There are lots of ways that our vehicles let us know when it's time for some major exhaust work. For me, that usually happens in the middle of a long trip and I end up leaving some portion of the exhaust system on the side of the road or taking it home with me on the roof rack. For those residing in Northern climates, the corrosion caused by winter road salt can make short work of your original exhaust parts. When that dread time does arrive, and rest assured it will, Atlantic British has you covered with a full range of OEM, performance and aftermarket replacement choices.
When faced with the potential cost of a full exhaust system plus installation, the choices can be confusing. But selecting the right parts doesn't need to be complicated. An OEM or factory system may seem like the obvious choice if you are looking for an exact spec replacement, but there are benefits to both aftermarket or performance exhaust systems for your Rover.
The Magnaflow exhaust systems sold by Atlantic British are made of high quality stainless steel and will typically outlast a stock, mild steel system by many years. The tubing used to form the pipes is bent on a mandrel so that there are no restrictions at the bends. This results in improved flow and can help your engine produce more power. Most factory systems are crimped slightly at the bends resulting in a flow reduction, robbing your car of power and economy in comparison to a performance system.
The performance systems are often easier to install than many OEM setups, resulting in reduced bills at your local garage, or less time under the vehicle if you choose to take on the installation yourself.
Last but not least, most Magnaflow systems produce a light growling exhaust "hum" at higher RPMs, but at idle and lower speeds around town will sound only subtly different than the factory exhaust. This performance "hum" is something many buyers actually prefer.
The bottom line is there's a lot that performance stainless steel exhaust system can do for your vehicle. It will last longer, provide improvements in power and fuel economy, look and sound better and even possibly be even cheaper to install. All of which provides a huge increase in value.
A third option is a standard spec aftermarket system. Typically, these are soft steel built to OE-spec and usually your most cost-effective option. Be careful where you buy a standard aftermarket system, however. Manufacturing quality varies and we have seen and heard fitment horror stories with cheap systems that had improper tube bends or incorrect manifold bolt holes that weren't close to spec.
Whether Genuine, Performance or Standard Aftermarket, Atlantic British has the quality options you need when considering an exhaust replacement for your Land Rover. Call or email our parts specialists today and let them help you find the right system for your vehicle.
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