4 Wheel Off Road Truck Exhaust Guide - Exhaust Buyer's GuidePosted in Product Reviews on June 1, 2003
For you the reader, we've done an exhaustive (we know-lame pun) search of companies that produce components like mufflers, headers, complete exhaust systems, and accessories like gaskets, header wrap, connectors, tubing, flanges, and more. We've also featured a few of the newer, cooler exhaust components we've run across lately, so you too can drool.
|Mufflers & Headers||Website||Phone||Systems||Mufflers||Headers||Acc.|
|Advanced Turbo Systems||www.atsturbo.com||800/688-8726||*|
|BD Engine & Brake||www.bd-power.com||800/887-5030||*|
|Jardine Performance Exhaust||www.jardineproducts.com||909/739-5900||*||*|
|Northwest Off-Road Specialties||www.northwestoffroad.com||360/676-1200||*||*||*|
|Specialized Ceramic Coating||www.specializedcoatings.net||714/841-2479||*|
|TST Products Inc||www.tstproducts.com||812/342-6741||*|
New from Banks is the Stinger complete exhaust system for the new Chevy Duramax trucks. The Stinger frees up 68 hp and 142 lb-ft of torque to give your truck that extra oomph. Banks offers this complete system, from the air filter to the exhaust tip, as not only a power gainer, but also as a drivetrain protector due to the better heat and exhaust dissipation that this kit produces. Information: Banks Engineering, 800/438-7693, www.bankspower.com.
0L HeadersBorla has long been known for making quality exhaust components, especially for Jeeps. This header, made for the inline-sixes in '98-'99 Wranglers, is said to increase fuel economy and horsepower while at the same time giving a stronger, more reliable unit than the stock header. Information: Borla Performance Industries, 877/462-6752, www.borla.com.
Exhaust SpecialSpintech Engine SilencersSpintech has recently released its after-cat exhaust system for the newer GM and Chevy 11/42-ton trucks. The Sportsman XL muffler features either 3-inch or dual 211/42-inch inlets and outlets, while finishing it off with a stainless steel tip. Information: Spintech Per-formance Mufflers, 888/550-7746, www.spintechmufflers.com.
Coatings for Your HeadersSpecialized Ceramic and Powder Coating is now offering a coating process for your existing or future headers. Just simply take or ship the parts to them and you'll get back a part that can withstand heat up to 2,300 degrees, while at the same time reducing radiant temperatures that can impede an engine's performance. Information: Specialized Ceramic and Powder Coating, 714/841-2479, www.specializedcoatings.net.
Avalanche ThunderFlowmaster is now offering the American Thunder Dual Rear Exit System, a completely bolt-on after-cat exhaust system for the new Chevy Avalanches with 5.3L engines. The exhaust system features the famous Flowmaster mufflers, mandrel-bent tailpipes, and stainless steel tips. Fully aluminized 16-gauge steel construction is used for an extended product life. Information: Flowmaster, 800/544-4761, www.flowmastermufflers.com.
Straight from the GraveyardJeff's Bronco Graveyard is now carrying its own set of headers for Ford Broncos. Manufactured by L&L Products, these headers have 11/42-inch flanges, 14-gauge 11/42-inch primary tubes and are protected by a rust-through guarantee. Electrolysis nickelshield plating protects these headers inside and out to ensure a long life for Jeff's Ultra Flow Headers. Information: Jeff's Bronco Graveyard, 248/437-5060, www.broncograveyard.com.
FirelocksDon't waste your time using heinous U-bolts to put together your sweet-looking stainless steel or aluminum exhaust. Pi-Thon Design now has the Firelock coupling system to not only improve aesthetics, but also to provide for an easy assembly and disassembly of your exhaust. The Firelocks are machined from billet T-304 stainless steel and utilize two internal compression rings to clamp down on butted sections of exhaust tubing. Information: Pi-Thon Design, 888/474-8466, www.pi-thon.com.
3-Piece SolutionNew from ATS is the Three Piece Pulse Manifold for Dodge Cummins diesel engines. The exhaust manifold increases exhaust gas efficiency, helping the turbo to spool up the turbocharger more quickly with less backpressure. They are of a three-piece design to allow for swelling and shrinking with heat to eliminate common breaking and cracking problems associated with exhaust manifolds on this engine. Information: Advanced Turbo Systems, 800/688-8726, www.atsturbo.com.