Travel Guide: Eastern United States

Chances are, you’ve traveled to the United States before. As Canada’s neighbour, it makes for a relatively easy and popular trip. In our guide, we’ll cover some of the best examples of where to go in the Eastern US; hitting up cities, historical sites, parks, beaches, and more as we make our way down the coast. A lot of the joy in exploring the United States comes from simply driving through, stopping in lesser-known towns and cities and making your own experience. We can’t truly capture that here, but these are the places that you have to make a point of stopping in whether you’re on a road trip or just flying in.

Transportation

This is the United States, so we already know the transportation network is comprehensive. Interstate highways make it easy to tackle long trips. I-95 specifically runs down from Maine to Florida and can be used as the main thoroughfare for the East Coast. Of course you always have the option to fly direct into your chosen city and travel cheaply by air within the US. In the Northeast Corridor, travel by train is a viable option with Amtrak servicing Washington DC, New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia fairly comprehensively.

Climate

Pretty simple; the further south you go, the warmer it gets. New England and New York experience much of the same weather we get up in Ontario or Quebec, so be careful when taking a long road trip through the north during the winter. As you move down the coast, the weather gets warmer year round until you reach Miami. Keep in mind that Florida and the South can be very humid in the summer.

Where to go in the Eastern US?

New England

It’s very close and an easy first stop on any US getaway or road trip. As the birthplace of America, New England is full of history but the natural beauty of the region is arguably an even bigger draw. There’s a lot you can see here, so we’ll just mention a few places.

The largest state in New England, Maine, features a long, rocky coastline and a wild interior, making it one of the go-to destinations for outdoors types. Acadia National Park, small fishing villages, and the best lobster you’ll ever have – Maine offers a chance to get away from it all. If you do crave civilization however, the vibrant city of Portland and popular Old Orchard Beach will hit the spot.

It might be the only state in New England without an ocean coastline, but Vermont more than makes up for it with a gorgeous, rustic interior. Covered bridges, the changing colour of the leaves in fall, and the Green Mountains themselves lend the state a distinct feel and culture. Still, arguably the main reason to visit is for the skiing and snowboarding during the winter, with the state offering the best selection in eastern North America. Major ski resorts include Killington, Jay Peak, Okemo, and many more. There’s also a large craft beer market, with loads of different tastes and flavours on offer throughout the state.

The White Mountains in New Hampshire is a great place to visit for hikers, adventurers, and sightseers. The Presidential Range is at the heart, with Mount Washington the most famous (and tallest) mountain in the east. It is infamous for its inclement weather and held the record for fastest wind speed in the world for 76 years. Still, if you can make it to the top on a good day (either by driving, under your own power, or via the famous cog railway), you’ll be treated to spectacular views and bragging rights.

You can’t visit New England without a stop in Boston. Despite not being that large (24th in the US), Boston has a very big city feel to it. From its famous sports teams to its history as the ‘Cradle of Liberty’, Boston has always been at the forefront of America. With a great music scene, tons of bars (Irish and sports bar alike), and historical sights such as the Bunker Hill Monument; Boston is a city that deserves to be experienced.

Lastly, be sure to stop by historic Cape Cod (about an hour and half from Boston) to check out one of the top tourist destinations in the Northeast. Boating, fishing, beaches, and a long history of maritime culture make Cape Cod the quintessential ocean getaway in the region. Camp out, stay in one of the quaint towns, or check out one of the many tourist centres; Cape Cod has it all.

New York City

There’s no world where New York wouldn’t make it on a list of places to see in the US (let alone just the East). It’s the biggest city in the country and probably the most important single city in the world. That may sound like hyperbole, but when you’re walking through Midtown Manhattan you’ll get the same feeling. There’s plenty to see and do here. Of course, there are the famous sights such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, and the new One World Trade Centre but much of the joy will come from exploring the various neighbourhoods and different cultures. Centuries of immigration have turned New York into one of the most diverse cities on earth, making sure there is something for everyone. One thing to keep in mind though, New York can be a very expensive city to visit, so definitely save a bit of cash. Still, there’s no better city in which to lose yourself and New York will continue to capture the hearts and minds of visitors and residents alike for decades to come.

