08 April 2011|
|Exhaust Buyer's Guide - 2011|
Akrapovic Mitsubishi Lancer EvO X Exhaust
Owners of tuner cars are always looking for more power and Akrapovi? systems do not disappoint. Starting with the unique muffler assembly, they achieved an 11+ horsepower gain while reducing the weight by 5 kg (11lbs.). Going to the other end of the available options, the Evolution system with the optional down-pipe produces over 31hp more than stock, while at the same time reducing weight by an amazing 16 kg (35.2lbs.) The Split Muffler design features a cast titanium Y-shaped collector and flange assembly for maximum flow characteristics. Built from a proprietary titanium alloy, this exhaust system is more durable, dimensionally stable and heat resistant than conventional commercial alloys.
For more information please visit www.akrapovic.com
COBB Tuning Mitsubishi Evo X Catback
The COBB 3-inch SS Cat Back Exhaust for the Mitsubishi EVO X is a direct-replacement cat back exhaust boasting 304 stainless steel construction, a custom high-flow straight-through muffler design and impressive exhaust note. Potent performance need not attract the attention of over-zealous law enforcement. Despite the superior flow characteristics of the COBB EVO X Cat Back exhaust, it still conforms to strict SAE sound emission requirements of 95 decibels, even when paired with the COBB EVO X Downpipe and COBB EVO X Cat Pipe. The twin oval tips are positioned to mimic the factory set-up and follow the lines of the rear bumper cover, giving a purposeful yet subtle look.
For more visit www.cobbtuning.com
AEM Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Exhaust
AEM has released the Turbo-Back Exhaust System for the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. AEM’s all-new exhaust systems aim to provide an increase in performance and power along with a sporty sound while maintaining OEM standards for fit and finish. For the Genesis exhaust system, AEM began construction by gathering high-quality components. Three-inch diameter 304 stainless steel mandrel-bent tubing was used throughout the system. Additionally, every connection utilizes OEM-quality 3/8-inch thick stainless steel flanges and O-rings. Even the four exhaust tips are brushed stainless steel. The exhaust system showed an estimated maximum gain of 12 horsepower at 5,600RPM and 14lb-ft at 2,700RPM. Estimated peak horsepower was also improved from the stock baseline of 157 horsepower to 162 horsepower at the wheels with the exhaust system installed.
For more visit www.aemintakes.com or www.jrponline.com
ARK Performance Import Exhaust Systems
All ARK Performance Exhaust Systems offer the best in performance, sound, and style. Whether you choose our DT-S, N-II or GRIP exhaust design, each system is constructed with high quality fully polished SUS-304 stainless steel and features mandrel-bent piping for maximum exhaust flow with dyno proven power gains. The GRIP exhaust is our most popular system, offering the least amount of drone in the industry today thanks to our signature reservoir tank chamber, pressed cap muffler for forced induction or high horsepower applications, and our X-Flow pipe technology. Our exhaust system is described as exotic, deep, with a smooth tone giving your car the ultimate pleasure when driving on the street and/or on the track.
For more visit www.arkperformance.com
HKS Hi-Power Exhaust for Honda S2000
HKS USA introduces a new single-side exit exhaust system for the Honda S2000; the Hi-Power Racing Version. With the new Hi-Power Racing Version, HKS was able to answer customer demand for an affordable 75mm exhaust system that allows maximum performance potential on track-driven and forced-induction S2000’s. Utilizing a polished SUS304 muffler and 75mm SUS304 piping routed to fit all model S2000’s, the Hi-Power Racing Version also features a 97mm titanium tip that is adjustable in length to accommodate both the AP1 and AP2 models.
For more visit www.hksusa.com or www.motovicity.com
BMW Performance 1-series & 3-series Exhaust Systems
The BMW Performance exhaust system doesn’t just give your BMW a distinctive sound. It also reduces backpressure in the exhaust system, which improves engine response. The outward sign of these inner qualities can be found in the shape of the classic twin tailpipes in chrome-plated stainless steel. These are developed around the specific characteristics of the engine for optimum performance. It’s the performance you can hear and feel. Available for specific 1 Series and 3 Series models.
