Many times, when a car owner is looking to make modifications to their vehicle, the first improvement they look to make is to the exhaust system. If this describes you, then one of the first questions you will be asking yourself is whether you want a dual exhaust muffler or a single exhaust muffler. We will be discussing and comparing these two types of mufflers below.
- Performance – Performance is usually first on people’s minds. Both single and dual exhaust mufflers essentially accomplish the same thing by removing gasses from your vehicle. But which muffler will allow for a greater improved performance? A single exhaust muffler will get the job done with some increase in performance. You can achieve greater performance by upgrading the diameter of your single exhaust muffler. However, you will receive greater increase in performance with a dual exhaust muffler. This is because there are now two mufflers for gasses to be expelled from the car which leads to an increase in power. It is also important to note that a dual exhaust system will improve your gas mileage more than a single exhaust system.
- Sound – Sound is simply for aesthetics and has nothing to do with performance. But this element of a new muffler is an important one for many consumers. A single exhaust muffler will have a deeper sound than a factory muffler. But, if you want that head-turning throaty rumble, then you are going to want to go with a dual exhaust muffler.
Here at Scotties Muffler Shop, we are well-educated on both types of mufflers and are happy to help you with whatever you decide is the right upgrade for you.