Philadelphia

While it can often be overlooked due to its proximity to New York, Philadelphia is no slouch itself – it’s the 5th largest city in the country. Philly offers a more authentic East Coast city experience, with revitalized regions helping to make it a very livable place. Besides a bustling cultural scene (from music to the arts), Philadelphia, the first capital of the fledgling United States, is home to many famous historical sights and experiences. The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall are the most well known but many others are worth a look, such as the Franklin Institute (a science museum). While it might not have the allure of New York or Boston, Philadelphia is a worthwhile stop as you make your way down the coast.

Washington, D.C.

No trip down the East Coast is complete without a stop in the nation’s capital. Using the (surprisingly large) National Mall as a starting point, you can visit many of the landmarks, buildings, and monuments made famous by countless movies and news reports. The Mall stretches from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capital, with the imposing Washington Monument occupying the centre. Nearby you can find loads of other government offices and buildings, including the most famous house in the world. There’s tons of museums to see here, many of them part of the renowned Smithsonian (which are all free). Realistically, there are too many iconic sights to list here but take some time to explore them yourself!

Historic Triangle

This group of three communities in Virginia offers a great window into the history of colonial and revolutionary America. There’s Jamestown, which was the first permanent English settlement in the New World (dating back to 1607). Williamsburg became the capital of Virginia in 1699 (though it would later be moved to Richmond) and grew into an important hotbed of the revolution. Finally, Yorktown was the site of the British surrender to George Washington by General Cornwallis in 1781. You can take a free shuttle between the three, but if you only have time for one stop – make it Colonial Williamsburg. The historic district of the city has been turned into a living museum, and offers a peek into American history from pre-Revolution days onward. Nearby, the capital Richmond has a wealth of historic sites including ‘the White House of the Confederacy’. Norfolk, on the coast, is also home to the largest naval base in the world, while nearby Virginia Beach’s sunny shores are popular with locals and tourists. Assateague, an island in the Chesapeake Bay, is home to world famous wild horses.

Savannah

Moving further down the coast, we find ourselves in another city where the past comes to life, this time in Georgia. Savannah is well known for a great number of historical buildings, cobblestone streets, and lush, green parks. Wandering the streets will give you a taste of Southern culture and hospitality in the best possible setting. Visit one of many mansions found throughout the city, take a peek at old warehouses, and be sure to venture down to the waterfront. While the history of the city is enough to bring in tourists, there is a different side to Savannah after the sun goes down. With bars, clubs, and more, the city has no problem dropping the refined exterior to let loose with reckless abandon.

Miami and The Keys

After passing through the state of Florida (which includes Orlando’s Disney World and the Everglades) and finally making it to the southern tip, you’ll be treated to a city like no other. Miami has a very different feel from the rest of Florida with a huge Hispanic population adding to the cultural makeup of the city (there’s actually a Spanish-speaking majority here). Miami is a beautiful and warm city, whose attractive face lends well to the loads of movies and TV shows set there. From Miami Beach to the world famous bars and nightclubs, the area has earned its reputation as one of the globes best party destinations (just know that it often won’t come cheap). Not far from Miami lie the Keys, an archipelago that divides the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Mangroves, beaches, and the party atmosphere of Key West especially are all reasons you have to check them out if you’ve made it this far.

Puerto Rico

Yes, this isn’t a state but it’s still part of the US, is geographically ‘east’, and absolutely worth a visit. The capital and largest city, San Juan, offers an eye-catching mix of the historical (numerous military forts along the coast), the distinctly Spanish or Latin American (the multicoloured Mediterranean style architecture and cuisine), and the modern. A territory of the US since Spain ceded it to them following the Spanish-American War in 1898, Puerto Rico is in the unique position of a Latin American destination that is still considered American. There’s plenty more to see on the island, from the beautiful beaches Culebra and Vieques to the jungle and waterfalls of El Yunque.

US Virgin Islands

To the east of Puerto Rico lies another crown jewel in American territorial possessions – the US Virgin Islands. Across the islands, you can get a taste of West Indies culture from the gorgeous white sand beaches, vibrant communities, and famous rum making. There are many minor islands but three mains ones that are usually visited. The busiest is Saint Thomas since it serves as the gateway for both flights and cruise ships. The island is heavily commercialized between the cruise ships and resorts but that doesn’t take away from the warm, clear waters and great food. Plus, the distinctive hills and cliffs make quite the first impression. Nearby lies the less travelled Saint John. Since the majority of the island is a protected park, the tourist trappings are much fewer here. Hiking and some of the best snorkeling you can find make this arguably the ideal island for a much more low-key experience. Lastly, Saint Croix (by far the largest island) is well known for its forests, cliffs, mountains, hundred-year-old forts, and rum making.

