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The lil thing right n back of pass. mud flap??

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Hwn built, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. Hwn built

    Hwn built

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    What is that?? Is it like another cat or another exhaust?? Does it matter if I chop it off to run straight pipes??
     
  2. Beowulf

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    It's a resonator. You can chop it off if you don't mind a little more noise. It doesn't restrict exhaust flow.
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  3. Hwn built

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    Thanks. Also, is it ok vehicle wise if I remove my Cat??




    ........or gut it out??

    **I don't mean my house cat, I mean the one before my muffler.
     
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    That little "oil can" at the end of the exhaust is what makes the cruiser "whistle" when accelerating.
     
  5. Gumby

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    Do not mess with your cat. It really doesn't make a large difference performance-wise and makes a huge difference pollutant-wise.

    OTOH, feel free to gut your house cat. One less feline in the world is a good thing.
     
  6. Hwn built

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    Thanks. I didn't know the resonator made that sound. Several people have asked me that. Everyone thought it sounded like a turbo or supercharger kicking in. Thanks again.
     
  7. Mr.Bryan

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    I took care of one of my cats, and the other one is half dead(drilled out). I passed emissions with flying colors, and it seemed to make a little diffrence, not much though. There really isnt to big of a need to get rid of the cats. They are restrictive and all, but I dont know how much that actually hurt the truck.
     
  8. lx450landcruiser

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    what about 1 high flow cat to a turbo muffler and cut off the littlw whisle thingy? any one one dont this?
    i know horse power isnt a big thing but im thinking with one cat and a turbo muffler being smaller it would help with ground clearence.