Mufflers are a vital part of any vehicle’s exhaust system. Mufflers serve to help a car or truck run more smoothly and more quietly. As you prepare your truck for some summer adventures, be sure to choose the right mufflers. Getting the right fitting mufflers depends on the model of truck you’re driving. Please read on to learn more!
What Do Mufflers Do?
First of all, mufflers are called mufflers because they muffle the sounds produced by vehicle engines. Classic American muscle cars feature that distinctive growling sound; that’s why they’re called muscle cars. But as loud as those cars are, trucks tend to boom with thunderous noise as well. When a truck passes by, you can almost always tell that it’s a truck. Exhaust gases are emitted by engines. However, various vehicle components, such as baffles, chambers, and tubes are used by manufacturers to modify the sounds that accompany these engine exhalations.
Finding the Best Fit for Your Truck
Here’s where it all happens: finding the best fitting mufflers for your truck. These factors are important to consider if you drive a car or any other vehicle. But for our purposes, imagine these parts on a truck.
- Exhausts: The first component to examine is the exhaust. Does your truck have a single chamber exhaust or a double chamber? A single exhaust needs a single inlet, while a double exhaust needs a double inlet. Double-inlet mufflers can combine a double exhaust into a single unit.
- Inlets and Outlets: Exhaust pipes will probably need to be altered and upgraded as well. Use a tape measure to help figure out how long the new exhausts will have to be.
- Clearance: Clearance is simply how high your vehicle sits off the ground. Many other vehicles ride close to the ground. Trucks, on the other hand, tend to be higher up. You have to be sure the muffler you want will fit underneath your truck. The right fit will make installation much easier and ensure the mufflers attach correctly.
For All of Your Car or Truck Needs
Does your truck need some new mufflers this summer? Trick Trucks is happy to service your vehicle and make sure your vehicle is in great shape all year long! With over forty years of experience servicing trucks, we have the expertise and equipment you need. Contact Trick Trucks online or by calling 1-866-60-TRICK. To find out more about our services and trucks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.