YES. MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust is a world leader in the manufacturing of automotive catalytic converters. Innovative production and design techniques make MagnaFlow catalytic converters the highest quality and best-valued products on the market.
Yes, all MagnaFlow Cat-Back Exhaust Systems are completely made from stainless steel (except for MagnaFlow Titanium Performance Exhaust). Everything from the pipes, hangers, clamps, muffler and tips. *Tips, mufflers, and resonators (where applicable) are "mirror finish", polished stainless steel. Stainless steel is better looking and more durable than aluminum.
MagnaFlow cat-back exhaust systems are COMPLETE. Everything from the pipes, hangers, clamps, mufflers and tips are included and stainless steel in construction. Tips, mufflers, and resonators (where applicable) are "mirror finish", polished stainless steel. They come with everything needed to bolt up in place of your factory system using basic tools. The majority of MagnaFlow products do not require welding, cutting or bending, however, select applications may require additional welding for optimal installation. While MagnaFlow systems are designed with consideration for "Do It Yourself" installations, the company recommends professional installation. Typical installations take about 1 hour.
The "Street Series" universal mirror finish mufflers, equipped with tips, are designed for all sport compact cars in mind. For a full cat-back system you can visit your local "Pro-Installer" to custom bend a system that can be used in conjunction with MagnaFlow "Street Series" and "Race Series" mirror finish line mufflers for a complete cat-back system.
In most cases a single exhaust will give you better torque and horsepower. The exception would be a heavily modified engine.
YES, a better performing engine uses fuel more efficiently, if driving conditions and tendencies are similar. However, it is not a guarantee. MagnaFlow mufflers were designed as performance mufflers. *MagnaFlow's diesel exhaust for trucks will see the biggest gains due to MagnaFlow systems' dropping EGT's over 150 degrees.
It's different for every car, but typically expected gains are in the average range of 10%. Replacing the muffler/exhaust with a MagnaFlow will help your engine increase power by being able to expel exhaust gases quicker. This creates less workload for the engine, makes it run more efficient, and results in better power.
YES, all Cat-Back Exhaust Systems comply with most state and federal laws with the exception of the Magnapacks. (Please note, local laws may vary. Contact your local law enforcement for specific guidelines.) MagnaFlow products are designed and tested to meet legal sound level limits; however, when used in conjunction with other products (such as air intake systems or exhaust headers), the overall combined effect might cause particular vehicles to exceed the allowable limits. A new law (27150.2 VC) does not require police to use a sound meter to test for excessive noise. A citation is now based upon the officers judgment. Cited violators may have testing done at a smog referee station. Also, check with www.sema.org for more info. SEMA is a trade organization of the automotive aftermarket, which has been active in protecting consumer rights.
Magnaflow Performance diesel systems are the company's premium line featuring a polished 100% stainless muffler and mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing with a double wall tip.
Magnaflow Performance is the company's mid-level performance diesel system featuring a 100% stainless steel muffler and mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing with a single wall tip.
Magnaflow Performance is the company's entry-level performance diesel system featuring a 100% stainless steel muffler and mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing. Optional 5" diesel tips are sold separately.
Magnaflow Direct-Fit Muffler Kit if you want to get some of the sound, looks and performance of MagnaFlow full cat-back systems, but are working on a budget, consider MagnaFlow all new 100% stainless steel direct-fit muffler kit. All four lines are 100% stainless steel and backed by a lifetime warranty.
MagnaFlow mufflers are universal and can be installed on virtually any car with the help of a MagnaFlow "Preferred Installer".
Nothing performs better, looks better, or sounds better than MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust. The company's Research and Development Team invests many hours to ensure MagnaFlow products stay competitive and perform the way they should. MagnaFlow systems feature straight-through flow designs for the ultimate in unrestricted horsepower and torque for big power while maintaining exhaust efficiency.
The internal MagnaFlow muffler is designed of stainless steel perforated core, stainless steel wool, and an acoustical absorbent material -- superior to fiberglass (which many other manufacturers use). No baffles, chambers, or louvers. No restrictions at all, just straight-through, wide-open performance with a smooth, deep tone, and each MagnaFlow stainless muffler has a highly polished mirror finish for a show car look. MagnaFlow systems give a 20% reduction in bends over your O.E.M. system to provide the power you demand.
This depends on many factors.
Do you need an offset muffler?
This is where your inlet/outlet pipes are located in relation to the muffler.
