The Mazda BT 50 has been enjoying years of success in Australia and is one of the most sought-after UTEs nation-wide. Its great on and off-road capabilities make it popular among people of all walks of life. All of its controls are super easy to use, it has a spacious cabin with enough head and leg room in every seat and its seats are well-cushioned and supportive, making it ideal for long travels. Plus, it features 3 12V auxiliary power outlets, as well as a USB port. However, if you want to do some serious off-roading with it, then you need something that every off-road UTE needs – a quality aftermarket exhaust system.
Why does the Mazda BT 50 need an aftermarket exhaust system? Simply because stock exhaust systems aren’t made with off-road performance in mind. An aftermarket Mazda BT 50 exhaust will provide your vehicle with extra throttle and horsepower and improved fuel economy. This is due to the fact that an aftermarket Mazda BT 50 exhaust will typically have larger diameter pipes, as well as high-performance parts like a high-flow catalytic converter.
The larger pipe diameter allows more oxygen to get inside the engine, which results in improved fuel burning rates. At the same time, exhaust gases leave the system much quicker, which allows your engine to “breathe” more freely. A high-flow catalytic converter also helps in dealing with the emissions faster and transforming them into less-toxic pollutants before releasing them into the atmosphere. Additionally, aftermarket exhaust systems usually feature mandrel bent pipes that don’t restrict gas flow.
Moreover, aftermarket exhaust systems are typically made of high-grade steel such as aluminised steel, T304, and T409 stainless steel. All of these materials feature superb rust and corrosion-resistant properties. Furthermore, these materials are more durable, which makes them ideal for driving in extreme terrain where the chance of impact on your exhaust system is quite high. Aluminised steel is the cheapest out of the three popular types, but it’s more lightweight than stainless steel. Stainless steel, however, is far more durable and resistant to rust and corrosion, plus it has strong humidity-resistant properties.
And last but not least, an aftermarket exhaust system can alter how your Mazda looks and sounds. Aftermarket mufflers can give your rig a more aggressive sound, whereas stock exhaust systems are specifically designed to muffle the sound as much as possible. In terms of looks, you can decide between single and dual exhaust tips which are usually much more appealing than stock exhaust tips.