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Will a ea82 pass emissions with no cats?
Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:23 AM
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.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:40 PM
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.
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?
Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:45 AM
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:47 PM
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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