Posts Tagged ‘Diesel Performance Exhaust’

VW Golf 2.0L TDI Exhaust System

May 19, 2012

Based on the success they’ve had with their popular 3 Inch Stainless Monster Exhaust for the 2.0L CR Jetta TDI, we’re pleased to announce that Gale Banks Engineering has now released a Banks Monster Exhaust for 2010-2012 VW Golf TDI’s.

Banks Monster Exhaust 2010-2013 VW Golf 2.0L TDI

Made from stainless steel, the CR TDI exhaust system retains your emissions control equipment while eliminating all remaining factory restrictions.   It removes your muffler, and replaces the stock dual exit tips with a massive high-polished 304 Stainless steel tip.  This exhaust is a great starting point to help take your Golf to a whole new level of diesel performance. More quickness off the line, more power throughout the RPM range, less heat, and better fuel economy … all in one simple bolt-on package.

For this and our whole line of TDI performance parts, visit us at Parley’s Diesel Performance.

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Choosing the Right Diesel Performance Exhaust System for Your Diesel Truck (part 2 of 2)

March 26, 2012

If you have a 2007.5-2012 6.7L Cummins, 2008-2012 6.4L or 6.7L Powerstroke, or 2007.5-2012 Duramax LMM & LML then you have a Diesel Particulate Filter “DPF” on your truck.   2011 and newer Ford Powerstroke and Chevy Duramax trucks also have a Urea Injection system.  When deciding which diesel exhaust upgrades to make for your diesel, it is important to understand your choices.

So why should you upgrade your exhaust?  Your stock DPF-equipped exhaust system has a catalytic converter and a particulate filter, which essentially acts as a soot trap. There are also a variety of EGT (exhaust gas temperature) and oxygen sensors.  When the sensors see that the trap is full, your truck increases the EGT’s by adding fuel to incinerate the trapped soot.  This process is called regeneration.  During this process, the tailpipe temperatures are nearly 2.5 times higher than normal.  The most common diesel performance exhaust upgrade for new model trucks is a DPF back exhaust system.    DPF-back exhaust systems are designed to improve exhaust flow and cut exhaust backpressure. This is the upgrade for you if you’re interested in keeping your manufacturer warranty intact and your truck street legal in most North American locations.

Magnaflow XL Series Stainless Steel 5 Inch DPF-Back Exhaust for 2007.5-2010 Dodge Ram 6.7L Cummins

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Some companies like Gale Banks Engineering even make DPF Back exhausts with specifically built designs that can help lower tailpipe temperatures.  And like the majority of aftermarket DPF-Back exhausts, the Banks Monster Exhaust systems are finished off with large polished stainless steel exhaust tips.   A slightly enhanced, deeper exhaust note is another benefit of these exhaust systems. Most delete your stock muffler.  If you’re worried that removing the muffler will make for an excessively loud diesel truck, don’t worry. The turbo, catalytic converter, and DPF filter out most of the exhaust noise.  A DPF-Back system just helps your exhaust flow and makes for a better sounding truck.

Banks Monster 4″ Stainless Steel Exhaust for 2011-2012 Ford 6.7L Powerstroke

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You can always contact us with any questions about the best diesel performance upgrades for your truck.

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Choosing the Right Diesel Performance Exhaust System for Your Diesel Truck (part 1 of 2)

March 13, 2012

It’s widely known that upgrading your factory system to a performance diesel exhaust is a great way to increase your engine’s power and fuel economy.   Because of all the changes to stock emissions systems over the past few years, there now exists some confusion and questions among diesel owners as to which exhaust upgrade is the best option for them.   Parleys Diesel Performance wants to help you make an informed and educated choice, so let’s start by reviewing the basics.

Traditionally, light duty diesel truck factory exhaust systems were 3 inches or 3.5 inches in diameter, with crimped spots along the diesel exhaust system that hampered flow and robbed your vehicle of its true potential.   Installing a performance system to increase the diameter of your exhaust allowed your engine to expel exhaust gasses more efficiently, and mandrel bends gave your exhaust a true 4″ diameter.  Diesel trucks today come from the factory with catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters, even urea injection systems (also called SCR or selective catalytic reduction).  And 4 inch stock exhausts are commonplace.

