There are many things to consider when planning a custom mandrel-bent exhaust system for your Classic, Muscle Car, or Hot Rod. Here at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, we bring up a whole list of question to the customer as we plan a system. Here are some of the high points:

  • What is the purpose of the car?   Street driving, drag racing, road course racing, etc?
  • What kind of exhaust system is on the car now?
  • Do you have headers?
  • Do you have catalytic converters?
  • Do you want stainless or mild steel?
  • Do you want any type of coating?   Ceramic?  Color?
  • Do you prefer MIG or TIG welding?
  • Do you want an X or H Pipe?
  • Do you prefer Tucked tightly to floor or right out of the box fitment? 
  • What kind of tips do you prefer?   Where? 
  • What size pipe diameter?  2.5″ is most common, but 3″ can often be accommodated.
  • Round or oval pipe?
  • Do you have a brand of mufflers you prefer?  
  • What sound level do you want?   Stock / quiet, loud, etc?
  • What type of tone?   Mellow, deep, raspy, etc.?
  • Do you want cutouts?
  • Is there a preference for clamps?   Standard pipe clamps, welded-on V-Band, etc?

Once these questions are answered, our techs can go to work designing a system that delivers on all requests.

MagnaFlow Exhaust Products strives to be ahead of the curve when it comes to bringing out performance exhaust systems for the latest cars and trucks, and at the 2014 SEMA show, the were all over the 2015 models.    In this video, Rich Waitas takes us through the new applications for Mustangs, F150s, Corvettes, and Harleys, as well as shows us some new coatings for MagnaFlow systems.   He also brought us up to speed on some of the technology in the OE systems and how MagnaFlow incorporates the use of active valving on their systems as well.