Whether it is for an import tuner or a typical office commuter, one brand that professionals trust when it comes to exhaust parts is Walker Exhaust. With more than a century\'s worth of experience in the industry, Walker is one of the biggest manufacturers of aftermarket exhaust components for cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles. The company offers both OEM and performance class exhausts, which offer great performance, great value, or a combination of both, that is designed, built, and assembled in world-class facilities in the US and abroad, Walker also has a network of engineering centers in the US, Brazil, China, Japan, and Australia that share their expertise and capabilities to develop emission control solutions for various vehicle applications.
Walker was founded in 1908 by William Walker and his twin sons, Williard and Warren, initially to manufacture \"tire saver\" jacks, which lifted the vehicle off the ground with the intent of minimizing tire wear during the winter months. It was not until 1932 that Walker shifted its attention to mufflers, starting with units that featured the company\'s innovative louvered tube design. These highly efficient mufflers made Walker grow from relative obscurity to one of the leading names in the aftermarket industry. The company continued to introduce new features and technologies, such as the stainless steel and aluminized muffler bodies and universal-fit aftermarket catalytic converters.
Today, Walker encompasses a wide range of OEM and aftermarket exhaust products and accessories through its main brand and specialized exhaust components through its smaller brands. All of these components from Walker are manufactured using high quality steel alloys and other materials and are tested for compliance with various quality, safety, and fuel emission standards.
OE and performance mufflers
Mufflers remain the popular product in the Walker catalogue. Buyers can choose between OE-grade mufflers, which are similar in fit and function with the factory muffler, to performance mufflers that have improved capabilities in terms of fuel efficiency, durability, emissions, control, and sound management compared to stock mufflers. Walker mufflers are made from 100% structural stainless or aluminized steel, which is sturdier and resists corrosion better than standard steel mufflers. The mufflers are also designed to reduce exhausr sound significantly, with certain models also built to create a more distinct, aggressive sound. Walker also offers universal-type mufflers, which can be installed in almost any automobile without the need for drilling, welding and other extensive modifications of the exhaust pipe.
Efficient catalytic converters
Walker offers bother direct-fit and universal type catalytic converters for the latest vehicle makes and models. Each Walker catalytic converter complies with either EPA or CARB regulations. The converters are lined with a proprietary washcoat that helps cut down harmful emissions and is preset with the right amount of precious metals to ensure the rapid processing of the exhaust gas. And for maximum durability, Walker converters feature a stainless steel body, heat-shielded piping, and structural bracing. And unlike the rest of the competition, Walker offers a 5-year, 50,000-mile warranty on each and every one of its converter units.