Can you daily drive a modded exhaust car? Yes, you can. There are some subtle differences you can make, such as adding a CAI or carbon fiber accessories. Whether you choose to install a cat-back exhaust system or not, your car will look different when compared to one that doesn’t have a modded exhaust system. The following are some tips to consider before making any modifications to your car.
Cat-back exhaust system
When you want to use your cat-back exhaust system for daily driving, there are a few things you should consider. First, you should consider the effectiveness of the factory catalytic converters. While these can limit the performance of an aftermarket exhaust system, they still improve the sound and overall performance of the car. If you want to make your car sound better, you should consider a resonator exhaust pipe. These pipes do not change the engine sound but can make it look more aesthetically pleasing. In addition, a catalytic converter still remains attached to the muffler, which is important for reducing noise and pollution. Hence, a cat-back exhaust system is better suited for daily use than straight piping.
Whether you want to add horsepower or decrease weight, you can do it. The LS engine has a surprisingly small footprint and can be installed into nearly any vehicle. It’s also inexpensive and compact, making it ideal for daily driving. Whether you’re upgrading the engine for performance or budget-consciousness, the LS engine is the perfect choice for most applications. Listed below are some tips for daily driving a modded exhaust car with an LS engine.
Adding a CAI
You’ve probably noticed that many cars with aftermarket exhaust systems boast a Cold Air Intake or CAI. What exactly is a CAI and how does it affect your car’s performance? It’s a big conical filter that looks way more impressive than your car’s stock airbox, but most car modders don’t know what this component does.
The first question you may ask is, “Can you daily drive a modded exhaust car?” After all, a high-performance engine doesn’t always translate to daily driving, but you might want to make your ride feel sportier. After all, you’re already paying a lot of money for your mods, so you might as well make it worth it by adding a bit of extra horsepower.
Adding a cat-back
When you’re considering modifying the exhaust on your car, you should choose an muffler that has a comparatively high back-pressure, and a cat-back exhaust if you want to get more power from the engine. A cat-back exhaust is an ideal choice for a performance-oriented Civic. The system comes complete with an HKS LEGAMAX downpipe.
Adding a cat-back to an LS engine
If you’re thinking of adding a cat-back to your LS engine, you should first get an EO-approved one. The C.A.R.B. EO stands for “exhaust system approved” and means it’s approved for street use. The EO-approved exhaust system will reduce backpressure and restriction while producing a superior sound. However, before you go ahead and install one, make sure to follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions. If your car’s emission control system requires it, the installation of a cat-back system may not be legal and may cause you trouble with authorities.