Aftermarket exhaust tips are a big upgrade compared to the boring, rustic tailpipe. These are a great way of putting some shine and class on your car. Custom tips not only make your car flashier, these also change the sound your engine makes, giving it a wilder and more ferocious roar.
Here are a few things to consider when picking the perfect tips for your car.
What are exhaust tips made of?
Exhaust tips are made of the following materials. Some are more suitable over another depending on the application.
- Chrome: This style is the shiniest and the most eye-catching type of tip. Its great look comes with a high tolerance of heat. The only big downside of a chrome tip is that it also tends to rust quicker as compared to other types.
- Stainless Steel: At a more expensive price, stainless steel tips are made to be tougher than chrome tips. Style is not lost as these tips also give enough shine to be flashy too. The problem with stainless steel tips is that it changes color when it gets too hot. This is usually fixed by lining the tips with an inner wall to absorb extra heat.
- Titanium: These are the most expensive and the most durable type of tip in the market. Because it is very lightweight, titanium tips are usually used for racing applications where speed is the key.
How do my tips sound?
Installing custom tips affect the sound your car gives. There are two things to look for if you want to change the voice of your car.
- Size: Bigger tips give a louder, deeper, tone compared to smaller ones. The sound is further increased if your car is equipped with an improved exhaust system.
- Resonated and non-resonated: Tips can also be classified as resonated reduce noise because of its fiberglass lining. Non-resonated tips are not, which makes them nosier.
How do my tips look like?
Exhaust tips come in many designs and finishes. Choosing one is completely up to the buyer's taste.
- Shape and design: The most recognizable shape are circular tips. There are also square, rectangular, and triangular tips available. Some point straight to the rear while others are bent downwards or sideways. Tips can also be painted on with artwork for more personalization.
- Number: Two tips make your car appear to be equipped with a more powerful dual exhaust system, making people respect your car even more.