Diesel exhaust system modifications produce the readily accessible engine efficiency gains. Basically, wide diameter pipes as well as bolt-on kits act as a gateway to improved performance. However, these modifications can only work properly if your vehicle’s engine capacity is matched with the right exhaust system. Otherwise, you may reach a point of diminishing returns where the performance gains flat line. The following are some tips to help you avoid this horsepower plateau.
To get the most out of your diesel exhaust system alterations, you will need to squeeze the engine for extra horse power. If the exhaust system can be modified, then so can be the engine. You need to properly establish the capabilities of the engine before you turn your attention to the exhaust system. Things such as turbochargers as well as customized cold air intake mods involve extra parts, so make sure that you keep in mind that added expense.
In case the added expenditure does not ring your bell, take your vehicle to the nearest garage for a full computer tune up. In essence, the power train of the engine should be pushed to its limits before you work on the breathing channels.
What about the capacity of the engine? There is a capacity number which is either stamped on the engine or emblazoned on the paneling of the car. You may have encountered this number, but it is probably one of those things that you have stored at the back of your mind or have never given it further consideration. That is fine, except you will need to know a bit more about it when you decide to match a new diesel exhaust system to your engine.