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These high performance catalytic converters feature 200 cell per square inch substrate material. This material is made of the highest quality substrate currently available. The coating is also of the same quality to be expected with all Capristo products. The OEM catalytic converters are 750 CPSI (CPSI= cells per square inch). The lower the number of cells, the better the exhaust flow from the reduced back pressure.
The cell count of a catalytic substrate refers to the number of holes per square inch and is a direct indication of the flow capabilities of that substrate. The lower the count of holes the bigger the hole need to be to fill one square inch. A bigger hole subsequently flows more exhaust gasses. All of this high flow will not help if the substrate is squeezed into to small a diameter can or pipe. For this reason the Capristo catalysts come packaged in 5.2 inch canisters. This does not only benefit exhaust gas flow, but benefits the operation of the valved exhaust system as well.
The valved exhaust system helps low rpm torque by providing back pressure in the exhaust, and raises temperature for good catalytic converter operation. While in the open valve condition for high rpm, it makes full use of the free flow characteristics of the Capristo catalysts. The high energy exhaust gases from the engine now have enough temperature to work inside the catalysts and the low back pressure ensure maximum performance.
These Sports Cats are available in either x-pipe or straight pipe form:
- The x-pipes can be installed to meet the torque in the lower RPM range and to improve the sound. If you are looking for optimum sound results, we do recommend you install these.
- The Straight Pipes can be installed in order to achieve the maximum performance. Straight pipes will add approximately 8hp more than the x-pipes. While the sound is not as optimized with those pipes as they are with the x-pipes, if you wish to get more performance out of your vehicle, then we do recommend you install the straight pipes.
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Who is Capristo?
Capristo is the pioneer and leader in designing and manufacturing high-performance exhaust technologies. Capristo Exhausts are recognized all around the world for their high quality, design, and enhanced acoustics. Capristo started out in 1990 developing exhaust systems for Ferraris; since then, it has evolved into being the premier manufacturer of today’s high-performance exhaust systems for both exotic street cars and racing applications.
Capristo is committed to providing world-class exhaust products and carbon fiber parts that exceed the expectations of its consumers. Its factory in Germany is complete with a state-of-the-art testing and development center where the company is constantly improving its manufacturing standards and efficiency to surpass OEM quality.
What is Capristo Known for?
Capristo is world-renowned for having pioneered a wide array of improvements in the design of performance exhausts. Antonio Capristo, founder and CEO of Capristo Exhausts, currently holds several international patents for innovative exhaust system technologies. Each individual Capristo system is carefully crafted from 309-grade stainless steel and designed for very high-temperature applications. They are employed with mandrel-bent tubing, boast all hand-welded construction, and designed with the utmost care and professionalism.
The performance and sound benefits of a Capristo exhaust system are widely recognized among sports and exotic car enthusiasts. Capristo continually finds itself at the forefront of the automotive movement toward more responsible racing with its patented, award- and race-winning mufflers that enhance the sound of a vehicle, while also adding the power and torque to match. Capristo parts prove that you can have the looks and performance to boot.
Find Capristo Parts at Vivid Racing
Capristo also manufactures aerodynamic body parts to improve the aesthetics and efficiency of your vehicle. No matter what you are looking for, Vivid Racing’s large inventory of Capristo products is sure to impress. We carry everything from Capristo cats and test pipes to diffusers and spoilers, all the way up to fuel doors, mirror upgrades, and complete exhaust kits. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please call our parts team at (480) 966-3040.