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Old 07-11-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Remove cats?

So I was wondering if you guys think it's worth removing my cats. I'm running BBK shorty headers, stock mid pipe ( until I can afford a high flow or off-road x-pipe), and 2.5 inch flowmasters 40's out back. It sounds alright but It just doesn't seem to loud enough for me, I mean I don't want it to be obnoxiously loud but most foxes out there seem like they're much louder. So I do need to pass emissions in a couple years but would removing my cats be worth doing? Or actually make that much of a sound difference?
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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Yes, removing your cats will make a sound difference(and maybe free up some power), but then what will you do when it comes time for emissions test? Because I'm where you are right now I'm running headers into my stock mid pipe,and that's it. And my Fox purrsssssss but I want her louder lol.... Next step off o/r h pipe dumped before rear axle.
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Oh okay, I was planning on buying like a bbk x pipe with high flow cats sometime before emissions again because I just passed emissions last month...so I have a while before I need to go through again lol I just don't have the money to be buying a mid pipe right now. But yeah, I just wish my car was as loud as some of the other foxes i see and I get so jealous! Haha
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Lol I know exactly what you mean.... But yes definitely worth it...it my opinion.
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I know quite a few guys who have to pass emissions end up buying an off road h pipe and keep their stock mid pipe with cats. They swap the two for emissions testing then run the off road the rest if the year. Plus the off road x or h will be a lot less expensive.
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My car is a weekend , nice weather driver so I keep my car under 4,500 miles a year, I don't need the emissions
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Yeah I've thought about just buying an off road x pipe and saving my stock h pipe for emissions but I just can't afford $150+ right now. I figured I can just go the cheap route temporarily until I can afford a new mid pipe
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Offroad hpipe here wouldn't go back.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:27 AM   #9
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I would recommend just saving up for the off road and keeping your stock h pipe with cats intact. The catted x or h is still going to muffle our sound a bit compared to the off road version. I have long tubes and a catted x an it's still relatively quiet with the two chamber flowmasters. I have an off road h waiting in the box to go on!
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