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Old 07-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Removing cat

If I wanted to remove the cat and just run it like that for probably about a day would that be ok? Can I remove it myself or do I need special tools? And would this hurt my car in any way? It's a 95 z28 (obd1)
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Shouldnt hurt it. People do it all the time on there little ricers. I dont see how it could harm a V8.
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Would it be like running open headers? Because im having an exhaust shop put a pipe in where the cat was but it'll just be open pipe for now
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The car will be fine. But it will be very loud and you may get a noise violation ticket lol i couldn't imagine cutting the cat off my ls1. Its already loud without the flowmaster. But they are solid cars and my opinion is you will have nothing to worry about except loud noise
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& yes it will probably almost be like running open headers
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It will be loud as hell, seriously. I wouldn't want to take it off until right before you are about to go to the exhaust shop.
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Alright we'll I won't take it off until right before but how would I go about taking it off? Does it just unbolt like the muffler? Or would I have to cut it?
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If you're having an exhaust shop put a pipe in its place just have them remove it. Unless they won't remove it that is. If its the factory cat it's welded to the Y pipe so it will have to be cut out.
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The exhaust shop wanted to charge me like $50 more to just remove it and I thought that was kind of a waste when I could do it myself. My car currently has a muffler delete with straight pipes, how much louder will it be than that?
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The exhaust shop wanted to charge me like $50 more to just remove it and I thought that was kind of a waste when I could do it myself. My car currently has a muffler delete with straight pipes, how much louder will it be than that?
It will be louder. Not going to be the greatest noise in the world IMHO. I looked at a Trans am a few years back that was identical to mine except it was a 6 speed. No cat no muffler just pipes with factory manifolds it sounded like poop.
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Alright last question haha. Would it be streetable with just the open pipe where the cat was? I live in Florida so there's no emissions and I've never seen anyone around here get pulled over for any kind of exhaust related issues. So would i be able to drive it for a short period of time?
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I wouldn't call it "streetable" ... But, yes it will be drivable. And loud as **** and annoying to others !!!! Not recommended, no matter what state you live in. With nothing between the y pipe and exhaust manifolds/headers, the rest of the exhaust pipe will hang/drag? If all you are going to do is drive it to the muffler shop, it should be ok as long as you aren't dragging anything.
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I live in fl by orlando and ppl are constantly ticketed for noise
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^^^^ I'm going to guess cos Orlando is a tourist city. Local/surrounding law enforcement may be more strict.
Keeping in mind that ALL states and cities have a noise Ordinance. Just some don't enforce it, some do.
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^^^^ I'm going to guess cos Orlando is a tourist city. Local/surrounding law enforcement may be more strict.
Keeping in mind that ALL states and cities have a noise Ordinance. Just some don't enforce it, some do.
I technically live in debary/deltona which is halfway between orlando and daytona and there strict.
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