History of Innovation

A Deep History Of Relentless Innovation In Orange County

historyTony Colombini
Anaheim was the first American town founded in Orange County in 1857 which built a new community based on wine making. The area was subdivided, an ...
How Burns Stainless Saved Christmas

How Burns Stainless Saved Christmas

ExhaustTony Colombini
Have you had one of those projects where you are chasing ghosts trying to find what is robbing your ride of power? We hear this problem quite a bit...
How Important Are Merge Collectors in Performance Exhaust Systems?

How Important Are Merge Collectors in Performance Exhaust Systems?

Vincent vince@burnsstainless.com
The merge collectors at Burns Stainless are custom engineered for each application using their proprietary X-Design Parametric custom exhaust design computer program. Their Merge Collectors combine high flow and high velocity to increase and broaden an engine's torque curve all the way to the horsepower peak and beyond. 
Three Ways To Get More Performance From Your Harley

Three Ways To Get More Performance From Your Harley

DIYTony Colombini
When it comes to getting more performance from your Harley-Davidson, we first have to ask: “How do you plan to ride your bike?” Performance can mean better fuel economy, better braking, better handling, faster off the line and/or faster top end speed.
Sizing Headers Stop Doing That... Do This Instead!

Sizing Headers Stop Doing That... Do This Instead!

DIYVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
“There’s a notion that, in order to get a lot of exhaust gas to flow out of a cylinder, the pipe needs to be large,” explained Vince Roman of Burns Stainless, Costa Mesa, California. “But we find that’s not really the case. It needs to be the correct size....” 
Maserati Nettuno Stratified Charge Engine

Maserati Nettuno Stratified Charge Engine

Vincent vince@burnsstainless.com
Most recently, an email came across my screen about the new Maserati Nettuno engine inspired by the Honda CVCC engine of the early 70’s.  My introd...
Piping for Power: How to choose the best headers for your combination

Piping for Power: How to choose the best headers for your combination

Vincent vince@burnsstainless.com

Did you miss this article in the National Dragster?  The article includes some great information on exhaust design for drag racing. 

Maximizing exhaust flow is a key element in obtaining peak performance from any high-performance engine. Before you buy your next set of headers, collectors, and/or mufflers, you'll need to understand a lot of factors, and we're here to help.
Feel the burn - Strategies employed to maximize thermal efficiency

Feel the burn - Strategies employed to maximize thermal efficiency

Vincent vince@burnsstainless.com
Here is a great article in Racecar Engineering on the use of gasoline direct injection (GDI) in racing applications.  The article concentrates on the efficiency improvements in race engines using this technology.  GDI places additional heat loading on the exhaust requiring proper design and material selection.  As illustrated by the photo of this 2019 Audi DTM engine on the dyno.
The Democrat Will Dine With The Republican

The Democrat Will Dine With The Republican

BibleVincent vince@burnsstainless.com

I don’t know what you think about country music, but having lived in Nashville for 10 years, I have grown to enjoy it.  The songs usually tell stories about the human condition.  Whether they are singing about a lost love, partying and drinking or buying a truck and a boat.  Blake Shelton recently released a new song entitles “God’s County.”  It is a very catchy song and has quickly hit #1 in the charts. 

What does the term God’s country conjure up for you?  I usually think of a beautiful sunset, a beautiful mountain vista or maybe the majestic redwoods of Big Sur.  Sometimes it is  patriotic vision of the United States of America.  Shelton turns my notion on its head, and I believe truly captures the meaning better than I ever could.

Turbo Header Critique - Twin Turbo Big Block Project

Turbo Header Critique - Twin Turbo Big Block Project

Tubing BendsVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
I went by DNE Motorsports to visit our friend Dave Ebbert, and saw a twin turbo big block project on his engine stand that had our exhaust parts .  We do not always get a chance to see the final product, so this was a treat. The engine is a 540 cid big block Chevy with a pair of T4 88 mm Precision turbos built for a Pro-Street Truck

How to Build Headers, a 7 Step Guide (2020)

DIYVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
Are you looking for more power on top, are you looking for a broader power band, etc…  Are you trying to reduce under-hood temperatures, lighten the car or improve the appearance? Get started on your next header with these steps.
What, No Exhaust? Electric Cars - For Car Guys or Poseurs?

What, No Exhaust? Electric Cars - For Car Guys or Poseurs?

COPOVincent Roman

I am impressed with the Tesla X and eCOPO.  Electric powered cars have come amazingly far, and they will continue to advance as more people and companies become involved.  And now that drag racers have gotten a taste of this technology, great things will happen.

So now, the big question is, where does this leave an exhaust technology company?

Our Mission

To offer you the best selection of race quality parts. Relentless innovation in exhaust technology isn't just a tag line, we are always improving, advancing, and refining what we offer.