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Richards Performance Muffler – Shop Tour

Race-Dezert.com needed to pickup a few extra horsepower so we headed over to Richards Performance Muffler in Oceanside, CA to get dialed in. RPM was founded in 2003 by Richard & Michele Glaszczak. Richard has been a long time team member of the Pflueger racing team and has years of offroad experience to go along with his exhaust knowledge. In the past 7 years RPM has become very well known for their custom headers on all kinds of vehicles from vintage street cars to offroad. They were nice enough to let us check out their shop and the shop race truck/prerunner.

What you see when you arrive at RPM


When you first walk in there is plenty of eye candy on the walls and lots of options from the intake all the way to the exhaust tip for whatever you are looking for.

Front Office/Waiting Room
Wide variety of exhaust tips and mufflers

Most items are kept in stock so your car/truck will be sounding just the way you ordered quickly.

Stock Room
Stock Room

Out in the shop there are some cool items just hanging out on the wall!

Go Kart Wall
Fiberglass Wall

The shop is keeping busy and has plenty of room to work on multiple vehicles at the same time. RPM is fully equipped with mig/tig welders and lifts for all sizes of vehicles.

Car Lifts

One of the specialties of RPM is their custom headers. They have done work for some big names in offroad such as Speed Technology, Jimco, Pflueger, Ashcraft, H&M, Ragland. They can build headers for just about any application and any style the customer wants for top performance and fit.

Road Car Getting Custom Headers
Custom Header Work In Progress

With the new addition of a mandrel bender RPM is assured of getting the exact bend needed for special applications.

Mandrel Bender
Mandrel Bender

RPM also does custom fabrication and prep work. Below are a few projects we spotted in the shop.

Off Road Wagon Project
Pflueger Prerunner Being Prepped

Richard recently finished up his race truck/prerunner and we were able to get some pictures of that while we were in the shop. Check the gallery below for more of the race truck shots.

RPM Race Truck
Race Truck Dash

We spotted a truck at RPM that is pretty famous and looks to soon be making a return to offroad racing. Alan Pflueger’s “Dirty Harry”.

Dirty Harry

If you are looking to get any exhaust work done RPM is the place to go. Richard can set you up with anything from just a simple muffler to a full blown custom intake, headers, catback exhaust. Be sure to give them a call at (760) 758-7600 or visit their website at www.rpmmuffler.com

Also be sure and check out the gallery below for more pictures of the shop and Richards race truck. Race-Dezert.com would like to thank RPM for letting us come by and get tuned up on exhaust systems!