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Old 03-28-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hollowed out Cats

Has anyone ever done it? I have one on my truck that's been rattling. If you have done it, did it pass smog? Pretty easy to do?
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Me and my dad done it on his truck, it took a lot of beatin lol. And im not sure if it will pass or not
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Cool. I'm going to do it. I won't know if it passes until my next smog in October 2014. I have another good one but they look very restrictive inside.
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They deffinitely are, we could tell a purty big difference. Made the truck much louder lol
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Awesome!!! Exactly what I wanted to hear. I'll deal with any smog issues later. Lol.Thanks.
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Anyone else? I'm still curious if anyone has ever done this and still passed smog. I thought that it was the Mustang guys that invented this trick. Maybe I should have posted this in the ppushrod forum...
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+1 hate when you get no responses
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+1 hate when you get no responses
I wonder if anyone knows what I'm talking about.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:48 AM   #9
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As in just increasing diameter inside with a tool or something ?
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As in just increasing diameter inside with a tool or something ?
You take a piece of pipe and beat the guts out of the catalytic converter. Sounds brutal but they are pretty restrictive inside. I have 3.5 inch exhaust, but it looks like it gets choked down to about half that going into the cat. There's actually a screen at the inlet. Old school street ra er trick. Put the cat back on and visually looks like it did when it rolled off the assembly line. Heap horsepower.
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Sorry should've put more but yea I've seen something like that done on a bike I think using iron rod and a small sledge hammer. Made it alot louder
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Anyone else? I'm still curious if anyone has ever done this and still passed smog. I thought that it was the Mustang guys that invented this trick. Maybe I should have posted this in the ppushrod forum...
We dont have smog in mississippi but both my stangs have gutted cats with x pipes and if you have to pass smog emission there then i can honestly say you would probably fail. Most ppl cant stand by my cars long because the smell is so rich. But man it makes the exhaust sound wonderful!
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I gutted out my cats on my v6. Took a lot of beating but worth it. Loud! Busted all 4 cats btw.
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This is a tricky question because it depends. Here in nj we don't have smog but we do have emissions testing and I use to work for the inspection station years back and I have seen cars with cats fail and cars that have straight pipes pass, it mostly depends how your car is running how clean it runs. Basically what I mean is the cats are only work when they have to if that makes me sense if your motor is running clean the cats are just there if your car is running dirty that's when they actually so their job. It doesn't really give you an exact yes or no answer but just an idea lol.

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We dont have smog in mississippi but both my stangs have gutted cats with x pipes and if you have to pass smog emission there then i can honestly say you would probably fail. Most ppl cant stand by my cars long because the smell is so rich. But man it makes the exhaust sound wonderful!
You would b surprised some of the stinkiest exhaust I have seen pass emission like to the point you felt like you would pass out lol n others u couldn't even smell fail. Smell isn't always a bad thing lol.
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This is a tricky question because it depends. Here in nj we don't have smog but we do have emissions testing and I use to work for the inspection station years back and I have seen cars with cats fail and cars that have straight pipes pass, it mostly depends how your car is running how clean it runs. Basically what I mean is the cats are only work when they have to if that makes me sense if your motor is running clean the cats are just there if your car is running dirty that's when they actually so their job. It doesn't really give you an exact yes or no answer but just an idea lol.

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You would b surprised some of the stinkiest exhaust I have seen pass emission like to the point you felt like you would pass out lol n others u couldn't even smell fail. Smell isn't always a bad thing lol.
I can believe it. If you can pass with it its worth it
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Gotcha Greese87. It's an F250 with a built 460 that has passed CA emissions with flying colors since it was new. I've heard that, running correctly, they will actually pass with all of the emissions equipment removed. Just not the visual inspection. Lol. I guess I'll find out at the next test. Thanks for the input everyone!
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