of my truck. I bought the progressive and The sound this system makes is the deep throatiness I was looking for. For the price this is a must have for any Ram owner who wants there truck to sound like a truck. Cheers Gents - Bobby (Posted on 10/19/2020)
Love this exhaust, feel like a kid with a new toy
I'll start by saying that I picked this exhaust not only for its sound but because of the materials. 300 series stainless is much more rust resistant than the competitors 400 series material and yet Carven sells it for roughly the same price.
Second, I got the progressive model and IT IS BAD ASS. Great growl and rumble and rattles windows when you stomp on the go pedal. I've been getting looks for the past two days since I installed it and I LOVE IT.
That being said, while its pretty quiet under 1500 rpm, anything over that (and especially around 1800) puts a pretty good rumble in the cab, which I didn't quite get from the video. I'm hoping that it'll become just background noise, but we pull a trailer with this truck and I'm dreadfully curious what the wife is going to say about the difference over a 2 hour drive. Oh well, too late now :D
Second, my 2016 tail pipes have a locator stub welded on that I had to grind off for them to slide all the way into the muffler and so they'd line up with the bumper right. This is something that should be either accounted for on the muffler or at least mentioned with the directions so I didn't have to waste time trying to figure out why my pipes weren't lining up. Honestly, I'm surprised this is the first that its been mentioned.
Regardless of that, after I fixed that issue the muffler is awesome and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. - Rich Welch (Posted on 9/30/2020)
Installed the progressive series on my 2015 Ram. The sound output is exactly what I wanted, not extremely loud, but rather tuned and a deep rumble. It is not too quit either! I have a one hour commute everyday to work and I have not noticed an annoying drone on the highway. Instead it produces a mellow tone that I can barely hear, especially with the radio on. Sounds amazing driving down town when your constantly changing speeds. Install was fairly easy, the most difficult part is removing the stock muffler. I strongly recommend the progressive series for anybody who may have a long commute, or is just looking for a nice deep tuned sound for their Ram truck. - Tony R. (Posted on 8/25/2020)
Progressive love it
I looked for a couple months for the right sound and easy to install. It's hard to judge sounds on YouTube, but Carven sounded the best for the Rams, and the video showed it only took about an hour to install. I ordered it got free shipping, it took about 10 day from West coast to East coast. Then started to install and all my factory clamps had rust so bad I had to cut them off, it turn my hour install into 4-5 hour install. But in the end it was well worth the extra work. My truck sounds awesome now. Thanks Carven I will recommend you to any Ram owner. - rdbaker (Posted on 8/15/2020)
Loud and Proud
Installed the Competitor on my 2017 RAM 1500. The product came quickly and actually quicker than the original delivery date. I was able to install myself in about 2 hours. Fairly easy install and wouldn't consider myself mechanically inclined. The hardest part was getting off the OEM muffler.
In terms of performance, this thing sounds mean! Cold starts, WOT, revving it up- the RAM sounds so good now. I was very much on the fence of what after market exhaust to put on my newly purchased RAM; very glad I went w/ the Carven Competitor. My only complaint is I didn't pony up the extra cash for the 5" tips.
- Brian B (Posted on 1/27/2020)
2018 Ram Rebel Progressive Series Direct Fit
The internet videos do not give a realistic depiction of the sound. The progressive series muffler gives the 5.7L Ram Rebel an aggressive base sounding growl when accelerating. The idle is a mild volume deep base note indicative of the vehicle not having stock castration. During highway cruise there is potentially 10% increase in overall db output heard from within the cab. There is no drone with this system. An increase in volume due to acceleration or downshifting of the engine is not equivalent to a drone. Consumers who complain as they want no increase in volume of sound should opt not to purchase performance exhaust systems.
This is the best sounding exhaust system on the market for the 5.7 hemi. People who have opted for Corsa, flowmaster, magna flo, have all inquired about what exhaust is on my truck.
In summary, the harder you stomp on it, the louder the growl. The unfortunate side effect is a strong desire to stomp on it all the time, as I have become addicted to the awesome sound.
- David C. (Posted on 6/16/2019)
Best exhaust for the ram hands down!!!
Bought my exhaust from carven 2 years ago it was on backorder when I ordered it was well worth the wait. I bought my truck with a single exit exhaust but the wonderful people at Chrysler made all the frames with dual exhaust mounts. Got the dual exhaust rear bumper and piping from my job in the junkyard and installed my carven muffler quick and easy. Probably the fastest muffler install I’ve ever done even with changing the rear bumper. Sounds amazing still to this day get compliments on it all the time. I had debated on changing the exhaust on my ram after 2 years of driving a straight piped 4.7 liter Dakota but this carven exhaust gives the 5.7 that loud yet aggressive sound and the quality can’t be matched. If your looking for a nice aggressive sound for your ram or any vehicle with a v8 carven is money well spent and you won’t regret it. I’d give it 10 stars if it was an option. Don’t think just do it!!!! - Mike thomson (Posted on 3/20/2019)
This product made my truck fun to drive again. Increased throttle response and the SOUND!....Incredible, not some cheezie sound. It sounds like muscle! Well made and fits my truck well. - J (Posted on 1/8/2019)
Competitor on Ram
Literally sounds amazing. Easy to install, amazing quality and great price. Everyone always asks me what brand it my exhaust is and how much it cost and they are always shocked when I tell them. It's amazing I will definitely be using carven on all my vehicles. - Brad Lee (Posted on 12/21/2018)
Installed on my 18 Ram. I love it! Has a great sound and doesn't have that obnoxious drone at higher speeds. I will definitely purchase again when I get another Ram - Jake (Posted on 12/14/2018)
Badass sound and quality
Installed on my 16’ ram. Perfect fit and woke the truck up a lot, especially in hills and towing. No better sound. Minimal drone at hwy speeds. - Judge (Posted on 12/12/2018)
Went on super easy. Built good and sounds great. - Tony d. (Posted on 10/20/2018)
Stop thinking about it!
Worth every penny! Easy install (especially by the muffler shop) and it had a perfect fit. The sound is great and performance improved greatly, especially with the added cold air intake. It’s like buying a brand new truck. - David Lasswell (Posted on 10/19/2018)
Easy to install, heavy and overall looks like a quality product. I used it on my 2017 Dogde Ram and it sounds and looks great. - Steve Laceed (Posted on 10/11/2018)
Used this muffler on my 2012 Dodge Ram and worked perfect, love the sound too! - Mike Delgado (Posted on 10/11/2018)