If you’ve ever stood on the side of the road and watched a truly beautiful car drive by, maybe a Chevrolet Corvette, and been totally impressed with the deep rolling thunder that comes from the tailpipes, you’re not alone. This sound is the result of scientific research combined with high-quality stainless steel performance exhaust pipes and mufflers. There are some factors to be aware of if you’re thinking of doing this to your own car, let’s take a look.
Most Likely You Were Hearing A Borla Exhaust System
The Borla Exhaust Company makes a line of exact fit bolt-on exhaust systems that are straight flow through to enhance performance and fuel economy. Most people do believe that they see a boost in horsepower after the addition of the system.
But what people really like is the rolling rumble that they get when they step on the gas. Even though the high-quality pipes are made from the best premium austenitic stainless steel which means it has a higher content of molybdenum and chromium to increase the resistance to corrosion, the benefit you hear is what turns people on the most.
There are other systems made of cheaper T-400 grade stainless steel that won’t last as long or sound as good as a Borland Exhaust system. In most cases the Borland will last for the lifetime of the car because of the high-quality metal alloy that it’s made from.
Special mandrel bends are also helpful in keeping the interior of the pipes smooth so that the exhaust travels throughout the system without any turbulence on the bends. The bends are impossible to avoid, but by using mandrel bends you increase flow velocity and the sound will have a more tuned effect, like a musical instrument.
CNC Manufacturing Is Why The Fit Is So Precise
When a manufacturer uses CNC, which is short for Computer Numerical Control, to control the lathes, grinders, routers and mills in the process, the accuracy of the fit is greatly enhanced. Every step of the way is computer controlled for precise cuts and grinds to the thousandth of an inch which will make installation of the exhaust system an easier bolt-on than other brands of lesser quality.
When you read the reviews online you’ll note that many of the previous clients rave about how easy the system was to install. This has to do with the precision design and manufacturing from start to finish. In addition to that, each system is custom-made to fit a specific car, make, model, year, and engine size.
If you’re considering ordering one of these systems it’s a good idea to go online and read some of the reviews from previous customers. You’ll find that most of them are straight 5-star ratings, but read the comments to get a better idea of the happiness people have with the sound, fit, and quality of the product. Having a high-performance exhaust system isn’t for everyone, but for those that like that sound, this is the best there is available.