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Turbo-Back Exhaust System: Everything from Behind the Turbo

Turbo back car exhaust systems are the easiest way to get rid of the restrictive stock unit and replace it with one that won’t compromise sound quality or torque output too much. Quality can vary wildly from one manufacturer to another so keep reading ahead for some advice!.

We briefly touched on the subject of turbo back exhausts in our exhaust section, but we didn’t go into the detail that you will need to be able to make an informed decision about which is best for you.

Best Turbo Back Exhaust

There are a huge number of options to choose from and prices can vary widely so there is plenty to think about. To  keep it simple, we can break them down into three main categories:

Budget system:

These systems are generally constructed from stainless steel and come complete with all the clamps you will need. They will usually bolt straight up to your exhaust manifold, but the down pipe may need modifying to fit. These do not generally come with a silencer and are generally quite loud.  They will usually be made from 20-40hp but may cost as little as $100.

Mid-range system:

These generally offer a much louder sound than the budget systems, with a deeper tone emanating from twin silencers usually constructed of stainless steel. Expect 50-75hp from one of these units, depending on the model. The down pipes are usually made from stainless steel and will need replacing if you are running a new catalytic converter.

High-end system:

These are generally constructed from stainless steel and will usually require  cutting and welding to install. They usually come with large bore down pipes that will replace the existing unit and will require a new catalytic converter. These are the most expensive options, ranging from around $600-1500. Installation Costs When replacing an exhaust system, it pays to factor in the cost of installation. Whilst some drivers will take this on themselves, many choose to take the car to a professional garage for installation. If you are doing this, remember that labor costs can vary wildly depending on the area you live in. However, you should expect to pay around $40-80 per hour for labor, and sometimes more.

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