Exhaust tips are available in various shapes and materials. Furthermore, they come in different styles. It is crucial that the exhaust tip matches the tailpipe for both aesthetics and functionality. When choosing a set of exhaust tips, vehicle owners need to take into account several measurements to ensure a proper fit.
Vehicle owners need to measure the diameter of the tailpipe so that it fits the inlet size of the exhaust tip. They should remember that they need to measure the tailpipe, not the old exhaust tip, for a precise fit. For instance, if the outlet size of the tailpipe is three inches, the inlet size of the exhaust tip should also be three inches.
The outlet diameter is the measurement of the exhaust side of the tip. If a car has a cutout for a factory exhaust tip, a car owner should ensure that the outlet size of the new exhaust tip will clear the cutout area to prevent damage or avoid unattractive look.
The length measures how far the exhaust tip is going to extend. The tip should be long enough to ensure safe exhaust ventilation as well as short enough to prevent it from scraping the ground. The tip's length determines the kind of sound that will be produced when exhaust leaves the tailpipe. Long and thin tips produce a high-pitched sound while shorter and wider tips make a low grumbling sound.
After taking a few measurements, vehicle owners need to choose the shape of the exhaust tip. Basically, the shape choice depends on individual needs and preferences. Each shape can be customized to turn up/down or stick straight out. These are the most popular exhaust tip shapes on the market.
Providing a classic circular look, round exhaust tips are available as standard equipment on many vehicles. They are manufactured by numerous brands and give a powerful look to a vehicle.
Oval exhaust tips are popular on high-end vehicles. They are similar to round exhaust tips, however they provide a more oblique style. Oval tips are available from a wide range of manufacturers.
Being as functional as round exhaust tips, square exhaust tips look quite unusual on a vehicle. They ensure a more geometric shape than standard exhaust tips.
Featuring a double barrel design, dual exhaust tips enable exhaust to pass out of four exhaust tips, two on each car side. The tip's design resembles the look of the exhaust pipes of classic European racing cars. Dual exhaust tips have a double-round design, but they can be customized to any shape.