Yes it can improve fuel economy and power. I haven't noticed much of a difference other than improved low end torque but I love the sound as well.Forgive me for sounding ignorant and please don't take this the wrong way. . What's the purpose for making a ridgeline dual exhaust? Is there any benefit other than aesthetic looks-sound, can it improve fuel economy?
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Not necessarily. If they were so focused on fuel mileage they would have made a motor specifically for that. Not to mention dual exhaust on a vehicle does not alone improve fuel mileage. it has nothing to do with there being two pipes. a lot has to do with the muffler. if you were to open the factory muffler i'm sure it is very restrictive to cut down on the noise. opening up the muffler some can improve the flow which intern can improve fuel mileage on some vehicles. however like i said this is a gamble. it improved my fuel mileage 1 to 2 miles per gallon but it is very difficult to test it accurately because it is hard to drive the exact same road the exact same way every time. I did not purchase the exhaust for the fuel mileage. it was just an upgrade that I wanted to do for sound and looks. To each their own.If it improves gas mileage, don't you think Honda would have put dual exhaust on the Ridgeline by now?
Want to modify my exhaust, want a more aggressive sound but not loud or droney.It was cut right behind the muffler. So the factory resonator and the factory muffler are gone. It is a single in dual out flowsound muffler.