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I did the coolant bypass, which seems to make the engine perform a little better, very easy and simple.
But, with my custom old SRI, i decided i wanted a longer pipe for a deeper sound. It doesnt suck in as much air, but definately gives it a much deeper sound.
So, to extend the pipe, i took off the air filter box, along with the ecu, and remounted it wedged between the battery.
I moved the piping way over behind the battery, and the sound is orgasmic :banana: . Fantastic idea, with alot of increased torque.
After this, i noticed alot of stupid wire holders, so, after 30 minutes of debating, i decide to do work.
Seeing as all these wire brackets where off, brackets for the engine cover, and whatnot.
It gave alot of room in the engine.
It also makes doing the coolant bypass a breeze, you get adequate room to maneuver the hard to reach tube ;))


Also, i wondered about a cat delete, since i cant afford to get headers yet. Has anyone tried this?


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QUOTE (Jarret @ Jun 3 2010, 08:18 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=329137
Also, i wondered about a cat delete, since i cant afford to get headers yet. Has anyone tried this?
Federal emission violation to tamper/remove catalyst, and with out the catalyst, Ox sensor logic will tell PCM you have no cat (via cat efficiency code(s), and if you have smog as part of registration, you wil not pass.. warranty will/can be voided
due to tampering with emission parts
 

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Im not suggesting it but if youknow a good shop that will wrongfully pass you for inspection you can remove the cat. Over here in NYC all thes civic are running straight pipes and they are "magically" passing inspection (no cats)
 

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Well, ive been reading up on no cat laws in florida.
cant find anything.
So..within the next couple weeks i might be cat less;)
Got the money just need someone to cut it off
 

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A test pipe would be super easy to make for an MC. Just a straight pipe and pair of flanges. Then you can swap your cat back on to pass emissions. Also deleting the second cat won't trigger a CEL. Deleting the first one will, but without a header I can't imagine an effective way of doing so.
 

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QUOTE (Jarret @ Jun 8 2010, 05:48 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=330834
Well, ive been reading up on no cat laws in florida.
cant find anything.
So..within the next couple weeks i might be cat less;)
Got the money just need someone to cut it off
The difference between a pipe and a high-flow cat is negligible, I saw a dyno test on a car with more horses than ours (can't remember what it was, maybe a Mazda3, or a 325i) and the difference is 1 HP. The stock vs the high-flow was like 5 HP difference.

Catalytic converter laws are Federal laws, not state laws, so Florida definitely has them, You may not have emissions tests or ever get fined, but just know it IS illegal.

:banana: See I knew I saw Florida somewhere!!!!!! :banana:
 

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QUOTE (dafunk @ Jun 9 2010, 11:19 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=331572
Very true, but a test pipe would be the cheap option, if you don't get caught and fined.
It is cheaper, true, but high-flow cats aren't expensive.

I guess it's his car; it's illegal to change it either way, so he might as well go for broke. :thumbsup:
 
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