Upgrading Your Car's Exhaust System For More Performance

Posted on: 30 July 2020

When you own a performance car but want to get a little more power from the engine and increase the engine's aggressive tone and exhaust, investing in a performance exhaust system is sometimes your best option. There are many different kits and systems on the market that allow you to buy the parts and do the work, or take the car to a mechanic and have them install it for you.

Selecting an Exhaust System

A large part of selecting a performance exhaust system for your car is determined by the performance goals you are looking for. If you just want the car to sound better, you may not need an entire system, but if you are trying to increase the engine's power and torque, you need to look at systems designed to do that. 

Exhaust system manufacturers work hard to put together systems that can add some power and performance to your car and still keep the car legal in terms of noise and emissions, so it is a good idea to look at an exhaust system online then call and ask questions to get the details about the system before you purchase it.

Performance Mufflers

Some people are not looking for a power increase from their car but would like to add a lower exhaust tone or growl to the vehicle. A set of performance mufflers can do that for you and will cost significantly less than an entire exhaust system. The mufflers may have larger baffles inside to allow better exhaust gas flow through the core. 

The increase in flow and the reduction of baffling will give the car a more aggressive tone but will most likely keep the noise level under control. Changing the exhaust tone does not always mean making the car louder, and often the two are confused. If you are not sure what to buy, check with the parts store in your area or a performance exhaust system manufacturer to get a recommendation for your specific car. 

Full Exhaust Systems

If you are interested in genuinely increasing your car's power and performance, a large-diameter exhaust system with performance mufflers and catalytic converters may be your best options. The exhaust system diameter will allow the exhaust gases in the system to escape more quickly and with less turbulence, reducing the back pressure on the system. 

The result of the higher flow of gases means the engine can breathe better, and the faster the exhaust gases leave the cylinders, the sooner the fuel mix can be forced in by the carburetor ore dual injection. The result is a more efficient engine that makes more power. 

To learn more about exhaust systems, contact a local business near you.