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Catalytic converter

Thread in 'Exhaust' started by Jeff Claxton, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Jeff Claxton

    Jeff Claxton Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    My exhaust on the passenger side glows red! My mechanic says it is a clogged converter. I didn't let it run after I noticed this. I was going to replace the converters but was wondering if the rt yipe is still around for purchase. Also was wondering if the o2 sensors were affected as well. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
     
  2. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Sadly its not..... BUT you can purchase a WALKER replacement cheaply and install, OR buy it and PUNCH out the cat and install your own performance part.



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    Just take off the OEM Y pipe, PUNCH out the guts and re install with new hardware..



    Todd Z
     
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    chad linkhart Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    not sure if your area does a inspection or not but you can always do the unspeakable like the stang owners do.
     
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    Robert Howell Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Pull the converter, punch out the guts and re-install
     
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    chad linkhart Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    not sure if your area does a inspection or not but you can always do the unspeakable like the stang owners do.
     
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    chad linkhart Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    in theory if i turn my sta into a full on track vehicle wouldnt it be better to remove the cat. would the punch cause a slowing effect of the exhaust gases? because it would be more of a expansion chamber? just curious.
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Magnaflo makes excellent high flow bullit shaped convertors.
     
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    chad linkhart Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    What size exhaust does the 4.6 have?
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I think 2.25" on both header pipes. That is what I remember from a freinds '07



    The link is what I was going to use on my '04. It also comes in straight nipple. Also choice of ceramic or metalic substrate. I think the metalic substrate stands up to more pressure.

    Check magnaflo or summit raccing. I was going to build an equalized dual exhaust.



    http://www.mysporttrac.com/library/14449/exhaust/x-pipe.jpg
     
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    chad linkhart Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    well dang theres my first jump the gun mistake all the exhaust stuff ive bought x pipe mufflers and tips are all 2.5 inch o well itll be better for it once i get the blower anyway.
     

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