You can probably argue that nothing turns on a grown Aussie man than a pick-up truck. Utility vehicles have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years, and the HiLux is at the top of the selling charts for the past few years. It’s the best selling commercial ute for the past 17 years and that trend isn’t looking to stop any time soon.
It’s sheer reliability, part availability and performance is what makes the HiLux so popular among families, tradesmen and the regular commuter. However, there are also those who take their HiLux on off-road adventures with them, and there are those who require more power out of their HiLux. And while the HiLux wasn’t built for extreme performance, there are a couple of things you can do to give it more power – replacing your current exhaust with a performance HiLux exhaust systems is probably the most cost-efficient solution.
When shopping for performance HiLux exhaust systems, there are a couple of things you need to pay attention to, in order to truly experience a performance increase. However, performance improvement isn’t the only thing you’re getting! You’re also likely to experience improved fuel economy and improved, cleaner emission.
First and foremost, and by far the most important factor to consider when shopping for a performance exhaust for any type of vehicle, is the material the exhaust system is manufactured from. The top two materials that are both affordable and of high-quality are stainless and aluminised steel. Both these steels are rust, corrosion and moisture resistant, and they aren’t affected by heat as much as stock mild steel exhausts are.
Moreover, performance exhausts have pipes that have a large diameter, ensuring the gases flow in and in a more efficient manner, improving the “breathing” capabilities of the engine. This ensures more oxygen goes in, improving the fuel burning process, thus your vehicle will use less fuel, yet use it more efficiently. Furthermore, the toxic gases that leave your engine will leave your exhaust system in a more efficient manner as well. This increases your safety and the safety of everyone in the car.
Oh, did I mention better looks and a growling, deeper sound performance exhausts produce? Yeah, you can opt for both dual and single pipe performance exhausts, both which look very appealing to the eye. The muffler of the performance exhaust also produces a louder, deeper growl, making everyone that hears it turn their head.
And my last piece of advice is – when buying a new exhaust system, buy the entire package! Your current one may not be compatible with the new one, and even if it is – it will be the weakest link in the new system and it may wear down quickly.