Improving exhaust sound means increasing the sound of the exhaust of your car. This can be done for different reasons. The increased sound of exhaust shows that the engine is powerful. Thus this is an issue of prestige. Increasing exhaust sound needs ensuring a free-to-flow exhaust system. This also increases engine performance.
So, you see that there are different reasons because of what people want to improve the exhaust sound in their vehicles. The funniest but convincing reason is it saves the lives of pedestrians.
However, let’s see how you can improve the exhaust sound of your vehicle.
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Improving the Exhaust Sound
Exhaust sound depends on four parts of the exhaust system. The first and foremost one is the engine size. Depending on the size of the engine, the exhaust sound becomes high or low. The bigger the engine is, the higher the sound is. So, if you can replace the engine with a bigger one, you’ll get louder sound than before.
But, I don’t suggest doing this. Changing the engine is followed by some hazards. So, it is not a wise decision to change the engine just to improve the exhaust sound. Let’s look forward to other ways.
- Replacing the Muffler: There are three major components which can be replaced if you want to improve the sound. The Sounding muffler is one of those. The muffler that is installed by the manufacturer is designed to absorb sound as much as possible. That’s why you won’t have a huge sound output from factory installed mufflers. So, you need to have the muffler replaced for loud sound output.
Factory-installed mufflers are designed with a few s-type chambers in such a way so that the exhaust has to spend a long time to get out. At the time of passing through the s-type chambers, the sound and heat are absorbed. Thus the sound becomes low.
If you change it to install a straightly designed muffler, the exhaust will directly come out. There is less chance of the sound getting absorbed by it than the stock muffler. Thus, you’ll get an improved sound performance.
Setting up a straight exhaust also increases the performance of the vehicle. Zigzag type exhaust prevents most of the polluted air from coming out. Thus the engine can’t perform at its best. On the other hand, you’ll see that a straight exhaust helps the polluted air to come out so that fresh air can enter. Thus the engine can perform well.
At the time of changing muffler, consult a professional or dependable person who can help you choose the muffler.
- Adding or Replacing the Exhaust Tip: This is a cheap method to increase the exhaust sound. Installing a new exhaust tip will not only increase the stylish look of your vehicle but also increase the exhaust sound. You’ll find different sound-amplifying tips available in the market. Mostly the tips with a large diameter or dual wall or flared ends work great to improve the exhaust sound.
Exhaust tips come with different designs. So, at the time of buying one, make sure that it can give a stylish look to your vehicle besides improving the exhaust sound.
- Increasing the Diameter of Exhaust Pipe: If the exhaust pipe is narrow, it can’t produce a huge sound. If the exhaust pipe is wide enough, the sound doesn’t face fewer barriers inside the pipe compared to the narrow pipes. That’s how increasing the diameter of the exhaust pipe will improve the exhaust sound.
If you want a bit louder sound than normal, consider changing the diameter of the exhaust pipe. You can do this while replacing the muffler too. I suggest you not to widen the exhaust pipe a lot. Increasing the diameter about ½ or 1 inch is enough, I think. At the time of changing the pipe, make sure that it fits your car properly. Otherwise, you’ll face problems later.
There are some other ways to improve the exhaust sound, for example- connecting the exhaust system with welded hangers, using turbochargers, etc. You can use whichever you want. But make sure that the way you use suits your vehicle.
No matter which is the reason behind improving the exhaust sound, you should do it properly. Otherwise, your vehicle may become damaged. Another suggestion is- don’t go for cheap workshops. Find out trusted workshops to make a change to your vehicle.