Performance Exhaust

Factory exhaust systems are compromises, trading off power for the quiet vehicle operation that appeals to the “average” driver. But if you’re reading this page you’re a car enthusiast and far from average. You crave power and performance and the growl that goes with that increased power is music to your ears. We know that when it comes to performance exhaust systems, power and sound are a total package. To make sure you get the power you want with just the right exhaust tone is why we offer the many performance exhaust systems you see on this page.

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    • (7 reviews)
      # sp591
      Competition Series™ Exhaust System by MagnaFlow®. The Competition Series is designed for customers seeking maximum performance, reduced mass and an aggressive exhaust note that demands attention. These systems may not comply with all...
      $456.99 - $2,574.98
    • (17 reviews)
      # sp227
      ATAK™ Exhaust System by Borla®. When you want the best performing, best sounding, and highest quality exhaust system, you want Borla. Borla straight-through, multi-core ATAK mufflers and mandrel-bent exhaust tubes are custom tuned to...
      $549.99 - $2,995.99
    • (1 review)
      # sp114351
      Evolution Line Exhaust System by Akrapovic®. The high-performance exhaust by Akrapovic gives you absolute freedom to customize your vehicle to make it perform and sound at its best. This product will significantly improve your...
      $1,231.18 - $16,042.93
    • (1 review)
      # sp124112
      Performance Cat-Back Exhaust System by AWE Tuning®. AWE Tuning exhausts have earned praise from owners and the press alike, due to their unique "Jekyll and Hyde" personality. We spend considerable time and effort during development to...
      Fully mandrel bent tubingThick .065" wall T304 stainless steel tubing
      $583.91 - $637.09
    • (4 reviews)
      # sp132810
      Black Elite™ Exhaust System by Gibson®. The Black Elite Series product line truly displays Gibson’s commitment to dominating performance and style. Each T-304 stainless tip is offered with a premium black finish applied with...
      $389.98 - $1,448.19
    • (23 reviews)
      # sp7030
      Metal Mulisha™ Exhaust System by Gibson®. Get a real-world gain in horsepower and torque and an aggressive exhaust tone with minimal interior resonance with this Metal Mulisha Exhaust System by Gibson! It is designed to enhance low...
      $498.76 - $628.96
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp143694
      Stainless Steel Racing Sport Exhaust System by Remus®. Leave your factory exhaust behind and step out of a line with this ultra-powerful sport exhaust upgrade from REMUS. Using cutting-edge exhaust technology, this top-of-the-line...
      $1,196.00 - $3,610.00
    • (8 reviews)
      # sp109
      Mach Force XP™ Exhaust System by aFe®. Get increased exhaust flow, more horsepower and torque, improved performance and lower exhaust gas temperatures with the aFe Mach Force XP Exhaust System. aFe dyno tests every system for maximum...
      $190.00 - $4,275.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp135787
      Exotics™ Exhaust System by Kooks®. Providing the greatest value, best sound, performance, and fitment, this staggering product combines in-house manufacturing and individualized tones for a custom exhaust that is quiet when it needs...
      $2,070.00 - $4,050.00
    • (11 reviews)
      # sp17601
      Sport Series Exhaust System by Corsa®. The patented Reflective Sound Cancellation (RSC) technology provides a unique combination of Robust and Bold Performance Sound on acceleration, and No-Drone Comfort when touring. These Stainless...
      $686.99 - $2,779.99
    • (33 reviews)
      # sp5
      Force II™ Exhaust System by Flowmaster®. The Force II Series is designed for a mild, moderate, or mild - moderate performance tone experience (depends on application and exhaust type), suitable for everyday street driving. The...
      $295.78 - $1,605.16
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp119263
      Full Exhaust System by Torxe™. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality at...
      $270.00 - $292.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp115278
      Black Series Cat-Back Exhaust System by Megan Racing®. Tip finish: Polished. Megan Racing OE-RS style cat backs are based on factory style, with bigger piping, OEM style polished mufflers and quiet sound. The cat back system is made in...
      $210.33 - $397.80
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp17167
      Varitune Series Exhaust System by BBK®. Varitune Exhaust kits are now available. These BBK Varitune exhaust systems offer something no other exhaust system can do. These new BBK Varitune exhaust kits offer full tune ability using BBK...
      $449.99 - $949.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp117325