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So which exhaust should you choose for your truck?

If you have a “pre-DPF” diesel pickup (anything before the 2007.5 6.7L Cummins, 2008 6.4L Powerstroke, or 2007.5 Duramax LMM) the most common diesel exhaust upgrade is a four inch turbo back exhaust system.  The standard 4″ diameter will meet most people’s needs; however, if it’s your intention to upgrade your vehicle to a high horsepower level (think over 550HP), we recommend you invest in a 5″ diesel performance exhaust system. This will allow the larger amount of exhaust your high horsepower diesel creates to flow properly and keeping temperatures down.

AFE 5″ Stainless Steel Turbo Back Exhaust System for 2004.5-2007 Dodge 5.9L Cummins

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In addition to figuring out the diameter of the exhaust system you want for your truck, there are also some other important choices to make.  Diesel exhaust systems come in four main materials: T-304 Stainless Steel (high-polish show finish quality), 409 Stainless Steel , Aluminized Steel (similar to your original stock exhaust), and different variations of Black Stainless or Black Aluminized Steel.   You also need to decide whether you want to have a muffler or not, and if you do choose a muffler, do you want one that is a high flow performance muffler or one that keeps your exhaust volume low.  The majority of Turbo-Back Exhausts come with high flow performance mufflers.  If you want a “straight pipe” exhaust, meaning no muffler, a popular choice is the no-muffler series from MBRP Performance Exhaust.  Their stainless steel SLM (Stainless Less Muffler) and PLM (Performance Less Muffler – this is aluminized steel)  are very competitively priced and work great.

MBRP Installer Series 5″ Turbo-Back Exhaust For 2003-2007 Ford 6.0L Powerstroke

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Although less popular, catalytic converter or Cat-Back Diesel Exhausts allow you to upgrade the sound and flow of your exhaust and in some areas are necessary to keep your diesel street legal.

Magnaflow XL Series Stainless Steel 4 Inch CAT-Back Exhaust for 1999-2007 Ford 6.0L & 7.3L Powerstroke

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With exhaust systems from all the best manufacturers, Parley’s Diesel Performance can help you choose the proper diesel exhaust system for your truck.  Whether you choose to install a Cat-Back or a Turbo-Back diesel exhaust, or if you just aren’t sure and would like help deciding, contact us and we’ll help you make the right decision.  In part 2, we’ll help you choose the right exhaust system if you own a DPF-equipped diesel truck.

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Chevy & GMC Duramax LML Diesel Exhaust Solution

March 8, 2012

If you are like many new Chevy Silverado HD & GMC Sierra HD owners, you’re looking for options and ways to upgrade the look and sound of your new diesel.  May we suggest for your 2011-2012 Duramax 6.6L LML exhaust the new performance diesel exhaust system from Gale Banks Engineering.  Banks Monster Exhaust systems are 100% stainless steel and streamlined with heavy-wall tubing and constant-diameter bends.  Finished off with Banks’ proprietary CoolCuff exhaust tip technology, this is a meticulously designed & tested DPF-back system that actually delivers cooler diesel exhaust gas temperatures. It also cuts back pressure by up to 57% and has air-flows up to 80% better than your stock Duramax exhaust.  And of course no Banks Monster Exhaust or Banks Monster Sport Exhaust would be complete without an impressive 6″ rolled edge polished-stainless steel tailpipe.  It’s double-walled design features a 1/2″ air gap preventing heat from tarnishing its mirror finish.  The 4″ Banks Monster exhaust sounds great too, with that proven deep aggressive exhaust note diesel enthusiasts crave.

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Flow dynamics analysis that shows the cooling effect of the Coolcuff design

Features

  • Extensively tested & validated
  • Improves flow up to 80%
  • Unique CoolCuff design
  • 100% stainless steel – no aluminum here!
  • Huge 6″ polished rolled-edge tip
  • Won’t void factory warranty
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Street Legal exhaust system
  • Awesome Deep Exhaust Sound

Parley’s Diesel Performance carries a complete selection of Banks Monster and Monster Sport Diesel Exhaust Systems for all of today’s diesel trucks and VW TDI’s.
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2011 2.0L VW Jetta TDI Exhaust System Upgrade

August 26, 2011

Parley’s Diesel Performance is pleased to announce that AFE has released their stainless steel Catalytic Converter-Back exhaust system for the 2011 Jetta TDI.  AFE had previously made available the same style system for the 2011 Golf 2.0L TDI exhaust and all the early reviews on that system have been positive, so we expect good things for 2011 Jetta TDI owners who choose this system to upgrade their cars.

