What are the benefits of Custom Exhaust?


Custom Exhaust will not damage your engine in any way as long as it is fitted, installed, and tuned by our professional team. Adding custom exhaust to a vehicle involves remapping the engine’s fuel system and changing the designed air flow, so attempting to do it yourself could lead to engine problems.


How Does the Exhaust System Work?

Your vehicle’s exhaust system has 4 main functions:

1. Control Noise

2. Direct Fumes Away from Passengers

3. Improve Performance

4. Improve Fuel Consumption


7 reasons why you should consider installing a custom exhaust system

1. It's Customized for You and Your Car

Bolt-on kits will usually offer some performance advantages and look stylish, but they still aren't tuned in exactly to your car, truck or SUV. A truly custom-designed exhaust system will let you define the style you want and achieve the performance you desire.

2. Better Bends = Better Exhaust Flow

A good custom exhaust build will use "mandrel bends" that maintain a constant diameter for the most consistent exhaust flow possible. This frees up power in the engine for the boosts in horsepower and torque you are looking for.

3. Larger Diameter Pipes

A custom exhaust can allow you to use exhaust pipes with larger diameters than the stock ones. This can improve the flow of exhaust gases even more for increased engine performance.

However, if you go too big, you might actually be hurting the vehicle's performance, which is why it makes sense to work with a professional custom exhaust builder who will help you make the right decisions.

4. Higher Quality Materials

Mild steel is fairly common in automobile production when it comes to exhaust components. It's fine, but it tends to deteriorate over time. This can lead to exhaust leaks and performance issues the longer you own the vehicle. Higher-grade custom exhausts will often utilize aluminized steel or stainless steel for increased durability.

5. The Sound and the Feeling

There is simply a difference you will feel and hear when you have a better exhaust system. From the custom pipes to the muffler you select, you will clearly notice the added power when you drive.

As for sound, that's completely up to you. You can make the engine louder and more aggressive. Or if you prefer, you can even install a top-quality muffler that makes it run a little quieter without sacrificing the horsepower gains. The possibilities are endless with a custom exhaust system!

6. Improved Fuel Economy

This can can be a tricky subject when it comes to custom exhausts. The more efficient your exhaust system is, the more efficient your engine will run. This typically leads to better fuel mileage. Many custom and kit exhausts are designed specifically with this in mind.

Some will boost the torque and horsepower so much, however, that it has the opposite effect. The engine has to burn more fuel to keep up with the increased power output. A good custom exhaust system can help you find the right balance between performance and fuel economy, but ultimately it's up to you.

7. It's a Reflection of You

A custom exhaust is reflection of your personal style and it's one way to allow you and your car to make a statement. It actually increases the power and performance of your vehicle. A custom exhaust offers both form and function advantages, as you can see.


Choosing your Exhaust

Custom Exhaust Systems are designed and crafted by local professionals like Modern Day Muffler & Brakes. We bend and fabricate the system for our customer's vehicle. Custom exhaust is available for all cars. Great thing about having a Custom Exhaust is that it allows you for bigger piping and getting rid of the pre-mufflers that most aftermarket systems have, which will give less back pressure. 

Before getting a custom system, you might want to ask yourself first "Do I want a Single or a Dual exhaust?"  for your car.

Single Exhaust

Single Exhaust Systems feature a single set of exhaust components, including a muffler with exhust tip that typically exits behind the axle of the vehicle. get the job done efficiently and effectively. You can upgrade your single exhaust system to larger diameter pipes that can allow for a greater exhaust flow and increased horsepower. The exhaust note will be enhanced along with performance. Some single exhaust systems even come with dual exhaust tips so you can achieve the same look as a dual exhaust without paying the higher cost. Upgrading your stock single exhaust will make a huge difference in both the appearance of your vehicle as well as the performance.

Why Single Exhaust?
  • Lighter weight
  • Higher gas velocity
  • Efficient



Dual Exhaust

Dual Exhaust vs Single Exhaust | Dual Exhaust Benefits | CJ Pony Parts

Dual exhaust will give you better performance gains compared to a single exhaust system. Because the exhaust gases exit each manifold through two pipes rather than just one, they can exit the engine faster and provide additional horsepower gains. Dual exhaust systems help reduce backpressure, which can save energy and increase the engine’s efficiency for better gas mileage. When it comes to dual exhaust systems, an X-pipe will cross over in the middle and produce the least amount of power loss in comparison to an H-pipe. The H-pipe may not flow as well as the X-pipe, but it will have a higher amount of low-end torque. Although these differences might not hold much significance, it is worth nothing. The biggest differentiation between the H-pipe and X-pipe will be the exhaust note emitted.

Why Dual Exhaust?
  • Provides more performance gains
  • Increases exhaust flow
  • Reduces back pressure
  • Aggressive look


Caring for Your Exhaust System

If you are looking to get a fully custom exhaust designed and installed by a leading local expert, call Modern Day Muffler & Brakes today to schedule. Custom exhausts are one of our specialties, so we can help you make the right decisions and get the absolute most out of your vehicle's performance.