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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Dual exhaust or single? Side-exit tailpipes or rear? Aluminized steel or stainless? There are lots of factors to consider when picking an exhaust. Fortunately, we have answers. Find out which system is right for you with this detailed guide.
Whether you want to fine-tune your tone or wake the neighbors with a roaring rumble, our muffler shopping guide points you in the right decibel direction.
Want to drop dead weight and remove restrictions from your exhaust flow? You’ll need a set of performance headers. Pick the perfect set by reading through our helpful guide.
Clean air doesn’t have to come at the expense of driving excitement. Check out our comprehensive catalytic converter guide for pro advice on enhancing performance while curbing emissions.
Install Guides & How-to’s
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.
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.
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.
Are you rolling with 1.25” pipes? Or are they 3” monsters? Find out how to take a precise measurement of your existing system so you can pick exhaust upgrades that fit.
Advanced Topics & Comparison Articles
Seems like there are more brands building exhaust systems than there are car builders making vehicles. Explore what makes these top 10 systems stand out from the aftermarket pack.
Heat is a horsepower killer, and your exhaust system runs red hot. If you’re on the fence about dropping temps with a ceramic-coated exhaust or insulation wrap, take a look at this guide to learn about their pros and cons.
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.
Different grades of stainless steel have different properties, and not all stainless is created equal.
Find out how short tube and long tube headers affect your power band and where they matter most.
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