Watch Pertronix’s top research and development officials explain how JBA Performance Exhaust headers are built to to maximize power and performance while meeting the strict emissions standards of California and other states that are beginning to enforce stricter emissions laws.

There are 13 states with emissions restrictions that are impacting vehicle owners and performance enthusiasts.

Because they can’t relocate the catalytic converter, exhaust design engineers must get creative in order to meet the needs of customers and maintain legality with all the new rules.

“We want the customer to get what they need, but not break the law,” he said.

See more in this video from the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas: