Active exhaust options

Discussion in 'Challenger HellCat Forum Engine & Performance' started by FrankenMax, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. FrankenMax

    FrankenMax Full Access Member

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    Let’s discuss exhaust shall we? When I had my scat pack I did a mid muffler delete. It sounded good but I was never a fan of the active exhaust. I got bored yesterday and deleted my Hellcat. I haven’t played with an active exhaust bypass yet on any of my cars. A few weeks ago I was getting gas and a scat pack pulled in. When he was pulling in could hear a very prominent rattle. I stepped over and spoke with the owner. He told me he had an active bypass that was annoying. We spoke about the installation. I thought it might be coming loose. He dropped down on the ground and proved they where tight. I’m not going to bash any products. However I will say this, the manufacturer is a popular one among Dodge enthusiasts. So back to yesterday after I finished welding and took the car for a drive I got to thinking about my options. I was looking at a ZA Tazer, it will bypass the active exhaust I’m told. But I have my reservations about playing with the electronics in these cars. If I’m going to start playing around I’m going to dive into turning. I’ve never turned a gas supercharged car. I’ve only messed with Diesels and that was almost 18 years ago. So I slept on it and woke up this morning still pondering my options. I did one last search and came up with a product that I think will fit the bill for me. I found a product that is CNC machined anodized aluminum from Khaos Motorsports. They can be remote mounted anywhere on the car if I so choose. This is nice if ever decided to replace the entire exhaust. The cost is the same as the thin water jetted pice I seen on the scat pack. For a buck fifty I pulled the trigger on it. I figure there’s no real risk of damage to my cars electrical system. If I don’t like it I’ll pull it off and order a full exhaust and remote mount them. The point is there are several products out there that can preform the same function. The question is how well can they do it?




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  2. KEVIN DONOVAN

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    Back in the day, we used mechanical dump valves in the exhaust but they only gave you a choice between your full exhaust system and straight, open headers. Nowadays, if you used that same setup (only electronically controlled) I would think you'd have a hard time getting anything more than noise from it since the engine wouldn't be tuned for open exhaust.