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Apr 6, 2:50am - #146550 
exhaust taken off sunds mad

but is it okay for the car or does it damage it

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Apr 6, 5:45am - #146551 
taking off your exhaust won't hurt your car one bit.

it'll actually increase Performance (reduces backpressure greatly, obviously) which is good

but it'll blow emissions like a mother, which is bad. and obviously it's illegal because of this.

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Apr 6, 5:49am - #146552 
how is a decrease in back pressure an increase in Performance? confused


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Apr 6, 6:00am - #146553 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
how is a decrease in back pressure an increase in Performance? confused


Yeah I thought that if you loose backpressure you will loose Performance.


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Apr 6, 6:01am - #146554 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
how is a decrease in back pressure an increase in Performance? confused


because it allows your engine to perform better.

as you know, air tends to 'stick' to surfaces--any surface. with an exhaust, air must be 'pushed' out of it and your engine has to work to do that.

without an exhaust, your engine just 'throws' it's emissions out without having to work as hard as pushing it out through a piping.

thats why aftermarket perforamance exhausts have a wider diameter--so air has less friction as it travels along the length of the piping thumbsup

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Apr 6, 6:02am - #146555 
Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
how is a decrease in back pressure an increase in Performance? confused


Yeah I thought that if you loose backpressure you will loose Performance.


nope. you will lose some initial torque though.

some backpressure is good for torque, however..in the higher rpms your torque will be made up and your whp will incease, also. thumbsup

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Apr 6, 6:05am - #146556 
in all aftermarket Performance exhausts & headers, initial torque will be DECREASED, this is because backpressure is reduced therefore your lower rpm torque decreases. (in an Intake your initial torque also decreases).

however, the gains on the top-end are considerred more than worth it because you gain more at the top than you lose at the bottom. that's why theres a market for aftermarket bolt-ons. thumbsup

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Apr 6, 6:09am - #146557 
Well I guess ya learn something new everyday.


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Apr 6, 6:12am - #146558 
Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Well I guess ya learn something new everyday.


thumbsup thats what i'm here for--to learn and to hopefully help some other people learn as well.

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Apr 6, 6:59am - #146559 
Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Well I guess ya learn something new everyday.


Me too... well not in great detail - but something grin


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Apr 6, 9:26am - #146560 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd

taking off your exhaust won't hurt your car one bit.

it'll actually increase Performance (reduces backpressure greatly, obviously) which is good

but it'll blow emissions like a mother, which is bad. and obviously it's illegal because of this.
This will not affect your emissions one bit if you remove the exhaust after the cat, and that's not why it's illegal. It's illegal due to the annoying loud sound that it would produce.

Also, reducing back pressure isn't always good. Reducing it some can prove to be beneficial to Performance, but reducing it too much is just asking for problems.

Back pressure is there for a reason. It's not a mistake that it's there.

When too little back pressure is present then some of the fresh air entering the engine leaves with the exhaust before the exhaust valve closes. So when the engine isn't getting enough air then the computer compensates by decreasing the fuel too.

Therefore, less power.


Back pressure is essential for allowing the correct amount of air to enter and exit the engine when it's supposed to, and on the correct stroke. You don't want Intake air exiting on the exhaust stroke.

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Apr 6, 9:40am - #146561 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
taking off your exhaust won't hurt your car one bit.

it'll actually increase Performance (reduces backpressure greatly, obviously) which is good

but it'll blow emissions like a mother, which is bad. and obviously it's illegal because of this.
This will not affect your emissions one bit if you remove the exhaust after the cat, and that's not why it's illegal. It's illegal due to the annoying loud sound that it would produce.

Also, reducing back pressure isn't always good. Reducing it some can prove to be beneficial to Performance, but reducing it too much is just asking for problems.

Back pressure is there for a reason. It's not a mistake that it's there.

When too little back pressure is present then some of the fresh air entering the engine leaves with the exhaust before the exhaust valve closes. So when the engine isn't getting enough air then the computer compensates by decreasing the fuel too.

Therefore, less power.


Back pressure is essential for allowing the correct amount of air to enter and exit the engine when it's supposed to, and on the correct stroke. You don't want Intake air exiting on the exhaust stroke.


exhaust is an accumulative term, or it can mean just the rear piping.

the actual 'exhaust' includes everything from your engine to your tailpipe.

a lot of time we use the term exhaust just to mean the part from the header/downpipe to the tailpipe.

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Apr 6, 12:06pm - #146562 
Most people don't know that exhausts come of the header. They are made of pipe. Usually metal pipe. Sometimes there will be catalytic converters in the pipe to help with the exhaust smell. It can be really smelly without a Catalytic converter!! Sometimes Exhausts have resonators on them. This can make things resonate. I am not exactly sure what...but you get the idea.

Just my 2 bits!!!












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Apr 6, 4:04pm - #146563 
Originally Posted by Rocketman
Most people don't know that exhausts come of the header. They are made of pipe. Usually metal pipe. Sometimes there will be catalytic converters in the pipe to help with the exhaust smell. It can be really smelly without a Catalytic converter!! Sometimes Exhausts have resonators on them. This can make things resonate. I am not exactly sure what...but you get the idea.

