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Ifandi L.


Exhaust Whistle Tip 101: Sound, Legality & Installation

An exhaust whistle tip is an aftermarket attachment to the tip of your exhaust. This device makes a whistling sound when exhaust gases pass through it as you accelerate. An Exhaust Whistle tip is a small metal plate with a hole at the center. The hole is welded into the…
Ifandi L.
August 15, 2021

Turbo Without Intercooler: Is It Required? Expert Weighs In

Yes, an intercooler is required to install a turbocharged engine because an intercooler cools down compressed air coming from the turbo significantly - preventing them from prematurely detonating at an incorrect time. In this article, I will go into everything you want to know about the impact on turbocharged cars…
Ifandi L.
August 14, 2021

Exhaust Vs Muffler In Detail: Horsepower, Sound & Cost

Aftermarket mufflers work by providing lesser sound suppression - this makes your car sound louder and more aggressive but don’t expect any horsepower gain.  On the other hand, aftermarket exhausts are significantly less restrictive and also come with an aftermarket muffler -  which means they improve both horsepower and sound. …
Ifandi L.
August 10, 2021

Turbo Inlet Pipe 101: Tuning, Power & Benefits

A turbo inlet is where air flows into the turbo - it’s a connection from your air intake. An aftermarket turbo inlet is wider, has lesser bends and is less restrictive. Which means additional power and faster turbo spooling. I am personally a big fan of the turbo inlet. However,…
Ifandi L.
July 24, 2021

Catless Downpipe 101: Emission, Power, Legal & Warranty

Catless downpipe can help you gain 50 additional horsepower with tuning - this is slightly more than a regular catted downpipe.  However, in exchange for that power, catless downpipe is not legal and will not pass the emissions test. The exhaust gases from your car will be toxic both to…
Ifandi L.
July 18, 2021

Downpipe 101: Horsepower, Engine Light, Sizing & Legality

Aftermarket downpipe can provide a 40 horsepower gain (with tuning). It’s an absolutely worthy mod for performance. However, it’s illegal for street use and has high chances of getting Check Engine Light. Personally, I have installed a catted downpipe on my 2015 Civic and I am a big fan.  Considering…
Ifandi L.
July 16, 2021

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