Exhaust tips are a great finishing touch to your exhaust system. Not only do they complete the look of your truck, but they’re the perfect complement to an exhaust system upgrade as they work with other components to augment the sound. Customers frequently ask us about this and wonder if exhaust tips can alter exhaust sound on their own. We’ll take a closer look at exhaust tips and their effect on exhaust sound in this guide.
Exhaust Tips and Exhaust Sound
When used in combination with an upgraded exhaust system, including wider pipes and/or an performance muffler, exhaust tips can amplify the new tones coming from your exhaust. The shape and width of the exhaust tip can slightly change the sound to be either more throaty (larger tips) or raspy (smaller tips). Double-walled muffler tips tend to add a full-bodied sound.
On their own, though, muffler tips will have a minimal effect on exhaust sound.
Types of Muffler Tips
Single Wall vs. Double Wall
Exhaust tips can be either single walled or double walled. A single-walled tip is just that, a tip constructed from a single layer of metal that is cut at each end. A double-walled exhaust tip wraps the metal back into itself for an outward facing end that appears more finished. Note that double-walled tips can have a fuller sound than single-walled tips.