If you have already put our 3'' Modular exhaust system - Downpipe in your shopping cart then you are on the right way towards unleashing true engine performance of your Alfa romeo 4C.
To connect the 3'' Modular exhaust system - Downpipe to decat, this is the next component you need. Handbuilt, TIG welded, high end, high flow, simple, efficient.
When you look at the stock 4C catalyic converter system, you quickly notice a strange, unappealing design, starting with tight downpipe and integrated 800 cell cat. Now there is always a bragging about how good the aftermarket part is over stock part, but there are few things we need to know and respect. By more and more demanding ecology standards, there is no secret that today’s cars are taxed according to the emissions they produce and manufacturers struggle to get the best performance with least possible emissions and ecological impact. Between these two factors, there is always a tradeoff. It's either performance or ecology.
Stock downpipe with cat on 4C is designed in a way to be the bottleneck. It is right on a turbo, as close to the engine head exhaust outlet as possible and with curves, tight as possible. This causes very high temperatures which means the best possible performance of the cat and that means the least possible emissions. When you start your 4C you can hear a deep, loud sound from rough running caused by extremely high advanced ignition timing, to make the cat heat up as fast as possible. In a minute or so the cat almost glows and the emissions are as low as possible. The factory has succeeded here for sure. Temperatures are high, emission control is superb but of course, at the cost of performance.
From performance point of view, the stock downpipe with integrated 800 cell cat is as bad as it gets. High velocity exhaust gases exiting the turbo hit the 90° cat band right away. After that, the 800 cell mesh even further blocks the flow and by now you have killed pretty much all the flow and performance and the worst, the temperatures are as high as possible. Backpressure is immense. With a basic remap you can already hear the turbo fluttering that is caused by the backpressure. Pumping in even more air is simply rising the temperatures in the head, the pistons, the exhaust system in the intercooler and complete engine bay. Regardless the intercooler you put on, the engine map, the turbo you put on, the factory exhaust system simply won't provide nearly enough flow for anything above 230hp, yet it is perfect for stock engine if low emissions are the main goal.
If you are looking for the ultimate high flow and emission control is not needed, but your goal is pure performance and the lowest posbbile temps, than look no further. Handbuilt, TIG welded 3" decat is simple, minimalistic and efficient design that provides all the flow you will ever need for your 4C pushing up to 500 HP without worrying of exhaust system being the bottle neck. Drastic temperature drop in the exhaust system in the turbo and least possible backpressure. Engine stability on the track is immensely improved. Engine bay temp is reduced and engine response is increased.
If you are looking for performance with emission control, than choosing our 3'' Modular exhaust system - 200 CPSI cat is the right choice.
This decat component is a part of fully modular GMS 3'' exhaust system and can be combined with all the other exhaust parts you need. You can choose between street, sport or race components all compatible in between.
ALFA ROMEO 4C - 3'' Modular exhaust system - Decat
- Lightweight 490g vs. stock cat (4200g cat + 620g bracket)
- Plug and play
- Compatible with stock turbo and hybrid turbo
- 3'' / 76mm diameter
- Simple, minimalistic and effective high flow design
- Backpurged TIG welded
- Quick release V-band clamps for easy installation
- T304 Stainless steel
- Less engine heat
- Less backpressure
- Less turbo lag
- Better throttle response
- Faster gear shifts
- Laser engraved logo
- Requires 3'' Modular exhaust system - Downpipe