With a century of expertise to count on, Walker has continuously made customers loyal with its high-quality exhaust products and emission-control components. Believing that innovation drives performance and satisfied customers, it used its top-of-the-line engineering techniques to drive many firsts in the industry, including louvered-tube mufflers, chambered-tube mufflers, stainless steel mufflers, and aluminized exhaust products.
With its 24,000 employees and more than 80 manufacturing facilities spanning six continents, Walker just continues to be a competitive provider of OE products that serve several markets, including passenger cars, light trucks, commercial vehicles, locomotive, and recreational vehicles, among others. What's more, Walker is highly dedicated in satisfying its customers. In fact, it has 14 engineering centers worldwide along with 44 emission control and 32 ride control manufacturing facilities. This allows the company to bring products and technologies to the market faster.
Comprehensive selection of aftermarket mufflers
Walker offers one of the most complete lineups of aftermarket mufflers in the industry. Whether it is an OEM-compliant unit or a performance-grade one, Walker offers specialized mufflers that meet the various needs of its customers. The mufflers are made of either 100% aluminized steel or stainless steel components, offering a balance between maximum corrosion resistance and affordability. Certain muffler models are also designed to minimize and control the sound of the exhaust through louvered tubes inside the system. And when it comes to top-of-the-line performance, Walker's flagship models incorporate the latest in technologies including backfire-resistant spun-locked heads, extra-strong bridge construction and internal partitions, mechanically-joined internal tubes, and a built-in internal drainage system that prevents rust-forming condensation from collecting inside the muffler.
Efficient catalytic converters
Available in both direct-fit and universal versions, Walker offers catalytic converters that are compliant with EPA and CARB requirements. Walker's cats are loaded with the right amount of precious metals, the proper catalyst material and design, and a state-of-the-art washcoat, resulting in enhanced oxygen storage capacity and reduced emissions. Both versions also have a stainless steel body with structural bracing for enhanced strength and durability, and a heat-shielded pipe for additional protection against overheating.
State-of-the-art exhaust pipes and tubing
Walker also manufactures a complete line of direct-fit, OE-style exhaust pipes, including universal pipes, straight tubing, elbows, connectors, and flex pipes. All Walker pipes and tubing can be bolted onto the exhaust system similar to that of the factory, eliminating the hassle of drilling, cutting, and welding of exhaust pipes and the potential errors that might occur during the process. Made of high-quality steel alloys, each pipe is bent using precision bending machines and cut using a proprietary tube cutting process that eliminates burrs from the pipe edges.
However, where Walker really shines is in its cutting-edge Air Gap technology, wherein its exhaust pipes feature a double wall construction with a sizable gap in between. This promotes heat insulation, allows for faster converter light-off, and improved emissions control overall. The gap also eliminates jagged edges and the chance of the heat shield weld coming loose and rattling inside the pipe assembly. This technology is found in Walker exhaust pipes and tubing with heat shields, in integrated front pipes, or where the OE uses similar technology.