Design solutions for exhaust vibration and noise control Most front wheel drive(FWD) engines are transversely mounted for compact packaging. This engine orientation results in larger gross engine movements and high levels of vibration being transmitted to the exhaust system because the engine motion is perpendicular to the tailpipe. The best way to provide for motion, thermal compensation, and isolate vibration from the exhaust system is with a flexible exhaust connector.
The application challenge The exhaust system runs very hot and encounters an extremely corrosive and hostile environment. the range of motion between a softly mounted engine and tailpipe can be dramatic. In fact, very rarely is the true operating environment known. Engineering a flexible exhaust connector demands careful attention to engine /chassis dynamics, heat management and corrosion resistance to ensure life-long durability.