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Car exhausts & popular related topics including; Flowmaster exhaust, Cobra exhaust, exhaust manufacturers, car make exhausts, mufflers, Borla exhausts, exhaust systems & car exhaust tips.

Welcome to, here you will find lots of information on a wide range of areas connected to car exhausts and their components. There are sections that deal with exhaust manufacturers, car make exhausts, as well as mufflers and exhaust tips. In the exhaust manufacturers section you will find pages with specific information and exhaust product details relating to a variety of car exhaust manufacturers and links to websites where you can purchase the exhausts featured. The car make exhausts section gives you access to pages that contain info and links that deal with car exhaust issues important to particular makes of car. Please use the links in the left and right columns to navigate around the site. to enlarge)

Every car exhaust is made up of a number of vital components. Some of the key parts and the role they play are listed below.

Exhaust Manifold
The exhaust manifold conducts gases from the combustion chambers of the engine to the exhaust pipe. It is usually constructed of cast iron and smooth curves to improve the flow of exhaust.

Catalytic Converter
As already mentioned, the catalytic converter reduces harmful emissions from engine exhaust. It uses a combination of heat and metals that act as catalysts. A catalyst is a metal (or chemical) that causes other chemicals to go through a reaction without being affected itself. The inside of the catalytic converter consists of metals like aluminum oxide, platinum palladium. These metals cause the carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons to react and produce water vapor and carbon dioxide which are much less harmful to the atmosphere.

The muffler alone cannot always quiet all of the engine noise. Many car exhaust systems also include a resonator which is like a mini muffler. They are usually straight pipes filled with sound muffling materials. The resonator can be either before of after the muffler in the exhaust system.

Car Exhaust diagram.

Exhaust Pipe
Exhaust pipe connects all the other parts of the exhaust system.

The muffler quiets the noise of the engine. There are two kinds of mufflers. Once uses baffled chambers to reduce noise. As sound waves move through this type of muffler, they bounce off the baffles and expend their energy inside the muffler, losing force and volume. The other type forces the exhaust straight through a perforated pipe that contains metal, fiberglass, or some other kind of sound-absorbing material. This muffler is designed to reduce back pressure (exhaust going back up the pipes) and consequently makes a little more noise.

Tail Pipe
The tail pipe comes out of the muffler, past the rear bumper of the vehicle, directing exhaust gases away from the vehicle. On many newer cars it also serves as a decorative function and is tipped in chrome.

Flowmaster ExhaustFlowmaster Exhaust - Flowmaster exhausts, Muscle Truck exhaust systems, single rear exit exhaust systems, pictures and links to sites that stock Flowmaster exhausts.

Cobra ExhaustCobra Exhaust - A look at the different types of Cobra exhausts available like the MAC Cobra Exhaust System and the Flowmaster American Thunder Cobra Exhaust System. Plus links to more product information.

Exhaust ManufacturersExhaust Manufacturers - Reasons why you should invest in a new exhaust system. Plus access to exhaust manufacturers pages like Gibson exhaust, ANSA exhaust, Borla exhaust and Flowmaster exhaust.

Car Make ExhaustsCar Make Exhausts - Upgrading your exhaust system. Plus access to different car make exhausts pages such as Cobra exhaust, Landrover exhausts, Toyota exhaust parts, Hummer exhaust and Audi exhaust part.

MufflersMufflers - Diagrams that show the different parts that make up a muffler and how mufflers work. Also access to more muffler pages about Flowmaster mufflers, Monroe muffler and custom auto mufflers.

Borla ExhaustBorla Exhaust - Information and product details on a number of Borla exhausts, such as the Borla Ford Mustang Exhaust System and the Borla Dodge Dakota Exhaust System. Plus links to places where you can buy Borla exhaust systems.

Exhaust SystemsExhaust Systems - Different exhaust systems like straight-through exhausts and cat-back exhaust systems. Plus access to pages with info on exhaust manufacturers, car make exhausts and stainless steel exhaust kits.

Exhaust TipsExhaust Tips - Product details of the different brands of exhaust tips available. From Dynomax exhaust tips to Hooker Headers classic style exhaust tips. Also contains links to sites where exhaust tips can be bought.

Exhaust Emissions

The purpose of a car exhaust system is to deaden the sound made by the internal combustion engine, reduce the temperature of the exhaust, and control the emissions that come out of your vehicle. Vehicles create harmful gases during the combustion of fuel. The catalytic converter in the car exhaust system turns these gases into mostly harmless ones that do much less damage to the environment.

Catalytic Converters help break down the toxic emissions cars produce.

Some of the harmful gases that the car exhaust system controls are: Hydrocarbons (unburned), Carbon Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides and Phosphorus. These pollutants are toxic to humans so it is vital to regularly check that your car exhaust is working correctly, because if the exhaust isn't taking by-products from spent fuel away from the car, they may be misdirected inside towards passengers instead.

The most relevant links we could find, placed here free

Car Sound Exhaust System Inc - Car Sound is a world leader in the manufacturing of automotive catalytic converters and MagnaFlow Performance car exhaust products.

Billy Boat Performance Exhaust - Billy Boat develop the highest performing car exhaust systems for most sports cars, trucks, and SUVs.

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