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How many Cat Converters does my truck actually have?

I have heard it has 2 catalitic converters? yet some say it has 5?! so how many?
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5...

I guess? lol

Or that's what it looks like under my truck.

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i think after 2000 they changed the system to 4-5 cats.. i have 2 btw
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My 04 has 3 I believe.
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I believe I saw 3 on mine, one for each bank & then 1 once the 2 banks merge together.

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umm 3
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so, say it has 3. thats $600 each at napa, x 2 = $1800 sounds to me like a real money maker for everyone BUT the owner
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My old 99 had 4 cattys. They went out on me also. I think i spent 1200 to get them all replaced. (they were used cats)
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My old 99 had 4 cattys. They went out on me also. I think i spent 1200 to get them all replaced. (they were used cats)
It is against the law for a Muffler installer to install used cats here in Good ole MN. My buddy that has a Muffler shop, got busted for that and installing no cats on a car made after 1976 (it had a 1971 oldsmobile rocket in it) In this state you need a Cat if the motor or the car is newer than '76. He got busted hardcore, and now won't do it for anybody but his buddies.

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my 04 has 3, two small ones coming off the headers and one large one before the muffler
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so, say it has 3. thats $600 each at napa, x 2 = $1800 sounds to me like a real money maker for everyone BUT the owner
it just seems that napa is a rip off for certain items. i had two high flow cats installed on my old bronco for a local custom shop and they only charge $200 each install included.
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muffler shops are a rip off period. I mean, you could run all new water lines in your house for what they charge for mufflers and pipes on a car.

in NY i think it has to work on any car 96 or newer. cause dads truck - a 95 e350 has one thats about 3ft long, with a hole in it, and my cousin bought a new one from napa cause their the only ones that carried them - and surprisingly, were the cheapest, for $700 for his F350.
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muffler shops are a rip off period. I mean, you could run all new water lines in your house for what they charge for mufflers and pipes on a car.

The most I ever paid for a complete exhaust system from an custom exhaust shop is $400. That was for my Cadillac and he had to make a new Y-pipe, replace the Heatriser, new Cat (Plan on showing it someday so I had to put it back to stock), mew muffler and resonatler and all stainless piping. I added a water spout in th the garage at the house I am building and it cost me $500 bucks to run a few feet and through a wall. But that's here who knows elsewhere in the country. We got muffler shops coming out of ears here

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It isnt just 3 of the same cats.. its like a pre-cat etc different stuff.
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not to hijack the thread but ive been wonding if you took the two pre-cats off and just left the main one...would it sound better. cuz im thinking bout getting rid of the glasspack and putting a flowmaster on....i dont wanna lose my loudness tho. any one try this? sorry again to jack your thread but its easier than making a new post.
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leave the cats alone
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seriously, me and griggs already went there. they're there for a reason.
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