What types of Exhaust Systems are available for Jeep?
The design of a Jeep exhaust system will vary dramatically depending on what that system is designed to do, what side it's supposed to exit on and how much clearance it's designed to have for offloading. Exhaust systems for your Jeep are available in Left Hand Exit for those interested in using the RH rear underfloor area for mounting a compressor or Right Hand Exit for those interested in an OEM appearance. While available in the usual "Axle-Back" or "Cat-Back" lengths, the specifics vary dramatically from system to system.
Installing a performance exhaust system can give your Jeep more Horsepower - and Torque. And when you're on the trail, that torque matters - the aFe Mach Force 3" Catback System for 2-Door Jeep JK Wranglers made an additional 13 HP and 15 lb/tq at the wheels. We offer exhaust systems for Jeep from Korkar Performance Engineering, Stainless Works, Borla, Magnaflow and Flowmaster.
An Axle Back exhaust is a great way to change the sound of your Jeep's exhaust. This type of system replaces only the mufflers after the rear axle, which explains the name. Many manufacturers offer Axle-Back options, like aFe Power and Magnaflow.
When it comes to performance, choosing an Cat Back exhaust system is the way to go. Be sure to order for the correct wheelbase of your Wrangler - a 2-door exhaust won't fit a 4-door Wrangler Unlimited. A wide variety of Cat-Back systems are available for Jeep from the finest names in exhaust, including: aFe Power and Magnaflow.
Headers (aka Exhaust Manifolds)
Headers, as they are often called, are the exhaust manifolds. In particular, "headers" almost always refers to a high performance manifold. On your Jeep's naturally aspirated engine, the V6's exhaust manifolds are mounted directly to the exhaust ports of the cylinder head. Hot exhaust gas flows through the runners of the exhaust manifold, and then enters the catalytic converter and the rest of the exhaust system. Headers provide performance gains by streamlining the flow of exhaust gas, helping the engine to run more efficiently and make more power. We offer quality Twisted Steel Headers for Jeep from aFe Power.
Downpipes / Cat Deletes for Jeeps
The word "downpipe" is most often used in reference to a turbocharged car, but interestingly, it appears in Jeep exhaust systems as well. The downpipe connects the exhaust manifold to the rest of the exhaust system - aFe Power's Twisted Steel Downpipe for Jeep JK omits the catalytic converter for maximum performance for vehicles that will be used off-road.
Check out a few Jeep-related posts on our Blog and YouTube channels:
modbargains Blog Posts:
7 Key Mods for Your Jeep JK Wrangler
Get Lifted: Jeep Wrangler Sports Unlimited Gets TeraFlex Lift Kit
We hope this has helped you better understand the Exhaust Systems available for your Jeep.
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