Your vehicle’s exhaust is more than just a metal pipe and if you thought that having a bigger exhaust system means more power, then you’d be mistaken. Most of the time, you probably take your vehicle’s exhaust and what it does for granted. So let’s delve a little deeper into exhaust systems, what are the main parts and what are the consequences of a broken exhaust.

Does Dual Exhaust Help Performance?

Car enthusiasts agree that the pivotal reason why a dual exhaust system is used is to remove the leftover air out of the cylinders faster. This makes the next exchange start more quickly. Essentially, the dual exhaust helps speeds up the process of removing used air from the engine, and this makes the exchange of air faster. The more air is removed, the more is brought in, creating more horsepower. In some cases, adding a dual exhaust will not make a significant difference. For instance, if a person has a non-turbocharged four-cylinder adding a dual exhaust will not be momentous. On the other hand, if a person has a turbocharged four-cylinder, having a dual exhaust is a plus because of the large amount of air and fuel that is forced into the engine.

Does Exhaust Help Performance?

The car exhaust provides many different faculties for your vehicle. The following list describes some of these capabilities.

  • The exhaust system of a vehicle allows for a quick, efficient pathway for exhaust gases to escape.
  • Updating the exhaust system will mean that the engine essentially “breathes” better. Used up fuel and air exit will exit the combustion chambers faster.
  • When the engine has a tight, functional exhaust system, more power is freed up, which means increased horsepower of the engine.

Does Exhaust Increase Horsepower?

This is a tricky question. Updating the exhaust does not exactly increase horsepower. Why? This is because engines are only designed to reach a certain maximum level of power. Updates can assist with achieving the optimum horsepower of the engine. Carmakers have to contend with other factors, such as cost and the sound of the exhaust, which means that the muffler may not be fully optimized. When an engine is allowed to cycle through fuel and air with maximum efficiency, the total horsepower of the engine can be revealed.

If you have any more questions about what effects your exhaust system has on your engine’s performance, give us a call at Walkers Automotive