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Comparing Catback and Turbo Back Holden Exhausts

Turbo Back Holden Exhausts

There are a lot of ways you can enhance your Holden Colorado’s performance and having an aftermarket exhaust system installed is just one of them. Upgrading this part isn’t as easy as you would think since there are different types of exhaust systems you can choose from. Not every vehicle is compatible with every single one of them and not every exhaust will perform the same on different vehicles. However, when it comes to Holden Colorado, the best way to boost performance is installing either a turbo back or a cat back system. To make the right decision, you need to first understand their different features and all the ways they can enhance your vehicle.


Keep in mind that this is a type of upgrade that will replace everything that comes after the catalytic converter. This includes the pipe that goes from the converter to the muffler, the muffler itself and the exhaust tips. Catback Holden exhausts are a very convenient way to increase horsepower, which is made possible by the mandrel bent piping. Thanks to their use of glass pack mufflers they are also capable of reducing back pressure.

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A cat back system will also reduce noise while giving the vehicle an aggressive low rumbling tone. I know that is quite an unusual combination but it works. What is also great with a cat-back exhaust is that it will connect exactly where the OEM exhaust ends without requiring any modifications whatsoever. All in all, a cat back exhaust system is a solid option that won’t require you to spend a fortune in order to bring your Holden’s performance up a level.


If you want to make quite the modifications on your ride, a turbo back exhaust is the right choice. Turbo back Holden exhausts require you to replace everything starting from the downpipe and all the way to the exhaust tips. Of course, the only requirement to do so is that your vehicle has a turbocharged engine. In case you don’t have such an engine, you will need to upgrade that part first and then go with a turbo back system.

If you are someone who wants to get the most out of this upgrade, I suggest you go further down with modifications and replace the header too. This will help you have a completely new engine and exhaust system, which is a major difference from your stock cat back system and a whole new world of performance when compared to a standard OEM system.

By Anthony Hendriks

The life of the party, Anthony is always up for spending some time with family and friends, when not blogging of course! Ever since a child, his love for books of mystery, race cars and travelling keeps on growing so it's difficult for him to single out that one all-time favourite hobby. If there's one thing he hates, though, it's having pictures taken but you already guessed that from his choice of plant photo for the blog.