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Catalytic converter

Alright i'm tryin to find out if my ranger has way to many. i started looking and on the exhaust from the manifold on the drivers side i have two small ones. on the exhaust from the manifold on the passenger side there's one small one. where the two pipes join i have two big ones. yes an amazing total of 5 catalytic converters. am i the only one or are there others. and no i'm not in california where exhaust emittions matters. i'm in Louisiana where we don't give a rats about emittions.
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we all have that many. perhaps there is a reason?? hmmm.........
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what reason would it serve. the more converters the more chance of blockage and to much backpressure being put into the engine.
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they serve to keep your truck from polluting everything, if the air gets worse, all they are going to do is put MORE cats on there. youll hear some people claim some HUGE gains from removing the cats, but youll really get nothing out of it, aside from an illegal emissions system, do a search on the cats, its been well discussed in the past, youll find the most info there, as the catalytic converter debate is a heated one. do whatever you like, i say NO
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well i dont have emissions tests and the county i live in cats are not required so im taking mine off and its not illegal
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hell just run it out the hood then!!




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well i dont have emissions tests and the county i live in cats are not required so im taking mine off and its not illegal
Actually, it is still illegal. It's illegal no matter where you are in the country because federal law requires that all vehicles originally equipped with cats must have them in place and operational. Just because the county you live in doesn't do emissions testing does not mean that it is not illegal.
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if we knew asbestos gave us cancer we probably would not have used it so widely in the 50's and 60's and certainly not in our homes?

you know a catalytic converter helps reduce polution
if it is working properly it should not rob you of any power
in fact with out it a modern gas engine looses both performance and economy

don't be a moron - stop screwing up your rural piece of americana - you will miss it someday
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how about the county does not require cats and states and counties can change federal law just like the driving age is 16 federally but some states make it lower and its not illegal to do that look it up. its not gan hurt anything
"don't be a moron - stop screwing up your rural piece of americana - you will miss it someday" um no im not gana hurt anything. if your worried about the environment then a few people without cats are the least of your worries
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um no im not gana hurt anything. if your worried about the environment then a few people without cats are the least of your worries
then you wont mind if someone pours some rat poison in your well? hell, its only one well, who else in the world would care? i know thats an exaggeration, but the point is the same, its an ignorant disregard for the environment, federal law, and WELL ENGINEERED vehicles
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chill out people i was only asking if 5 cats was really necessary, not if i or anybody else really cares about anybody's opinion. if you get a ticket or such from it your fault but if it is really robbing your engine of power then you do your thing.
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I'm with Bob on this one. Not only is it illegal at the federal level, it is also socially irresponsible. We've already done enough to trash the planet.
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yes you need them, they are high flow cats so you arent losing any power. they shouldnt be getting clogged unless you put bugs into your gas tank instead of gas...but thats just idiotic why would you do that, what were you thinking.

you wont gain anything by taking them off either except a little sound, but not much
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go hug a tree states and counties can change the law to what they want like i said go look it up if you realy think we are trashing the planet o well you only live so long and its not like we are gana make it an unlivable planet i would love to debate wit you on that topic

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i think its sad you think you would win a debate like that. like mike said "socially irresponsible" is a good word here. Im locking this now, if you really want a debate, make it in religious and politcal discussion
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