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Old 08-24-2009, 09:32 PM
kbsplus2 kbsplus2 is offline
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I picked up a 99 3.0L 4x4 and i'm having fun with it.. Needed a tune up badly but is running good. Lookin for cheap projects to do on it with my son. I see mixed reviews and such on losing cats but always thought if it breathed easier the better. Especially since the 99 has two cats stacked on each other wouldn't it be better to at least loose the second? Just smash out the guts or cut out and pipe it? How about the muffler, straight pipe it or put on a glass pack? Appreciate your help...
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:27 PM
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Aside from being a federal offense, the cats aren't that restrictive to justify removing them.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:55 PM
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Last cat I looked at in a box sure didn't look like full flow to me. I guess I'm interested in performance gains or losses with torque, back pressure, etc.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:08 PM
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You can get a full flow straight thru cat from summit or jegs for around 130 if your worried about passing inspections. But out here in VA we just gut em with some sharpened rebar.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:14 PM
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Jay is right
unless your cat(s) are really plugged, then just leave 'em on your truck cause they arent to restrictive plus its a federal offence and it even helps the environment
and glass-packs are cheap to buy but most of th etime you only get what you pay for so....
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