DC Sports takes pride in meeting and exceeding the highest standards of quality for all their products. Research and development is the first step in the process of creating new products. The 6,500 square foot DC Sports R&D Department is headed by Darrick Contreras. His years of fabrication experience, attention to detail and his team of engineers ensure the creation of quality products. Research and development has always been the cornerstone that has solidified DC Sports as the leader of the sport compact industry.
In this step countless hours are spent handcrafting multiple prototypes to maximize power and performance. Once the prototypes are created they are then subjected to numerous tests on the dyno to see which one makes the most power. DC Sports uses the latest equipment such as a Dynapack Chassis Dynamometer and a Dynamic Testing Systems dyno to compare horsepower, torque and many other engine characteristics. A typical series of tests starts off measuring stock power. Then each of the DC Sports products is tested on the car individually, and then combined. Each test consists of at least three runs on the dyno. It is not unusual to make 35-40 runs for each car. During the entire process oil temperature, intake air temperature and water temperature are all kept constant to ensure accurate dyno results. Testing and retesting allows DC Sports to guarantee that you will be satisfied with the product.
After the testing has been completed the most successful design is chosen and a fixture is created for it. This fixture ensures an accurate reproduction of the original rototype. After this is done it is on to manufacturing where the header on your car is produced.