i've read every thread on this board....twice. Still have a few questions that i need straight answers on.
97 XR7 4.6 stock everything so far.
I want to go to true duals with bigger pipes and more sound.
How big should i or can i go? 2" 21/2" or 3"?
do i cut and rebend "Y" pipe and leave cats alone, or do i get an "h" or "X" pipe with new cats?
How about the third cat/resonator?
what about the second set of O2 sensors?
Don't want the CEL to stay on, can i weld bungs onto the new pipes or hot wire/crosswire or somehow fool the sensors and EEC?
Don't want that "mustang " sound but something throatier (sp) and more cat like...
which mufflers? flomaster, magnaflo, dynomax others?
Any special problems to be aware of or look for.
Am i better off with a prebent system (summit, jeggs ect) or bending my self (have acess to 2" and 2"1/2 bender dies.
have welder and ability to do it my self, just want to avoid any issues as this car is daily transp for me and my son, and i can't afford to have it down for days or weeks chasing a problem