removing cats

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hey everyone, i was wondering what the easiest way is to remove the cats from my 98 GT. directions would roxor my boxors. thanks. and if they are easy to put back on
 

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only way is to cut them out, then re-weld in some pipe where they were, to re-install same thing. but why not just get a offroad H or X if you need the cats for air-care then you can just re-install the stocker when that time comes around.
 

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Agreed, it would be much easier just to buy a new midpipe, but be sure and look around, Im pretty sure a few companies out there make midpipes that you can interchange cats for straight pipes. SLP :dunno: If you had emmisions tests, you could just put the cats in for the test, and take them back out when its over.
 

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why would you want to cut them offf and do a rig job when you could just buy a new mid pipe and have a quality part instead
 

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The easiest way is to get a o/r H-pipe and be done.... :thumb:

For a 130.00 bucks you get a better design and its 2 1/2" vs. 2 1/4 (stocker). And takes about 30 mins to change out.
 

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Outlaw97GT said:
The easiest way is to get a o/r H-pipe and be done.... :thumb:

For a 130.00 bucks you get a better design and its 2 1/2" vs. 2 1/4 (stocker). And takes about 30 mins to change out.

you'll spend that $130 having it cut and welded. i spent $90 having a new flange and some repiping done to the factory/cats removed pipe ive got on my car. a guy i knew had it laying around and i got a good deal on it. if youre set on having the cats removed, buy a factory h-pipe at a wrecking yard and have it done :thumb:
 

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Outlaw97GT said:
The easiest way is to get a o/r H-pipe and be done.... :thumb:

For a 130.00 bucks you get a better design and its 2 1/2" vs. 2 1/4 (stocker). And takes about 30 mins to change out.

30 mins! HAHA! After I could not change mine myself due to the bolts on the manifold, my shop took 4 HOURS! They had to cut the bolt out, and got get new studs, hope you have better luck then I did.
 

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STNG_96 said:
Outlaw97GT said:
The easiest way is to get a o/r H-pipe and be done.... :thumb:

For a 130.00 bucks you get a better design and its 2 1/2" vs. 2 1/4 (stocker). And takes about 30 mins to change out.

30 mins! HAHA! After I could not change mine myself due to the bolts on the manifold, my shop took 4 HOURS! They had to cut the bolt out, and got get new studs, hope you have better luck then I did.

Took 40 mins, just did it the other day...
 

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Outlaw97GT said:
STNG_96 said:
Outlaw97GT said:
The easiest way is to get a o/r H-pipe and be done.... :thumb:

For a 130.00 bucks you get a better design and its 2 1/2" vs. 2 1/4 (stocker). And takes about 30 mins to change out.

30 mins! HAHA! After I could not change mine myself due to the bolts on the manifold, my shop took 4 HOURS! They had to cut the bolt out, and got get new studs, hope you have better luck then I did.

Must have been nice, because I have heard many horror storie, my own included in getting stock midpipes out.

Took 40 mins, just did it the other day...
 

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Definately listen to these guys!!!!
You do know that we have 6 yes 6 cats on our cars. Much easier to just get a off road X pipe.
 

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just buy a used H pipe if ya want.
i just bought one for $75 shipped. its going on in a couple weeks. as soon as i decide on a set of MILs
 

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badass98svt said:
just buy a used H pipe if ya want.
i just bought one for $75 shipped. its going on in a couple weeks. as soon as i decide on a set of MILs

what do you mean decide on MILS? ???
 

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Snakebit said:
badass98svt said:
just buy a used H pipe if ya want.
i just bought one for $75 shipped. its going on in a couple weeks. as soon as i decide on a set of MILs

what do you mean decide on MILS? ???

Maybe whichever brand he wants, and how much he wants to pay :dunno: :dunno:
 

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exactly. i want to ask around a bit more before i buy a set of them. i've heard from quite a few people that the plug and play ones corrode and stop working after a year or so.
i've been told the ones you need to splice in are very good and seem to last forever. plus, they are under $20 shipped, and they are guaranteed.
however, i dont like to cut my factory wiring. so i'm undecided. you guys have an input with the ones you have?
 

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theres a shitload, bbk, steeda, a bunch on ebay, and there's quite a few small mustang sites out there that make their own also.
 

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