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RV6 Performance's Background on Acronyms: Trademarking PCD™ & HFPC™

  • Posted: 07-31-2015 04:29 PM
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RV6 Performance is a true innovator currently servicing the Honda and Acura exhaust performance market, specifically when it comes to exhaust parts for the later J-series V6 engines equipped with single-outlet exhaust port cylinder heads. All innovators will do well to protect their assets, and RV6 is no different.

When RV6 first started making primary converter replacements for the later-model J-series, they were not the only ones in the game. There was at least one other brand producing parts back in the late 2000s. But as was found out in these early days, reliability for converter replacements hanging directly off the engine is not a "given." The other brand experienced converter core failures, and both RV6 and they were plagued by issues of cracking.

RV6, not one to give up on a great idea, decided to fully commit to the J-Series exhaust market by prototyping and manufacturing the first cast-flange sections and dubbed the parts "PCD™s". PCD™ stands for "Pre-Cat Deletes," and even though Heeltoeauto.com perfers to refer to them as Primary cats rather than Pre-Cats, the acronym became synonymous with excellent fitment and quality in the aftermarket.

** Here are previous, all formed and welded "PCD™s" versus the latest cast-end design.

 

There is also a version of these pipes called HFPC™s which stands for "High Flow Pre Cats" which are the same parts as PCD™s using the same excellent cast flange ends, but utilizing high-flowing, metal-code catalytic converters instead of straight pipes.

 

 

RV6 found huge success with PCD™s and HFPC™s and essentially created what we consider the racing cat-pipes for later J-series engines. Therefore they saw fit to actually trademark their acronyms! We applaud RV6's efforts to not only innovate, but to show great commitment to the market they serve by protecting their assets from would-be imitators.

 

 

PS: If you are wondering what "RV6" stands for, it's a shortening of founder Richard Wong's screen name, "RichieV6" on popular web forums.

 

DISCLAIMER: PCD™s and HFPC™s are not road legal and should never be used on pollution controlled vehicles.

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