As you all know dual exhaust on a car or SUV looks pretty cool and in most cases serves a purpose. How come almost all SUV's today have dual exhaust except the RAV4?
Yep, that's the way my Accord is set up. Bet if you looked under many other dual-exhaust-looking cars you see the same thing.Because almost all of those SUVs you see with dual exhaust aren't dual exhaust. They have one pipe, converter and muffler, then it splits into two exhaust outlets. Because it looks cool.
You're right! I remember the first time I popped the hood on a 1970 Monte Carlo, had to be 2 feet from the radiator to the fan!Not like years ago when dual exhaust was really dual exhaust all the way from the headers.
I guess besides the weight issue it most likely the cost and like someone said routing all those pipes and stuff around all the things that are underneath cars these days. Remember when you could "sit" under the hood on a fender and change spark plugs? Now you can't even get your hand in there.