      Jammer™ Stainless Steel Exhaust System by Edge®. Exhaust Tubing Material: Stainless Steel. Edge's Jammer diesel exhaust is designed with Mandrel bent 100% stainless steel to add longevity and quality. The Jammer diesel exhaust is...
      $289.95 - $700.95
    • (15 reviews)
      # sp3958
      GRiP™ Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System by ARK Performance®. The ARK "GRiP" exhaust system provides the serious enthusiast a combination of sound, style, and quality craftmanship. As a leader and innovator in aftermarket exhaust...
      $1,274.15 - $2,209.15
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp30101
      304 SS Full Dual Series Cat Back Exhaust System by HKS®. Full independent layout of both right and left banks of V type engines. Full dual layout without 2-1 junction portion like stock exhaust system. Without performance drop due to...
      $982.14 - $1,768.00
    • (2 reviews)
      # sp12186
      304 Stainless Steel Exhaust System by PERRIN Performance®. Move up to a powerful performance exhaust system with PERRIN. This top of the line exhaust system delivers not only aggressive throaty growl and unbeatable looks of stainless...
      $1,071.00 - $1,215.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp147467
      Patriot Series™ Exhaust System by Gibson®. United we stand in the hands of craftsmen who have forged prosperity from their hands. Introducing the all new Patriot Series by Gibson Performance. Each system features 2.5” Stainless...
      $498.76 - $560.55
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp147468
      Redline Series™ Exhaust System by Stainless Works®. Improve sound and performance on your car with this Redline catback from Stainless Works. They’ve engineered a drone free aggressive muffler tuned specifically for this improve...
      $1,645.17 - $1,930.17
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp155380
      Axle-Back Exhaust System by Borla®. Now you can get the best performing, longest lasting exhaust system for your truck, Borla! And like all Borla exhaust systems, this system is made from the finest aircraft grade, austenitic stainless...
      Increased horsepower and torqueCustom designed for each application
      $733.99 - $1,112.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp17108
      Classics™ Exhaust System by Borla®. Now, at long last you can get a Borla quality stainless steel exhaust for your Classic Car! You get the same patented flow through muffler design for increased performance with a deep, throaty...
    • (38 reviews)
      # sp230
      Touring™ Exhaust System by Borla®, MILD GROWL SOUND. When you want the best performing, best sounding, and highest quality exhaust system, you want Borla. Borla straight-through mufflers and mandrel-bent exhaust tubes are custom tuned...
      $319.99 - $1,839.99
    • (1 review)
      # sp590
      Black Series™ DPF-Back Exhaust System by MagnaFlow®. These premium line exhaust systems include mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing, 100% stainless steel mufflers, optional muffler delete pipes, band clamps, and MagnaFlow welded...
      $455.71 - $916.12
    • (1 review)
      # sp7123
      Black Series™ Exhaust System by MagnaFlow® These premium line exhaust systems for diesels with particulate filters include mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing, 100% stainless steel mufflers, optional muffler delete pipes, band clamps,...
      $455.71 - $1,044.13
    • (4 reviews)
      # sp592
      Custom Builder™ Exhaust System by MagnaFlow®. Whether you're a professional custom truck builder or building your own dream in your home garage, the Custom Builder Kit is the perfect choice for your one-off exhaust system. With the...
      $279.82 - $679.09
    • (6 reviews)
      # sp596
      Pro Series Diesel Exhaust System by MagnaFlow®. These entry level performance diesel systems feature 100% stainless steel satin finish mufflers and mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing. Optional 5" diesel tips are sold separately....
      $277.04 - $664.25
    • (3 reviews)
      # sp22596
      Race Series Exhaust System by Magnaflow®. The MagnaFlow Race Series Exhaust Systems are designed for the ultimate in high performance and the loudest most aggressive racecar sound possible.
      $448.19 - $1,522.92
    • (8 reviews)
      # sp599
      Touring Series Exhaust System by MagnaFlow®. The Touring Series exhaust systems are tuned for everyday driving, with a deep and mellow exhaust note of true performance character but at a decibel level and tone that does not get tiring...
      $479.39 - $2,691.32
    • (60 reviews)
      # sp25
      American Thunder™ Exhaust System by Flowmaster®. American Thunder gives you the Mild-Moderate Sound / Moderate Sound / Aggressive Sound / Moderate-Aggressive Sound / Mild Sound (depends on application and exhaust type) of a...
      $119.97 - $1,491.44

