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Old 03-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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CATS or NO CATS?

I am wanting to run straight pipes in place of my cats with a MIL Eliminator so the check engine light doesn't come on and decrease performance what do you all think? Any suggestions?
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Very good idea and there will not be any lose in performance you might even gain some with freeing up the exhaust
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Yeah I'm just trying to figure out what a good excuse is when I get pulled over say I have long headers or something since the check engine light will be off the put the cats on again before my next smog check.
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Lol seems like a hassle just so you can pass emssions. How would a cop know you have no cats? Purely on the sound?
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I am wanting to run straight pipes in place of my cats with a MIL Eliminator so the check engine light doesn't come on and decrease performance what do you all think? Any suggestions?
my setup: no cats divorced duals flowmaster catback. love the sound. but before I had an H pipe, and it feels like my car lacks power now but with the H pipe it made it quieter but it felt like it had more power than it does now.
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Here in California some cops are know to check for cats if they pull you over for a loud exhaust and if your check engine light is on.
And yeah I have heard you loose some torque but nothing too noticeable and with a h-pipe I shouldn't lose the torque right??
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Here in California some cops are know to check for cats if they pull you over for a loud exhaust and if your check engine light is on.
And yeah I have heard you loose some torque but nothing too noticeable and with a h-pipe I shouldn't lose the torque right??
no not with the a mid pipe
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Yeah I'm just trying to figure out what a good excuse is when I get pulled over say I have long headers or something since the check engine light will be off the put the cats on again before my next smog check.
You can clamp on some heat shields around the exhaust so it looks like there are cats down there so when they check for codes and look under the car you will pass the visual test
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That's a great idea to clamp on the heat shield I'm definitely going to do that
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http://www.siliconeintakes.com/produ...roducts_id=320
Check these out they Are straight pipes that look like cats lol
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