What does deleting your muffler do?
Improved performance – a muffler delete can significantly improve the car's exhaust flow, thus increasing the horsepower delivered by the car's engine; A great, roaring sound – if you like the loud roar of a powerful engine, you can get it with a muffler delete. via
Why is there hair coming out of my tailpipe?
It's muffler hair. Some cars (we've seen it on Hondas) use a fibrous insulating material as a sound deadener in their mufflers. When the muffler starts to deteriorate, the stuff starts to come off, and it heads out through the tailpipe. And you're right -- it looks and feels just like hair. via
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Is there fiberglass in a muffler?
It's not hair. It's probably fiberglass, or some such thing. It's used to keep the baffles in the muffler from rattling when the muffler starts to get old and the parts loosen up. via
What material is inside a muffler?
A commonly used grade developed in the 1960's for mufflers, type 409, is a chromium ferritic stainless steel having nominally 11% chromium and stabilized with titanium. Higher chromium steels are also used and provide greater oxidation and corrosion resistance. via
Is there insulation in a muffler?
Exhaust wrap is a thermal insulator engineered to keep destructive (yet productive) heat where it's most effective. Exhaust-system pipe wrap can actually reduce under-hood temperatures by 50 percent, according to Heatshield. via
How long should a muffler last?
Typically, a car muffler will last 40,000 to 80,000 miles or around two to four years of average driving conditions. However, for vehicles driven in wet climates, such as along the coastline with salty air or in areas that get a lot of snow with salt on the roads, will see an even shorter muffler lifespan. via
Does a muffler delete add power?
So for most cars, the muffler delete will not add any power. Some cars will gain some power, but generally it's not much, usually under 5 horsepower. However, if you have a car modified for more power, and still has the stock mufflers, then you'll have more gain. via
Do mufflers increase horsepower?
Everything that comes before the muffler, where the pressure is greatest and performance potential is highest, will remain tight and congested. MagnaFlow, an aftermarket exhaust manufacturer, says that its customers can expect horsepower gains of around 10 percent (which is a pretty commonly-quoted figure). via
Can I use steel wool in my exhaust?
Yep, it's been done. My neighbor used to do it many years ago. It was a good trick to pack the bored out mufflers with steel wool to get to quiet noisy exhausts. But the steel wool would eventually either burn up or rust away (which was the goal to get back to a loud unrestricted exhaust). via
What type of pipe is used for mufflers?
Mild steel / carbon steel are used for flanges, pipes, and mufflers. Stainless steel began as the material for decoration trims in automobiles. However, in recent years, it is mostly used as the material for exhaust systems. via
How do you get fiberglass out of a muffler?
There is fiberglass in our stock mufflers. You can remove it if you drill a few holes inside the pipe that connects to the rest of the exhaust. via
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What is exhaust lagging?
A staple of our product line since the 80's, exhaust lagging wraps are an easy in-theater solution to quickly fix exhaust heat related issues. Reduces up to 50% of exhaust pipe heat. Easy to install – simply wrap around pipe. Fasten with clamp, wires, or stainless-steel locking tie. Made in the USA. via
Why do people wrap manifolds?
The purpose is to keep the exhaust gas inside nice and hot. The hotter the gas, the more volume it takes up and the faster it travels. So keeping it hot is supposed to help it exit the engine more efficiently. via
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How does a muffler get damaged?
Mufflers and tail pipes are prone to rust due to condensation build up. Each time the car is run everything heats up. As the exhaust system cools down when the car is not in use, it can attract moisture and a build up of condensation occurs. Over time this moisture can cause the tail pipe and rear muffler to rust out. via