Exhaust Mod Questions / Opinions

Discussion in 'Exhausts' started by RedPony, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. RedPony

    RedPony Member

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    I have a new Bassani catted X-pipe for my 1996 GT that is waiting to be installed. I know that if I delete one or both pairs of O2 sensors I will get a CEL unless I use O2 sensor simulators (MIL eliminators) or "delete" them using my SCT X4 tuner.

    Can anyone please tell me any other pros and cons of deleting the upstream and/or downstream O2 sensors? (Right now I'm leaning towards keeping the upstream O2 sensors and just deleting the downstream pair, but I welcome anymore info or opinions). I have no other mods so far other than the SCT tune for 93 octane. THANKS.
     
  2. white95

    white95 BNR32 or bust Staff Member SN95 Supporter

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    You cannot delete the upstream sensors as the computer needs them for engine functionality. You can delete the downstream sensors if you wish but since you're installing a catalytic x-pipe there is NO need to do so. The rear sensors read catalytic convertor functionality and will prevent the CEL from illuminating.

    Cliff notes: Install the x-pipe and leave all four sensors in place
     
  3. RedPony

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    Excellent info. Thanks. I'll just keep all 4 O2 sensors when I install the Bassani catted X-pipe. I just hope after 21 years I can remove the OE O2 sensors for reuse in the new x-pipe without damaging them (I have an O2 sensor socket set).
     
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    +1

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  5. white95

    white95 BNR32 or bust Staff Member SN95 Supporter

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    You're welcome.