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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-03-2008, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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i live in Florida so we dont have to deal with emmisions

but i was wondering if it would be better to hollow out my existing cats or cut them out and weld a different pipe in.

as far as i can find all Y or X pipes on these have been done custom and there is no bolt on pipe for this.

i have a dynomax cat back now and am planning on the kooks mid lengths over summer
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just pick up some high flows

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Some times hollowing out cats can make flow worse. You will probably get more sound if thats what your looking for but i doubt that would really help flow. Probably your best option is to run an actual pipe in place of the cat. As you mentioned before this will have to be a custom job, there is no bolt on off road x pipe available for these cars.
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you will need a tune or Mils for the rear 02s fyi or you will trip the check engine light

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Even if I had a pre 75 vehicle (before catalytic converters) I would add high flow cat's to it. It takes the edge out of the sound of the exhaust and gives it a cleaner smell that wont make your eye's water.

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well in florida we dont have to go thruogh emisions and i dont want it loud or for it to drone...

so ill need a tune if i run pipes w/o cats even if i get holes drilled for them??
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yes, you'll need a tune to shut the rears off. the only purpose of the rear 02s are to monitor catalyst efficiency, so if their getting the same readings pre cat and post cat the pcm will see a very unefficient converter and will be constantly informing you to check the engine

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i dont mean to sound dumb but im not good with the whole electrical part, when my dad tought me to work on cars(the little that i remember from being so young) it was all carbed so we didnt have to worry about the computers..

how or what do i need to get for a tune, is it something i could do with a superchip or more of a dyno thing??
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yes, you could get a tune(chip or xcal)from blue oval chips that can give you what you need, dyno isnt necessary unless you want to get it really dialed in

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thanks. and im assuming its like a programmer??

once again sorry for the ignorance
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cool thanks bro
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MIL eliminators would also help (they plug into or between the rear 02s) they run 40-60$ new. I bought a set of bbks from summit a few years ago

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You guys with high flows... did you notice an increase in sound with high flow cats?
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there is a little bit of difference. without cats the exhaust is way deeper and meaner. Ive noticed that a mod motor with a cat pipe vs offroad seems to drone more with the catted pipe..well they both drone but you can call it a "more annoying tone" with the catted pipe.

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I know what you mean. I'm a big fan of off road crossovers with flowmaster single chambers or bassani's. But i'm too scared of getting caught with no cats. I do live in california after all. I was hoping that the high flow cats would get some of the aggressive tone that a catless has.
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i just want the performance
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A muffler guy in Al told me there was no such thing as high flow cats...Just larger inner diameter...I didn't say I agree, just he went on to say there would be no performance enhancements.

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A muffler guy in Al told me there was no such thing as high flow cats...Just larger inner diameter...I didn't say I agree, just he went on to say there would be no performance enhancements.
Hmm thats interesting. Wouldn't larger inner diameter flow more though? Therefore be a "high flow" cat?
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ever see a spun ceramic cat by magnflow?

you can SEE through it.. don't get much better than that


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Hmm sounds promising. Sounds more expensive then promising though. : )

Thanks for the point in the right direction james

Anybody run the spun ceramic cats of ANY brand?
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Hmm sounds promising. Sounds more expensive then promising though. : )

Thanks for the point in the right direction james

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I run the metallic spun cats from Magnaflow.
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I'll probably end up getting those. I researched them a bit online and people seem to like them very much. Actually not TOO bad on price either so that's always a good thing. Thanks everyone.
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get em for about $90-95 each on fleabay w/ the best offer thing


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I think Jegs has them for around that same price but i will search around a bit before i purchase.
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