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post #1 of 3 Old 10-09-2009, 02:34 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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cat gut question

I pulled the truck into the barn this afternoon to pull the cat off and gut it. I was able to get the U clamp loose however the clam shell bolts turned out to be a no go. I sprayed the bolts down with some PB blaster to soak for a while. My question is, can I cut the two bolts with a sawzall and replace with two new bolts or is the two bolts part of the clamshell?
I'm gonna gut the cat for now and then later on get a dp and a cat delete section or a new exhaust from turbo back of some sort.


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yea unfotunetly they are, i had the same problem, gonna have to get downpipe. What i did was i bought a downpipe that has the flange to bolt up to the cat and a cat delete pipe, so that way if i need the cat in the future for emissions i can pop it on with the new downpipe.

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My guy cut the cat out and after inspection welded it back in. You would be hard peassed to tell anything has been done. To reach GoFastPadre Tennessee Powerstrokes Official Chapter Area

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