How to Easily Enhance Your Vehicle’s Exhaust Sound and Appearance by Installing an Exhaust Tip

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Installing an exhaust tip can add a unique style to your vehicle, while also helping to vent engine fumes. There are round, oval, or square exhaust tips available in chrome or stainless steel and their installation depends on the style you choose. Most tips need to be secured with screws, clamps, or welded joints, and the size of the tip needs to be matched to the diameter of your car’s tailpipe. When following the instructions for installation, there are a few general rules to remember.

When selecting an exhaust tip, make sure to consider the three dimensions: inside diameter, outlet diameter, and length. The inside diameter must match the diameter of the tailpipe, while the outlet diameter should fit within the width of the bumper cut-out. The length should be sufficiently long to be visible, but short enough to avoid a safety hazard. Generally, manufacturers have their own tips to specifically fit their year, model, and make of vehicle.

How to Easily Enhance Your Vehicle's Exhaust Sound and Appearance by Installing an Exhaust Tip

How to Easily Enhance Your Vehicle's Exhaust Sound and Appearance by Installing an Exhaust Tip

When installing an exhaust tip, it is important to do so on a cold vehicle to avoid burning yourself. Start by cleaning both the tailpipe and the tip with penetrating oil and a shop rag. Spray some automotive grease on them to make sure the pieces slide together easily and use a rubber mallet and a towel to help pound the tip into place.

How to Easily Enhance Your Vehicle's Exhaust Sound and Appearance by Installing an Exhaust Tip

Depending on the style you chose, you may need to tighten screws or clamps, or weld a joint between the edges of the tailpipe and the exhaust tip. To ensure your exhaust tip lasts a long time, you need to clean and maintain it regularly with steel wool and chrome polish.

Overall, installing an exhaust tip is not a complicated task if you are familiar with the basics of automotive installation. However, it is important to understand the measurements and your car’s requirements to ensure the tip you get is compatible with your vehicle. Remember to work safely and follow an installation guide carefully to achieve consistent, quality results.

  • February 19, 2020