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Catalytic Converter stolen

I've got a 2004 F550 6.0 refrigerator body truck that some idiot stole the cat off of. What is the best route to go to fix it? Can i just get it straight piped or will it throw a check engine light? It is a work truck and Im just looking for the cheapest fix
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Depends on where you live for emissions testing, but odds are, you probably can just straight pipe it and be done with it.

I heard we had CAT thieves in our town, so I protect mine by keeping it in the garage!

No, it wont throw a CEL. My 04 f350 6.0 didn't. Also will help lower EGT's with out it on.
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I've got a 2004 F550 6.0 refrigerator body truck that some idiot stole the cat off of. What is the best route to go to fix it? Can i just get it straight piped or will it throw a check engine light? It is a work truck and Im just looking for the cheapest fix
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Since it's a 550 you won't have to smog it because the GVWR is over 14,000. But if you ever get stopped for an inspection, that's a whole different story

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Depends on where you live for emissions testing, but odds are, you probably can just straight pipe it and be done with it.

I heard we had CAT thieves in our town, so I protect mine by keeping it in the garage!

No, it wont throw a CEL. My 04 f350 6.0 didn't. Also will help lower EGT's with out it on.
Really? I'm in Holden Beach, NC so emissions testing is unheard of. I have a MBRP on my personal truck with no cat or muffler. As long as i can know for a fact there will not be a check engine light because of straight piping it then thats what i will do.
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I heard we had CAT thieves in our town, so I protect mine by keeping it in the garage!

No, it wont throw a CEL. My 04 f350 6.0 didn't. Also will help lower EGT's with out it on.
Hahaha I keep mine locked up too. No codes here either. Lower EGTs and a better turbo sound.

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Yes, really. No codes for a cat delete. I'm trying to remember where I bought the cat delete pipe from. I know my CFO has the records, but I try not to bring up past expenditures on my truck.
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