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Old 04-07-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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FSWerks Header on my 09

OK so i just bought my FSwerks Header, and New Tune, now my question is, with my Cat gone, will I have repercussions to my car without it? if so, what should i do?
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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Not quite sure what your worried about/asking.

The tune will take care of the check engine light that will trip because of the cat being removed. The tune will also help you make the most of the mods your doing.

Sounds like you have everything in place for a fun daily driver.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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Not quite sure what your worried about/asking.

The tune will take care of the check engine light that will trip because of the cat being removed. The tune will also help you make the most of the mods your doing.

Sounds like you have everything in place for a fun daily driver.
thanks, just trying to be cautious, only car, daily driver, I don't want to Have anything go wrong with the car. I had a 98 SHO that I had Magnaflow installed on a couple years ago, after blowing the engine I was told It was all due to having the cats removed, and not having the correct amount of back pressure
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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thanks, just trying to be cautious, only car, daily driver, I don't want to Have anything go wrong with the car. I had a 98 SHO that I had Magnaflow installed on a couple years ago, after blowing the engine I was told It was all due to having the cats removed, and not having the correct amount of back pressure
That was for sure wrong..............unless the engine serverly leaned out because of the exhaust work. What exactly happened?. The backpressure game is always played. I was told once putting a high flow muffler on will cause the cat to burn up.............because it let more exhaust out of the engine which caused more heat.

Your car will be fine unless you need to have it emission tested.
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That was for sure wrong..............unless the engine serverly leaned out because of the exhaust work. What exactly happened?. The backpressure game is always played. I was told once putting a high flow muffler on will cause the cat to burn up.............because it let more exhaust out of the engine which caused more heat.

Your car will be fine unless you need to have it emission tested.
Well luckily the state of Iowa doesnt have emmission tests.

But a few days after having the exhaust done I was driving around and the lights started dimming, then the engine started chugging and then a loud noise, and then dead, after a few fruitless hours of tinkering, got it started back up and another hour and a half drive home, (only about 15 mins from home) got it into the garage, tore into the engine, a rod was snapped, 2 pistons cracked, lifters were done, and the cams were tore up
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Well luckily the state of Iowa doesnt have emmission tests.

But a few days after having the exhaust done I was driving around and the lights started dimming, then the engine started chugging and then a loud noise, and then dead, after a few fruitless hours of tinkering, got it started back up and another hour and a half drive home, (only about 15 mins from home) got it into the garage, tore into the engine, a rod was snapped, 2 pistons cracked, lifters were done, and the cams were tore up
Sounds like a spun rod bearing or oiling issue caused that.
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We want vids and pics when it's all said and done! :D
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We want vids and pics when it's all said and done! :D
No Prob, so Anxious, stress bars should be here tomorrow, Header hopefully by tues, and my new rims should be here next thurs, ill post a new thread by the latest of next Fri
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Your car will be loud as balls! Enjoy!
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For sure let us know how it all fits and sounds. Photos thru the intall process would be nice, along with a video. Is your car a 5-speed or automatic?.

I would love to install a header, but I can't do it to new car with a full warranty left.
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