What Are the Added Benefits of Smoke Stack Exhausts?

There are naysayers out there that claim that smoke stack exhausts are useless and only serve an aesthetic purpose. But that is NOT TRUE.
Red dodge truck with stacks


Smoke stack exhausts are actually a great tool for boosting your truck’s power and performance. In fact, they can help your truck pull harder, climb faster, and hit higher speeds on the highway and off-road trails. In order for you to have a better understanding of how smoke stack exhausts actually work, let’s take a closer look at the specifics.

The Laws of Air Pressure

As you’ve probably already heard in second grade science class, hot air rises. That law, of course, is one of the main reasons that smoke stacks can add increased performance.

Instead of having a horizontal exhaust set-up, smoke stack exhausts are set-up vertically. This vertically works as a more natural facilitator of releasing the warmer exhaust fumes that your engine produces. Think about it. When was the last time that you saw a house equipped with a horizontal chimney? The answer is NEVER. Chimneys always rise up into the air because that is the best and most efficient way to release the warmer chimney exhausts.
dodge truck with stacks

It Lowers Your Exhaust Gas Temperature

Despite definitive testing, most smoke stack owners seem to agree that adding these efficient exhaust systems help to lower a vehicle’s EGT (exhaust gas temperature). And in case you didn’t know, a lower EGT is extremely beneficial when it comes to your truck’s performance.

Diesel Power Magazine says, “Second to oil pressure, exhaust gas temperature (EGT) may be the most critical operating parameter on your diesel engine, because excessive EGT can bring a host of problems that fall under the meltdown category, both figuratively and literally.”

“Every material has a melting point, some lower than others, and when things get too hot, expensive parts within or attached to your engine start welding themselves together or disintegrating into the exhaust pipe.”
truck with stacks

There’s No Denying a Smoke Stack’s Aesthetic Appeal

Now, this may be an article about the added performance benefits of a smoke stack exhaust, but we would be remiss not to mention the improved aesthetics provided this beastly accessory. Without a doubt, most truck owners would agree that one of the best accessories for making a truck appear more aggressive and intimidating is a set of smoke stack exhausts.

And believe it or not, this aggressive look can actually help boost your performance, too. Wait what? That’s right; by adding a set of smoke stack exhausts to your truck, other drivers will be so scared that they’ll piss their pants when they see you coming and feel compelled to pull over and let you pass! That’s what being a truck owner is all about!

By: Tim Snyder
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