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Will a ea82 pass emissions with no cats?


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#1 AustRabel

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:23 AM

I have a 1990 loyale wagon and I have put on a cherry bomb muffler. It sounds really nice but I would like it just a little louder. I have seen videos with guys with my same car and muffler, put took off the cats. It sounds super mean but I still would like to pass emissions

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:39 PM

I doubt it because I think when you have the emission test done the inspectors look to see if the emission stuff is actually on the car or not. 



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:40 PM

Well I was planning on removing one and gutting the other

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:45 PM

You can install the cherry bomb immediately after the 2nd cat on the mid pipe and ditch the muffler with a straight pipe.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:53 PM

if a car passed emissions without a catalytic converter then wouldn't every car would pass an emissions test?



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:58 PM

It will pass without the 2nd catalytic converter.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:45 AM

If the shell of the cat is still on there it'll pass the visual. Whether it'll pass the tailpipe test or not, I dont know.
2 years ago, my EA81 passed with a weber and no cat, but it took 5 tries and finally passed by a very narrow margin. After it passed, i retuned the weber so that it ran better. This year, I need to pass emissions again...so Im searching for an intact cat.

My opinion...keep a cat on it. I felt no increase in performance by removing mine, and its more trouble than its worth to try and pass without it.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:46 AM

right, the preconverter won't matter since it'll be tested when it's warmed up anyway.

 

spazomatic has a good point - having removed catalytic converters on XT6's and run gutted converters, i never noticed a difference in sound or performance either.  i did notice a difference with larger cat back pipe and straight through mufflers, mostly in better highway mpg's and of course it sounded different.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:47 PM

Pick up a universal high-flow cat.

They don't cost that much.

Your rig'll be louder.

You won't feel bad.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:49 PM

Thanks guys

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:30 PM

You won't really know until you try it. Do they do a visual in Marysville? In Vancouver they don't check anything, as long as you have some sort of exhaust that they can get the sniffer in you're good to go.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:47 PM

I'm not sure, I like the high flow cat idea, I need all my pipes mover over anyway. The guy before me dropped the driveline a little so my pipes hang pretty low

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:16 PM

Isn't this the last year you'll have to go through emissions anyways? Maybe its one more year?






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