A lot of auto manufacturers use affordable, standardized parts to fit a large number of mass-produced automobiles. They aren’t concerned about maximizing each vehicle’s performance, especially when it comes to torque and horsepower. This is why many vehicle owners opt to install aftermarket exhaust systems. It’s one of the best ways to boost horsepower, torque and other performance factors.
Here are 7 reasons why you should consider installing a custom exhaust system, according to exhaust experts.
It’s Customized for You and Your Car
Whether you keep the stock exhaust system that came with your vehicle or you install an aftermarket kit, they will use mass-produced parts. Bolt-on kits will usually offer some performance advantages and look stylish, but they still aren’t tuned in exactly to your car, or SUV. A truly custom-designed exhaust system will let you define the style you want and achieve the performance you desire.
Better Bends = Better Exhaust Flow
Most factory-made exhaust systems (and many aftermarket ones) will use what’s called a “crush bend” to shape the exhaust pipes. This decreases the diameter in the bent sections of the pipe and thus slows the exhaust gases travelling through the pipes. A good custom exhaust build will use “mandrel bends” that maintain a constant diameter for the most consistent exhaust flow possible. This frees up the power in the engine for the boosts in horsepower and torque you are looking for.
Larger Diameter Pipes
Higher Quality Materials
The Sound and the Feeling
The more efficient your exhaust system is, the more efficient your engine will run. This typically leads to better fuel mileage. Many custom and kit exhausts are designed specifically with this in mind. Some will boost the torque and horsepower so much, however, that it has the opposite effect. The engine has to burn more fuel to keep up with the increased power output. A good custom exhaust system can help you find the right balance between performance and fuel economy.
It’s a Reflection of You
We love our vehicles, whether we drive them every day or only for fun. Some of us love our cars more than others. A custom exhaust is a reflection of your style and it’s one way to allow you and your car to make a statement. It goes beyond just looking cool like a sweet paint job or body kit parts, though. It increases the power and performance of your vehicle. A custom exhaust offers both form and function advantages, as you can see.