Choosing the Right Toyota Muffler
When shopping for a new muffler, one of the first things that come to mind is the exhaust sound. From a throaty growl to a soft purr or a mighty roar, you can give the vehicle the best sound with the right type of muffler. You can make it sound better to the tune of high performance or simply let it run quietly. Other than the sound, the Toyota muffler you will get should allow the vehicle to exhale gases easily without restricting flow. In search for a brand-new muffler, you should consider the design and specs to find the perfect match to the vehicle.
Consider the specs-inlets, diameters, and other details.
First things first-you have to consider what kind of system the vehicle is equipped with, whether it's single or dual. This will tell you how many inlets is needed on the new muffler. Another crucial detail is the size and length. You must know the exhaust pipe diameter to find a suitable replacement or upgrade that will fit. The muffler should come with the right outside dimensions for proper clearance. With the right size of muffler, you won't be dealing with installation problems clamping issues. It will easily fit into the vehicle's exhaust system links the undercarriage.
Make your choice between chambered, turbo, and straight-through.
Each type has its own set of benefits and features. To choose the right muffler, let us give you an idea about what keeps one different or better than the other. Chambered mufflers are great options for street machines and muscle cars. This is because they're designed to minimize exhaust noise, yet they produce a throaty performance note. The exhaust tone and noise reduction ability of chambered mufflers depends on the size, number of chambers, and other features such as sound-deadening baffles or inserts within the chambers.
While chambered mufflers offer minimized exhaust noise and a throaty sound, the straight-through types are known for maximizing flow. Maximum flow paves the way for increased horsepower. This type of muffler is built with a straight, perforated pipe that's packed in a sound-absorbing material. If the chambered type is best for street machines and muscle cars, this is ideal for racing. This is because this design makes it easier for the vehicle to exhale as it lets the exhaust gas flow through the pipe with less restrictions. This doesn't have the same sound reduction capability of chambered mufflers. Since it's more compact, it's a preferred choice for street rodders and custom car builders.
Turbo mufflers typically consist of a set of perforated tubes. These direct the exhaust gasses through the muffler. The S-shaped pattern lets the gasses flow through more tubing, resulting in increased noise reduction capability. Some turbo-style mufflers even use a sound-deadening material wrapped around the tubes. The design, however, is more restrictive than others. This is recommended for street applications.
Know the better option between aluminized and stainless steel mufflers.
The muffler should be able to handle high pressure exhaust gasses. As part of the vehicle's undercarriage, it should be able to absorb impact from road debris. It should also have high corrosion resistance to prevent wear and extending damage to other links of the exhaust. Typically, several layers are used for the body: outer shell, inner case, and an insulated layer in between. The muffler body can be manufactured out of aluminized steel, which is less expensive and stainless steel that's a bit more durable.