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What are some of the best quiet mufflers available?

If you own a car or a motorcycle, you would know that the engine powering your automobile is quite loud. Almost all cars and bikes today have an internal combustion engine. The main drawback of the internal combustion engine is the amount of noise it produces. This is because of the difference in the sound pressure between the exhaust gasses and the outside atmosphere. A muffler works to reduce this noise to a certain extent by way of acoustic quietness. This leads to a reduction in the loudness of the sound pressure created by the engine. Below we review some of the best quiet mufflers currently on the market.

Walker 22266 Quiet-Flow Stainless Steel Muffler


A muffler is usually integrated along with the exhaust system in an internal combustion engine. It is mounted at the end of the exhaust pipe and may have one or more tailpipes attached to it. A chamber inside each muffler works to resonate opposite to the sound produced thereby canceling the loudness. The Walker 22266 Quiet-Flow Stainless Steel Muffler works the same way as described above but has a few tricks up its sleeve to improve noise reduction. It has an all stainless steel body made from structural stainless steel which makes it stronger than other metals.

Usually, mufflers are aluminized to reduce their weight and increase performance. The Walker 22266 Muffler being built entirely from stainless steel combines the advantage of using an aluminized muffler along with increasing its life up to thrice that of other mufflers. What sets apart the Walker muffler is its unique all stainless steel build which none of its competitors offer. This also translates to better noise reduction as all its parts are stainless steel too.

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Walker 17886 Economy Pro-Fit Muffler


The invention of the internal combustion engine was heralded to be the greatest invention ever as it utilized fuels to move things and people over large distances. What could be an even greater invention is the muffler. The main detriment of the internal combustion engine is the loudness of the engine noise. This is due to the difference in the pressure of the air escaping the exhaust system. The muffler practically eliminated the sound coming from the exhaust system using an intricate system of pipes and chambers. The muffler reduces noise by acoustically modifying the sound coming from an internal combustion engine in a process called acoustic quieting.  There are a variety of mufflers all which serve different purposes.

Some mufflers increase the performance of the engine but do nothing to reduce noise, other mufflers like the Walker 17886 Economy Pro-Fit Muffler does its job so well you can’t hear any engine noise.  The 17886 Economy Muffler has an aluminized steel construction that helps it in resisting corrosion and gives it a greater durability. It has a unique interior design consisting of a tube and a partition which helps in better noise reduction and increased fuel economy of the engine.

Apart from having a highly durable construction, the Walker Economy Pro-fit Muffler also has spot welded bushings which provide greater stability and a good overall system support. Walker mufflers are usually universal mufflers which can be installed by anyone after making some modifications to ensure that it fits your exhaust system. The product is shipped along with DIY installers that help the customer try their hand at installing mufflers by themselves. This is one of the most popular mufflers in the Walker range and one of the most trusted one too.

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Vibrant 1142 3″ Ultra Quiet Resonator


As the name suggests, the mufflers that are manufactured at Vibrant Performance will help reduce the noise created by your engine to a great extent. All engines work on the internal combustion system which unfortunately produces a lot of noise. This noise is due to the pressure difference between the hot air coming out from the engine through the engine pipe and the atmospheric pressure of the air surrounding the engine. One way of overcoming this noise is by installing a muffler.  A muffler works to dampen noise from the engine by using acoustic chambers and a system of pipes and chambers. This process is known as acoustic quieting.

At Vibrant Performance, they strive to perfect their products to make them the best available in the market. They do this by innovations and design strategies. Their Vibrant 1142 3” Ultra Quiet Resonator is one of their best products. It dampens noise from the engine far lower than competitors. Their muffler is specifically designed to dampen exhaust noise. They do this using their unique muffler technology which dampens noise but doesn’t restrict air flow through the exhaust pipes at the same time.

The Vibrant Ultra Quiet Resonator is constructed using the best t304 stainless steel which makes it last longer than its competitors while reducing its weight. This helps muffler achieve top performance while keeping the weight of the exhaust system at a minimum. A unique quirk of Ultra Quiet Resonator is the “True Straight Through” perforated core which allows for easy flow of air through the exhaust system without disruption. The build quality of the muffler is top notch and its unique features make it a much sought after the muffler. The premium build of this muffler helps it withstand high exhaust temperatures too.

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MBRP M1004S Universal Quiet Tone Muffler

Any average gear head would tell you that the muffler is one of the most important components of the engine and the exhaust system. It helps in dampening the noise coming from the engine due to the hot air coming out from the exhaust system. The difference in pressure causes a lot of noise which would be unbearable if it were not for the invention of the muffler. The internal combustion engine is one of the humanity’s greatest inventions but it came with a terrible flaw which was the loudness of the noise it created while in operation. The muffler was invented to reduce the loudness of the noise produced using acoustic chambers.

An average muffler would use an intricate system of pipes and chambers to dampen the noise produced by the engine. This process is called acoustic quieting and is the major function of a muffler. The MBRP M1004S Universal Quiet Tone Muffler, however, isn’t your average muffler. It combines the highest build quality along with unique innovations for specific usage. The MBRP Muffler is a heavy duty muffler perfect for conditions including towing and transport.

It is built using T-409 grade Stainless Steel which is long lasting and light at the same time. A stainless steel muffler has vast advantages over a typical aluminized muffler.  The MBRP Universal Quiet Tone Muffler combines a premium build quality along with an innovation which makes it better suited for heavy duty conditions. The unique feature of this muffler is the inclusion of Dual Core technology which allows for the optimal flow of air through the exhaust system combined with a superior sound suppression.

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