1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Should i take my CAt off?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by piratesvarsity22, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Nov 25, 2008 at 11:16 AM
    #1
    piratesvarsity22

    piratesvarsity22 [OP] SickTacoFoSho

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9136
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    florida
    Vehicle:
    1995 Tacoma
    smoked taillights, thrush glasspack muffler, hollowed out cat. K&n intake,2 12' infinity subwoofers. sony xplod cd player
    my check engine light just came on looks like the cat is bad, i live in fla nd they dont do inspections here. whats the diff with a cat on and off. will it be louder better gas mileage
     
  2. Nov 25, 2008 at 11:20 AM
    #2
    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Member:
    #8256
    Messages:
    3,047
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Equador. Don't know why.
    Vehicle:
    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    what makes you think it's the cat?
     
  3. Nov 25, 2008 at 11:22 AM
    #3
    piratesvarsity22

    piratesvarsity22 [OP] SickTacoFoSho

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9136
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    florida
    Vehicle:
    1995 Tacoma
    smoked taillights, thrush glasspack muffler, hollowed out cat. K&n intake,2 12' infinity subwoofers. sony xplod cd player
    i hooked it up to the obd2 and said that it was ...
     
  4. Nov 25, 2008 at 11:29 AM
    #4
    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Member:
    #8256
    Messages:
    3,047
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Equador. Don't know why.
    Vehicle:
    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
  5. Nov 25, 2008 at 11:36 AM
    #5
    -TRDMAN-

    -TRDMAN- ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Member:
    #514
    Messages:
    2,119
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Clarion Pa
    Vehicle:
    F-150
  6. Nov 25, 2008 at 11:37 AM
    #6
    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Member:
    #8256
    Messages:
    3,047
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Equador. Don't know why.
    Vehicle:
    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    no what???
     
  7. Nov 25, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    #7
    piratesvarsity22

    piratesvarsity22 [OP] SickTacoFoSho

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9136
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    florida
    Vehicle:
    1995 Tacoma
    smoked taillights, thrush glasspack muffler, hollowed out cat. K&n intake,2 12' infinity subwoofers. sony xplod cd player
    honestly unless i replace the cat, im always gonna have the check engine light on, im thinkin bout knockin the guts out of the cat and if i ever move back up to PA they will see that the cat is still installed, but which way will get better gas mileage?
     
  8. Nov 25, 2008 at 12:50 PM
    #8
    dually

    dually Low and slow

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Member:
    #8205
    Messages:
    3,132
    Gender:
    Male
    Interstate underpass
    Vehicle:
    05 Indigo 4wd Longbed
    Not as many as the 98..
    Hollowed cats sound like shit.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2008 at 1:00 PM
    #9
    -TRDMAN-

    -TRDMAN- ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Member:
    #514
    Messages:
    2,119
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Clarion Pa
    Vehicle:
    F-150
    Thats why i say NO....
     
  10. Nov 25, 2008 at 9:12 PM
    #10
    br217398

    br217398 Crazy Person.....

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Member:
    #7920
    Messages:
    478
    Gender:
    Male
    Orlando Florida
    Vehicle:
    06 Tundra Crew Cab 4WD
    Hornblasters horns,Strobe lights,Police Undercover Vehicle, Volent Ram air system, pro comp POS AAL, biltein all around, step bars.
    not sure where in fl you live, but i choped off the cat, and muffler.... a bit louder (ok loud enough to wake up the neighbors but i dont like them anyways) i have the 4 banger, and it sounds good. hope this helps
     
  11. Nov 26, 2008 at 11:33 AM
    #11
    81shark

    81shark Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Member:
    #10567
    Messages:
    1,451
    Gender:
    Male
    replace the cat. it's not that expenseive to do.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2008 at 11:47 AM
    #12
    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Member:
    #8256
    Messages:
    3,047
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Equador. Don't know why.
    Vehicle:
    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    Does anybody know how long the "federally mandated emission components extended warranty" my Haynes manual talks about lasts? Would a 95 still be covered? If so maybe it can be replaced for free?
     
  13. Nov 26, 2008 at 12:47 PM
    #13
    jrws6

    jrws6 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Member:
    #5668
    Messages:
    232
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Western North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    07, Dodge Ram 35004x4 Cummins Turbo Diesel 6M
    As for the OP fix the cat correctly, It can save you fuel and maint. issues down the road.
    Find a credible shop, the can test your cat for you. I have had a couple replaced on GM vehicles, for 125.00 installed (aftermarket of cousre at a local exhaust shop.)
    FYI just bc a scanner OBD2 says PO420 cat below eff, doesnt ,mean THE CAT is the problem nessecarily.




    I know for GM vehicles, unless they have a warranty block (salvaged title)
    or something similar, the are warrantied for 8 years, or 80k miles.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2008 at 7:43 PM
    #14
    piratesvarsity22

    piratesvarsity22 [OP] SickTacoFoSho

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9136
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    florida
    Vehicle:
    1995 Tacoma
    smoked taillights, thrush glasspack muffler, hollowed out cat. K&n intake,2 12' infinity subwoofers. sony xplod cd player
    tru tru thanks guys... and the haynes thing and stock warranty shit is 7 years :-(
     
To Top