Exhaust Buying Guide


Nothing sets a power purist’s hair standing on end like the throaty rumble of a performance exhaust system. Low and intimidating under idle, booming and ferocious at full bore—it’s the voice of your engine warning slowpokes to step aside. But with tons of options to sift through, finding the right aftermarket exhaust system for your car, truck or SUV can leave some people speechless. Don’t worry—we’ve done the leg work for you. Check out our library of in-depth guides for expert advice and pro tips on picking and installing the perfect exhaust. Whether you’re itching to swap mufflers, drop in headers or replace your entire system, we’ll give you the scoop on screaming exhausts.

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How to Shop for the Best Exhaust System

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How to Install an Exhaust System

You don’t need to be an SAE-certified mechanic to mount an exhaust system to your ride. Take a look at our exhaust installation guide to see the general steps for bolting up an aftermarket exhaust.


Catalytic Converter
How to Install a Catalytic Converter

Picking out a catalytic converter is one thing. Mounting it to your exhaust takes a bit more know-how. For an overview of how to upgrade your catalytic converter, check out our installation guide.


How to Install Performance Headers

Squeezing a high-flow set of headers under the hood can be a challenge. Make sure your DIY install flows as smoothly as your soon-to-be exhaust by reading through into our intro guide to mounting performance headers.


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Eye-balling your exhaust and guesstimating how much wrap you need will leave you with either too little or too much. Get the right length for your system with the help of this handy calculator.

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My 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Access Cab 4x4 offers bed space to camp in, haul my dirt bike around, and it's been done up to take on the trails. Favorite mods include my Icon coilovers to soak up the bumps. My Walker Evans 501 Legend wheels wrapped in Toyo RT tires give me the clearance from my upper control arms to fit (and they look darn good) and the over-sized tires take on rocks with plenty of traction. My Rigid Industries fog lights have kept me out of a ditch or two when night wheeling. Growing up going to car shows and helping my dad work on the family vehicles ignited my passion. My best memory was the first time I flushed the coolant. My dad forgot to tell me to keep my face out from under the drain plug. Never made that mistake again!


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