Replacement and Performance Catalytic Converters
Your vehicle’s catalytic converter is designed to reduce air pollution by changing the chemical composition of toxic exhaust gases and converting them into less harmful substances. Even though stock cats are designed to last the life of your vehicle, they can fail or become damaged. Here are a few signs that it may be time for a replacement catalytic converter; reduced engine power, poor fuel economy, backfiring or stalling, check engine light on, rattling in the converter, or a failed emission test.
Another reason to upgrade your catalytic converter is performance. When you make performance modifications to your engine’s air intake or headers you get a higher flow of gases exiting the engine. A standard cat will cause a bottleneck in the airflow in that situation. Upgrading to a high-flow catalytic converter can help the exhaust system to better handle that extra flow and maximize the horsepower gains from your engine mods. Check out our popular brands of high-flow and direct-fit catalytic converters like Magnaflow, aFe Power and save!