Have you ever noticed how cars seem to be more efficient and run with more power once you remove your secondary catalytic converters that the car came with? We have too, and while we understand and can appreciate the eco-friendly value of adding more catalytic converters to any vehicle, once you remove the secondary ones, your car runs with more power, and it actually feels like you have more control. Regardless if you’re a car enthusiast or not, wouldn’t you want a car that runs efficiently and you have power over?
Is it Illegal to Remove a Catalytic Converter?
One of the first questions we get asked is whether or not removing your vehicles catalytic converters are legal or not. This all depends on your states emissions laws. Here in Florida we luckily don’t have strict regulations on emissions as so many other states do. We suggest reviewing your states laws prior to any vehicle modifications.
Where Are My Catalytic Converters?
Typically, catalytic converters are found between the first portion of the exhaust, and the mufflers – which are located near the rear of the vehicle. Catalytic converters act as a filter for the carbon monoxide your vehicle produces, and turns it into water vapor. Your catalytic converter is something you want to have replaced every 100,000 miles – and you can install the standard converter, or if you prefer a high performance upgrade, American Muffler in Broward supplies and installs high flow catalytic converters to add some extra horsepower.
Now What? Further Improve the Exhaust System
Your catalytic converter, flex pipes, muffler, and x-pipes are all part of your vehicles exhaust system. While vehicle manufacturers provide all car models with durable and efficient exhaust parts, there are definitely more improved parts that have been specifically designed to improve your cars power. So, if you’ve purchased a later model of a sports car and want to have it running like it’s brand new, there are a few key things you can replace/install:
- Hangers (metal rods that hold the exhaust system in place)
- Flex Pipes
- X-Pipes (replacement for H-pipes, muffles the excessive noise)
- Catalytic Converter (add or delete)
- Resonators (decrease exhaust noise)
Now, a majority of these parts are add-ons to your already existing exhaust system – such as the resonators, x-pipes, and catalytic converter deletion. In the event that you want to improve your vehicles performance, you want to find a muffler shop such as Broward County Muffler where they can improve the exhaust system of any sports car, SUV, or truck.