Well, even the most gearhead person is not aware of the anatomy of the exhaust system. But even when we pay extremely little attention or it would be no wrong to say, it is being paid no attention, the exhaust pats play a crucial part in deciding the car’s performance.
Most car lovers, who dream of riding their beast at top speed and with a masculine growl, definitely need to emphasize the performance of the exhaust system. A simple lack in the performance of the XFORCE Ford FG XR6 Turbo 4″ performance exhaust system can result in performance lack on the overall car.
Just like the human anatomy, here is a small guide for car lovers on the exhaust anatomy. It will help you to understand the functionality of the parts and how important it is to consider their quality while buying exhaust wraps & heat shields.
Exhaust Manifolds/ Headers: This is the first component present in the exhaust system that takes care of the spent gases which come out of the engine. The headers are being fitted with the cylinder heads and they usually search for spent gases present in the combustion chamber.
Relying on the aftermarket headers is always a better choice as they are mandrel-bent and therefore reduce the limitations of gas movement. This has an advantage on the car as they help to build up the velocity of exhaust flow in order to create energy thereby pulling out the spent gases.
Downpipe: These are also known as head pipes and the only function of the exhaust parts is to link with the mufflers. Depending on the application, downpipes might be interrupted by catalytic converters.