Anyway, exhaust tips come in all shapes and sizes from all the top automotive brands. Gibson exhaust tips complement a roaring Ford F150, while sportier Mazda 6 exhaust tips offer street-racing style. Hardcore truckers outfit their rigs with diesel exhaust tips. Then there are the high-class options like Porsche exhaust tips, which nobody can beat if they tried.
As awesome as they are, chrome exhaust tips do nothing sitting in a box. If you’re stuck scratching your head over how to get them out of said box and onto you car, the following should help.
Exhaust Tips Installation
- Make sure your exhaust tips will fit the diameter of your tail pipes. Sometimes you’ll be able to choose the right option for your year, make and model car, but especially if you have an aftermarket system installed, you’ll want to measure yourself.
- Check that you have proper clearance from your bumper cutouts. If you don’t, you’ll either need to buy smaller tips (the easiest option) or modify your bumper (not recommended unless you’re a pro). If you have dual exhaust tips, check both sides. They should be the same, but you’ll want to double-check.
- Using WD-40, lube up your exhaust tips and fit them onto the tailpipe. Your vehicle should be cold when you do this, otherwise you’ll run into fit problems, not to mention third-degree burns.
- Either tighten the screws or weld on your tips. If you’re using a screw-in exhaust tip, come back in a few weeks and re-tighten.
One Extra "Tip" of Information
With your new tips installed, you’re ready to show off your ride. If your tips are longer than factory now, you’ll want to keep this in mind when you’re parking or backing up.
TIP: After you install your exhaust tips, you might find that people now congregate around your parked car. You come out of the grocery store and there are two dudes and a pissed-off girlfriend. Or there’s a gaggle of teenage boys with their hands in their pants. The best way to handle this flattering but often annoying phenomenon is to smile politely and slowly usher the voyeurs away.