2011 - Volume #35, Issue #4, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Where To Get A Custom Exhaust System
"We have the capabilities to make almost anything out of tubing," says John Forbes, Heartthrob Exhaust, Inc. "We do industrial work for different companies, including a lot for Cummins Engines. We've done overhead conveyer systems for barns and playground equipment for parks. We have a bender that can do arcs of 10 ft. on 4-in. tubing."
While such custom work is a big part of the business, exhaust system kits and components are still the core. Heartthrob makes DPF-Back diesel exhausts as bolt-on kits for older GM, Dodge and Ford trucks. When combined with upgrade chips for more hp, the tubes offer a minimum of 100 cfm increased flow.
"Earlier models were getting big hp gains with upgraded chips and our exhaust tubes," explains Forbes. "They can't be used on newer models with their particulate traps, sensors and computer management systems."
Exhaust kits for newer models have shown modest hp increases on Ford and Dodge trucks, but better improvement on GM Duramax 2007 through 2010 models. All kits are EPA legal, as they keep the DPF and catalytic converters on the truck and do not void warranties. However, they do eliminate the muffler, which can be a concern in states requiring mufflers.
The company also makes Deep Tone Dual kits for trucks; CAT-Back kits for older and newer cars and trucks; Flowpack Performance exhaust kits for late model muscle cars; and a variety of other exhaust systems.
Products and services include custom mufflers, water jet cutting and a wide range of specialty design and fabrication tools.
"Frankly we are not sure where most items we make end up," says Mike Forbes, Heartthrob Exhaust, Inc. "Some of it's on ag equipment, stand alone power generation units, off-road specific purpose vehicles and military vehicles. We even do a lot of fixes for local farmers, such as reproducing a worn-out exhaust."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Heartthrob Exhaust, 60819 U.S. Hwy 12 West, Litchfield, Minn. 55355 (ph 320 693-0222; email@example.com; www.heartthrobexhaust.com).
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