At American Muffler, we pride ourselves on being able to provide state of the art performance exhaust systems to all of our clients. Whether you’re in search of an exhaust system that will decrease emissions, quiet your engine, or just get the job done, we’ve got you covered. In order for you to understand the value of performance exhaust systems, however, you must also understand the differences between those exhaust systems and straight pipe exhaust systems, which we aim to outline below:
If you want an exhaust system that’s going to keep your engine loud, then a straight pipe exhaust system is the system for you. Performance exhaust systems are much better at quieting the sound of your engine, and given the noise laws that you can find in some parts of the country, they could be a good investment. The amount of money you may have to pay in tickets and fines with a noisy straight pipe exhaust system could have been used to initially purchase a performance exhaust system that would not have produced such problems.
With the worsening state of our environment, laws on emissions outputs have been popping up everywhere. Straight pipe exhaust systems, unfortunately, are not equipped with the same filtration systems and blocks as performance exhaust systems, allowing harmful emissions to escape into the atmosphere. Much in the same way that one can be fined for not complying with noise laws, the same is true for emissions laws, and once again that money could have been spent on preventative measures such as a performance exhaust system.
Exhaust systems are one of the few vital parts of your car that exist outside of the engine or under the hood. The fact that exhaust systems are external means that they affect the overall look of your car, and depending on what make or model you’re driving, the exhaust system you choose can enhance–or detract–from the aesthetics of your vehicle. Straight pipes can often be hidden under your vehicle, but why not take the opportunity to further customize your vehicle with an outfitted performance exhaust system? Multiple pipes, chrome plating, and varying ends can all be used to dress up your vehicle.
The main reason why we advocate for performance exhaust systems is that all you’re really sacrificing in getting one is the sound of a straight pipe exhaust system. However, what a lot of people forget is that certain performance exhaust systems can actually mimic the sound of a straight pipe exhaust system. Thus, you get all of the benefits of both types of exhaust systems with a performance exhaust system. To find out what type of exhaust system is right for you, contact American Muffler today!