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The guy I bought my ranger from lives in Austin where they have pretty strict emission regulations, thus when I bought the truck it had 3 catalytic converters on it......I've never even heard of this, I only need 1 (technically not even that) where I live....any thoughts or advise on what I should do about em? (I've known about them since I bought it, I just didn't do anything about em)
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IF you want to get rid of them, just cut them out and weld in sections of pipe.
I would just leave them if it were me.

Make sure to sell them. You can get a nice little chunk of change for them.
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I'd just leave them if they're working... I think they all come that way. I know mine has 3 on it too.
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I agree with leaving them. Although I have never heard of three cats on a vehicle before.
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Well my only concern is whether or not the extra cats could be hurting my fuel economy or power.....not that my tires and lift are doing my fuel economy any favors
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Depends on your driving habits and other things with the MPG's.
But as said before, if it isn't broke, don't fix it.
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Well my only concern is whether or not the extra cats could be hurting my fuel economy or power.....not that my tires and lift are doing my fuel economy any favors
The Catalytic Converters do not significantly impact your fuel economy short of being damaged. In fact removing them will more than likely decrease your fuel economy and cause run ability issues. It will definitely set a DTC.

Before you consider removing them you might want to read through these links:

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Even though you may live in a rural area, if stopped by local law enforcement they can cite you for violation of your State's Health & Safety Code. More over, if and when you decide to sell or trade in your truck, you may find yourself in a pickle.
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Texas itself has no emissions code, it it on a regional basis, the San Antonio vehicle inspectors don't even look under your vehicle most of the time, and when they do, their looking other issues....all in all I had intended on keeping atleast 1 cat, but idk about the other 2
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let me re-phrase that, the Texas emissions code varies regionally
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Even though you may not live within a mandatory vehicle inspection area the State laws still applies regardless. Ref. Texas Administrative Code, TITLE 30, CHAPTER 114, SUBCHAPTER B, RULE 114.20 (a) & (b) Click Link

Would you ever get cited? Probably not, however, if local law enforcement wants to go fishing short of any other infraction...They could utilize either or both the Health & Safety or Administrative code. If you're on good terms with all your local law enforcement, I wouldn't worry.

The bigger issue is going to be run ability issues or when you decide to sell or trade in your truck
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lol being on good terms with local law enforcement is an understatement, my dad and I are both on our fire department, so it kind of just opens the doors to law enforcement relations (I wont get started on the list)....but this all looks like more trouble than its worth, even if I was to leave one of the cats in place....ill most likely just leave em unless they start dying on me
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