Custom exhaust can make your vehicle look, sound and run the way you want it to. You Add an aftermarket chrome exhaust tip to add a touch of style. Convert your exhaust system to a straight pipe to let your engine roar. Custom exhaust can be a rewarding DIY project. Just keep in mind that there are laws that can affect what you can do to your exhaust.
Whether you’re restoring a vintage cruiser or building a track racer, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has all the parts you need to run custom exhaust on your car or truck.
Blain’s Farm & Fleet carries a variety of premium chrome exhaust tips for your vehicle. Exhaust tips can come in many shapes, sizes, and prices, but they’re all sure to add to the style of your ride. You can use exhaust tips to replace your old one, or add one to a car or truck that didn’t come with one. Cap off your vintage style with one of our chrome exhaust tips.
Flex pipe comes in handy when you’re running a custom exhaust or just looking to make an exhaust repair on a budget. Flex pipes bend and allow you to snake around the contours of your vehicle’s under body. This is great for vintage cars where original equipment (OE) parts are hard to find.
Also, flex pipe is inexpensive compared to OE replacement parts. It works well as a short-term fix if you’re on a budget. However, flex pipe does wear out much more quickly than solid pipe.
If you’re looking to install a straight pipe exhaust system on your racer to let the engine run louder, look no further than Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
It’s important to remember that running a straight pipe on your street vehicle might violate your states emissions laws and noise ordinances, so be sure to study them before installing straight pipe on your car or truck.
Using straight pipe without a muffler or catalytic converter can also reduce the power of your engine. This is because a pure straight pipe exhaust has little or no back pressure to let the right amount of exhaust fumes back to the engine. You may want to use an aftermarket muffler to keep the right back pressure in your system.
Many aftermarket custom exhaust mufflers are designed to make your car or truck louder. There are two common types of aftermarket mufflers.
A turbo muffler still deadens the sound of your engine well, because it forces your exhaust through a series of tubes in an s-shape. However, since turbo mufflers are much smaller than OE ones, they still produce a throaty sound. These are ideal if you want a performance sound, but are conscious of noise regulations.
Glasspack mufflers use a straight-through, single-tube design to allow the most exhaust possible to flow through them. The single tube rests inside of a metal shell that’s packed with sound-deadening material (usually fiberglass). Glasspacks are the loudest muffler available, and work well to maintain back pressure on a straight pipe exhaust system. These are ideal for racing applications; you might find problems with noise ordinances if you use one on a street vehicle.
If you’re replacing your own muffler, you’ll need exhaust clamps. They keep your joints tight and prevent leaks. Blain’s Farm & Fleet carries a complete line of heavy duty clamps for your custom exhaust project.
Exhaust Adapters, Extensions, and Connectors
If you’ve dealt with custom exhaust before, you know that pipes don’t always match up right. Especially in vintage cars or trucks, you can run into problems where you need exhaust adapters, connectors, and extensions. Blain’s Farm & Fleet has them all. It’s always good to measure the pipes you want to join before you go shopping for a joint piece. Make note of whether your measurements are the inside or outside diameters of the pipes.