If you are thinking of getting a 10 exhaust tip, you may have some questions about it. Whether or exhaust tips alone can change the sound of your car is one of the things you may want to know. This largely depends largely on the components used. Going from a 1.5 inch diameter tip to a 4 inch tip will definitely make the exhaust note deeper but far less so compared to simply purchasing a new muffler.
When purchasing the exhaust tip, there are various factors you need to take into considerations. Among them are the buying factors. There are a number of factors to take into consideration, such as intended effects, budget and additional modifications. While the main part of the exhaust note is determined by the resonators, mufflers, catalytic converter and pipe diameter, there are a number of factors that affect sound at the tip. The size of the tip actually has very little to do with sound, unless you opt for a much larger or smaller diameter.
If you choose a smaller diameter, it is going to restrict the engine, something that will slow the exhaust stream and decrease engine noise. A larger diameter tip on the other hand will make the engine louder only if the original tip was a restriction. A down-turned tip, especially one that dumps underneath the car, can deepen the exhaust note by bouncing sound off the ground and using the undercarriage as a resonator. In this case, the ground will absorb much of the annoying high-frequency sound from smaller displacement engines.
The only way that the exhaust register can be significantly affected is with a tunable 10 exhaust tip. This uses conical or disc-shaped insert to both alter the wavelength characteristics of the escaping exhaust and also suppress the flames that are emitted by very short exhaust systems. Such a tip allows the user to tune the exhaust note slightly by inserting or removing disc spacers which act as a secondary muffler.