Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 02-06-2010, 11:12 PM
Sasquatch Sasquatch is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 24
Default My cats are bad, wondering what is the best way to fix it.

So my front cat went bad and my rear one the guts are knocked loose not yet bad but i want to keep my truck legal. Would the magna flow mid pipe set up with cats be the best with no port and stock headers? (2000 4.0L V6) I want to keep it opened up, I've got the cam just waiting for the money to port and get headers.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-08-2010, 06:57 PM
4banger83 4banger83 is offline
HATERS GONNA HATE
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 222
Default

i would just remove them
__________________
no longer own a ranger but currently shopping for one

Quote:
Originally Posted by BAMA BOY View Post
if i could have a orgy with rangers id pick...oh yeah thatd be the shit (im being sarcastic i would never have sexual relations with a truck...maybe)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:01 PM
BAMA BOY BAMA BOY is offline
I LOVE GASOLINE!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 459
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4banger83 View Post
i would just remove them
x2!
__________________
2001 4.0l SOHC Ranger EDGE 2wd,Kenwood head unit,.Towing package, Cobra radar dector,Straight pipes, Black UWS Low Profile Tool Box,Air box mod,Throttle cable mod,Maxed T-Bars, Light Bar,



1964 Chevy C10 inline 6 granny 4 (play toy) painted in bedliner
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:09 PM
tcmills3 tcmills3 is offline
Tycmills3
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 243
Default

So removing the cat what would that do for mpg?
__________________
1999 4x4 xlt
4.0 v6
3inch PA body lift
2 inch torsion bar crank
1.5 inch rear shackles
32x11.50 BF Goodrich KM2 mud terrians
15x8 Cragar v5s
Dee Zee brush guard and taillight guards
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:10 PM
4banger83 4banger83 is offline
HATERS GONNA HATE
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 222
Default

iv only had one vehicle that had cats on it and when i sold it they needed to be took off anyways because they were clogged up almost...my stepdad had the cats removed when he got flowmasters installed on my old f150 and my ranger didnt have them when i bought it
__________________
no longer own a ranger but currently shopping for one

Quote:
Originally Posted by BAMA BOY View Post
if i could have a orgy with rangers id pick...oh yeah thatd be the shit (im being sarcastic i would never have sexual relations with a truck...maybe)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:10 PM
BAMA BOY BAMA BOY is offline
I LOVE GASOLINE!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 459
Default

i think it adds a couple but ive never done this
__________________
2001 4.0l SOHC Ranger EDGE 2wd,Kenwood head unit,.Towing package, Cobra radar dector,Straight pipes, Black UWS Low Profile Tool Box,Air box mod,Throttle cable mod,Maxed T-Bars, Light Bar,



1964 Chevy C10 inline 6 granny 4 (play toy) painted in bedliner
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:11 PM
4banger83 4banger83 is offline
HATERS GONNA HATE
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 222
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tcmills3 View Post
So removing the cat what would that do for mpg?
its less restriction so i would assume that mpgs would increse but dont quote me on that because im not very mechanically inclined
__________________
no longer own a ranger but currently shopping for one

Quote:
Originally Posted by BAMA BOY View Post
if i could have a orgy with rangers id pick...oh yeah thatd be the shit (im being sarcastic i would never have sexual relations with a truck...maybe)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:16 PM
tcmills3 tcmills3 is offline
Tycmills3
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 243
Default

Okay Cuz im wanting to make my exhaust louder so anything that will keep my mpgs or improve and louder would be great advice
__________________
1999 4x4 xlt
4.0 v6
3inch PA body lift
2 inch torsion bar crank
1.5 inch rear shackles
32x11.50 BF Goodrich KM2 mud terrians
15x8 Cragar v5s
Dee Zee brush guard and taillight guards
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:17 PM
BigT8600 BigT8600 is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 234
Default

I've got a similar situation. Check engine codes tell me i have 2 bad cats...It says they are "low efficency." I have googled this a lot and come up with a lot of mixed answers. Some say its great to take them off and others argue that it reduces back pressure which the motor needs in order to run correctly...Still haven't got a solid answer.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:17 PM
BAMA BOY BAMA BOY is offline
I LOVE GASOLINE!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 459
Default

for real leave the cats and remove the muffler it sounds bad ass thats what i did
__________________
2001 4.0l SOHC Ranger EDGE 2wd,Kenwood head unit,.Towing package, Cobra radar dector,Straight pipes, Black UWS Low Profile Tool Box,Air box mod,Throttle cable mod,Maxed T-Bars, Light Bar,



1964 Chevy C10 inline 6 granny 4 (play toy) painted in bedliner
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:19 PM
4banger83 4banger83 is offline
HATERS GONNA HATE
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 222
Default

or vice versa...iv already had people at mickey ask me to turn my truck off so they could take my order (no cats stock muffler)
__________________
no longer own a ranger but currently shopping for one

Quote:
Originally Posted by BAMA BOY View Post
if i could have a orgy with rangers id pick...oh yeah thatd be the shit (im being sarcastic i would never have sexual relations with a truck...maybe)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:22 PM
tcmills3 tcmills3 is offline
Tycmills3
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 243
Default

Does it sound a lot deeper?
__________________
1999 4x4 xlt
4.0 v6
3inch PA body lift
2 inch torsion bar crank
1.5 inch rear shackles
32x11.50 BF Goodrich KM2 mud terrians
15x8 Cragar v5s
Dee Zee brush guard and taillight guards
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:23 PM
4banger83 4banger83 is offline
HATERS GONNA HATE
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 222
Default

i couldnt tell you because my cats were removed before i bought my truck
__________________
no longer own a ranger but currently shopping for one

Quote:
Originally Posted by BAMA BOY View Post
if i could have a orgy with rangers id pick...oh yeah thatd be the shit (im being sarcastic i would never have sexual relations with a truck...maybe)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-08-2010, 07:24 PM
BAMA BOY BAMA BOY is offline
I LOVE GASOLINE!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 459
Default

no muffler yeah almost lika a v8 at IDLE but through the rpms still sound good
__________________
2001 4.0l SOHC Ranger EDGE 2wd,Kenwood head unit,.Towing package, Cobra radar dector,Straight pipes, Black UWS Low Profile Tool Box,Air box mod,Throttle cable mod,Maxed T-Bars, Light Bar,



1964 Chevy C10 inline 6 granny 4 (play toy) painted in bedliner
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-10-2010, 03:19 PM
Sasquatch Sasquatch is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 24
Default

I'm worried because it's true about burning up your valves if you don't have the back pressure but wondering if it would still burn up with one high flow cat.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
just wondering... mmmtof Wheels and Tires 8 11-26-2009 08:59 PM
New Headers and Cats Slobra232 Exhaust and Mufflers 2 10-15-2009 06:54 PM
i have a 2003 Ford Explorer & i was wondering if a ranger or sport trac... Derek R Lifted Suspension 1 11-29-2008 10:03 PM