Have you ever considered contradiction? I mean really given it some thought? When it comes to cars, it’s pretty plain that some of us engage in inconsistency in the view of our end game. And so do a number of car makers. We all know that the key to speed and efficiency is light weight- which is why I always poop before jumping in the commute-mobile for the trip home from work.
Still, car makers keep adding weight to their cars, and one of the ways they do so is a multiplicity of exhaust pipes. We keep on buying them because of those dual exhausts just look so cool. Heck, a certain sub-set of us adds the extra plumbing when the manufacturers fail to do so in the first place. I for one don’t see the value in having two (or more) chrome tips on my ride instead of just one, and I’m wondering if you feel the same way.
Oh sure, I know about the necessity of providing the engine with proper breathing, and the gains to be made with balancing exhaust pulses and back pressure and all that. . . but I still think it could be achieved with a single pipe system that doesn’t add another 50 or 80 pounds to the car. Plus there’s the added cost of doubling your pleasure with cats, 02 sensors, and mufflers to consider. What’s your take on dual exhausts, are they Brah! or Blah?
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