How much does it cost?

There’s no easy answer to this question. Even getting to the United States will vary considerably depending on if you’re driving or flying in. If you fly from Pearson, you can sometimes get round trip flights to Boston in the $250-$400 Canadian range, depending on what airline you are taking and when you plan on going. With other destinations, prices will fluctuate as well. Be sure to do your research before you book anything, as there are TONS of options available. If you don’t want to fly in, driving and busing are both viable options that could potentially save you money.

Once you’re in the United States, daily expenses can range from pretty expensive to very cheap. An average day’s budget could run up to $260 with $128 for accommodation and $47 for food. However, while prices like this might be common in cities, you can definitely get by with closer to $100 or even $50 a day if you’re frugal. It all depends on what you’re doing. Spending a weekend in Miami? You’ll probably blow through a lot of cash. If you’re taking a road trip or camping out in Acadia, there’s the potential to save big. Be warned though, with the current strong US dollar, expect to spend slightly more than you would normally.

Health and Safety

As you know, the United States is a safe country for the most part. There is no nationwide advisory in effect and normal security procedures are recommended throughout according to the Canadian government. Obviously, there are areas of certain cities that are more dangerous but this is all on a case-by-case basis. Violent crime is generally more common in the US than in Canada, so definitely know your area of the city before you start walking around. One specific thing to watch out for is an increase in break-ins (particularly cars), assaults, and pickpocketing around Miami. Use caution within the city and at the airport and make sure your belongings are secure.

All in all, there shouldn’t be anything standing in the way of a great trip to the Eastern United States. Use your best judgment and you should be fine. As most of you should know what to expect from the US by now, we don’t need to go into much more detail.

Tax Cuts for Homeowners Hurt Miami Schools

Tax cuts for Miami-Dade homeowners means cuts for Miami Schools. Florida’s 67 school districts stand to lose a total of $7.1 billion by 2012 if voters decide in January to revamp property taxes. The biggest losers in the state will be Miami Schools and Broward County Schools; both of which could lose up to $637 million over the next four years.

Although Tallahassee has vowed to make up for those losses they have yet to find the $7 billion to do it. The Associate Superintendent for Miami Schools stated that, “We must hold the state accountable to the promises it has made”. However, school officials are skeptical. Miami Schools are still hurting from the cost of implementing the class-size amendment that the state imposed in 2001, and said they would pay for.
Miami Schools spent $600 million to be in compliance with this amendment, and the state has only reimbursed $143 million. Miami Schools are concerned about how they are going to pay the additional teachers and fund the additional classrooms it provided when the state is cutting its revenue.

Over the past five years, the state has been shifting the responsibility for supporting schools to homeowners. State revenues paid for 63 percent of Miami Schools costs in 2002; district officials say this year they’ll cover just 49 percent. This situation puts the responsibility on property owners. If they receive a tax cut then the responsibility is on no one. In addition, some are uneasy with the thought of replacing local funding sources with state ones because Florida’s education spending ranks so low when compared to the rest of the nation. Miami Schools feel that their lifeline is about to be cut and they are wondering how they will make up the difference.

Districts across the state fear potentially reduced tax bases, but the outcome is especially worrisome in South Florida, which has been hit hard by the loss of the district cost differential; a formula that favored urban school districts with high costs of living.
In addition, the Miami Schools also stand to lose nearly 9,000 students this year, which will mean a loss of $40 million in state funding.

While the district may be able to make up some of the loss by simply raising tax rates, that money would largely go to fund operational costs, such as salaries, books, utilities and buses. Miami Schools realize that no matter what they do there will still be cuts. They are spending time now trying to find ways to run schools more efficiently. There will be less renovation and building of new schools in order to maintain the existing schools. With the decline of enrollment Miami Schools still have a $3.1 billion construction plan to meet the lower classroom size of the 2001 amendment. Still, there may be some cuts. In order to achieve this Miami Schools will need to borrow the money. But with the lower tax base and revenue they won’t have much leverage. This could mean more children in fewer classrooms, which will hurt everyone.

