When you are willing to make an investment to boost your car’s exhaust system the question, whether a custom exhaust or an aftermarket is better, comes to your mind. Before spending money on it you want to make sure you are actually getting an improvement. So here are some advantages and disadvantages of both alternatives which will hopefully help you make the decision.
Custom means it can be fitted, tuned and built to the requirements of the specific vehicle you drive. Moreover, a performance exhaust specialist will make a thorough examination of your car, take into consideration your requirements and give you their expertise based on the exact parameters, specifications and needs of you and your vehicle. Having the right tools, taking their time to give you the best option and making it a perfect fit for your ride are some benefits you cannot really expect from an aftermarket alternative. A custom exhaust builder most certainly will handcraft the best solution for your car, making it worth every penny you have spent.
An aftermarket alternative usually means faster execution which will save you time and unwanted hassle. As well as time, installing such a system will save you money because tailor-made piping could be on the pricey side. Since aftermarket exhausts are generally mass produced, you also have a greater peace of mind with regards to build quality, ease of maintenance and repair cost if something were to go wrong. But on the other hand, it doesn’t offer much in terms of customization and tuning, and while most of them are tuned to ensure a significant performance increase, you’re always going to be limited by the constraints of the system you have installed.
Exhausts are like instruments – they need to be tuned for optimal performance, so it is up to you to decide which option fits you and your vehicle best.