Types of Vehicle Exhaust
• Twin Pipes
• Dual Exhaust
• Vertical Stacks
• Undercarriage exhaust
Tailpipe Adapter Selection Factors
• Should be ½” larger than the largest serviceable tailpipe diameter
• Varies between models for overhead tailpipe orientation, undercarriage orientation, or both
What Material Should Be Used for What Applications?
• Metal should be used for high-temp and vertical exhausts
• Rubber should be used for low temp undercarriage exhausts
How Do Tailpipe Adapters Stay in Place?
A hook and chain assembly are attached to each adapter allowing it to be fixed to the frame of the vehicle.
Why There Should NOT Be a Tight Fit on the Tailpipe
The fit on a tailpipe must have room to allow ambient air and exhaust in to keep the system cool.
What Happens If My Exhaust Hose Is Smaller Than the Tailpipe?
If your hose is not sized to be 1/2" larger than the tailpipe you will run into temperature issues that will reduce hose life.
If the I.D. is too small, the friction from high amounts of vehicle exhaust will increase temperature causing pressure to decrease which ultimately results in various hose damages.