When we talk about an Aftermarket Exhaust System, this covers “ aftermarket exhaust parts” that are meant to substitute the factory fitted component of any motor vehicle, with the purpose of improving the vehicle’s performance, it’s visual appeal, or even its sound.
According to Wikipedia, “The intent of an aftermarket component is not necessarily to modify the appearance, sound, or performance of the vehicle in question. While that is almost always the goal if the aftermarket component is replacing a fully working component, it is frequently the case that when the stock or factory component has worn out that an aftermarket component is either more widely available or less expensive than a factory or Original Equipment Manufacturer.(OEM)”.
The basic aftermarket parts you’re going to be looking at are: the header, catalytic converter, mid-pipe, thermal installation, glasspacks, chambered mufflers, resonators, stock mufflers, and exhaust piping.
With so many options out there in the market, it will be hard for someone to choose the components that suit his or her own vehicle. Consider the following points:
Make sure that the aftermarket exhaust system you choose is applicable to your vehicle. It has to be taken into consideration that different types of vehicles require different types of aftermarket parts. Hence, it is very important for you to understand the ins and outs of your vehicle as well as how its engine works. Research your vehicle and various systems to determine exactly what specifications you need.
Upon knowing the specifications you require, you need to determine what type of sound you want.
Finally, you need to think very well how you style the exhaust tip of your vehicle- it’s a great opportunity for you to add life in it through a subtle touch to your vehicle’s rear end. This gives you a chance to add a personal touch to your car, making it a head turner and at the same time, an excellent performer.