The catalytic converter is an important part of your car, both in terms of performance and the impact your vehicle has on the environment. Catalytic converters are the part of your exhaust system that convert the pollutants and toxic gasses in exhaust fumes to less toxic pollutants through the process of catalyzing the redox reaction. Your vehicle will not pass a standard emissions check without one, and they can be pretty expensive to replace. This is why when you’re out on a mission to find a new converter for your aftermarket exhaust system, it’s important to find one that will last you for a long time. You need to make sure your purchase the right converter based on the year, model, and make of your car. You also need to make sure that the correct size is chosen to fit the configurations of your current aftermarket exhaust system. Here’s a list of a few of the best catalytic converters available on the market available to boost the performance of your aftermarket exhaust system.
Walker 16370 Direct Fit Catalytic Converter
A medium priced catalytic converter that will cost you roughly $130 depending on if you purchase one new or used, the Walker converter is a direct fit model so you will need to be sure your purchase the correct fit for the make and model of your vehicle. These converters bolt directly to your existing exhaust system with a direct fit flange to flange design. They are constructed of stainless steel to offer more durability and strength. The Walker 16370 has thick OE style flanges that are designed to enhance strength. Engineered with specific vehicle emissions specifications in mind, these converters weigh in at around 7 pounds.
Magnaflow 99205HM Universal Catalytic Converter
Designed to increase horsepower as well as torque, this universal catalytic converter is made of high-quality stainless steel that will ensure a long lifespan. They are all backed by a 5 year or 25,000-mile warranty. The Magnaflow 99205HM weighs about 5 pounds, so it won’t add much extra weight to effect the performance of your vehicle. Universal installation and a compact 14”x 5”x 5” size allow this converter to be installed on just about any vehicle out there.
Flowmaster 2230130 223 Series 3? Inlet/Outlet Universal Catalytic Converter
Priced around $50, the Flowmaster offers a lower priced option without sacrificing quality. This converter is designed to give you the best control of the flow of your exhaust. The Flowmaster is legal in 49 states and is actually manufactured within the continental United States, bringing you a quality, home-grown addition to your exhaust system. Constructed from stainless steel and weighing in around 3 pounds, this converter is one of the lighter options available that still offers excellent durability. The 18”x 9”x 4.5” dimensions will fit almost any application at a reasonable price
These are just a few of the catalytic converters available for your aftermarket exhaust system. No matter what you choose, it’s best to have a professional install your new products and see if you need any other tweaks to your exhaust system. American Muffler pride themselves as one of first Broward and Dade county muffler shops to be rated an A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Contact us anytime, or call (954) 739-1734 to setup an appointment with one of our qualified technicians.