Why install a performance enhancing exhaust?

Feb 18, 2022

Is it time for you to replace your car’s exhaust system?
Have you noticed rust around your silencer and tailpipe?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, then consider replacing your stock exhaust system with a performance (cat-back) exhaust system. Up front you will pay more, but in the end a performance exhaust system just may be the last one you will ever need to purchase for your car. Nothing lasts forever, right? Well, in the case of some performance exhaust systems you can come darn close.

Consider this: one top manufacturer of exhausts produces an exhaust system with a 5 year guarantee, hassle free! How can they do this? By making a product from high quality stainless steel, that’s how. That’s right; the steel used by some manufacturers is of the highest quality, like every Powerflow exhaust system to produce a product that is durable and long lasting. Other brands have similar warranties, so I am not saying Powerflow is the end all or be all product for your car.

So, just how does a cat-back system work? By keeping all the important emissions parts in place, a cat-back system incorporates large width exhaust pipes and low restriction performance silencers into your car thereby lowering exhaust back pressure. A side benefit is the deeper, throatier tone produced by the exhaust system. Because your car’s engine is essentially an air pump, a cat-back a/k/a performance exhaust system allows the engine to pump and flow air with less interruption. In summation, more power is freed up and horsepower increases of 5 to 15 percent are well within the range of possibility. One side benefit: you will notice an increase in fuel economy because a performance exhaust system allows your engine to run more efficiently.
So, what’s not to love about a performance exhaust system? Not much! Even if you aren’t planning to keep your car forever, the resale value of your vehicle will also increase with a performance exhaust system installed on your car. You win now with more power and better fuel economy and you can win later when it comes time to sell your car.

A true win-win situation, don’t you agree?