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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:55 am 
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i've just got my pacey extractors and 2.5 lukey exhaust and its pretty good but i'm looking for a bit more vocals if you know what i mean. the blokes at work reckon i should bash my cat converter out to get more pop and crackle. should i do this or not?
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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:01 am 
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definately not
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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:07 am 
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how come?
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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:07 am 
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i've just got my pacey extractors and 2.5 lukey exhaust and its pretty good but i'm looking for a bit more vocals if you know what i mean. the blokes at work reckon i should bash my cat converter out to get more pop and crackle. should i do this or not?


Carries a $10,000 fine if the EPA catches you. Not worth it.. bang out ur muffler if you want some extra noise.. the cat isnt very restrictive.. its your mufflers which quieten it all down!

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:09 am 
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if you punch out the cat that means that a lot more pollutants will be released and im not a tree hugger but thats farrked.
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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:11 am 
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ok then. cheers fellas
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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:13 am 
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no wokkas

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:40 am 
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No1. Illegal if you want to comply with EPA reg's which your car must meet to be RWC..

No2. Bashing it will probably restrict the exhaust flow reducing power and depending how hard you drive might cause the engine some grief..

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:54 am 
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Buy a high flow cat. if u bash or cut it out it wont be hard to tell cause it will the exaust fumes will smell like rotten eggs.
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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:34 am 
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exactly what joolz said.

Your car will suddenly smell identical to a super powered car, anybody who has smelled the difference between a catalysed unleaded car and a non catalysed super petrol exhaust will know the difference. Its a massive difference in smell and I'm no tree hugger either but I sincerely hope anyone who guts their catalytic converter gets the maximum penalty from the EPA.
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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:36 pm 
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NO.

They sound s**t with a bashed cat. and u wont get anymore power
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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:40 pm 
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And if you bash your cat I will report you to the RSPCA...

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:50 pm 
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like they will find him in Geraldton, lol
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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:53 pm 
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Yeah go get yourself an AU XR Tickford cat converter, its cheaper than an aftermarket one and its basically the same thing.

Its not good hollowing out your old one, as the fine is just not worth the effort.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:00 pm 
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You must be a tree hugger, we dont use them well dont have to here i can't smell the diff doesnt sound much diff but breathes a lil better
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