Performance Free-Flow Exhausts & Catalytic converters
Exhaust Magic at SAC
Our exhaust systems have come a long way sincethe early eighties. Talk to a local SAC expert about your exhaust needs.
Many hours of development and testing have resulted in superior quality custom built free-flow performance exhausts, branches, headers, manifolds, downpipes & silencers. Our big advantage in this industry is that we are able to offer a Dyna test with the system if required or even an optimisation “tune” to guarantee best results.
The way we do it
The existing exhaust system is replaced with a custom built free-flow system. The new system is routed the same as the original and is supported by the same hangers.
Visually the systems may look the same but the difference is in the diameter of the tubing and the construction of the silencers.
The new exhaust system allows the air to be scavenged from the engine more efficiently, without compromising the comfort of reduced noise levels inside the vehicle.
It is true that very few people actually understand this subject or even know how a “Cat” looks like.
Over the past few years, catalytic converters have been a point of discussion in many workshops, group debates, arguments, etc. Herewith some useful information on how catalytic converters work:
The engine’s exhaust emissions can be influenced at three points.
- The first option is to adjust the mixture formation
- The second possibility is internal modifications in the engine itself (such as optimised combustion-chamber design)
- The third alternative is post-combustion exhaust-gas treatment downstream from the engine
The chief priority on the engine’s exhaust side is to complete combustion of the remaining unburned fuel.
This is the function of the catalytic converter. To have a catalytic converter fit on your vehicle, contact the SAC branch in your area.
The converter supports secondary combustion of Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Hydrocarbon (HC) to form non-toxic carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) while simultaneously reducing the exhaust-gas-borne nitrous oxides (N2O) to neutral nitrogen (N).
Catalytic treatment is much more effective than processes such as purely thermal secondary combustion in which pollutants are burned out in a hot flame.
The catalytic converter assists in converting over 90% of the pollutants into harmless constituents.
The three-way catalytic converter reduces all three pollutants – CO2, HC and N2O – at the same time. It features a tubular ceramic support surface with a noble metal coating that usually consists of platinum and rhodium.
The platinum and rhodium accelerate the chemical reduction of pollutants as the exhaust gas flows through the unit.
A blocked or destroyed catalytic converter will definitely reduce the power output and negatively influence fuel consumption.
If a catalytic converter is installed, it is essential that unleaded fuel be used, as lead destroys the catalytic properties of the noble metals.
The point is that leaded fuel and catalytic converters cannot work together.
SAC is producing a Product Information Brochure on leaded and unleaded fuel. It should be available soon. Contact one of our local expert at SAC about catalytic converters and price options.