How does Dual Exhaust work?
We thought we’d keep the performance trend running from last week, by looking at something you often see in sporty performance cars for this week’s How’s This Work: dual exhaust. A dual exhaust system always looks cool, and generally adds an extra layer of aggressiveness to the vehicle as well. But is it just looks, or is there an advantage to having a dual exhaust system beyond just the aesthetic enhancement? Let’s find out.
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Before diving into the advantages of a dual exhaust system, we thought we’d start by explaining what the exhaust system does in the first place. What you probably do know, is that the system includes a pipe coming out of your vehicle’s rear end. But the exhaust system as a whole – which can include a cylinder head, exhaust manifold, turbocharger for increased power, catalytic converter for reduced air pollution and/or a muffler for reduced noise – is a system of piping meant to redirect exhaust gasses from the combustion engine to the outside.
Advantages of Dual Exhaust
So how is having two pipes coming out of your rear fascia any better than just having one? Well, it improves your performance quite a bit. That’s why dual exhaust systems are often found on sports cars like the 2017 Toyota 86. When your engine has more horses and there is more air moving throughout your powertrain, then more exhaust gasses are being created. Having an additional exhaust system means you’ll be able to get more of that bad stuff out of your vehicle in a quicker fashion, improving your performance thusly.
If you’d like to know which vehicles besides the 86 offer a dual exhaust system, or have any questions about how dual exhaust, or exhaust in general, works, then feel free to give us a call and we’d be happy to help.