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Old 07-29-2007, 06:16 PM
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Catalytic converter question

what's inside of a catalytic converter?...is it something I can just pull out or something by unbolting the exhaust behind it and beating the $hit out of it and pulling pieces out with some pliers?...haha
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:20 PM
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Pull it out all the way get yourself a piece of pipe and start beating it through that should take care of it
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:23 PM
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You can get a delete pipe from Ford for a stock system, but yes you can beat the insides out of a cat. They claim its not as good as a straight pipe because of turbulance, but there should be some HP benefit, and it will sound better.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:39 PM
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You can get a delete pipe from Ford for a stock system, but yes you can beat the insides out of a cat. They claim its not as good as a straight pipe because of turbulance, but there should be some HP benefit, and it will sound better.

how much would the delete pipe be from Ford?...could I beat the inside of it out while it's still on the truck?...lol...i'm lookin mainly for sound...if its still there, just gutted, will it sound the same as a straight pipe?
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yah, it will sound pretty much the same as a straight if its gutted vs putting a delete pipe in there..

as far as clearing it out on the truck.. I have no clue ... I've always seen it taken off and then shove a pole thru it or something.. but my brothers old 5.7 chevy they just whacked it with a hammer several times until you could hear crap rattling around then gunned the throttle and shot that crap out the tailpipe
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I spent $49 for my delete pipe from one of the sponsors on this site. Just put it in on Friday. was a PITA to get the cat off. But now gets up faster.
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yah, it will sound pretty much the same as a straight if its gutted vs putting a delete pipe in there..

as far as clearing it out on the truck.. I have no clue ... I've always seen it taken off and then shove a pole thru it or something.. but my brothers old 5.7 chevy they just whacked it with a hammer several times until you could hear crap rattling around then gunned the throttle and shot that crap out the tailpipe

that was my plan...just to beat the $hit out of it and and stick a prybar up in there and bust it up...haha...then let engine just blow it out...I didn't know if that'd work though...lol
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always worth a shot... try the easiest way first!
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I spent $49 for my delete pipe from one of the sponsors on this site. Just put it in on Friday. was a PITA to get the cat off. But now gets up faster.
why was the cat hard to get off?...do you just sawzall it off and weld a put in place or what?
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always worth a shot... try the easiest way first!
I like the way you think!...haha
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