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What’s A Cat Back Exhaust System And What Does It Do?

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If you own a car and you're not the type to tinker with your engine yourself, you might be wondering what exactly is a cat back exhaust system and how it can help improve your vehicle's performance. In this article, we'll reveal the basics of a Performance Cat Back Exhausts and discuss how they can help make your car more powerful. 

What is a Cat Back Exhaust System?

The cat back exhaust system refers to an exhaust pipe that is installed on the rear of your car. The cat back pipes can be made from aluminum, stainless steel, or even carbon fiber. These pipes fit into the muffler (also known as a resonator) and are generally attached with bolts. They're fitted in place of your car's stock exhaust pipes, which are typically made out of cast iron. 

Cat Back Exhaust Benefits

Traditional exhaust systems tend to create a large amount of heat inside the muffler, which can quickly accelerate the oxidation and corrosion of your car's exhaust system. Cat back exhausts on the other hand, are designed to minimize heat buildup inside the pipes by using a heat shield lined with aluminum or stainless steel. 

However, if you're looking for a lightweight exhaust system that will last a long time but doesn't get too loud or raspy, this is the way to go. However, here at Sonic Performance we often recommend our customers to use carbon fiber instead of stainless steel exhaust systems due to the fact that carbon fiber cat back systems are lighter than most stainless steel mufflers available on the market today.


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