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Old 03-03-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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What are the ups and downs when it comes to catalytic converters? What advantages does a vehicle have without them?
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Standard flow cats from the factory are restrictive to the exhaust. Remove them, and you free up a few ponies, but you also make the car illegal. I'm not going to get into the legality of it, because my Vert has none, but I'm in a non sniffer state, and know a guy that will pass my car anyway, so no big thing to me.
I would recommend however, that you go with high flow cats to keep her legal.
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Convertible. I've got the '93 Cobra for the shows and the '86 Convertible as a driver/car to modify.
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yeah i am catless too... but also a no snif state.. and I have the stock cats still sittin in the garage...
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The car will breathe better however your gonna need a custom tune because the oxygen sensors will sense unburned fuel in the exhaust gasses and will lean out the a/f ratio and your gonna melt a piston. Keep it legal

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The car will breathe better however your gonna need a custom tune because the oxygen sensors will sense unburned fuel in the exhaust gasses and will lean out the a/f ratio and your gonna melt a piston. Keep it legal

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Alright you officially scarred me melt a piston?
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I have cattles true dual offroad x pipe exhaust. That will melt a piston? And what do I need to prevent this melting piston?
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I have cattles true dual offroad x pipe exhaust. That will melt a piston? And what do I need to prevent this melting piston?
Tuner.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:27 PM   #10
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What about the dioblosport tuner? Anyone else has this tuner?
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Either the SCT or the Diablosport will essentially do the same thing for your car. Really a matter of personal preference. A lot of guys favor the SCT though.
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So what do I do jus buy a tuner and plug it in? Problem solved???
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:35 PM   #13
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It should have instructions with it.
It plugs into your OBD port under the dash and has the ability to set different parameters on your car. Trans shift points, different fuel tunes. They do alot of cool ****! Well worth the money spent. When you get one you can say I told you so.
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I'm nervous to get one bc I don't trust myself. I heard if done wrong the engine can blow...
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Well it can blow also if you are racing it (AT THE TRACK). Don't put enough oil in, it might blow up. It's all part of the performance game bro. The more you mod, the higher the chance it could blow up.
Tuners are pretty user friendly, and the mainstream ones are pretty much idiot proof. You will be good to go. If in doubt, read the manual.
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What are some good high flow cats?
About how much are they?
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:06 AM   #17
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advantages: clean emissions


disadvantages: clog up and look like this-
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advantages: clean emissions

disadvantages: clog up and look like this-
That **** should just buff right out. Try mothers compound and maybe a clay bar. Lol
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Well someone said if I don't get a tuner my car will burn a cylinder if I didn't have cats on my exhaust
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Well someone said if I don't get a tuner my car will burn a cylinder if I didn't have cats on my exhaust
U can use mil eliminators. Plug into the o2 sensor plugs that were after the cats. Tells the PCM that the cats are working properly.
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So if I put mil eliminators that will prevent a burned cylinder? And if I get mil eliminators for now a and a tuner later will they be safe together?
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So if I put mil eliminators that will prevent a burned cylinder? And if I get mil eliminators for now a and a tuner later will they be safe together?
Well. Don't blame a burned cyl on me but. Mil should keep the PCM from trying to protect the cats. Fuel delivery should be normally controlled after that. A custom tune can take care of any of those problems also. I personally would go with a custom tune.
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Blackedout. What part of La. are you from?
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St. Charles parish. Little town of Paradis...
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St. Charles parish. Little town of Paradis...
Finally another member not from BR. There's the new track coming up soon in Avondale. Should be not far from you.
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Gramercy. St. James parish.
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If I drive my car waiting for my mil eliminators for a week to come in will it be safe to drive my car? How long does it take to burn cylinders?
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If I drive my car waiting for my mil eliminators for a week to come in will it be safe to drive my car? How long does it take to burn cylinders?
I wouldn't worry that much about it. Cel is on?
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Engine light is on. And why worry?
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Re: Catylatic converters???

without you get more emissions and a louder vehicle
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As far as emissions I'll straight up say don't care. Bc one little car isn't gonna cause a hole in the ozone or cause damage to our environment. A damn volcano can erupt and cause more damage. We are nothing but a spec of dust on earth. What's the big deal with emissions?
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Finally another member not from BR. There's the new track coming up soon in Avondale. Should be not far from you.
BR sucks. I want to move away. BTW, I am ready for that TRACK!

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BR sucks. I want to move away. BTW, I am ready for that TRACK!

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I'm hoping that it doesn't hurt No Problem though. State Capitol-who gives a F.
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