Your car’s exhaust system has the all-important task of venting spent exhaust out of the tailpipe, ASAP. Unfortunately, stock systems are restrictive and tuned for noise-reduction and to not add too much to the manufacturer’s bottom-line. A performance exhaust system releases the stranglehold on your vehicle’s engine for a boost in performance and sound. The rumbling tone of a good aftermarket exhaust is downright addicting and is just another factor that makes you want to get out and drive more. Our top 10 exhaust system list is the perfect guide for choosing an exhaust kit — no matter if you’re rolling gas or diesel.
This maestro of muscle cars directs massive exhaust flow and incredible tone in a refined package. Flowmaster starts with mandrel-bent pipes for unrivaled exhaust funneling. With a powerful exhaust tone, music to any gear head’s ear, Flowmaster exhausts also feature the benefit of exhaust scavenging for an additional boost in power. At the heart of each Flowmaster system is their legendary chambered muffler. Designed to keep your ride’s exhaust free-flowing and sounding mean, each fully-welded muffler is devoid of fragile packing and tuned to perfection with baffles and chambers. The result is a strong performance tone during spirited driving, a mellow growl on the highway, with a boost in power & MPG at all times.
The Magnaflow Exhaust System provides quality construction, exact fit and performance sound. Durable, mandrel-bent stainless steel contours perfectly to the underside of your ride for a great fit, huge exhaust flow and maximum corrosion resistance. This translates to a boost in horsepower and mileage that lasts through years of rain and road salt. Best of all, the included Magnaflow mufflers add a high-performance tone to your ride while keeping power-robbing exhaust restriction and annoying highway drone to a minimum. Cap it off with mirror-polished tips and you have an exhaust system that’s certainly best in show.
If refinement is the name of the game, Borla is two moves from a tuner performance checkmate. Start with their perfectly fit, mandrel-bent T-304 stainless steel tubing for strong gains in performance and mileage. Then, throw in a high-flow muffler, available in multi-core or straight-through designs, to generate an unmistakable performance tone and a reinvigorated ride. Best of all, each Borla Exhaust System is tuned to perfection for your rad ride and is street legal in all 50 states.
Want a performance exhaust that sounds amazing when you stomp on the gas, yet quiet at a stop light? Well, look no further than a Corsa Performance Exhaust System. Like many high-end kits, this one features mandrel-bent stainless steel tubes, but that’s where the similarities end. Like a set of noise-cancelling headphones, Corsa mufflers use baffles to crash annoying and loud frequencies into each other, cancelling out unwanted racket. This means, no yelling over your Corvette’s idling engine to have a convo and no ear-piercing highway drone to ruin your road trip. And to top it off, your Corsa Performance Exhaust System increases hp, torque and MPGs.
GIBSON EXHAUST SYSTEMS
Give your ride a boost in power and an unmistakable tone with a Gibson Exhaust System. Designed with performance in mind, each kit uses mandrel-bent aluminum or stainless steel tubing for maximum exhaust flow and a perfect fit. The SuperFlow muffler found in this high-performance exhaust boasts a straight-through design for even more power and sound. Best of all, Gibson exhaust systems are 50-state legal for legit cruising on any highway.
Want to get more attention at the dunes? Wake up your rig and most of the wilderness, with a Gibson Metal Mulisha Exhaust System. Not for the faint of heart, this gnarly kit uses massive 4” mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing and a Gibson Superflow Muffler to deliver a performance lift and a monstrous tone.
MBRP EXHAUST SYSTEMS
Your fuel burner needs some serious chimneys to efficiently chatter-away. Sadly, the restrictive factory-installed exhaust system reduces your rig’s power to Prius-levels, making your expensive performance mods less effective. Do your gas or diesel engine a favor and put that pathetic stock exhaust system to pasture with an MBRP Exhaust System. Crafted from mandrel-bent tubing, these kits out-flow stock pipes to crank up horsepower, torque and MPGs. Best of all, the included high-flow muffler adds a burly, performance tone that’s sure to leave an impression.
BANKS MONSTER EXHAUST SYSTEM
Breathe new life into your tough truck with a Banks Monster Exhaust System. Unlike your rig’s spindly stock pipes, these burly truck-ready kits are specialized for diesel engines and use smooth, mandrel bends to boost performance, sound and even MPGs. Only the finest materials are worthy of funneling your ride’s exhaust, so Banks makes each kit out of 100% stainless steel, for rust-free performance. And to top it off, your diesel monster’s exhaust tone is refined to turn heads without cranking out ear-splitting drone.
AFE EXHAUST SYSTEMS
With a name that stands for Advanced Flow Engineering, it’s no wonder aFe knows a thing or two about performance. This knowledge and experience extends to their precisely-engineered exhaust systems for your ride. Complementing your stock, or aFe Cold Air Intake, aFe Exhaust Systems allow spent exhaust to leave the engine 36% faster and in turn, allow fresh air to easily fill the engine’s cylinders. The end result is a boost in horsepower, maximized MPGs and a great performance sound.
JBA PERFORMANCE EXHAUST
Ditch that clunky, stock exhaust system and replace it with a JBA Performance Exhaust System that’s tuned for your ride. Power and economy gets a boost thanks to bigger pipes, smoother bends and fully-welded, high-flow mufflers. The perfect addition for any car, truck or SUV, these performance exhaust systems bolt on easily and use factory hangers. Even better, your ride’s stock exhaust whimper is kicked to the curb and replaced by a tough, JBA performance growl.
HOOKER EXHAUST SYSTEMS
With a reputation for performance-enhancing exhausts that stretches more than half a century, Hooker is one of the best known names in the industry. Federal emissions-compliant Hooker Custom Exhausts are expertly engineered to drop your engine’s back pressure and improve overall efficiency with premium T304 stainless steel, mandrel-bent tubing. Along with producing back-breaking horsepower and torque, Hooker performance exhausts add a not-so-subtle sound that guarantees your ride won’t go unnoticed.