A high performance exhaust really makes a difference if you really love your car. The variance between a regular exhaust and one that’s high performance is instantly noticeable to any car lover out there. Today we check out the core components of one of these exhaust systems.
An exhaust is that part of a vehicle responsible for transporting combustion gases from the engine to the air through the vehicle’s exhaust pipes. For effectiveness and high efficiency of your vehicle engine, it’s important that your exhaust system is in optimal condition.
A high performance exhaust effectively collects all traces of gases from the engine cylinder and screens the gas to get rid of harmful substances in the gas before discharging it into the atmosphere. Every vehicle’s engine produces noise due to the collision of gases that are emitted from the engine cylinder, but a performance exhaust helps to drastically reduce the noise level where required.
Performance exhausts contain several components which include:
Performance Exhaust Pipes
This component of the performance exhaust is used to transport combusted gas from the engine cylinder to the atmosphere. It has an outlet where the gas escapes from. It is usually made from aluminium because of the high heat resistivity of aluminium.
This is the component of the performance exhaust that converts the harmful substances in the burned gas into harmless ones. It helps to prevent the release of toxic compounds into the atmosphere, reducing air pollution. The catalytic converter works on the principle of oxidation and reduction.
This is the part of the performance exhaust that first receives combusted gas from your vehicle’s engine. It is affixed to the side of your engine and happens to be at the upper part of the performance exhaust system. It also has the ability to combust any unburnt or inadequately burnt fuel that comes from your engine.
This component is basically what distinguishes a performance exhaust from an ordinary one. It is the section of an exhaust that reduces the level of noise produced by the exhaust of your engine. Basically, the muffler absorbs the noise that comes from your internal combustion engine.
This is the long outer component of the performance exhaust that is open to outside air. It serves as a channel to release the already filtered gas into the atmosphere. You might have one or more tailpipes depending on your vehicle.
All these are what makes up a performance exhaust. It is important that every one of these components is functioning well to help increase the efficiency of your engine, and optimise the performance of your vehicle.
Ask us how you can get more performance out of your exhaust from Power Torque and find out about our full range of performance exhaust systems we have available.