Autotech offers what we feel is the most comprehensive line of high quality
sport exhaust systems available.
The basics are what we at Autotech consider to be mandatory features of a
high quality exhaust system. Don't be surprised if some of these basics
aren't included in our competitor's systems. However, you can rest
assured that these features are standard issue on a SportTuned Exhaust.
Heavy Gauge Tubing
Our Stainless Steel Exhausts use aircraft quality 16 gauge alloy
tubing. Stainless is so durable, most exhausts made from it are only 18
gauge. Our heavier 16 gauge is a better choice because it maintains an
extra measure of durability at weld points and through the bends.
CNC Mandrel Bends
The only way to maintain uniform tube diameter through any bend, is to use a
mandrel inside the tube while bending it. The reason mandrel bends are
important is simple: airflow. A non-mandrel bend can reduce airflow by
35%. Most muffler shops don't have mandrel bending machines. They're
just too expensive. So, while your local muffler man says he can custom make
you an exhaust, chances are you'd be better off stock! Our SportTuned
Exhausts are bent on CNC mandrel bending machines capable of bending to exacting
tolerances. Each part is then test-fit in a precision fixture before it
is approved for sale.
Unlike some other sport exhausts, our SportTuned Exhaust is designed with
comfortable sound levels in mind. No one should have to put up with a noisy,
buzzy exhaust (local law enforcement included) just to get horsepower.
Obvious, you say? You'd think so, but believe it or not, proper fit is more
often overlooked than not. At Autotech, we take fitment very
seriously. Our exhausts mount using the original hanger locations, and follow
the path in the body that offers the most clearance possible. This assures the
installation will be clunk free and hassle free.
Clamps & Hangers
We use OEM-type shell clamps in all of our SportTuned Exhausts. They're extremely strong and seal each connection in a uniform
manner. They won't deform or pinch the tube like saddle (u-bolt) clamps
do. We also supply first quality, OEM rubber hangers with our systems (where applicable). OEM hangers last longer and support the exhaust better.
We strive to make the best quality exhaust systems available. If you're given
the opportunity to compare an Autotech SportTuned Exhaust to any of our
competition first hand, we know you'll see the difference immediately. We
believe that high quality materials and construction techniques are instrumental
to overall build quality. Even the condition of manufacturing equipment plays
a big role in the finished product's worth. Our manufacturing facility
uses the latest equipment and continuously updates machines and tooling to maintain a high quality product.
True "high performance" is achieved only when the increase in performance obtained
is suited for its intended purpose. Autotech SportTuned Exhaust Systems are
designed as an overall package for the street driver that improves power across a
broad rpm range, not just one that sacrifices it all to get the biggest dyno number at 7,000 rpm.
Value is perhaps the most important feature of an Autotech SportTuned
Exhaust. Compare what's out there, what you get, dollar for dollar, and we
think you'll agree that we have the best value in an exhaust system there is.
Click on Exhausts Below for Sound Clips and Dyno Charts