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im gonna gut my dpf this weekend. will my cat get plugged up right away? im running the livewire with a kem low hp tow tune. i use my rig for heavy towing and dont want to blow smoke all over and get hassled by the bears.

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Surban, just my opinion for ya, I did the dpf/doc delete and a minimax and I dont smoke at all. Unless I get hard on the skinny pedel. I wouldn't gut your dpf. Id keep it just incase. Just my 02 cents. Plus you get rid of a heck of a lot of weight!

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i need to keep the dpf on to fool the smokies. also i have an extra dpf off my dads 6.4, he runs a delete pipe. i might just gut both the dpf and cat. but i would like to keep the cat intact to help trap some soot. but i suppose that will only work for so long before it clogs. hopefully someone will chime in who has ran just the cat for many miles.

how you liking the fresh delete sawed off? you ride sleds? we might have to grab a beer some day being as we live in the same zip

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Is there a process/write-up to actually gutting a CAT/DPF?

Or is it just take it off and give'r ****?

We don't have sniffer tests around here, so I was thinking of this route because we just have random roadside inspections provided by our local smokies. I don't know how hard they are into catching DPF's here, but it'd be nice to not have to worry.

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i think you just pull it off and let er buck. i have heard of long drill bits being the easiest way. so thats what ill try

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I used a long drill bit and a hammer drill to gut mine. Once you get a hole through it, you can break out bigger chunks. Wear a mask, there is some sort of insulation around the outside of the ceramic.

I don't think the cat will clog. I left the cat in place and I have about 18000 miles on mine with no signs of clogging.
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If it is a visual inspection you are worried about buy a delete pipe withthe bungs in it and install the sensors call it a performance systems....

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surban, I'm. Lovin the dpf/doc delete. Nate over at performance truck products talked me into both. That stock pipe is heavy as hell. When I first gave it a little pedel I noticed a big difference! As far as a sled, yep I got one 06 firecat. Deffinatly hit ya up for a beer one of these days!

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I used a long drill bit and a hammer drill to gut mine. Once you get a hole through it, you can break out bigger chunks. Wear a mask, there is some sort of insulation around the outside of the ceramic.

I don't think the cat will clog. I left the cat in place and I have about 18000 miles on mine with no signs of clogging.
thanks for your input. i probably would have over looked the mask, and its good to hear your cats doin good


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If it is a visual inspection you are worried about buy a delete pipe withthe bungs in it and install the sensors call it a performance systems....
i want to take every measure possible to avoid a big fine. my vehicle is commercial and is subject to some very stringent inspections. i almost didnt want to start a thread, you never know who looks at this stuff. i did consider just the delete pipe because it would be alot easier but in the end chose the safest route.

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surban, I'm. Lovin the dpf/doc delete. Nate over at performance truck products talked me into both. That stock pipe is heavy as hell. When I first gave it a little pedel I noticed a big difference! As far as a sled, yep I got one 06 firecat. Deffinatly hit ya up for a beer one of these days!
sounds good man

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