There are many reasons why Land Cruiser owners would want to improve their vehicle’s performance. And as a gearhead and a Land Cruiser owner myself, I won’t judge. In fact, I’m all up for tuning your Land Cruiser to your own personal preference. But in order to do so, you must understand how your vehicle works, and what are the best and most cost-efficient ways to do it. A lot of people think that altering the engine is the best way to increase horsepower and torque, and while they are correct, modifying your engine is not the best way to go about it, when you can just get an aftermarket exhaust, which is a far more reliable and affordable solution to your problems.

LandCruiser 200 exhaust

Getting an aftermarket LandCruiser 200 exhaust system improves not only vehicle performance in terms of horsepower and throttle, but also improves your Land Cruiser’s fuel burn rate. It does so in several ways. For instance, switching to an aftermarket performance air filter allows more air to flow to your engine, which in return results in more horsepower and fuel efficiency. Adding a cold-air intake system routes cool outside air directly into the engine, and if you didn’t know – colder air is far denser and creates more power.

An aftermarket LandCruiser 200 exhaust system also typically comes with performance headers and a high-flow catalytic converter. The headers reduce back pressure in the exhaust by moving more air out of the engine. Both shorty and long-tube headers can boost your Land Cruser’s performance. Long-tube headers are ideal if you want to build more torque and horsepower from mid and top-range RMPS, and are an exception for high-revving. Shorty headers, on the other hand, deliver more torque and horsepower in the lower RPM range.

High-flow catalytic converters work in the same fashion as stock catalytic converters, except they do the job faster. They do that by using internal cell counts that aren’t as dense, and increased volume around the catalyst itself. Just like most other aftermarket exhaust parts, the catalytic converter is focused on improving the gas flow of your engine. Although they improve performance across all RPM ranges, their benefits are most notable in the lower RPM range.

Lastly, aftermarket exhaust systems are typically built using materials such as stainless steel or aluminized steel, both of which are far more durable and rust and corrosion resistant than mild steel. Additionally, aluminized steel is also more lightweight, which takes off from the vehicle’s overall weight, hence increasing performance.