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Old 04-16-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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So I'm thinking about getting the Borla headers and an off road X pipe. Can I get o2 sensors for that setup?
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So I'm thinking about getting the Borla headers and an off road X pipe. Can I get o2 sensors for that setup?
You have perfectly fine 02 sensors..?
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Ya but when getting long tube etc don't you need longer o2s and an X pipe that illuminates the cats? Sorry never done an full exhaust setup just cat backs so don't know what is what
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If I were you I would suggest the Kooks or stainless works.
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Ya I was looking at those but I want a full Borla setup. I don't think anyone here or heard of anyone with a full Borla system. I bought the s type catback and can't look back I'm sure with an X pipe and headers it will be amazing. I heard of 50 hp + with the whole system
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Yea the o2 sensors you have now should be fine but the ones after that cats are going to throw a code if you get an off road x pipe. You will have to buy the eliminators they sell them on am. And 50 is a reasonable number especially if you delete your cats they are very constrictive on the exhaust and long tube headers are very Kool hopefully will be doing that to mine soon!!!
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Do you need the front ones or both front and rear for them. Also do you need 2 of them? Says sold individually so thinking maybe need 2
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Two plug into the headers and two into the x pipe area. You shouldn't need any aftermarket ones. Be a stretch but they can do it.

Heard a lot of bad things about the after market ones.
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You don't need extensions. The ones you have will work,just unclip the harness from the tranny.
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Do you need the front ones or both front and rear for them. Also do you need 2 of them? Says sold individually so thinking maybe need 2
Yea you need all of them but the ones you have now are just fine but when you remove your cats the rear o2 censors are going to throw a code you could get a tune to fix it or use o2 eliminators.
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Just have the tuner turn the rears off.
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Just have the tuner turn the rears off.
if you are getting it tuned there is another setting that also keeps the car from dumping gas down the exhaust to cool the cats that are no longer on the car.
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Cars dump gas down the exaust to cool the cats? Can you tell me where you learned that from, I'm "ignorant" and want to learn more.
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Cars dump gas down the exaust to cool the cats? Can you tell me where you learned that from, I'm "ignorant" and want to learn more.
I think that is the special function that only Honda makes. Causes the exhaust to spit flames ya know 😆
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You don't need extensions. The ones you have will work,just unclip the harness from the tranny.
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Cars dump gas down the exaust to cool the cats? Can you tell me where you learned that from, I'm "ignorant" and want to learn more.
Yes this is exactly correct. The motor dumps more fuel into the catalytic converters to keep them cool. When you run too lean or if the cats become overly restrictive (by clogging up) it causes the engine and exhaust to become very hot so to counter act this and ensure you don't melt your car down or set it on fire, gasoline is used as an exhaust "coolant"

I'm not completely clear on this part but for some reason removing cats causes this to happen
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I think that is the special function that only Honda makes. Causes the exhaust to spit flames ya know dde06
Not at all, all cars do this, it's a safety thing to prevent melt down
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Lets not start flaming or badgering people here. Forums are here for learning not bashing
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Not at all, all cars do this, it's a safety thing to prevent melt down
I would have never thought of that. Thanks or the info
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Guess I missed something.
I've googled it and not coming up with anything. Not douting you, just trying to wrap my head around it.
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It's a minuscule amount. Won't even see it in MPGs.
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Cars dump gas down the exaust to cool the cats? Can you tell me where you learned that from, I'm "ignorant" and want to learn more.
It's called the cat overtemp feature which also needs to be turned off in a tune. This is the reason mil eliminators are not the way to do things on these cars.


Do not use any o2 extendors. They can and will cause issues. All you need to do is unclip the harness at the top of the transmission. I just installed a set of American Racing 1 7/8 longtubes on mine this weekend. Fit and finish were top notch.
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It's called the cat overtemp feature which also needs to be turned off in a tune. This is the reason mil eliminators are not the way to do things on these cars.

Do not use any o2 extendors. They can and will cause issues. All you need to do is unclip the harness at the top of the transmission. I just installed a set of American Racing 1 7/8 longtubes on mine this weekend. Fit and finish were top notch.
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