A good way to build horsepower and get your car soundings a little meaner is by upgrading your BMW exhaust. It's the part of the car where your engine's noise exits the vehicle. In order to quiet down all of the engine's work, a lot of BMW exhaust parts are necessary to keep things under wraps. And more parts equal more chances to upgrade the individual pieces of your BMW exhaust system.
A complete exhaust system usually consists of at least one muffler, one catalytic converter, the exhaust manifold, a resonator and some sort of exhaust tip or turn down. A typical BMW cat back exhaust system, the area from the catalytic converter on back, is pretty restrictive. The OEM piping size is smaller than our aftermarket exhaust systems and the individual exhaust pieces are designed to be more restrictive for emissions reasons.
Aftermarket BMW headers allow more air to exit more quickly from the engine providing an increase in power throughout the entire powerband. An upgraded BMW test pipe transfer the exhaust through to the rest of the setup. A custom catback system for a BMW can have a single or dual exit at the rear of the car. Another important component in the sound and performance of your car is the size, flow and diameter of your aftermarket BMW muffler. This exhaust piece determines the sound and tone of your car.
Finally, at the tail end of your custom system are the muffler tips. These simple pieces come in several different styles and mount in just a few minutes. BMW exhaust tips are a great way to accent the back of the car and put your own personal touch on because there are so many different styles, shapes and sizes. Let Street Beat Customs help you tune your BMW sound to perfection!