Andy Hollis
Andy Hollis
3/1/12 3:16 p.m.

Quiet. Powerful. Inexpensive. Pick two of the three above qualities, and that pretty much sums up the choices most of us face when designing an exhaust system. Traditionally, it’s been impossible to tick all the boxes. That pleasant-sounding, budget-priced street muffler is most likely robbing power. Need more power without spending much? Get out the ear plugs. Need quiet and powerful? Reach for the gold card, especially if it needs to be lightweight, too. Even spending more on a muffler doesn’t guarantee performance, either in power production or sound attenuation. There is hope, though: Some careful planning and the right approach can produce a system that does it all.

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