Exhaust tips, or mufflers, don’t have so much of a functional purpose as an aesthetic one. Like the cherry on top of your ice cream sundae, they’re primarily a garnish, an upgrade — an opportunity to give others a chance to stop and admire. However, while they don’t really do anything in the strictest sense, there are a few considerations you may want to make before investing in one of the products on our site. Be aware that the length and size of a given muffler will impact the sound it makes. Read on to learn a bit more.
How exhaust tips work
Since exhaust tips are so easy to install, they’re one of the most popular aftermarket upgrades out there. This means the market’s flooded with all sorts of brands, shapes and styles of mufflers. There are round, square, oval and even rectangular exhaust tips. You’ve got chrome, polished, black and tan models to choose from. And while some might be boggled by the wide variety, we stock more exhaust tip brands than you can shake a stick at.
The benefits of exhaust tips
They give the back-end of your vehicle a serious stylistic boost, but when it comes time to purchase, you’ll want to keep a few things mind. Primarily, you want to look for 100% T409 or T304 stainless steel construction. Get the bolt-on variety, unless you have access to a welder, and as always, purchase from a reputable retailer.
Choosing the best exhaust tip for your ride
Stick with the most popular performance exhaust kit brands. Corsa, for example, is famous for pure stainless steel systems, and includes tips with every kit, as does Flowmaster. Magnaflow, creator of the always in-demand 5” tip, crafts a huge array of styles. And, not to be outdone, RBP exhaust tips are made specifically for off-road trucks.