The original exhausts on most cars now are designed to keep things quiet and discreet. Ever stricter noise regulations and a trend towards quieter, plusher sound and comfort standards now mean that the average car is quieter than ever.
Replacing your original back-box with a sportier sounding performance back-box is a great antidote to this. The original back-box will have been a compromise tilted towards quietness. An aftermarket performance back-box can be set-up for any sound the manufacturer desires.
Each manufacturer has their own signature sound that they tend to go for. These range from a louder, sportier sound through to brands that specialise in quiet and refined exhausts. In almost all cases, the back-box will have been carefully tuned not to drone or blare at low-revs.
A back-box also upgrades the looks of your car too. Replacing your tired looking factory tailpipes with shiny stainless steel or sleek high-tech looking carbon fibre is almost as good as getting a whole new car.
It’s not just materials either. A wide range of styles are on offer, all chosen by the manufacturer to look just right on the car.