Do you want a stainless steel or aluminized muffler? The main difference between the two is the outer shell of the mufflers. Stainless steel mufflers have a polished stainless steel shell and are 100% stainless construction. Stainless steel is more durable then aluminum. Nothing looks better or lasts longer than stainless steel. The aluminized mufflers have stainless internals and necks but have an aluminized outer shell. Also, the aluminized steel has only a protective coating that, if scratched off, may rust. Both mufflers have identical internal construction and materials and both offer you a lifetime warranty and will give you that Straight-through Wide Open Performance with no restrictions. No restrictions equals better flow, and better flow equals more horsepower.
Sound of the mufflers?
The bigger the muffler, the quieter the exhaust.
Don't be fooled! Bigger is not better! Many people think that having the biggest diameter pipe is the best way to make power.
Not true. Due to a variety of factors, extensive testing is required. MagnaFlow has dyno'd extensively and their systems yield optimum power increases. Some manufacturers claim even higher horsepower numbers.
It is a fine line to reduce backpressure while maintaining good exhaust velocity. It is not about getting the biggest pipe, it is about getting a more efficient pipe diameter while maintaining exhaust velocity.
There has to be a balanced design to enhance the maximum engine output, exhaust gas velocity, and sound. For example, imagine blowing air through a straw (comparing it to a smaller diameter pipe). This would take time to release all the air from your mouth, and you would feel pressure in your mouth while doing so. Now imagine blowing air through a paper towel roll (comparing it to a larger diameter pipe). You will relieve all your air much faster and feel little or no air pressure in your mouth because of the larger capacity of the tube. This is why it is important to get the correct size piping in order to relieve backpressure while maintaining thermal efficiency.
Use the guide below when calculating pipe size for custom exhaust work. Keep in mind that the goal is to improve exhaust flow. In most cases, just changing the restrictive OEM muffler and replacing it with the same size straight-through, Wide Open Performance MagnaFlow muffler will do the job.
To reduce additional backpressure, the OEM exhaust tubing can be replaced with mandrel-bent tubing of the same size or one size up from the OEM. As a general rule, you can enlarge the pipe diameter of your OEM exhaust system by 1/4 to 1/2-inch to increase your horsepower. However, any additional increase in pipe diameter is likely to decrease your performance; specifically, low end torque.
|ENGINE SIZE||HORSEPOWER||MUFFLER INLET/OUTLET"|
|Single Exhaust||Dual Exhaust|
|150-200 CID||100 to 150||2" to 2-1/4"||2"|
|200-250 CID||100 to 200||2-1/4" to 2-1/2"||2" to 2-1/4"|
|250-300 CID||150 to 250||2-1/2" to 3"||2" to 2-1/2"|
|300-350 CID||200 to 350||2-1/2" to 3"||2-1/4" to 2-1/2"|
|350-400 CID||250 to 550||3" to 4"||2-1/2" to 3"|
|Use as a general guide for engine size and performance|
The only silencers that MagnaFlow has available are already included in the muffler. Silencers are not available separately.
MagnaFlow mufflers will provide a deep, throaty but smooth tone at all RPM's. At idle and cruise speeds it will not be much louder than stock in most cases. But step on it, and it will become more aggressively toned, while not becoming overbearing and keeping the passenger compartment drone to a minimum.
There is no difference in sound between the round or oval muffler. The only reason they are different shapes is for fitting reasons. One may fit better than the other.
A smaller muffler is going to give you a much louder sound than you would normally get with a larger muffler. The larger or longer the muffler, the less sound you will get. The smaller or shorter the muffler, the more sound you will get.
The main difference between the two is pricing and the outer shell of the mufflers. Stainless Steel cost more than Aluminized Steel. The Stainless steel mufflers have a polished stainless steel shell and are 100% stainless construction. Nothing looks better or lasts longer than stainless steel. The aluminized mufflers have stainless internals and necks but have an aluminized outer shell. Also, the aluminized steel has only a protective coating that, if scratched off, may rust. Both mufflers have identical internal construction and materials and both offer you a lifetime warranty and will give you that Straight-through Wide Open Performance with no restrictions. No restrictions equals better flow, and better flow equals more horsepower.
Yes, MagnaFlow offers a lifetime warranty on all MagnaFlow Products with the exception of MagnaFlow XL series mufflers/exhaust, catalytic converters and MagnaFlow titanium performance exhaust, which offer a limited warranty.