“By upgrading your exhaust, you are creating a way for your engine to breathe better. If your engine can breathe better, it will perform better..”
On this page, we will cover the different types of exhaust. After reading this, if you have more questions about what type of exhaust is right for your vehicle, please get in touch with us. We would happily answer all your questions to help guide you in the right direction.
There are three different types of exhausts found in today’s vehicles. Some are good for putting around town and getting better MPGs – while others are good for high-performance vehicles.
The header-back exhaust system is typically used on vehicles without a turbocharger. It improves horsepower by replacing your pipework (header collector, tailpipes, etc.) with pipes that come in a wider diameter, removing backpressure that can build up in stock exhausts. Everything can be removed when upgrading to a header back exhaust system.
Each vehicle is unique and will have a path that is best for the emissions to flow through. We will bend and weld the metal in-house to fully customize the exhaust to your unique ride.
Benefits of Header Back Exhaust Systems
TLDR: Better performance & reduces stress on the engine
This exhaust system will help your engine reach its maximum efficiency. It is commonly referred to as a blank slate for your engine. Wider pipes and less noise restrictive components will help your engine breathe and sound better.
Because there is less pressure building up, your engine will be under less stress, and it will sound raw. If you have a header-back exhaust system installed you should expect your engine to last longer too.
An axleback exhaust generally replaces the muffler, exhaust tips and the intermediate pipes or mid-pipe. Consider an axle-back exhaust as a muffler section exhaust.
This is usually a more affordable option than a cat-back exhaust because fewer components are replaced.
The Catback exhaust system replaces everything from the catalytic converter and back (intermediate pipe, muffler, & tailpipe).
This is a common type of exhaust to have installed because of the versatility it provides. It can give a significant power increase because you will replace many restrictive stock parts.
Catback vs. Axle-back
In most cases, a Catback exhaust will make more power than an axle-back exhaust. Every car and truck performs differently between these systems. Some manufacturers only make axle-back systems. The factory muffler is usually pretty restrictive since it needs to be quiet, so this is usually where most of the power is gained from on a Catback vs. axle-back debate.
There are so many different components to your exhaust system, and depending on what you are looking for – one system may benefit you more than another. If you have questions or are still unsure about what you are looking for. Reach out to us. We can give you some insight and ask you the right questions to get you thinking.
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