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Old 10-09-2004, 07:38 AM   #1
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Have you ever gutted a cat?

My 5 year old kitty got run over the other day and I wanted to have it stuffed. Just kidding. I want to get an off road pipe, but then decided it would probably be less noticeable legally speaking and warranty wise if I just gutted the cat. Has anybody ever done this? I was just wondering if anybody had a how to or some simple instructions for me.


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dont do it, neither of them. The risks outweigh the rewards. as others will undoubtedly tell you, the cost of a emmissions ticket can be quite high (ignore my sarcasm, its late and im pulling an allnighter). Just stick with an aftermarket exhaust and be done with it.
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Yeah, though the ORP makes it visibly obvious that you are sans-a-cat, at least during inspection time you can switch back to the cat (because you would not have gutted the poor thing - REEEEOOOOOWWW!!!!!!!).
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Well I figured gutting it would be the best thing as far as warranty work goes since it would look as if I still had a cat. We dont have inspections here though so I am not worried about that.
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If you gut the cat the mechanics will know exactly what is up so wanting to do it for warranty work is moot. It will be louder than bombs and give off a distinctive smell. Best bet is the ORP because switching it out back to stock is faster than doing an oil change. A cat cost an assload of money while the ORP can be had sub $200. Not to mention that if you gut the cat I would think that you would still need the $3x rear O2 cheater that is included with the ORP.
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Yeah if you gut the cat you still need a MIL eliminator on the rear O2 sensor. If the Ford tech doesn't notice the smell or added exhuast loudness, he may still notice the MIL elim.

However, you might be more likely to fool a cop with a gutted cat.
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gutting that cat can make the car run like ass too. almost indoubtably.

get the ORP and just swap out if you ever need service.
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Did that to my 93 Probe GT back in the day, car would blow out dark smoke when you hammered the gas, and it smelled like stank ass, not a good idea, I did it once and only once hehe
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yeah, get the ORP, and swap it for emissoins
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If you gut the cat, you're probably going to lose power. Gutting the cat results in a very turbulant exhaut flow through there and will actually be more of an obstruction than just leaving the cat as is. So I'd suggest either getting the ORP or just leave the cat on.
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