Do exhaust tips change the sound on diesel engines?

My car buddies think I should add exhaust tips on my 1982 Rabbit but I’m not sure it will make a difference. Do exhaust tips change the sound on diesel engines?

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Answer provided by
Shannon Martin
Answered on May 18, 2022
Yes! Exhaust tips will change the sound on a diesel engine just like it will on a gas engine.
Keep in mind that exhaust tips are purely aesthetic. So while your Rabbit will sound stronger and look a little cooler, tips do not enhance the engine performance.
The Volkswagen Rabbit has a unique sounding engine since it has a 5-cylinder engine instead of the standard 4 or 6- cylinder engines. In addition, the price of exhaust tips can start as low as $10 so this is an easy and cheap modification that will have your Rabbit roaring like a lion in no time!
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