The exhaust note is a bit throatier than stock, and the dual 3 inch double-walled polished T-304 Stainless steel tips look really clean and aggressive.  The exhaust system is fully mandrel-bent as you would expect, and the hangers line up well for a good clean installation.

2011 Jetta TDI Exhaust System AFE49-46401

2011 Jetta TDI Exhaust System AFE49-46401

Many cat-back diesel exhaust systems don’t require any cutting of the stock pipes for installation, but this kit does.   It’s impossible to clear the rear axle when removing the OEM exhaust without making the cut.  We just wanted you to know.  If you’re interested in upgrading the performance of your 2011 Jetta TDI (including Sportwagens), we recommend pairing this TDI exhaust upgrade with AFE’s 2.0L Jetta TDI Intake system and a 2011 TDI Performance Module from Diesel Power.

One last note – this exhaust system is legal in all 50 U.S. states because it retains all of your emissions control equipment.

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SEMA Show

November 18, 2010

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) throws a huge convention every year. Each year at this convention, companies that manufacture aftermarket parts for vehicles get to “show off” new and old products. Here at Parley’s Diesel Performance, we took the opportunity to meet some of the companies that we do business with and also check out the new and exciting products that are going to be affecting the diesel performance parts industry this coming year. Check out some of these pictures; there were massive Ford Powerstrokes, as well as some of the coolest lifted Duramax and tricked out Dodge Ram Cummins trucks that we have ever seen. Each company spared no expense in upgrading their diesel truck to the maximum of its potential.  If you want to see more pictures check out our Facebook SEMA Photo Album.

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What Makes The Aero Exhaust Tick?

December 11, 2007

A lot of people are wondering what makes the Aero Turbine Muffler so special and what sets it apart from other performance mufflers on the market.  Aero Exhaust was good enough to provide this cutout so that we could show our clients what the internals of these revolutionary mufflers look like.

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The Aero Turbine Muffler is based on jet engine and thermaldynamic technology. The incoming exhaust airstream is rapidly expanded and split via an airfoil cone with an orifice similar to a jet engine. The outer airstream accelerates as it recombines with the inner airstream. The air then begins to spin, due to the velocity and air transfers. The recombining of the airstreams creates a vacuum that both muffles the exhaust sound and increases the exhaust flow. This allows your engine to breath easier and dramatically increases your vehicles performance and economy.

Shop Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your diesel exhaust upgrade needs.

Aero Exhaust Diesel Performance Exhaust System

September 28, 2007

For several years now Aero Exhaust has been taking the diesel performance muffler market by storm.  The deep throaty sound, lower EGT’s and improved mileage gains that the Aero Turbine Muffler provides has driven the Aero Turbine Muffler straight to the top of the performance muffler market.  For those of you that aren’t really familiar, Aero Exhaust offers performance mufflers for both gas and diesel applications starting at 2.5″, and going all the way up to 5″ with both resonated and non resonated models. With our diesel clients, there have been several models that have been popular just depending on the application. Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance to shop for your performance muffler today.

For our clients who are into TDI Performance, the Aero Turbine 2525XL has been the most popular model by far.  Our tests on the dyno have shown that on a 2002 VW Golf TDI we were able to gain 10hp, we also noticed a considerable decrease in turbo lag and an increase in mileage while still maintaining stock noise levels in the cab.

When it comes to performance for the Big Three — Ford, Dodge, and Chevy we recently got some great news from Aero Exhaust anouncing that they are releasing full turbo back exhaust systems which would come with the Aero Turbine Muffler in line.  We actually had a chance to get our hands on one of the prototype 5″ turbo back exhaust systems for our 2005 Dodge Cummins project vehicle.  We have been really impressed with the quality of the system all around, as well as the performance gains we have seen from it.

If you want to hear it for yourself you can check out the video below.


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