Your car's stock exhaust system is designed to restrict the engine's horsepower. The exhaust system also does a good job keeping exhaust noise down. You see, if you were to run an engine without an exhaust manifold on its exhaust ports, it'll sound like a ship entering a port. It's that loud.The exhaust system installed in the factory has two basic parts that reduce noise - the center muffler (a.k.a. 'resonator') and the rear muffler (a.k.a. 'silencer'). The resonator is in charge of toning down the exhaust noise, turning it into a melodic, low-pitched buzz. The silencer does as its name suggests - it silences the exhaust buzz.A car without a silencer is still bearable, but take away the resonator and you're in for a world of complaints from both your neighbors and passengers. You're probably going to tick off a lot of highway cops as well.If you want to keep the peace, make sure your center muffler is in good condition. Once your exhaust starts getting louder, grab replacement components here at Carparts.
• This muffler keeps exhaust noise down to a minimum.
• The muffler helps the exhaust system work more effectively.
• Our center mufflers are more resistant to corrosion.