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Old 03-03-2012, 11:36 PM
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Exhaust Question

I have a 97 7.3 besides the DIY intake it is bone stock. What I am wondering is if i have the cat and muffler removed would it yield any advantages to performance/fuel consumption for me. Thank you
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:48 AM
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you will notice a difference with the cat removed, and you should get yourself a good down pipe as well, good luck and
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ya the thing in the stock exhaust that really restricts is the downpipe, its flat as a pancake. thats what will really make a big difference, along with removing the cat and muffler.
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I appreciate the responses thank you. I will first have them removed and work towards the new exhaust. I realize the downpipe is a major weak link in the system, but without replace it yet would you think that I might be able to notice or feel a difference with just removing the cat and muffler? I really fill like the truck at times is bogged down. Thank you again


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I'd start with the downpipe. The further upstream you can reduce restriction, the more bang for the buck.
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When you do a down pipe go with diamond eye a lot nicer then MBRP stuff suxs to install and looks like poop
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