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What can a performance exhaust system do for your vehicle?
Most car and truck manufacturers leave tons of room for improvement when it comes to horsepower and torque. Many automotive manufacturers will choose the least expensive alternative when it comes to the exhaust systems.An aftermarket performance exhaust system will free up more power in your engine. These systems allow for a quicker, more efficient path for exhaust gases to escape. This means your engine "breathes" better, so spent fuel and air exit the combustion chambers at an increased rate of speed. This results in a greater amount of fuel and air being burned in order to create more power.
There are a ton of other great reasons to add a performance aftermarket exhaust system. One of the most noticeable is the subtle, but distinctly aggressive change in exhaust note. Many of the better systems are only slightly louder than your stock exhaust at idle, but they deepen to a low "growl" during acceleration.
There are two types of bends used in making exhaust systems, and the type used makes a drastic difference in the way air flows. Better airflow equates to better performance! The typical factory-made systems, as well as some aftermarket systems, use a "crush-bend" technique. This type of process creates a crinkled area in the pipes, which decreases the diameter, restricts airflow and consequently decelerates the exhaust gases. A "mandrel bend," on the other hand, is smooth, so the pipe remains at a constant diameter through the bend. That means there's less resistance, so you get more efficient airflow and better performance. Mandrel bends give your vehicle optimal performance and sound gains.
Another factor to consider is the material used to make the system. Most factory exhaust systems are made of mild steel, so they have a tendency to deteriorate over time. Mild steel is far less resistant to corrosion and wear and tear than higher quality aluminized steel, or premium quality stainless steel. Aluminized steel offers slightly better longevity than stock systems, while stainless systems are designed to last much longer — usually for the life of the car or truck.
When researching exhaust systems, it's important to think about how you use your vehicle. Most aftermarket systems add to your car or truck's appearance, with larger tips and highly polished mufflers that provide a more refined, aggressive look. There are also many aftermarket systems that look stock, but still provide performance gains.
The diameter of the pipes is another thing to keep in mind, especially if you're adding more aftermarket performance parts. Most cars and trucks benefit from slightly larger piping, but if you go too big, you can actually hurt your vehicle's performance. However, if you are adding a turbocharger or supercharger, you'll want to go much larger than your stock exhaust.
No matter what type of system you are in the market for, a performance aftermarket exhaust system is certain to add to your car or truck's performance, appearance, and sound. Whether you're looking for more power, show-quality looks, or both, the right exhaust system can dramatically change your car or truck for the better.
Crank up your ride's power, increase airflow, and make it a much meaner machine with one of TAPP's high-performance exhaust systems! We have compiled an amazing array of options custom-designed for your specific year, make, and model vehicle. Whatever 'back' you're in the market for (cat-back, turbo-back, header-back), TheAutoPartPros has the perfect exhaust system for your vehicle. After installation, you will immediately notice the difference a premium exhaust system has on the performance of your vehicle. A performance exhaust system results in increased power output, dramatic amplification of the exhaust notes your vehicle spits out, and a finish that takes your ride's styling to the next level!