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2.3l exhaust

i was wondering if it would sound good if removed the cat and put aftermarket muffler on.
what would be a good muffler.
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removing the cat is illegal and stupid, it sounds like ***, you'll throw a code, lose power and did i mention its illegal?

get a flowmaster 40 series muff or similar, they have a very nice sound

i've got one, nice rumble at idle and not ricey when you get on it

if you want performance and sound....go with a magnaflow


btw: use the search function....we get noobs asking to remove the cats at least once a week and they all get the same answer and it would have saved you the time it took to post this ridiculous thread
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Is there much sound after the cats (2) I have a 07 with the 2.3 and I have two cats, thats got to be just as restrictive as a muffler....I'll try it and see if it doable as soon as I can get under it.
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check my youtube i have a 09 2.3l witha 40series flowmaster street muffler.
it sounds really good unless you rev it in park and it redlines at 3 grand lmao. and its not raspy in person it had only been on truck for 10min.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLTq3ymnmwc
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^That sounds good man thats prolly what ill get for my 87.
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Is there much sound after the cats (2) I have a 07 with the 2.3 and I have two cats, that's got to be just as restrictive as a muffler....I'll try it and see if it doable as soon as I can get under it.
The cats aren't restrictive enough to make a difference that you could feel. In fact, without the cats, the engine will lose low-end grunt and THAT, you would feel, particularly with an automatic transmission.

Removing the cats is illegal, and will throw a code, so you won't pass emissions inspection; and you'll raise a noticeable stink wherever you drive. Just don't do it.

One pretty decent exhaust system is a Gibson "sweptside" which is available in either "aluminized" or full stainless; it sounds nice without being raspy or "ricey" and the "aluminized" version is pretty well affordable.

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