Exhaust manifolds are generally and traditionally simple cast iron units which collect engine exhaust and deliver it to the exhaust pipe.
However, when greater performance is required, this restrictive tube is often replaced with individual headers which are tuned for low restriction and improved performance.
There are two types of headers.
Collector style headers use pipes that merge into a collector, and can be utilized with mufflers. Collector headers can be used for the street or for a race car.
Zoomie headers have no collectors, and are used exclusively on race cars. Headers have been widely available from aftermarket sources for decades, and some manufacturers have begun using them as original equipment.
Mufflers are typically installed along the exhaust pipe as part of the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle, to reduce its exhaust noise. The muffler accomplishes this with a resonating chamber, which is specifically tuned to cause destructive interference, where opposite sound waves cancel each other out.
Tailpipes. The end of the final length of exhaust pipe where it vents to open air, generally the only visible part, often ends with just a straight or angled cut, but may include a fancy tip. The tip is usually chromed, and is often of larger pipe than the rest of the exhaust system. This produces a final reduction in pressure, as well as prevents rusting of the tips, and can be used to enhance the appearance of the car. These are the least expensive parts of the system.
We also provide complete maintenance services for all types of cars and trucks, including oil changes, brake work, suspensions, lowering strings, struts and shocks work.
If you have a question regarding an exhaust you want to purchase or maybe what kind of shocks will suit your car, Quick Muffler also provides free consulting.