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Exhaust pipe is used to carry the hot burned gases from exhaust manifold to muffler, catalytic converter and finally to the atmosphere.
The Exhaust pipe must be able to withstand the high pressure and heat generated as the hot exhaust gases pass from the engine to the catalytic converter(s), to the muffler and finally out the tail pipe.
Exhaust pipe is located in between exhaust manifold and catalytic converter, catalytic converter and the muffler and the muffler to the tail pipe where it exits to the atmosphere. It is made up of metal, usually steel or aluminum. Some type of carbon fiber or even titanium may be used in high performance applications, and it may also be chrome plated. Either one or two exhaust pipes are used to release exhaust gasses effectively depending upon the engine design. Properly designed exhaust system reduces the exhaust back pressure and increases engine power by reducing the exhaust heat under the hood which reduces overall temperature, especially at the intake manifold. The pipe which is connected to the exhaust manifold is sometimes called down pipe.
Regular exhaust pipe is solid and with bent configurations. However some of the automobiles require flexibility in the exhaust pipe due to shocks and vibration encountered by vehicle such as larger diesel engines and vehicles that generate high RPMs. Also there are a number of different constructions for exhaust pipes which commonly include-
The “Y- Pipe” which is used to connect the exhaust manifolds in an engine with opposing cylinders or can also be used to split a single exhaust into dual tail pipes.
The "H-Pipe” which consists of a right and left- hand exhaust pipe attached to a header or catalytic converter and connected by a balance pipe to form a dual exhaust system component.
The “Crossover Pipe” that connects one exhaust header to the other combining multiple exhaust outlets into one.
The Intermediate pipe connects the exhaust pipe with the muffler or the resonator. This component may also be referred as an extension pipe or connecting pipe.The Tail pipe completes the design task of an exhaust system by directing the exhaust gases out of the vehicle to a point,from where they cannot enter into the passenger compartment. A split tail pipe may be called a front and a rear tail pipe. Generally, a tail pipe is greater than one foot in length. The tail pipe is the last "exhaust pipe" in the exhaust system.