Every state has different laws regarding mufflers, but every state requires that all motor vehicles have one. There’s no getting around it. And if the police see that you don’t have a muffler or that your car’s exhaust is too loud, they will pull you over and give you a ticket.
Will no muffler hurt my engine?
Your broken muffler can reduce the effectiveness of your exhaust system.
2. The broken part can keep your car from being effective when siphoning the exhaust fumes out of your engine.
3. This will negatively affect your car engine’s performance.
4. In turn, your car will produce higher emissions and lose fuel economy.
Does a muffler affect gas mileage?
Mufflers don’t affect how much fuel your car uses, but they can improve its fuel economy, meaning you’ll get better gas mileage.
Does straight pipe hurt your engine?
A straight pipe can cause exhaust gas velocity to increase, which may reduce engine performance below 2,000 or 2,500 RPM and make your vehicle a little slower to launch from a stoplight.
Why do straight pipes pop?
What causes a car to pop and bang?
“Pops and bangs” are created by unburned fuel in the exhaust system. When excess fuel enters the exhaust system, it increases in temperature and ignites inside the exhaust instead of the combustion chamber. The noise can be exaggerated by fitting a decat or full decat exhaust system.