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I think the resonator reduces the sound of the exhaust.


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Apr 6, 4:06pm - #146564 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
taking off your exhaust won't hurt your car one bit.

it'll actually increase Performance (reduces backpressure greatly, obviously) which is good

but it'll blow emissions like a mother, which is bad. and obviously it's illegal because of this.
This will not affect your emissions one bit if you remove the exhaust after the cat, and that's not why it's illegal. It's illegal due to the annoying loud sound that it would produce.

Also, reducing back pressure isn't always good. Reducing it some can prove to be beneficial to Performance, but reducing it too much is just asking for problems.

Back pressure is there for a reason. It's not a mistake that it's there.

When too little back pressure is present then some of the fresh air entering the engine leaves with the exhaust before the exhaust valve closes. So when the engine isn't getting enough air then the computer compensates by decreasing the fuel too.

Therefore, less power.


Back pressure is essential for allowing the correct amount of air to enter and exit the engine when it's supposed to, and on the correct stroke. You don't want Intake air exiting on the exhaust stroke.


exhaust is an accumulative term, or it can mean just the rear piping.

the actual 'exhaust' includes everything from your engine to your tailpipe.

a lot of time we use the term exhaust just to mean the part from the header/downpipe to the tailpipe.
That's why it matters where you remove it at. Taking it off from the rear axle on back will help Performance a little, but would just be too noisy.

Taking it off before the cat and from the header could cause some problems.

It all depends on where he takes it off at. He wasn't really too specific about it.


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Apr 6, 4:28pm - #146565 
that's how nascar's run...


we had a tundra getting headers installed on it and the mechanic just had open headers on..no exhaust...



you do not want to know how loud it was...omg, it was awesome.


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Apr 6, 7:37pm - #146566 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by Rocketman
Most people don't know that exhausts come of the header. They are made of pipe. Usually metal pipe. Sometimes there will be catalytic converters in the pipe to help with the exhaust smell. It can be really smelly without a Catalytic converter!! Sometimes Exhausts have resonators on them. This can make things resonate. I am not exactly sure what...but you get the idea.

Just my 2 bits!!!












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I think the resonator reduces the sound of the exhaust.


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Apr 6, 7:56pm - #146567 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
how is a decrease in back pressure an increase in Performance? confused


wtf You'll lost low end but it'll more than make up for it in top end

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Apr 6, 8:01pm - #146568 
lmao. i took off my axle back and listend to it for a while, then i installed kazuma, and let me tell you...kazuma is LOUDER


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Apr 6, 8:26pm - #146569 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
taking off your exhaust won't hurt your car one bit.

it'll actually increase Performance (reduces backpressure greatly, obviously) which is good

but it'll blow emissions like a mother, which is bad. and obviously it's illegal because of this.
This will not affect your emissions one bit if you remove the exhaust after the cat, and that's not why it's illegal. It's illegal due to the annoying loud sound that it would produce.

Also, reducing back pressure isn't always good. Reducing it some can prove to be beneficial to Performance, but reducing it too much is just asking for problems.

Back pressure is there for a reason. It's not a mistake that it's there.

When too little back pressure is present then some of the fresh air entering the engine leaves with the exhaust before the exhaust valve closes. So when the engine isn't getting enough air then the computer compensates by decreasing the fuel too.

Therefore, less power.


Back pressure is essential for allowing the correct amount of air to enter and exit the engine when it's supposed to, and on the correct stroke. You don't want Intake air exiting on the exhaust stroke.


exhaust is an accumulative term, or it can mean just the rear piping.

the actual 'exhaust' includes everything from your engine to your tailpipe.

a lot of time we use the term exhaust just to mean the part from the header/downpipe to the tailpipe.
That's why it matters where you remove it at. Taking it off from the rear axle on back will help Performance a little, but would just be too noisy.

Taking it off before the cat and from the header could cause some problems.

It all depends on where he takes it off at. He wasn't really too specific about it.


i believe at a certain point in reducing backpressure the top end will not make up for the low end, but what the hay every engines different


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Apr 7, 7:48am - #146570 
There is a lot of half-right information in this thread. "Backpressure" by itself does not add torque - a smooth pattern of exhaust gas pulses leaving the engine pulling each other along adds torque. Unbolting your stock axleback section can lose some torque because it shortens the length of exhaust pipe that those pulses travel down. If you look at the TRD exhaust, which actually GAINS low end torque, the path the piping takes makes it longer than stock, so with a free flowing muffler it adds power and torque. Another reason some aftermarket exhausts lose low end is they use larger than stock piping, again allowing those exhaust pulses to slow down (picture water going through a bigger or smaller pipe) also losing low end torque. If you made a straight mandrel bent pipe from the cat back, following the same path as the TRD piping, with the same diameter piping as stock you would have much less backpressure, but you would gain horsepower AND torque (and a hell of a lot of noise!)


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Apr 7, 11:08am - #146571 
^^ thank you for summarizing this thing...!! spineyes

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Apr 9, 3:09am - #146572 
I learned a thing or two today. thumbsup


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