Fun All Around Miami

Budget travelers will be happy to know that there are several vendors in Miami who offer discounted Miami tours. Tourists can check over the web and go with a tour company which offers the best deals. It may be noted that the discounted tours do not come at the cost of the travelers’ comfort. The vendors who offer discounted tours make sure that such tours are as thrilling and convenient for the tourists, as the more expensive luxurious tours of the city. A few of the attractions which can be enjoyed during a vacation in Miami are listed below.

The Amazing Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux

This is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Miami. Tourists can either drive down to the place or avail the services of affordable excursion buses. The place is open to the public on all days of the week. It may however be noted that this Miami attraction is also a popular spot for wedding celebrations, corporate parties, and other such celebratory events. On such days, it is closed to tours by the general public. Hence, it is always a great option for tourists to call and verify its availability for excursions.

The cloisters of the monastery have large grounds which are full of greenery, colorful flowers, and lots of charming resident cats. The captivating cloisters will simply take your breath away! Visitors will also come across a nice little chapel and some statures in the gardens. You can check out the interiors of the chapel and later visit the gift shop. There are many artifacts, paintings and photos at this gift shop, which illustrate the passage of the cloisters into America and its history. The lady at the shop will also be glad to share information about the tourist site and all there is to see at this amazing place. Tourists can easily spend a couple of hours in the gorgeous surroundings. A visit to the cloisters of the monastery is very refreshing and will leave you pleasantly surprised.

If you leave this place and do not understand what the word “holy” means that is just a shame.

The Awesome Airboat Tours of the Florida Everglades

The Florida Everglades is last remaining sawgrass wetland in North America. It is home to a wide variety of exotic and endangered species of birds and animals. Tourists can go for private or group airboat tours of the Everglades. It is one of the most popular excursions at Miami. Additionally, tourists may also visit the Everglades National Park and enjoy fun-filled adventures such as boating, kayaking, hiking, camping, bike tours, tram tours, and so on. Families with kids should go for the thrilling airboat rides, as the journey is not only fascinating but also a learning experience!

My name is Justin and I have a passion for two major things writing and my hometown of Key West and Florida overall. I thought I could put them both together by writing about my hometown and maybe helping people one day experience it for themselves. And showing others the beauty and excitement I see here every day.

What Does Community Development District (“CDD”) Mean?

The intent of the legislation was to provide a solution to Florida’s needs for delivery of capital infrastructure required to support community development. The intent of the legislation was to provide a “solution” to Florida’s needs for delivery of capital infrastructure to service projected growth without overburdening other governments and their taxpayers.

CDD’s represent a major advancement in Florida’s effort to manage its growth effectively and efficiently. This allows a community to establish higher construction standards, meanwhile providing a long-term solution to the operation and maintenance of the community’s facilities.

What are the Benefits of Using a CDD? For Developers:

District financings are 100 percent debt financing, thus project equity requirements are reduced;
District financings usually only require a lien on the property in the district as security with no recourse to the developer.
District borrowing costs are low and tax exempt from federal income tax;
District bonds are long-term financing vehicles that typically amortize over 20 to 30 years. Shorter term District bonds may also be used to fund infrastructure, which may be a cost effective alternative to conventional construction lending.
District borrowings may be structured to allow for treatment as off-balance sheet financing;
District financings may have an interest reserve for a period of 3 years (or for the duration of the construction period);
District may only foreclose on taxes levied and unpaid, thus bond acceleration provisions do not exist as they would in conventional financing instruments;
District longer term financings are typically passed through the end users of the property who benefit from such financed public improvements, and thus, have the potential to increase developer financial returns and/or lower home prices.

For Municipalities:

Provides for accelerated construction of public improvements;
Provides for enhanced levels of amenities;
Transfers funding of capital projects to private sector;
Preserves debt capacity of the jurisdiction;
Gives competitive market advantage among public entities that off it;
Allows growth to pay for growth;
Lessens the jurisdiction’s reliance on development impact fees for constructing public facilities;

For Homebuyers:

Provides for accelerated construction of public improvements and amenities.
Provides for enhanced levels of public improvements and amenities.
Allows possible reduction of home prices.

