Ever wanted your car to be louder, but didn’t want to spend the money on new exhaust systems, As car enthusiasts, we are always looking for ways to make our rides louder without spending too much money. Here are some tricks that you can do in order to get your car more noticeable on the streets.
1. Remove The Muffler
This may be one of the easiest and simplest tricks on this list, All you have to do is remove the muffler from your car. There are many different methods of doing this, some may try welding or compromising the hanger rods that hold it in place. Although this will make your ride louder temporarily, it can cause some serious problems for you down the road if not done properly.
2. Add A Resonator And Exhaust Tip Kit
A resonator’s main purpose is to amplify or “resonate” exhaust sound waves, therefore making them sound deeper and more aggressive even with no other modifications done to your exhaust system. Adding a resonator coupled with an exhaust tip kit will make your car sound like a professional racing car.
3. Add A Y-Pipe
Adding a Y-pipe is an easy way to improve the flow and volume of air into your exhaust system by eliminating the restriction that occurs when two pre-catalyst pipes meet together. If you have 2 catalytic converters on your vehicle, this will cause back pressure and greatly reduce the amount of noise made by the engine, Having more than one catalyst can be illegal in some states or cities so please check with local authorities before adding these systems.
5. Chiptuning / Ecutek Tuning
This method entails modifying the factory settings on your ECU to allow it to maximize fuel economy and horsepower which leads to very noticeable performance gains. Chiptuning can increase the amount of power on your car by up to 50% without having to modify your engine hardware at all, This method is very easy and fairly cheap compared with modifying you car’s engine, but may cause some issues after time if not done properly.
If you want to make your car’s engine sound like a professional race car, Turbo is the best way to do it. It increases power exponentially and provides more dramatic sounds at high RPM. A turbocharger coupled with chiptuning can lead to some very noticeable gains in horsepower, Having this kind of performance boost will definitely get you noticed on the streets.
Turbocharging or supercharging (or even nitrous) can cause serious problems if they are not done right so please consult with local professionals before attempting these modifications by yourself.
7. Flowmaster Muffler
Adding a Flowmaster muffler on your car is one of the most cost-effective and simple ways to increase the volume of your exhaust system. It increases exhaust flow and reduces back pressure, thus creating a more aggressive tone without having to modify anything else on the vehicle.
Flowmaster mufflers are a great choice for those who do not want to mess with their exhaust system.
8. Remove Restrictive Stock Air Boxes
Having a restricted air box is one of the most common causes that prevent your vehicle from performing at its best. It often leads to decreased throttle response and power as well as increased fuel consumption. Check out this article here on how to remove stock air boxes, it will make a huge difference for your car’s performance and sound! .
9. How To Properly Modify Your Exhaust System Without Screwing Up
Exhaust system modification can be very easy or very hard depending on what kind of car you have, but they all share one thing in common: they’re loud. Here is a great article on how to modify your exhaust correctly and not screw up.
10. Catalytic Converter Delete
The easiest way to make your car sound awesome without adding any kind of muffler or modifying the air flow going into the engine would be deleting the factory catalytic converter(s). People typically do this by cutting out all of the pipes leading towards it, leaving only a straight pipe behind with no restrictions whatsoever. Although it increases noise, fuel consumption and emissions as well as speeds up wear on components such as oxygen sensors, you will definitely turn some heads by doing this simple modification!
Although stock exhaust systems are often designed to be the most efficient they can possibly be, making your car sound like a pro race car can easily be done by doing any of the modifications listed above. If you have any questions about how to make your car sound amazing or just want more information on modifying cars then feel free to check out our other articles! .