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can i remove my catilytic converter

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mudjunkie, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Jul 30, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    my cat is warped ans i was curious if i can just remove the cat attach a straight pipe to the header (pacesetter) and run the straight pipe to a flowmaster exhaust. i want a deepsound not this leaking riceburner sound any suggestins please let me know.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2008 at 8:41 PM
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    uh sure, but its illegal in all states if I remember correctly. Just watch out who inspects it.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    i never had it inspected before my plan is to justcadd a straight pipe tpvthe muffler by passing the cat with the warped flange does this sound like a dumb idea cats are like 200 bucks
     
  4. Jul 30, 2008 at 8:49 PM
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    getting there....
    see if maybe you can get one from a junk yard first. do you have an o2 sensor before or after the cat??
     
  5. Jul 30, 2008 at 8:50 PM
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    one before and one after junkyards here dont sell cats its illegal or something
     
  6. Jul 30, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    getting there....
    since you have sensors before and after, you may need to get a high flow cat like maybe from magnaflow, or a universal cat so it wont throw a cel. if you want straight pipe, you may be able to put in a straight pipe, but to keep the cel off, you may need an o2 sensor bung and either the sensor itself or an o2 simulator.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2008 at 8:59 PM
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    it almost sounds cheaper to just by the cat and install it i wonder if there is a miracle gasket that will fix the warp or seal it or something it doesnt sit right in the header flsnge
     
  8. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:02 PM
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    getting there....
    maybe you can get another header flange welded on and get rid of the warped one.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:04 PM
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    i was thinking about that did you see my other header thread if so do you have any advice its the riceburner thread p.s i am fed up with my exhaust issues
     
  10. Jul 31, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    You get a Stock exhuast. Polish the inside with a gringer and start over again..

    Cleaning up any non smooth edges really helps.
    it is a way I free up HP for track cars running Stock class who can not add headers.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    what do yo mean
     
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