Catalytic Converter before dress up.

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I’m planning to make some upgrades to my 302 to dress the car for show. This isn’t a race car but I may do better headers on this one.
As a thought I’m wanting to replace my converters for a performance restoration on this car right now. I know for a fact it needs o2 sensors.
Does anybody have a setup where they kept these converters and was worth anything
 

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finding offroad pipes without cats is getting hard now. There are plenty of options with cats, just not cheap options.
 
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I’m putting serious money into this car.
It is a family car and will be kept
price isn’t a concern
But it’s not a race car
 
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I’m keeping Converters on the car.
Of some kind.
But I’m thinking of ordering oem replacements from Rock. I need oxygen sensors.
 
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No there’s no state laws enforcement.
Won’t that make for a bad running engine
 
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I’m fairly certain I want catalytic converters. I’m not squeezing hp
 
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It just crossed my mind it’s something that can be updated before I’m ready to pull the engine and clean. Headers will be a possibility for me then. I’m not sure I should keep oem cats with the (Up-dating) that I’m doing
 
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IMG_2371.pngNow these would be something and like minded. I myself am not wanting this to be a loud car. It’s a convertible. Again I’m fairly certain I want catalytic converters
 
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What do y’all think?
I’ve out drove a modular 5.8 with nothing more than a Standard Blue Streak approved and warrantied (Reman ecu).
Yes it’s a Convertible.
Like the difference in a 38 special
And 44 magnum
For just about all owners.

Lmao.. we gon revv n go Foward…
ReVv See.. and then we gon go straight..
We Gonnn ReVeeee ve ve. And next we gon try to stop.

right up yonder
While I’m long gone..
 
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I would not replace the cats unless they are bad unless your going with a different midpipe for performance.
 
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I had an old ecu situation where I fowled two sets of plugs in absolutely no time while I was just trying to find the root of the problem. Fowled the first beyond running. Had a black ring around exhaust tips. And it spit some junk out when I got to the problem. I’m pretty sure I blowed and burned all this out of the motor as good as it is but I wouldn’t think converters could be in good shape.
 

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if they were in bad shape, you would hear it rattling or notice the loss of power if it was clogged
 

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I put the BBK catted midpipe on my 94 GT, it's half the weight of the stock midpipe and my exhaust doesn't stink like a lawnmower. I'm certain I won't miss the 0.000000000000000000000000000001 horsepower the cats are costing me.
 

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View attachment 32467Now these would be something and like minded. I myself am not wanting this to be a loud car. It’s a convertible. Again I’m fairly certain I want catalytic converters

It's discontinued now but perhaps there's one on the shelf somewhere.. Flowmaster made a similar exhaust called "Force II" which has the SN95-specific heat shields on its larger resonated 50 series mufflers and a lot quieter than the 40 or 44s . I have a GT Force II on my 3.8 (with a custom H-pipe adapter) and ignoring the difference in how a V8 and a V6 will always sound I greatly prefer the almost silent cruise with the 50 series vs. the 40's my GT has.

 

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I put a Bassani Catted X-pipe on my Fox. Did it for two reasons mainly. Didn't want the car that loud, and didn't want the fumes.
 

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