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Old 04-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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How many cats?

Have '95 5.0 and the catalytic converters seem UBER clogged. I took it to a local exhaust shop and they told me that my car has SIX CATS and they quoted me over a GRAND to swap them out. I laughed and walked out. So when I got home I crawled under the car and I swear on all things holy, I only see TWO. As far as I know the car is stock.
My question is...how many cats came on the 1995 GT stock? And if it really is SIX...do I really need them? I live in Hawaii and we don't do emissions here, so that isn't really an issue.

Any ideas that anyone may have would be GREATLY appreciated.

Maybe dude was just trying to take advantage of the lil girl that walked into his shop?
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I know foxes have 4. But I never heard of six.if you don't have emmisions then I would buy an off road pipe for about 150 and have someone install it.
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If your car is 100% stock you would have 4 cats. You might have missed the top 2 cause they are easy to miss if you don't look hard since they are small.
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If your car is 100% stock you would have 4 cats. You might have missed the top 2 cause they are easy to miss if you don't look hard since they are small.
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My sister's '94 GT (which is 100% stock; still has air intake silencer!) has 4 cats.
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Have '95 5.0 and the catalytic converters seem UBER clogged. I took it to a local exhaust shop and they told me that my car has SIX CATS and they quoted me over a GRAND to swap them out. I laughed and walked out. So when I got home I crawled under the car and I swear on all things holy, I only see TWO. As far as I know the car is stock.
My question is...how many cats came on the 1995 GT stock? And if it really is SIX...do I really need them? I live in Hawaii and we don't do emissions here, so that isn't really an issue.

Any ideas that anyone may have would be GREATLY appreciated.

Maybe dude was just trying to take advantage of the lil girl that walked into his shop?
Guys, it looks like there are 4, but aren't the first two just resonators?


If you don't have emissions testing, then just replace the factory H-pipe with an aftermarket one that does not have cats.
Or, if you wish to keep them you can get an aftermarket H-pipe with them.
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Guys, it looks like there are 4, but aren't the first two just resonators?

If you don't have emissions testing, then just replace the factory H-pipe with an aftermarket one that does not have cats.
Or, if you wish to keep them you can get an aftermarket H-pipe with them.
i think you are right. all i know is they are good scrap.they go for about 20-30 a piece.
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Guys, it looks like there are 4, but aren't the first two just resonators?

If you don't have emissions testing, then just replace the factory H-pipe with an aftermarket one that does not have cats.
Or, if you wish to keep them you can get an aftermarket H-pipe with them.
They are not resonators. The a basically a pre-cat to help warm up the 2 main cats. Just go with an off-road and call it a day.
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Thanks all i lowered the car this winter and it's hard to see what's doing under there, so I probably did miss the ones in front.
The only thing that has me concerned about getting an o/r X is that I don't know how loud it's gonna be. I totally dig loud exhaust (my favorite sound ever actually) but the houses out here are like glorified sheds. Lol. They have absolutely NO insulation and those crummy jalousie windows. I just don't want my neighbors to be plotting my murder when I leave for work at 4:30am. Ha ha ha
I figured while I was at getting the exhaust done, I would get some new mufflers as well. I have a thing for flowmaster but I've heard great things about so many other brands too.
Think an o/r X and some 40 series Flows would be too obnoxious without cats?
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well. they do have high flow catted pipes. here ismwhat mine sounded like o/r h pipe, shorty headers, 40 series. some people thought it was loud. but for me it wasnt loud enough so i went to this [COLOR="Silver"]

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they do have flows that have similar flowmaster sound but are not as loud.
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well. they do have high flow catted pipes. here ismwhat mine sounded like o/r h pipe, shorty headers, 40 series. some people thought it was loud. but for me it wasnt loud enough so i went to this
Holy Jesus, The 10's sound totally sexual. Tee hee. Love it! I think my neighbors would shoot me. Ha!
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Holy Jesus, The 10's sound totally sexual. Tee hee. Love it! I think my neighbors would shoot me. Ha!
thanx yes, i love them. but im worried about tickets now. but a couple will be worth the glorious music they create. if you look on the flowmaster website i believe they have a chart with all there mufflers in order from loudest to quietest. we also have a couple exhaust threads in the pictures and videos section.

better pick wisely. we dont wanna be down a new member cause of a p'ed off neighbor!
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thanx yes, i love them. but im worried about tickets now. but a couple will be worth the glorious music they create. if you look on the flowmaster website i believe they have a chart with all there mufflers in order from loudest to quietest. we also have a couple exhaust threads in the pictures and videos section.

better pick wisely. we dont wanna be down a new member cause of a p'ed off neighbor!
Ha ha ha, for sure and thanks, imuna go looking/listening.
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No problem. Make sure you add a vid of your new exhaust when its finished. Some of us get our kicks out of listening to exhaust vids. Haha.
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No problem. Make sure you add a vid of your new exhaust when its finished. Some of us get our kicks out of listening to exhaust vids. Haha.
I will, for sure. Been wanting to do the exhaust since I bought it almost 2 years ago but as with most things, it got put off. I'm excited now though.
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Well I'm excited for you! Nothing like getting a new exhaust. just try not to sit there revving it all the time....... Like I do haha
Good luck
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Yeah, be careful what you pick! I live in a "retirement community" as I like to call it. Got complaints all the time and ended up with 4 different combinations on the car before I found one no one would complain about! I had longtubes with catted x roush mid pipe with resonators and Borla stingers for the axel back, for the final combination and no one complained. Or they just perfected that over the Harley at 0430! Lol

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And whatever shop you went to was definitely tryin to get over on you! Don't go back there for anything!
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Thanks all i lowered the car this winter and it's hard to see what's doing under there, so I probably did miss the ones in front.
The only thing that has me concerned about getting an o/r X is that I don't know how loud it's gonna be. I totally dig loud exhaust (my favorite sound ever actually) but the houses out here are like glorified sheds. Lol. They have absolutely NO insulation and those crummy jalousie windows. I just don't want my neighbors to be plotting my murder when I leave for work at 4:30am. Ha ha ha
I figured while I was at getting the exhaust done, I would get some new mufflers as well. I have a thing for flowmaster but I've heard great things about so many other brands too.
Think an o/r X and some 40 series Flows would be too obnoxious without cats?
I have a offroad H with flows 40's perfect sound rumbles at idle screams at 5 grand
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FINALLY ordered parts from AmericanMuscle. Ended up going with the BBK catted X pipe. I had planned on ordering muffs at the same time but I have taxes, car payment, insurance AND rent all coming out of my account on the 1st.
I hate being a grown-up sometimes...
Oh well, there's always next paycheck. Woo.
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FINALLY ordered parts from AmericanMuscle. Ended up going with the BBK catted X pipe. I had planned on ordering muffs at the same time but I have taxes, car payment, insurance AND rent all coming out of my account on the 1st.
I hate being a grown-up sometimes...
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