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Catalytic converter help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bmangdog, May 14, 2012.

  1. May 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    Bmangdog

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    Hey guys I have a 2000 taco 3.4l 4wd and I was wondering if I took the cat off if it would make it not run as good? I know it will probably throw codes but that's fine... Thanks!
     
  2. May 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    misterdmac

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    Why do you want to take it off?
     
  3. May 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    You can buy a "high flow cat" if that's what you're trying to accomplish
     
  4. May 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    +1. If you run the exhaust too open you lose power-and gain a lot of sound. To me-bad tradeoff.
    Unless you are an attention whore.
     
  5. May 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    JDMcQ

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    Removing the cat is also illegal.
     
  6. May 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    Hence the quotations
     
  7. May 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    Bmangdog

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    I had a ranger and removed it on there. I have decided not to. Thanks guys!
     
  8. May 16, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    Tacoma9396jrc

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    I took cut mine off, didn't lose any power of mpgs. Gained alot of sound tho. mine is on a 96, but my check engine light does stay on
     
  9. May 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    SCSPerformance

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    this. i had mine stolen so i ran w/o a cat for a few weeks. it's too loud, my low end went down the toilet thus my right foot got heavier resulting in poor mpg, lol. leave it alone. weld on a muffler if you're after sound.
     
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