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gutted catalytic converter= where\'s the power

just punched out my cat and mounted it back up, not a noticable noise increase, but that's good, what's not is i just spent an hour messing with that and can't tell any difference in power. can someone please give me any idea as to why there was no increase.
 

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Re: gutted catalytic converter= where\'s the power

The stock Catalatyc converter is THE most horribly engineered exhaust piece that I have ever seen. It will not flow any better gutted, in fact it might even flow worse because of the shape. If you'll notice that the bottom of the cat where the exhaust gas is released is square. not good for flow...Just get the FC off-road pipe from Tony D at New Edge.
 

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Re: gutted catalytic converter= where\'s the power

DUDE THAT WAS NOT A SMART MOVE!!!!1 THAT CAT IS WORTH $ YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST GOTTEN A OFFROAD PIPE
 

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Re: gutted catalytic converter= where\'s the power

who will give me money for that old ass cat? i will sell mine in an instant.
 

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Since now your pipe goes form little to big hollow cat to little again the exhaust flow is super turbulent. That create as much if not more backpressure than the stock cat.
 

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Re: gutted catalytic converter= where\'s the power

Originally posted by spankenstein:
Since now your pipe goes form little to big hollow cat to little again the exhaust flow is super turbulent. That create as much if not more backpressure than the stock cat.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Gutted cats hurt horsepower, turbulence isnt good, and that big empty chamber slows gasses considerabely.
 

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Re: gutted catalytic converter= where\'s the power

just like everyone else is saying, gutted cats will hurt your performance.
 
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