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Old 04-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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gutting the cats

thoughts about just gutting the cats instead of paying a crap ton by me to get them took off? anyone done this? would you recommend it?
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I just bought the off road pipe. But I'm keeping all of my stock parts incase I ever wanna return back to complete stock. I would just buy the pipes or get them cut off or something in case you ever wanted them back on
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the only problem is all the places with in driving distance of me want to charge atleast 400 just to take them off due to having to reput the 02 sensors back in
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the only problem is all the places with in driving distance of me want to charge atleast 400 just to take them off due to having to reput the 02 sensors back in
Just buy a off road x pipe and do it your self..its really simple.
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Just buy a off road x pipe and do it your self..its really simple.
everything will just bolt up?
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everything will just bolt up?
Yes! Quick an easy install... Even if you e never done it before, 2 hrs tops
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Yes! Quick an easy install... Even if you e never done it before, 2 hrs tops
any suggestions on a good CHEAP one?
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any suggestions on a good CHEAP one?
BBR and Lethal sell the same ones. BBR is $300 shipped from LMR and lethal is $279 with about $20 shipping depending on where you live. That's what I have it's great
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BBR and Lethal sell the same ones. BBR is $300 shipped from LMR and lethal is $279 with about $20 shipping depending on where you live. That's what I have it's great
thank ya will deff be picking that up before we go down to mustang week
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Re: gutting the cats

Advice on getting O2s out, since you seem to be on a beer budget and you don't want to strip a wide band:

Try this cold first: PB blaster or other release agent, soak that sucker and leave it at least an hour. Then, buy an O2 sensor socket, TIGHTEN the O2 fist a bit to release the tension on the threads and then work it out a little at a time, adding PB or whatever regularly. If at anytime it feels like it's tightening up, STOP, go back in a bit and add more PB.

If they won't come adrift this way, do the same procedure when the pipes are hot. You'll need welding or other heavy leather gloves for this one, and long sleeves. The heat eases the thread interface lock and can make getting the part apart easier.

This technique is what I use to get seized and rusty nuts off the hot side of turbos for rebuild. There is no nut or bolt on planet earth more jammed tight than one of those. Most of the time, they'll wind right off if you do it this way.
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Advice on getting O2s out, since you seem to be on a beer budget and you don't want to strip a wide band:

Try this cold first: PB blaster or other release agent, soak that sucker and leave it at least an hour.
Try Kano Kroil, you wont need to wait an hour with this stuff. More like 5 minutes. Stuff is awesome..
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Re: gutting the cats

Really strongly suggest in an exhaust application you give whatever you use a good hour to work its way in fully. It's about lubing the threads but also breaking down the carbon block on the inside of the pipe that you can't see. That crap is what levers the O2 out of thread and causes stripping.

It's no cost to wait a bit and have a soda. The O2s have very delicate threads and it takes very little to bugger them and then you're out the cost of a new wideband O2.
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Upr makes one too for $250. We just talked about these in another thread, you might want to look for it since it has some good info.
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