For more visit www.bmw.ca/performance
Racing Beat Mazda3 Exhaust Systems
Racing Beat offers performance exhaust systems for all Mazda 3 model year applications. Full stainless steel cat-back systems are available for all sedan, 5-door, and Mazdaspeed models. Developed and manufactured entirely by Racing Beat, each Mazda 3 exhaust system has been developed to optimize the performance and sound of each application. Deep, throaty tones are the bench-mark of all Racing Beat exhaust systems – experience the difference!
For more visit www.racingbeat.com
Agency Power Electronic Porsche Exhausts
Agency Power’s new line of Electronic Valve Controlled Exhausts set the standard for today’s savvy buyer. With the push of a button, the user can select “aggressive” or “sport” mode with unique sound properties. Agency Power set out to produce the best exhaust system to appeal to the entire market. The solution is simple – create a high-performance, quality-built product with variable exhaust sound and performance. That is where this electronic valve-controlled system thrives. The Agency Power muffler gives the user the ability to control the performance and sound of the exhaust with the push of a button or throttle position. Valves mounted near the muffler allow exhaust gases to either pass straight through for performance and a louder sound or be diverted into the muffler for a quieter sound. Constructed with 304 stainless steel and TIG welding ensure a quality fit and durability that is an Agency Power standard. The Agency Power electronic valve controlled exhaust is a must for both the street and the track. In addition to the Valvetronic line of exhaust, Agency Power continues to manufacture exhaust systems for hundreds of popular models.
For more visit www.agency-power.com
HPF BMW 335i Exhaust
The HPF exhaust system is one of the highest-flowing exhaust systems on the market for the BMW 335i with staggering 3.5-inch stainless steel piping and zero mufflers. Simply installing the HPF exhaust and removing your factory 335i exhaust system will take 40lbs. off the weight of your car due to its single, large diameter pipe design. This exhaust system is designed for the BMW 335i from factory-spec, all the way to vehicles equipped with their upcoming single turbo kit. This exhaust will easily support the flow requirements to exceed 800rwhp. With 100% USA polished stainless steel and fully adjustable 3.5-inch titanium tips, give your 335i the look it deserves and a sound that turns heads. Rubber isolated mounts keep the vibrations out and there design prevents resonance and drone for a smooth exotic sound.
For more visit www.horsepowerfreaks.com
TRD 2011 Scion tC Exhaust System
The satin-finished muffler body is exclusively built in 304 stainless steel and delivers a more agressive engine sound. It also allows for a less restrictive flow path, helping reduce backpressure for added low- to mid-range torque, along with improved horsepower. This axle-back muffler system features stainless steel pipes with a double-walled, wide-diameter slant cut exhaust tip with a rolled edge. Crafted with precision welds for a jewel-like appearance, this exhaust re-uses factory hardware and hangers for easy, professional no-drill, no-cut installation. It maintains high factory quality standards for performance and strength and is legal in all 50 states for emissions.
For more visit www.scion.com
Vibrant Power StreetPower Gen-2 Civic Exhaust
This Vibrant Performance StreetPower Cat-Back Exhaust System is designed for all 2006-2009+ Honda Civic Si coupes and sedans. Manufactured entirely from T304 stainless steel, this exhaust system features complete 2.5-inch CNC mandrel-bent exhaust tubing for optimum exhaust flow. Independent dyno testing has shown gains of 10hp and 8lb-ft at VTEC and gains of over 20hp with the use of Vibrant 4-2-1 stainless steel headers. All Vibrant Performance exhaust systems are designed to use factory mounting points and include a hardware kit for quick and easy installation.
For more visit www.vibrantperformance.com