One of the most popular performance upgrades is an aftermarket exhaust system. Performance exhaust systems are built differently than their stock counterparts to reduce power-robbing restriction, and ultimately free up more horsepower.
Stock Exhaust Systems
Your standard exhaust system is designed to vent the burnt gases from your engine, while reducing noise as well as harmful emissions. It is designed to be extremely quiet; in order to make it that quiet, it is very restrictive to the flow of exhaust out of your engine. Therefore the amount of power made by your engine is being limited and the fuel mileage is reduced. With the addition of higher flowing exhaust components, you will free up that lost power and save money on gas, all while improving the sound of your vehicle.
Performance Exhaust Systems
Aftermarket exhaust parts are intended to replace the factory fitted exhaust components of a car, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle in order to improve the performance, visual appeal, or sound of the vehicle.
Increased Gas Mileage
You might not think performance exhaust systems could improve gas mileage, but they do. These open-throated pipes of performance mufflers clear exhaust from your engine more efficiently than stock exhaust systems, giving you more power and miles per gallon. Along with a performance exhaust—a performance air filter, regular tune ups, and synthetic oil can play a role in increased mileage.
Increased Vehicle Performance
An aftermarket performance exhaust can free some of the power in your engine. These systems allow for a quicker, more efficient path for exhaust gases to escape which means more fuel and air can be burned to create more power. A performance exhaust system can increase your vehicle’s horsepower up to 15%!
One of the most noticeable differences with a performance exhaust system is the subtle, but distinctly aggressive, change in exhaust sound. Everyone loves that rich, deep sound of a performance system. Many of the better systems are only slightly louder than your stock exhaust at idle, but they deepen to a low “growl” during acceleration. You will enjoy the sweet sound of power that is produced as you step on the accelerator.
No matter what direction you choose, an aftermarket exhaust is sure 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 make your vehicle unique to your own style.
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