With a few exceptions, most car and truck manufacturers leave plenty of room for improvement when it comes to engine performance. Performance enthusiasts have turned to the aftermarket for a variety of performance improving products ranging from the simple like cold air intakes to the complex such as turbochargers or superchargers. However, there is one performance enhancing component that is often overlooked, performance mufflers.
Performance Mufflers for both truck and cars serve to vent air and spent fuel out of the combustion system. The faster these gases can be removed, the faster the combustion chamber is ready for another combustion event. In other words, the faster the gas can be evacuated, the quicker the engine can get to a higher RPM. Stock exhaust systems are typically designed with production costs front of mind. That means most use pipes that are not large enough to provide optimal exhaust function, and they are built out of mild steel which Is subject to corrosion. Fortunately, there are several high-quality aftermarket companies that provide carefully engineered and manufactured performance exhaust systems that can free up your engine to be all it can be.
And Then There’s the Cool Factor
Okay, so careful engineering can solve the physics involved with optimizing engine exhaust, but the reason many enthusiasts explore performance mufflers in the first place is they want the coolest exhaust tone on the block. The truth is, while some systems give off a threatening burbling sound at a stop light, most aftermarket performance mufflers sound pretty much like OEM systems when the engine is idling. But when you crush the pedal, quality systems give you that low grumbling tone that rises in volume as the RPMs go up.
One advantage OEM systems have over some aftermarket exhaust systems also deals with sound. Specifically drone. Drone occurs when the exhaust pipes emit the same frequency as the engine creating an annoying droning sound that can drive you crazy. OEM systems are carefully designed to ensure there is no drone. Some aftermarket manufacturers (and we list them below) also ensure that drone is not an issue with their products. If you want a boost in performance and an awesome sound coming out of your exhaust, check out what these guys have to offer:
Performance Mufflers: BORLA® Performance Exhaust Systems
If you are serious about getting the most out of your performance mufflers then you need to turn to the pros at BORLA®. They have assembled the best engineering and manufacturing talent in the industry and it shows in their products. BORLA® uses high strength, durable, aircraft-quality T-304 stainless steel exclusively, They are a trusted name on the racing circuits and are constantly tweaking their components based on racing results and feedback from their many customers. Among their most popular, street legal performance mufflers products are: