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How to Install Exhaust Tips

Exhaust tips come in all shapes and sizes from all the top automotive brands. Gibson exhaust tips complement a roaring Ford F150, while sportier Mazda 6 exhaust tips offer street-racing style. Hardcore truckers, on the other hand, outfit their rigs with diesel exhaust tips. Then, there are the high-class options like Porsche exhaust tips, which nobody can beat if they tried.

Exhaust Tips Installation

  1. Make sure your exhaust tips will fit the diameter of your tail pipes. Sometimes you’ll be able to choose the right option for your year, make, and model car, but especially if you have an aftermarket system installed, you’ll want to measure yourself.
  2. Check that you have proper clearance from your bumper cutouts. If you don’t, you’ll either need to buy smaller tips (the easiest option) or modify your bumper (not recommended unless you’re a pro).
  3. If you have dual exhaust tips, check both sides. They should be the same, but you’ll want to double-check.
  4. Using WD-40, lube up your exhaust tips and fit them onto the tailpipe. Your vehicle should be cold when you do this, otherwise, you’ll run into fit problems, not to mention third-degree burns.
  5. Either tighten the screws or weld on your tips. If you’re using a screw-in exhaust tip, come back in a few weeks and re-tighten.

One Extra “Tip” of Information

With your new tips installed, you’re ready to show off your ride. If your tips are longer than factory now, you’ll want to keep this in mind when you’re parking or backing up.

Pro Tips

As awesome as they are, chrome exhaust tips do nothing sitting in a box. If you’re scratching your head over how to get them out of said box and onto your car, the following article should help.


Installing exhaust tips can be a simple yet impactful way to enhance the look and sound of your vehicle's exhaust system. By following the four steps outlined in this guide and considering factors like size, clearance, and installation method, you can successfully upgrade your exhaust tips and show off your ride with style. Whether you choose a bold design like the Gibson Metal Mulisha Tips or a sleek option like the Gibson Slash Exhaust Tip, you'll be on your way to turning heads on the road.