Eligible Public Improvements to be Financed and Maintained

Water management and control for the land within the district
Water supply, sewer, and wastewater management, reclamation and reuse.
Bridges and culverts.
Conservation areas, mitigation areas, and wildlife habitats.
Environment contamination cleanup.
Buses, trolleys, transit shelters, rideshare facilities, and parking improvements.
Roads and street lights.
Any improvements, including fair share or concurrency obligations, and any other exactions required as a condition to receive any government approval or permit necessary to accomplish any district purpose.

The Magic of the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is a place that is found in our fantasies, and it is also a place that is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

This Disney World Kingdom is a hundred and seven acres of pure fun and adventure. Within the Magic Theme Park, there are seven places to visit.

Main Street U.S.A., Tomorrow Land, Liberty Square, Fantasy Land, Adventure Land, Frontier Land, and the children’s favorite, Mickey’s Toontown Fair.

Development on this Kingdom was started after the death of Walt Disney in 1967. Walt Disney had been preparing and planning this project for Florida years before his death. The new theme park was built very similar to the existing Disneyland in California, but it was bigger and better. The Magic Kingdom was built over tunnels where cast member from the shows could move through the park out of the guests view, and keep the illusion of the show alive. Because of the high water table in Florida, the tunnels had to be above the ground, which meant the Magic Kingdom is built on a second story level. In order to raise the level of the building, they used ground that was removed from the Seven Seas Lagoon which was being built at the time.

Magic Kingdom opened its doors for the first time on the 1st of October 1971. It had 23 attractions, three of which were unique to the theme park, and the other twenty were copies of the ones at Disneyland. The attractions were divided into six themed lands of which five were copies, and the Liberty Square was new and unique.

Magic Kingdom was often used as a nick name for the Disney Land Park until the Walt Disney Resort was built. The official line for Disney Land is ‘The Happiest Place on Earth. The Magic Kingdom uses ‘The Most Magical Place on Earth.’

In 1994 the theme park was given the official name of ‘Magic Kingdom,’ in order to differentiate it from Disneyland.

When Guests arrive for their magical adventure, they are transported from the parking lot on trams to the ticket centre. Here the guess will be able to buy tickets for all the theme parks and get transportation connections to any part of the resort that they wish.

To get to the Magic Kingdom, guests can either go by monorail or ferryboats. Buses are available to take guests to other destinations such as Hollywood Studios or the Animal Kingdom.

It will take a long time to get to see everything that the Kingdom has to offer, so make sure that you book yourself enough time to go through and enjoy everything that Disney has to offer.

How Does Automatic Transmission Change Gears

As drivers, we know how the transmission works: we push the clutch in, change the gear and then continue driving normally. Manual transmission also teaches us how to perform clutch control without stalling or rolling on an incline. So how does an automatic car change gears?

There are more parts in this system that makes it a more complicated system. An automatic car has something called a torque converter. For the car to move forward, whether manual or automatic, torque is needed for the initial momentum.

The torque converter is a fluid link where its job is to connect the engine to the transmission and the transmission to the driven wheels (Front Wheel Drive or Rear Wheel Drive).

The engine is connected to the transmission in a bell housing. This is where the torque converter is. The transmission also contains something called planetary gear sets which provide different gear ratios.

The engine’s flex plate is also connected to this torque converter. So the torque converter basically takes the place of a clutch in an automatic car. When the crankshaft rotates it also rotates the converter. This is how the torque converter will disconnect and connect the engine’s power to the load being driven.

The torque converter has main components that make automatic transmission successful. These include:

  • The impeller – connected to the engine which is responsible for driving the turbine using viscous forces on the transmission fluid.
  • The turbine – connected to the transmission input shaft that sends the torque force to the transmission.
  • The stator – which sits between the impeller and the turbine. It lessens churning losses.
    The lock up clutch.

During the compression of the fluid it returns from the turbine that works against the impeller and its rotating movement that also acts on the engine.

The stator redirects the fluid so that the majority of the velocity gets driven towards the impeller which then adds to the torque produced by the motor. It can only rotate in one direction if the impeller and turbine are moving at the same speed. Stators do not apply torque when on a highway, only when coming to a stop or accelerating.

A planetary gear set consists of a sun gear and planet gears which rotate around the central sun gear, like our solar system. A planet carrier gear connects the planet gears with a ring gear that meshes them. The planetary gear set prevents certain components from moving when using clutches and brakes. This alters the input and the output of the system that changes the overall gear ratio.

