Exhaust Systems are frequently overlooked. These days many car companies install the lowest grade exhaust system and skimp out on the performance and other benefits that go with an upgraded exhaust system. A properly working exhaust system is vital to having your car working at optimal performance. An exhaust system is piping used to efficiently guide reaction exhaust away from a controlled combustion inside your car.
The exhaust gas flows through the following parts of the car:
- Cylinder Head
- Exhaust Manifold
- Catalytic Converter
Many vehicle companies focus on the engine and end up installing the least expensive exhaust system parts. People resort to upgrading their vehicle to a turbo or upgrading the cold air intake, but what they don’t realize is that an aftermarket performance exhaust and muffler can add some much needed horsepower, fuel economy, and sound to your vehicle.
Reasons to Upgrade Your Exhaust System
We at American Muffler have compiled a list of 4 reasons that upgrading your exhaust system can be a great addition and upgrade to your vehicle.
With an aftermarket performance exhaust system you can achieve a nice boost in power. Aftermarket exhaust systems are designed to be flow better than your stock exhaust by incorporating larger diameter piping and higher-grade mandrel bent tubing for a more laminar flow. An upgrade can make the air flow faster and in turn, increases the high-end power of the car’s engine. These changes can help the engine breathe a little easier and release more horsepower and torque. The performance increases vary depending on the type of car and upgrade you get. With the Corsa exhaust system you can experience an increase in peak power by only 5 HP, but you get a nice boost of torque by nearly 20 lb.-ft.
Improved Fuel Economy
The increased torque also provides better fuel economy–it takes less throttle to maintain any given speed, which also means that less fuel is burned. It is not uncommon to receive about a 5% improvement in fuel economy.
You ever hear the growls of a nice car shifting thru the gears in your development. That person most likely has an upgraded exhaust system. These days the better exhaust systems aren’t about the loud obnoxious sounds. In fact most of them are only slightly louder than your stock exhaust at idle, but they deepen to a low “growl” during acceleration.
The upgraded exhaust parts last a much longer time. The factory exhaust systems are usually made of mild steel whereas the better aftermarket systems are made using either aluminized steel or stainless steel which can last up to the lifetime of the vehicle.
Now that we gave you the raw facts of why an upgraded exhaust system would be a great idea, we are going to leave the decision up to you!
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