Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum

Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum (
-   ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) (
-   -   Removing cat (

200two-zx3 01-14-2013 12:52 AM

Removing cat
What happens and what do I do about removing my cat from my car, or atleast relocating thecat else where other than the engine bay it seems like the stock location is not ideal.

zetecDon 01-14-2013 03:38 AM

1 Attachment(s)
The stock location is ultimately ideal. The catalytic converter has to be heated up to a high temperature in order to operate properly. Right after the exhaust manifold is the best location for this. The only way I can see you relocating the catalytic converter is actually converting everything from the exhaust manifold to the flex pipe over to an SVT set up. The SVT header is a long tube design and has the catalytic converter under the motor instead of in front of it. Finding a decent SVT cat might be a problem but you can always go with a high flow cat from But that's only if you go with the SVT long tube header. Or you can scavenge around for aftermarket headers if you so choose. You may find them cheaper, but the SVT set up is by far the best you can put on your car.

mikebontoft 01-14-2013 03:41 AM

what is not ideal?

welcome to the site, by the way :)

homelessmonkey 02-13-2013 09:45 PM

but for svt set up you need bung welded into header or make your 02 sensor wires longer to reach stock no?

sleepyboy 02-13-2013 09:55 PM

It'll reach if you undo the black wire cover a little, or at least mine did when I did the swap.

homelessmonkey 02-13-2013 10:49 PM

id rather do that and save alittle money rather then getting a bung

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.