What is a Performance Exhaust System?

What is a Performance Exhaust System?

When people think about modifying their cars for extra performance or horsepower, they invariably think about what is going on under the hood. From turbos to fuel injection systems, there are plenty of great ways of giving your machine added power behind everything it does. But there is one aspect that is often forgotten: the exhaust and tailpipes.

Out of sight and out of mind? It doesn’t have to be that way if you get a performance exhaust system! If you get the right system and have it installed correctly, you could see improvements to your car’s:

  • Sound
  • Horsepower
  • Fuel economy
  • And, of course, style!

Replacing the exhaust system your manufacturer provided is sure to swap out cheap, wide pipes with stronger, more streamlined ones. The direct result is a better “roar” when you rev the engine. Of course, an exhaust system’s primary purpose is to get dirty, used air out of your engine. An improved system will flush out gunk much more effectively, allowing your engine to suck in clean, burnable air. The end result there? More torque and more oxygen per cycle.

Why Isn’t This More Popular?

You are probably thinking, “If a performance exhaust system can do so much for my car, why don’t I know more people who have one?” We think there’s two reasons. One: people want to modify the engine itself first. Two: people are deterred by the possible complications of an exhaust system. To get the right performance exhaust in your vehicle, you need to know a few things, such as how many mufflers will be required, and the type of system that will fit, which could include:

  • Axle-back
  • Header back
  • Cat-back

At HP Motorsports in Katy, Texas, our high performance tuning specialists have dedicated their careers – no, their lives – to providing reliable and competitively-priced services to the good people of Houston. If you are thinking of getting a performance exhaust system installed on your car, come to us first. With our help, we can figure out just the pieces you need. Call 281.231.9950 today and we can get you started with a free estimate.


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