2001 ranger exhaust question - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-20-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: campbell ca
Posts: 2
2001 ranger exhaust question

on my 01 ranger with the 4.0 with 4wd. I have 4 catalytic converters, in california, is it possible to remove one or two of them and still pass smog? I believe its 2 small cats, a medium sized one, and a large one.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-20-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Legally you probably cannot remove any of them in CA. I don't even know if you can put on a Cat-back in CA. lol....i honestly dont know.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-21-2009
karrbass4life's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 3,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
Legally you probably cannot remove any of them in CA. I don't even know if you can put on a Cat-back in CA. lol....i honestly dont know.
I think (I live in Ohio, not Cali) that a cat back exhaust has to have a CA APPROVED badge or something.

EDIT : Gibson says on their website that every cat-back is 50 state legal.

Last edited by karrbass4life; 06-21-2009 at 03:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-21-2009
Geezmo01's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Southeast, WI
Posts: 85
Any cat-back system as long as it is C.A.R.B certified shouldn't be an issue.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-21-2009
Machine090767's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 6,410
my magnaflow cat back is 50 state and canada approved.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-21-2009
Shaklakan's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La Habra CA
Posts: 1,100
No you cannot remove the cats they have to stay there unless you wanna replace them all with magnaflow high performance cats. Also technically you can't do anything to your vehicle whether its aftermarket or what since modifying your vehicle is illegal but most cops won't give you **** unless its really loud. Like mine!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-21-2009
Sixt9coug's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Norwalk, CA
Posts: 1,034
cat backs arent illegal as long as they do not tamper with emissions equipment and meet sound regulations. Most dont tamper with emissions equipment so thats not a problem. Its just the sound issue that most gotta deal with.

The cats cant legally be removed unless you are replacing a damaged one with another stock cat.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-21-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
my little comment started out as a joke....now look at it. haha.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-21-2009
MemphisSenior's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Spring City, TN
Posts: 331
I've had a cat back system on my 02 for more than 6 years now. Along with K&N cold air intake kit and Granatelli mass air flow sensor. No prob with my Calif inspections as all are CARB approved. I wouldn't remove any of the catalytic converters. You won't gain anything sound or performance wise and it will prob get you in trouble with the law. I'd just go with an aftermarket cat back system and let it go at that.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Movin out:2001 Floor Mount Cupholder, 2001 Amber Corners, and Explorer Arm Rest! (KY) Swollseason Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 0 08-10-2012 10:41 AM
For Sale: Stock exhaust manifolds-2001 4.0 SOHC (MI) 01_ranger_4x4 Engine & Drivetrain 8 09-14-2010 06:34 PM
Exhaust and Exhaust tip question beefcake morris 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 11 07-16-2009 01:52 PM
2001 F150 5.4, intake, exhaust, 24's etc... (GA) EdGe_wannabe Ranger Based Vehicles 10 03-26-2009 01:54 PM
2001 ford ranger exhaust problem paw General Technical & Electrical 12 05-30-2007 06:23 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:45 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.