DC Sports was founded by Darrell and Derrick Contreras as a high quality designer and manufacturer of performance products to address the developing Sport Compact Market.
In 1987, American Honda commissioned DC Sports to develop a header for their SCCA prepped CRX's and the result cumulated was our first 4 into 1 header design. It was so well received that Honda requested headers for other applications. That system is the one that started it all (HHC5002).
The Sport Compact Market was primarily based on popular Japanese small cars that were great cars to begin with, but also excellent platforms for various tuning modifications.
Throughout the 1990s, DC Sports was synonymous with Honda and Acura performance and in the early 2000's started expanding into other sport compact platforms. DC Sports developed unique designs that performed better and therefore became the brand of choice for serious enthusiasts.
DC Sports offers products for most popular sport compact vehicles. Our headers and intakes are available as CARB approved-50 states legal or race only- off road use versions. Headers are manufactured with polished T304SS stainless and/or T409SS ceramic coated for protection and finish. Intake kits come with a high flow open element filter complete with all necessary hardware for a hassle free installation. Braces are manufactured with mild steel for strength and powder-coated for a quality durable finish and solid one piece designs are used whenever possible to provide the maximum chassis rigidity. All parts are engineered, dyno tested for performance (where applicable), and come with an industry standard one year warranty. DC Sports has always been first and foremost about performance and value but there is also no other product that has the DC Sports look, feel, and quality.
In 2004, DC Sports was purchased by Advanced Engine Management (AEM), a leading manufacturer of performance parts specializing in air induction and electronics for the Sport Compact and Truck/SUV Markets. AEM continued the strong DC Sports tradition of producing the very best exhaust products and developed an even stronger connection to motorsports for the brand.
Pilot Automotive entered the picture in 2007 when it purchased the aftermarket assets and intellectual property of DC Sports from AEM. Pilot is one of the largest accessory and performance product suppliers to the automotive and truck markets. Pilot owns a number of well known brands such as Pilot, Red Line, APC, Bully, and VPS (Vehicle Performance Systems).
DC Sports has a comprehensive global distribution network and is headquartered in City of Industry, California. The DC Sports brand will always stand for the very best in performance!