In the world of sport compact performance, Invidia racing systems are used by many drivers seeking an edge. To get the most out of a factory exhaust unit can sometimes be difficult. Auto manufacturers do not include a high-performing system, even in cars that profile for speed. That means it is up to the owners of those vehicles to do it themselves. When a driver purchases parts to complete a full Invidia racing system, he or she is trying to achieve maximum horsepower along with a unique, turbocharged sound. This process usually involves obtaining numerous car turbo parts separately and installing them one by one. However, some automotive enthusiasts grab everything at once to experience the gains they are looking for. But the goal of a custom Invidia racing system remains the same.
There are different types of Invidia exhaust parts to begin with and it depends on the car as much as the desired result. Invidia has several catback exhaust systems for drivers to choose from. Each system is designed to replace the stock exhaust with wide stainless steel pipes in an effort to free up restricted airflow. The most aggressive catback is the Gemini dual exhaust. Featuring two exhaust tips and an oval muffler, the Gemini is applicable for various models, including the Infiniti G35, Nissan 350Z, and Nissan 370Z. The Gemini has been credited with contributing up to 20 HP (horsepower) on some stock models. It is also known to have a deep, humming sound that does not become too loud when just cruising. Another cat back unit that is one of the most popular Invidia exhaust parts is the N1 exhaust system. Available for the Mitsubishi Eclipse and 350Z, among others, the N1 gets a lot of attention because of the high performance results similar to the Gemini but as a single tip system with greater affordability.
Subaru WRX/STi owners rank as one of the most dedicated users of Invidia exhaust parts and the G200 cat back unit is designed for them. The G200 exhaust opens up airflow that meshes well with the turbo, initiating an uptick of 15-20 HP complete with a racing-inspired tone. With the G200 as well as the Q300, Gemini, and N1 catbacks, drivers can choose between polished steel and burnt titanium exhaust tips.
No racing setup is complete without having the right manifolds and headers. Manifolds are Invidia exhaust parts designed for the Acura RSX, Subaru WRX STi, Subaru Legacy GT, and the Subaru Forester XT. Exhaust manifold headers replace a car's OEM header to churn out more HP while cutting down on the spool time of the turbo. It is an important piece to a custom system because without it, throttle time can lag. For some applications such as the equal length header (Impreza WRX, Forester, and Legacy) the separate purchase of an up pipe may be required. If that is the case, the up pipe can be installed to stock or Invidia exhaust parts.
One of the most encompassing categories of Invidia exhaust parts is the turbo pipes. Test pipes, down pipes, over pipes, X pipes, and front pipes are a crucial addition to a tuned up sport compact that already has a racing infrastructure in place. Test pipes are connected (bolted on) to the stock header and exhaust to engage a higher amount of exhaust airflow to be distributed out of the system. Using one, however, replaces the stock catalytic converter. Doing so greatly reduces the restriction exhaust gases cause and assists in the creation of extra horsepower. This works well because the test pipe is a straighter, more direct path with a wider diameter. There are few Invidia exhaust parts that are used as often as this one.
Down pipes marry the catback to the turbo, once again doing away with a catalytic converter. Installing a downpipe means the car has what is referred to as a
turbo-back exhaust. If you get the chance to check out a fully functional Subaru race car complete with Invidia exhaust parts, were you to slide underneath the car it is doubtless you would find a down pipe installed. Together with an Invidia custom race exhaust and test pipe, this kind of setup is used most often in competition both on the national and world circuits.