We want you to get the most out of your muffler. These guidelines will help ensure longevity, and help prevent voiding your warranty.
Professional installation is highly recommended.
Improper installation voids the warranty. We are happy to help you find a great installer in your area, no matter where you live. If you would like help finding a shop in your area, simply contact us.
Paradox Performance Mufflers are directional.
The inlet should be clearly marked on all Paradox Performance Mufflers.
Do NOT allow tailpipe to touch internal components.
If the outlet pipe/tail pipe touches the internal components, then sound quality will suffer greatly. Do not put pipe so far in the outlet that it touches the internal components.
Weld muffler joints or clamp with a band clamp/lap joint exhaust clamps.
We recommend welding the inlets/outlets. However, they may also be clamped with "band" (AKA "lap joint") exhaust clampS and liberal amounts of muffler cement. NOTE: Due to the extra thick metal used in our mufflers, we do NOT recommend traditional "saddle" (AKA "U Bolt") clamps.
Be sure your exhaust system is hung properly.
Exhaust systems must be mounted on rubber and have a fair amount of sway and give. Rigidly mounted systems (even ones mounted to rubber) can lead to broken exhaust components. In addition, the system must be hung in such a way that there is not torque on any part of the system, or any binding effect. It is also important to have proper clearance that takes into consideration the height and range of the vehicle's suspension.
Install your muffler as far back in the system as possible.
In general, the shorter the length of pipe after the Paradox Performance Muffler, the higher the sound quality.
For more sound control, install two Paradox Performance Mufflers in-line, or add a high-flow resonator.
This is highly effective, and has a negligible effect on flow.
You may not need to upgrade the entire system.
More is not always better. Upgrading an entire system with (for example) over-sized pipes and “duals” could result in excessive sound volume. The more you upgrade the exhaust, the louder it is likely to become.
Beware of deleting emission controls/catalytic converters.
This is illegal for most street vehicles, and very often leads undesirable and unpredictable sound and performance. We highly advise removing catalytic converters or other emission controls. We make absolutely no guarantees or predictions for vehicles that have had any part of their emission controls removed.
Signature Series Elite (Does NOT Apply to Signature Series Premium, or Hot Tamale):
Do NOT attempt to alter the inlet/outlet size.
Because of its stainless steel construction, necks are non-expandable.