Exhaust system’s on cars have a significant effect on its horsepower and fuel economy. A clogged muffler or damage to the exhaust system can also substantially diminish your vehicle’s capabilities. Through simple modifications and repairs to your muffler and exhaust system, you can increase the flow of air from the engine through the exhaust system, enhancing your vehicle’s power and giving it that loud muscle car sound favored among many auto enthusiasts.
Unclog the tubing of your exhaust system and examine the system for any damage, such as dents or dings in the tubing. Dents or clogs can create back pressure in the system and make it more difficult for air to flow through it. A clogged muffler can easily be resolved with an air compressor, which can be purchased from a local automotive supply store, such as Sears, Mopar or Andy's Auto Sports.
Remove and replace the muffler with an aftermarket racing model. Unscrew all the bearings and bolts that keep the muffler in place. Detach and replace the old muffler with a brand designed to enhance the engine's power and performance.The stock muffler is designed by the manufacturer to absorb sound, by routing the exhaust through several chambers within the muffler system. Aftermarket, high-performance mufflers are modified to allow a significantly more pressurized flow of air to pump through the engine, increasing the horsepower of the vehicle and performance of the exhaust system.
Replace the tip of the exhaust system. A new, high-performance exhaust tip can be purchased through your local auto accessory store, and it can improve the sound of the exhaust while filtering emissions and increasing fuel economy.
Use an exhaust system repair kit to fix any problems with your exhaust system. Many auto parts stores keep in stock easy to use repair kits designed to fix problems with the crossover pipes, the exhaust manifold, the catalytic converter, mufflers and tailpipes. They come fully equipped with easy to follow instructions.