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    In order to silence the noise of combustion, auto makers use mufflers with baffled chambers and perforated tubes that are tuned to reduce sound to a minimum, which unfortunately creates excessive backpressure and exhaust flow restriction, and reduces power. The exhaust pipes are also often smaller in diameter, which further restricts exhaust flow. In contrast, a typical performance system has larger diameter pipes and muffler(s) tuned to reduce backpressure and restriction, which increases exhaust flow and horsepower, and provides a deep exhaust tone that is still within legal limits.

    But improving exhaust flow is much more complicated than bolting on sewer pipe sized tubes and empty cans for mufflers. Pipe diameter is increased, but not to the point where it negatively affects exhaust velocity. And making a loud exhaust is easy, but it takes know-how to create mufflers that flow better for more horsepower while emitting powerful sound that you’ll enjoy when you step on the gas - without irritating drone when cruising on the interstate. All of our manufacturers design these systems using sophisticated airflow and acoustical measuring equipment, so you get pipe/muffler combinations that deliver the most power possible with the best sound quality. Each system is also dyno tuned and real world tested to make sure it will work and sound right on your car or truck.

    Muffler configuration will vary according to manufacturer and application. Modern performance mufflers are complex components designed using proprietary software. In general, chambered mufflers have internal chambers that reflect and cancel out sound waves without reducing exhaust flow; turbo mufflers have several perforated tubes to reduce sound while reducing backpressure; and straight through mufflers have a perforated tube surrounded by sound absorbing packing. All of our manufacturers mandrel bend their exhaust pipes to ensure smooth bends and so the pipes maintain their size and shape through the entire length. Tubes that aren’t mandrel bent can lose a percentage of their diameter in sharp bends, creating exhaust flow restriction.

    While we offer some universal systems like chrome lake pipes and side pipes for custom builds, most of the performance exhaust systems you’ll find on our digital shelves are vehicle specific. These systems are especially designed for each particular application, so along with more power and great sound you can also count on perfect fit. In addition to full systems for racing and street use, many of our most popular systems like axle-back, cat-back, and DPF-back, are easy to install because they only replace a portion of the factory system. Cat-back and DPF-back systems are installed behind the catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter respectively, so you get great performance while your vehicle remains 100% emissions legal.

    Many systems also offer a choice of exhaust exit location, at the side or rear of the vehicle, and some cat-back systems have two pipes exiting the muffler to give the look of dual exhaust. Some of our systems for V-type engines feature an H-pipe or an X-pipe. With these pipes, exhaust flow is increased because now both cylinder banks can make use of both sides of the exhaust system, and increased exhaust flow means more power. You’ll enjoy the increased power and great sound from your performance exhaust system for many years to come because all of our systems are constructed from durable and corrosion resistant materials like stainless steel or aluminized steel. And each system comes with all necessary clamps and hardware, and detailed installation instructions.

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    Average rating:  4.5  4.5 - 300 reviews
    4.5 of 5
    2014 Scion tC
    This exhaust is so dope. I was afraid it wouldn’t do much but boy was I wrong. It is super throaty and not raspy at all once it gets warmed up. If you have a manual transmission tC then I suggest putting it in 2nd entering the highway and put it to the floor and shift right as it hits rev limiter. It sounds so amazing when it bounces off rev limiter. You will not be disappointed.
    Posted by Maxwell Perrin (West, TX) / August 4, 20182014 Scion tC
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