When it comes to your car or truck improving its overall performance can be accomplished in a number of different ways. You do not have to rely on gimmicks to start getting the improvement that you might want. Instead, you should be looking first at the easy ways to get more out of your engine.
Improving the airflow is one simple method that will help add power and miles per gallon to your vehicle. That’s why you should look at the exhaust system as one of the first ways to address these particular issues. One of the more popular performance exhaust systems that you can use is called the cat back exhaust.
What is a Cat Back Exhaust System?
This is an exhaust system specifically engineered to create more horsepower and the sound that backs it up all while staying within state rules and regulations. In addition, the system itself is designed to deliver even more advantages for vehicles like the Honda Civic 2008.
It is called a cat back system because it is installed after the catalytic converter and will replace the factory muffler and exhaust pipes. The position of the new exhaust will not alter the factory emissions output, so no other modification is needed.
How the Cat Back Works
Airflow is key to performance exhaust systems and to the power and efficiency of your engine. The fewer number of impediments to the airflow, the faster the air will move which means more horsepower for your vehicle. By increasing the airflow through removing the factory muffler and replacing it with the more efficient cat back exhaust, you will be able to see and feel the results almost immediately.
The increase in airflow is achieved in large part through the use of oversized stainless steel exhaust pipe combined with a muffler design that allows for better airflow while reducing noise levels. While the cat back will sound different and your vehicle will sound more powerful with this new muffler system, it is still designed to be well within state standards for noise reduction.
For example, a V6 engine offers a standard 2.25” diameter stock tail pipe which is replaced by the 2.5” diameter cat back stainless steel pipe. On the V8, the 2.5” standard pipe is replaced by a 3” diameter stainless steel pipes. While ½” difference may not appear to be very much on the surface, the larger diameter does mean more airflow through the exhaust system. The freely flowing air means greater efficiency of airflow through the engine which makes it more efficient, provides for more horsepower and increased torque in the engine as well.
In addition, the muffler chamber offers a direct, straight-flow process that increases airflow yet again that also adds to the horsepower, torque and efficiency of the engine itself. When combined with other alterations such as a new air filter or perhaps a Honda Civic tuning that adds new parts to the engine and you multiply the efficiency of the motor.
Advantages of the Cat Back System
There are numerous advantages to this exhaust system that is one of the simplest and most direct ways to benefit your vehicle. First, it works on all vehicles from Fords, Chevys, trucks, vans and even cars like the Honda Civic 2008 and other years where it provides an overall improvement in performance. However, the advantages do not end there as this is one of the best performance exhaust systems you’ll find with aftermarket vehicle parts and accessories.
Greater Horsepower: Because the airflow is improved considerably, the gas inside the engine will ignite more efficiently which means greater overall horsepower that translates to better speed and power when you need it.
Sound: Because of the larger pipes and direct-flow muffler, the sound that the vehicle makes is not only a little louder, but much improved that helps to demonstrate the better overall performance you receive from this addition. You will actually feel and hear the difference when driving with this particular exhaust system.
Easy to Install: Since it is attached after the catalytic converter, the cat back goes on just like a regular muffler and pipes which means that you can make the switch or your mechanic with ease. Within minutes, you’ll be out on the road with your new cat back exhaust system and actually seeing the difference it makes to your vehicle.
From its improved airflow to the deeper, throatier sound produced by the exhaust pipes, the cat back will make a real difference in the performance of your engine.
Sound and Looks
Because of the straight flow muffler design, the unique sound that this system makes is unlike any other that you’ll find. This is because there are no chambers or mousetraps as they are called to interrupt the smooth airflow out of the engine. This straight-through design manages to suppress the engine noise, but also keep the advantages that having a direct system brings.
In addition, a unique, rich sound is created inside the muffler which is then sent out of the pipes that makes your vehicle sound more powerful and ready to go. Thanks to the Rockwell materials that are found inside the muffler system, you’ll hear the deep roar of the engine and really feel the difference.
In fact, you can even tune the particular sound that it makes so that it suits your tastes. From just barely above what you would hear from the factory muffler to a big, racing roar, the choice is yours.
In addition to sounding great, the cat back exhaust actually looks great as well. The chrome that is added to the outside of the muffler and the polished, stainless steel tips of the exhaust pipes are simply a wonder to behold. No matter the vehicle that you drive from an old pickup truck to a Honda Civic 2008 or any other model, this system is a definite improvement when it comes to the performance, sound and appearance of your vehicle.
Finally, there is a substantial warranty that covers the cat back exhaust, so you can be confident about your purchase of this remarkable system that improves your vehicle’s performance.