Depending on which component is fixed it will determine the final gear ratio. If a ring gear is stationery or fixed, the ratio will be shorter than if the sun gear is fixed or stationery.

Brakes Noises Solutions

There will come a time whilst you are driving that you will have problems with your brakes. You might not notice it immediately but once you start to hear the noises, know that there is something wrong.

First thing’s first. Slowly pull over to the side of the road as soon as you start to hear these noises. Make sure that you keep a good distance from the road in case you have a flat tyre instead and need to change it.

These are the different noises your brakes make that you should be fully aware of:

Grinding – grinding is usually the sound of two metal pieces rubbing together. So know that this means that you have a severely damaged brake pad. Without a brake pad, there is nothing that is stopping you safely. It is recommended that you do not continue to drive as it could prevent you from stopping at a traffic light.

Knocking from the rear – this constant annoying sound you hear when applying brakes indicates that there is a problem with the rear drums. There could be a possibility that the brake or rear drum has been resurfaced which is causing that knocking sound. Fixing this problem can be done by yourself but it would be wise to get a technician to fix it.

Squeaking – this is a sign that wear has been done to the brakes. If not fixed it could be dangerous to you. The squeaking sound is usually caused by a wear indicator. This lets the driver know that wear is being detected. Make sure that you get the brakes replaced immediately. You can still drive a good distance before being in danger but make sure that they get replaced soon.

If you are aware of the problem whilst you are driving and know that the problem is dangerous to you and other drivers make sure that you switch your hazard lights on and drive slowly and calmly. If your brakes don’t work at all, release the accelerator and slowly move into the side lane. With the car losing momentum you will eventually come to a stop. Engine braking will also assist the car to slow down. Engine braking is achieved by gearing down.

When you are close to coming to a stop, pull up the hand brake slowly so that your wheels don’t lock up thus making you swerve around dangerously.

The Mercedes Tuning – What Are The Reasons To Tune Your Vehicle?

We are very well aware of the shooting fuel prices in the market. Hence, it is crucial to tune your Mercedes, so that it delivers great mpg. There are many reasons of the Mercedes tuning like better acceleration, enhanced torque, great economy, more power, healthier engine etc.

We have seen rapid growth in the technology in the field of automobiles. The super chip tuning technology is developed especially for the premium cars like Mercedes. The tuning is efficient for both the petrol and diesel version of car. It will ensure that your car gives best performance without any hassle.

Importance of tuning

Once the vehicle is tuned, it will reduce the emission and improve the performance by 15%. It is quite obvious that tuning will help your vehicle in multiple ways. However, you must tune the vehicle timely to avoid any inconvenience. The experts recommend visiting to the mechanic once in three months. The professionals will make sure that none of the part needs repairing.

As the fuel prices have increased, so does the dependency on vehicles. It is crucial to keep your car in good shape. If you maintain the car properly, then the car will run efficiently for long years without any hassle. Else, it would require regular repairing that will ultimately lead to lower mpg and reduce the performance.

What to consider while tuning the exhaust system?

The exhaust system of the Mercedes includes a front pipe, exhaust manifold, catalyst converter, silencer, exhaust tip and tail pipe. While tuning the system, muffler is the easiest to deal. The professionals will replace the stock muffler with high performance muffler.

As a result, you will get a free flow exhaust system. You must keep in mind that the inlet and outlet pipe of the muffler is of the same size as front and tail pipe. Check out the diameter of tail and front pipe. They must have same dimensions for better performance. Other terms of the exhaust system is a little complicated to understand. You must have knowledge of the engine’s power band, exhaust back pressure and usable RPM.

If excessive pressure is produced by the system, then it will have a negative impact on the performance of the engine. This will restrict the flow of exhaust gases. As a result, the engine will be inefficient to expel exhaust gases. Ultimately, it would lead to much reduced engine power.

Dos and the don’ts

Make sure that you never attach pea-shooter instead of the exhaust system to the engine. You must also not install a 10 inch wastewater pipe. In case the exhaust pipe is big enough, then it will lead to much reduced flow velocity of the gases. You have to keep in mind to get the exhaust back pressure perfect.

While tuning the exhaust system, the professionals aim to increase the power of the engine by the right exhaust tuning.