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post #1 of 15 Old 12-24-2011, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Cat delete

So I have a dump question. I live in CA. .. Unfortunately, and my question is can I "delete" the cat without really looking like I did? What I heard from my older brother was you can take the cat out and ram a bar through it and make it hallow. What do you guys think? It needs to look like I have a cat so that seems like my only way to delete it...


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I've hollowed cats out before. It's quick and easy.

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So just ram a bar into it and knock all the crap out?


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I too know what you mean living in ca. What I did was welded some 3.5-4 in adapters to my cat. Measured it, then cut that much out of my exhaust and held the piece that I cut out with some exhaust band clamps. So now if I need an emissions test I just unbolt the bands and throw in the cat and tighten her up. After its done just put back my homemade delete pipe back in.

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Good work! I'm thinking that would be good


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yea i gutted my cat and its not like gutting the cat on a gasser but it works there is a lot of "honeycomb" in there and it takes a air chisel with a long chisel or about a 5" prybar to get enough force to pop through

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MRBP makes cat deletes for like 60 bucks and they botl right in and you just keep your old cat granted i dont have to have a cat but that what i would do
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I am putting my exhaust on this week with the cat delete pipe and keeping the cat in the shed. Cats are expensive so I do not want to pulverize it, and I have a friend that is going to do my smog checks so I am in the clear. But when I sell it someday I want to be able to put on a fully functional cat. I live in nor cal too and if I was in the next county I would be in the clear but in my area it is only visual inspection by a average joe smog shop.
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Dont damage your cat. Keep it and save it. Buy a cat delete pipe.

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Cool thanks guys. I'm moving in July out of CA but don't really want to destroy the cat. $60 delete pipe sounds good.


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