Looking for aftermarket parts that will boost your Challenger's power? You won't find more bang for your buck value than 2008-2023 Challenger exhaust systems. As powerful and gloriously retro as your Challenger is, it rolls off the assembly line ready to be used as a daily driver. That means its exhaust system is designed to reduce noise and emissions as the cost of torque and horsepower. Take the reins off your ponies and let them run free with an exhaust system from AmericanMuscle.
Most of our cat-back exhaust systems come with a mid-pipe, tailpipe, exhaust tip, and a muffler (or two, depending on your system). Cat-back systems run from the catalytic converter to the tips, making them a popular choice for Challenger owners — they're accessible, they're affordable, and they increase gas flow to give you improved torque, horsepower, and MPGs.
Our exhaust choices include X-pipes, H-pipes, and headers as well, so you can completely retool your restrictive factory setup without breaking the bank. Headers make your engine's job of expelling gas easier, which gives you enhanced performance and boosted horsepower. X-pipes and H-pipes both do the job of carting your burnt gases through your system, but each one provides a unique engine tone, from deep rumbling to all-out roar.
The style you want will depend on your application. If you use your Challenger to drive around town, you'll need an exhaust system that complies with noise and emissions regulations. If you're burning rubber at the track or the strip exclusively, you'll want to take the chains off altogether for insane performance gains and an engine tone that'll scare the pants off opponents.
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Most Challenger owners get the sports car for its mean looks and the promise of impressive performance, but many choose to upgrade their system to emphasize those characteristics even more. By adding a better exhaust to your car, you can make it sound more aggressive, boost its power, and even make it more efficient in the process. There is a range of different upgrades you can make to your ride, including headers, mufflers, tailpipes, and full exhaust systems, but it's up to you to choose an improvement that's going to have the biggest impact on your Dodge Challenger's overall performance.
Tips for Upgrading Your Dodge Challenger Exhaust System
Stock Dodge Challengers are impressive as it is, but you can take your car to the next level but swapping out part or all of its exhaust system for a more impressive option. American Muscle offers a variety of Dodge Challenger exhaust upgrade kits, include combinations of mid-pipes, headers, and cat-backs, to the more specific header or muffler upgrades.
Upgrading your ride's exhaust system helps the engine perform more efficiently by moving away waste gases faster than before. This is what increases the power of a vehicle. Investing in a modified muffler with a more direct path, and a shape designed to enhance engine noise will give your vehicle an impressive roar as you drive down the road. Below are the main benefits that an upgraded exhaust system will offer your Dodge Challenger.
- More power
- Enhanced exhaust system lifespan
- More impressive sound output
- Enhanced engine efficiency
- Upgraded style and customization
By getting the right exhaust enhancements for your Challenger you'll have an opportunity to customize your car's looks more with stainless steel or colored tailpipe pieces. You can raise your ride's power slightly, and you can customize the sound of your car to make it rumble and roar as you drive down the road.
Best Exhaust Options for Dodge Challenger V6 & V8
Selecting the right Dodge Challenger exhaust isn't as simple as picking the first kit you find. Different model year Challengers and different engine types require different exhaust kits. At American Muscle we split the kits up by model year, making it easy to select the right exhaust option, but it's vital to choose an exhaust diameter that matches well with your engine size to keep things running smoothly. Getting pipes that are too small or too large will interfere with your engine's performance and could keep it from running as it was meant to. Use the table below to help you select the proper exhaust diameter for your vehicle for optimal performance.
- V6 - 2.25"
- 5.7L Hemi - 2.25"
- SRT-8 - 2.5"
- Hellcat or Demon - 3.0"
As long as you keep these diameter measurements in mind when selecting exhaust upgrades for your Challenger, you should enjoy performance and style improvements as you make enhancements. Many buyers consider stainless-steel exhaust systems for their superior durability, and others look at powder-coat finished pieces for their style and longevity. Most of the exhaust pieces are offered in black or stainless steel finishes, but there are additional colors for enhanced customization with some parts. Invest in a full exhaust upgrade kit for maximum compatibility, or build your own upgrade kit using select headers, mid-pipes, cat-backs, and mufflers to achieve your desired results.