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Exhaust Anatomy

Factory exhaust systems are designed on vehicles to muffle the sound as much as possible. This simple means that it restricts the flow of the exhaust gases out of the engine which then creates backpressure. Most engines require back pressure to operate properly and efficiently. The engine uses some of the power to generate the cram to the exhaust gases out of the tailpipe instead of using the power to drive the vehicle. If you want the power back then you can replace the stock exhaust kits, headers and mufflers for the vehicle.

Exhaust Anatomy
Here are some of the components that are needed in an exhaust:

  • Headers/Exhaust Manifolds
  • Downpipe
  • Catalytic converter
  • Muffler
  • Crossover pipes
  • Tailpipe

The exhaust components handle the spent exhaust gases from the engine and headers which are also called manifolds in the stock form and they are bolted to the cylinder heads to scavenge the exhaust gases from the combustion chambers. Downpipes link the headers to the mufflers which are between two points. The downpipe is often interrupted by the catalytic converter which normally depends on the application.

The purpose of a catalytic converter is to ensure that it reduces the amount of the harmful emissions of the vehicle and to release into the air. A muffler is one of the vehicles most recognised components of the exhaust system and the muffler is responsible for the exhaust noise reduction. Crossover pipes are also an important component of the exhaust because it is designed to balance the exhaust flow on a dual of the exhaust system. The crossover pipe is installed near the headers and the crossover pipes reduce the uneven exhaust flow from the two banks of the engine's cylinders by giving the exhaust power the pulses an avenue to travel between the two sides of the exhaust system.

Another important component of the exhaust system is the tailpipe. The tailpipe is the last piece of the exhaust system puzzle. The tailpipe runs from the muffler to the back of the side of the vehicle. The tailpipe is often finished with chrome or polished and it ensures that the exhaust runs smoothly without any hassles. Drew Auto Spares Drew Auto Spares has the best exhaust systems that are reliable and that have a long lifespan.

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