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Old 06-07-2006
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Anyone Heard this before?

I go to this shop to see about gettin a high flow cat on my truck with Flows and he tells me that my truck already has a high flow cat cause the trucks 96' and over come with high flow cats? anyone else hear this before?
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I heard there are different oem cats. Some have a brick, and some have pebbles. One of them is the same design and as effecient as the aftermarket hi-po ones. I'm not sure which one.
There's still an issue with inlet/outlet tube size of the cat. If you have a larger pipe from a new exhaust then the cat tube is most likely smaller.
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what year truck you have? most newer rangers do come with higher flowing cats. and an upgrade wouldnt be noticable unless you were boosted.
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i got a 2000 3.0 2wd trailhead edition
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whats a trail head edition?
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like an fx4
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no trail head is like an edge. it was a sport version, with torsion bars and it was 2wd
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Most if not all cats are high flowing on vehicles made over the last few years. Cats aren't like they used to be any more, when they significantly restricted flow.
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Idk, my friend told me his brother has a 01 ranger with the little leaf sticker and said that he had 5 cats... my truck has the leaf, so i guess i have 5 cats aswell... they better be something lol who needs 5 cats.
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mine has the little leaf thing too.. i think that just means it will take ethenal fuel tho (shrug) i dunno
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The leaf just means your vehicle is flex fuel (Allowing you to run E85).
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so i dont have 5 cats?
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you hafta figure that out yourself. The leaf has nothin to do with amount of cats, it means your vehicle runs on flex fuel.
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you might.... i think i only have 3 and im flex...
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idk theres only two packs of em, but my friend cut off my exhaust tonight so it sounds nice lol my gibson is coming in sometime next week
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i have the high flow ones
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alright thx for all the help, i think im just gunna keep my stock cat and just run my exhaust from the cat back and mayb throw on an air intake and possibly sum headers
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you might.... i think i only have 3 and im flex...
Correcto! 3 is the magic number!
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There are 3 or 4 of them (I don't remember how many mine has).

The first 2 are pre-heaters that heat up the exhaust for the CAT...the big one before the muffler is the actual CAT.
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