There’s endless chatter about exhaust systems and what performs and sounds the best—with headers, mufflers, and pipe sizing being the prime discussion topics. The system you choose determines the sound and performance once everything is buttoned up.
Seems everyone has their favorite muffler. For my money, Flowmaster has always delivered a nice throaty bark (though all exhaust system manufacturers deliver their own unique sound with a lot of bang for the buck). It is all in the sound and performance you are personally seeking from an exhaust system.
We’re working with a Flowmaster American Thunder Series complete exhaust system including long-tube ceramic-coated headers to keep heat inside and rust from forming on the outside. Nice thing about header technology today is ball and socket collectors that make light work of header disconnection when you want to open them up.
Any time you’re installing an aftermarket exhaust system, you’re bound to run into challenges calling for modifications such as bellhousing clearance, or chassis and floor pan issues.
Take it all in stride and make your modifications clean and tasteful.
Jim Smart is a veteran automotive journalist, technical editor, and historian with hundreds of how-to and feature articles to his credit. Jim's also an enthusiast, and has owned and restored many classic vehicles, including an impressive mix of vintage Ford Mustangs.