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Exhaust Size after the 4th Catalytic Converter

I want to know what the OD of the Exhaust pipe is after the 4th Catalytic converter before the flange.

I was thinking it was 2.5" can anyone confirm this?
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I just put calipers on my exhaust yesterday because im replacing that pipe on re-doing the exhaust again. And i came up with 2.5"
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Yeah I am pretty sure its 2.5
I want to get my exhaust redone. I just want a little more of a note then what i has now.
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Yeah I am pretty sure its 2.5
I want to get my exhaust redone. I just want a little more of a note then what i has now.
Than again you have a new ranger. They could and should still be the same exhaust sizes........idk
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2003 4.0L is 2.5" out of the cat but necks down to 2.25" right before the flange.
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2003 4.0L is 2.5" out of the cat but necks down to 2.25" right before the flange.

cool, thanks Bob.

I want to get rid of that drop down in size.
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another exhaust? #4 or 5 for you aint it
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Did you ever think about cutting out that 4th cat? Thats what I am thinking for when I do mine.
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I have thought about it but I dont know if i want to.
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Did you ever think about cutting out that 4th cat? Thats what I am thinking for when I do mine.
I wonder if that will be emission leagal for me..................
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What are the pros and cons of removing the 4th cat. Mostly interesed in the cons. Dont want to mess anything up.

What exhuast are you going with Zach?
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another exhaust? #4 or 5 for you aint it

1.stock
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5.(what i am thinking now)

looks like number 5 if i do it.
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What are the pros and cons of removing the 4th cat. Mostly interesed in the cons. Dont want to mess anything up.

i have no idea. i am not really looking to remove it.
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Do you guys have your o2 sensor after that last cat? Mine was "Removed" and I haven't had any problems at all. It actually sounds better, but that was it....
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01-03 has a sensor between cat 3 and cat 4

04+ trucks only have 3 cats as far as i know.
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Do you guys have your o2 sensor after that last cat? Mine was "Removed" and I haven't had any problems at all. It actually sounds better, but that was it....
2003 4.0 has the CMS O2 sensor in the short pipe between the 3rd and 4th cat.
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Mine on an 04 was 2.5" till the last cat, then leaving the last cat it went to 2" and then to 2.25" with a 2.5" tip. I just cut off all the pipe after the cat and went 2.5" all the way through.
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2003 4.0 has the CMS O2 sensor in the short pipe between the 3rd and 4th cat.

Hmmmm, I have a 03 FX4 and I do not that I have one there. I'll have to look, it gives me a reason to get away from my desk.

edit: damn, it's there.

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4th cat..

heck i just thought i had one..lol where the other 3 at?
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4th cat..

heck i just thought i had one..lol where the other 3 at?
you have a 04, so you only have 3. After each manifold, there is one small cat and then the large one that the two pipes feed into. The 03s and below have another one after your third cat.
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You're 2004 has 3 like mine did, I removed my last one, so now I only have....2. Shhhhh....
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What are the pros and cons of removing the 4th cat. Mostly interesed in the cons. Dont want to mess anything up.
I dont see why there would be any Cons. Basically, you will have the same set-up of a 2004-up truck after you remove the 4th cat? The o2 is before the 4th cat so I see no reason why it would not pass emissions.
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you have a 04, so you only have 3. After each manifold, there is one small cat and then the large one that the two pipes feed into. The 03s and below have another one after your third cat.

oh i c..didnt know that..well i learned my new info for the day
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I dont see why there would be any Cons. Basically, you will have the same set-up of a 2004-up truck after you remove the 4th cat? The o2 is before the 4th cat so I see no reason why it would not pass emissions.

Ford felt generous and gave the 01-03 guys and extra incase the others failed
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yea another one to get clogged
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