Most vehicles come with the latest exhaust system technology right off the factory. Brands such as Holden, Ford, Toyota and others have proven over the years that they’re capable of creating vehicles that are both eco-friendly and cost-effective. However, as your vehicle gets older, and as technology keeps advancing at such a rapid pace, getting the best performance out of it, whether it’s more power, less noise, more noise or more fuel economy can only be done through upgrading or completely replacing the vehicle’s exhaust system with an aftermarket performance exhaust system.
As a Holden Rodeo owner, I’ve read on various forums that Rodeo dump pipe exhaust systems perform particularly well. Dump pipes are one of the essential parts of exhaust systems that connect the manifold headers to the catalytic converter. Almost all vehicles feature a dump pipe connected to the catalytic converter. And even though replacing the catalytic converter won’t improve fuel efficiency or performance, most vehicle owners are content with replacing the Rodeo dump pipe only. Although this wasn’t a popular solution in the past, due to the fact that very few vehicles featured a turbocharger, nowadays, aftermarket dump pipes are something many people consider due to their performance improvement properties.
In case you didn’t know, the turbocharger is a pipe, meaning it’s essential for the pipes to have as much free airflow as possible. Many vehicle models feature exhaust and turbo pipe bends, and if the bends aren’t manufactured using mandrel bending technology, and if they’re built of cheap materials, airflow restriction is bound to happen. By reducing the gas restriction, you get a lot of performance increasing benefits, such as improved fuel economy, more horsepower and torque, and even the turbocharger can spool up faster than before, meaning even more power and mileage per gallon.
Additionally, exhaust pipes endure most damage in the area around the turbocharger, and while larger vehicles won’t have a problem with this due to being higher off the ground, other vehicles will be more susceptible to damage, which is where dump pipes come in play. Dump pipes are generally made of durable and tough materials like aluminised and stainless steel. Furthermore, if you’re looking to modify your turbo to give it more boost pressure, you’ll definitely need a dump pipe system.
To sum it up, if you own a vehicle that features a turbocharger, you’ll most likely benefit greatly from an aftermarket dump pipe exhaust. You can find a model and make specific dump pipes to ensure a tight fit, and run tests to see just how much your vehicle will benefit off of them performance wise.