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Stock vs Aftermarket Navara D22 Systems: The Most Popular Brands

Nissan Navara

The Nissan Navara D22 is one of the most powerful and durable workhorses and off-road vehicles today. As great as the Navara D22 is, there’s always room to make it even better. One of the most affordable and effective ways to do that is by installing an aftermarket exhaust system. Aftermarket exhaust systems are one of the most popular upgrades 4×4 owners perform on their vehicles when they want to unleash some of the engine’s dormant potential. These aftermarket upgrades increase performance, improve mileage and reduce backpressure. If you want to reap some of these benefits, or your Navara’s stock exhaust is worn down or faulty, then you’re probably looking at all the different aftermarket exhaust systems available and are wondering which one is the best.

Nissan Navara D22 exhaust

Outback Stainless Steel Exhaust Systems

Outback Exhausts are one of the most popular brands in Australia, and for all the right reasons. It’s an Australian company that has a proven history of manufacturing exhaust systems for 4x4s, making them the perfect choice for getting your Nissan Navara D22 exhaust upgrade. These exhausts feature mandrel-bent tubing that doesn’t restrict airflow throughout the entire length of the system. They’re made from high-grade T409 stainless steel that allow for long-lasting performance. Additionally, the entire exhaust is heat resonator enamel painted, and it comes with high-quality brackets and flange plates. This Nissan Navara D22 exhaust upgrade is easy to fit into your vehicle’s mounting points and it doesn’t require a hoist to do so. Besides offering performance advantages, it offers an improved note, which further boosts the fuel economy and power gain. You can typically choose between a small muffler or straight pipe, based on personal preference.

MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Exhaust Systems

MagnaFlow is the number one choice for many people, regardless of whether they’re driving a 4×4 or sports car. These exhausts come as standard, XL and Pro Series, and all of them unlock your vehicle’s true power potential. Built from T409 stainless steel, MagnaFlow exhaust systems will probably outlast your vehicle. These systems come with mufflers that reduce vibrations, harsh noise and operate at an ideal temperature. It goes without saying that these systems also feature mandrel-bent pipes for optimal airflow. MagnaFlow exhaust systems are CNC manufactured and are available for both diesel and gas vehicles. The note of MagnaFlow systems is rich and deep.

Flowmaster exhausts system

Flowmaster American Thunder Exhaust Systems

As its name implies, the Flowmaster provides a great inflow of air to your Nissan’s engine and just as great outflow of the emissions out of it. Unlike the Outback and MagnaFlow, Flowmaster exhausts are usually quiet-running, but it’s just as efficient and durable as them. The Flowmaster is also made from T409 stainless steel, and it comes with a polished finish. This means you won’t ever have to worry about rust, corrosion, and wear and tear. Flowmaster exhausts come with large pipes, allowing the heat and exhaust fumes to quickly leave the system. The only downside to these exhausts is that they’re more difficult to install. Lastly, these exhausts come with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

Nissan Navara D22 3.0 exhaust

Aftermarket Exhaust Buying Tips

No matter what brand you decide to buy the Nissan Navara D22 exhaust system from, there are a few things you need to consider. First and foremost, you need to make sure the exhaust system you’re considering fits your vehicle make, model and year. If you don’t know whether a particular exhaust will fit your Navara D22, check with the exhaust supplier whether they have a sizing chart. Next, if you’re replacing the entire stock exhaust system, consider replacing your air intake as well. This will result in an even more improved fuel economy and performance.

Furthermore, consider whether you actually need a stainless steel exhaust. While T409 stainless steel exhausts are the highest-grade exhausts, they’re also the most expensive. That being said, think about whether you can get away with an aluminised steel exhaust, which is more lightweight, more affordable, yet still quite durable and resistant to impact, corrosion and rust. exhaust systems are available in three variations – axle-back, header-back and cat-back. Axle-back exhaust systems are the most affordable, and they replace the mufflers and exhaust tip only. As a result, they don’t provide performance and fuel economy improvements but change how your Nissan Navara looks and sounds. Cat-back exhaust systems replace everything from the catalytic converter to the exhaust tip, they provide moderate performance and fuel economy benefits, and they change how your Navara looks and sounds. Lastly, header-back exhaust systems replace the entire stock exhaust system and thus provide the best performance and fuel economy benefits. The downside to header-back exhausts is that they’re also the most complicated to install, and will often require a professional installation from an experienced mechanic. However, once you install a header-back exhaust, your exhaust system won’t have any weak links, and it will perform for many years to come.

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.