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Old 04-19-2017, 12:26 AM
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Catalytic converter woes

Well I think my cat is on its last leg. Engine power is down. And my cat sounds like a paint can with big ball bearings banging around.

I ordered a test pipe and I'm gonna just remove the cat. We don't have emissions tests here. So I'll be fine. But the car is down until monday when the pipe should arrive.

Next step is to remove the muffler and see how it sounds lol.
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Re: Catalytic converter woes

I wouldn't remove the muffler if you're gonna do a test pipe. It will be so raspy and loud, you'll hate life.

When mine went bad, I actually used a HushPowerII (I think?) resonator/muffler with some flanges welded on to replace mine. It passed the visual inspection for a converter in my area and with a defouler never threw a CEL. I realize you don't have that but just an FYI.
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Re: Catalytic converter woes

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please keep the muffler
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Re: Catalytic converter woes

Muffler is a must on a 4cyl Honda.......
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Re: Catalytic converter woes

Ah whats wrong with it? I pretty much had a straight pipe right after the manifold on my 4 banger camry and it wasn't that loud...It had a deep rumble that sounded better than a lot of cars.

Has anyone gutted the stock muffler?
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Re: Catalytic converter woes

I haven't touched my stock muffler cause I'm afraid I'll get a terrible sound that'll piss people off (neighbors and car guys). If I do anything with my exhaust it'll be a cat back or new muffler. Just me, but you do what you want, it's your car after all.
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Re: Catalytic converter woes

yonaka exhaust ftw
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