Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Anybody ever gut their Legacy cat? (off-road only)


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 coloradosubarules

coloradosubarules

    Banned

  • Banned
  • 870 posts
  • Port St. Lucie

Posted 16 September 2004 - 02:33 PM

I just purchased a 91 legacy sedan AWD that I was thinking about off-roading but the cat is clogged and practialy glows red when running for any length of time and throws up the CE light for the o2 sensor. I was wondering if anyone has ever gutted the cat and had a problem with the car not running properly. Please note: If I gut the cat the car will only be used for off-road driving. (For all you DOT and EPA types)

#2 RallyKeith

RallyKeith

    Got Subaru(s)?

  • Members
  • 1,481 posts
  • Reading, Pa

Posted 16 September 2004 - 03:03 PM

I just purchased a 91 legacy sedan AWD that I was thinking about off-roading but the cat is clogged and practialy glows red when running for any length of time and throws up the CE light for the o2 sensor. I was wondering if anyone has ever gutted the cat and had a problem with the car not running properly. Please note: If I gut the cat the car will only be used for off-road driving. (For all you DOT and EPA types)


;) It should run just fine. I did it to my old Brat when that happened, and I think we did that to our old Rally car which was a 91 Legacy LS. You can gut the cat and put a straight piece in place of the muffler and it will run fine, assuming there aren't other problems with the engine.

Keith

#3 coloradosubarules

coloradosubarules

    Banned

  • Banned
  • 870 posts
  • Port St. Lucie

Posted 16 September 2004 - 05:42 PM

The engine is a 136K champ. thanks for the tip.

#4 MorganM

MorganM

    Do you Subaru?

  • Members
  • 8,390 posts
  • TwinCities

Posted 16 September 2004 - 06:20 PM

Yep gut that thing like a fish! Side effects may include better sounding exhuast and the urge to floor it more !_!

#5 powderhound

powderhound

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 343 posts
  • SLC

Posted 16 September 2004 - 06:26 PM

And the urge to move to a state with no emissions testing...Yeah Wisconsin...I love my buddy's straight piped Gti.

#6 NoahDL88

NoahDL88

    Elite Master of Cookies

  • Members
  • 4,264 posts
  • Bremerton, WA, USA

Posted 16 September 2004 - 07:15 PM

they make a cat delete pipe, i think Rallitek.com has them, there not too expensive, and you should get better flow from the section to boot.

#7 coloradosubarules

coloradosubarules

    Banned

  • Banned
  • 870 posts
  • Port St. Lucie

Posted 16 September 2004 - 07:43 PM

If that goes well maybe I will do it to my DD seeing as how I live in a non-emissions testing state. The 90 could use some colon cleansing.....LOL

#8 coloradosubarules

coloradosubarules

    Banned

  • Banned
  • 870 posts
  • Port St. Lucie

Posted 16 September 2004 - 07:48 PM

I went to Rallitek.com and let me tell you, the price for a cat delet is $229.00 and $15.00 to ship. For that price I could just get another cat. Looks like she is getting the prybar treatment. I'll let you know how it goes. Hopefully the nuts and bolts do not give me any trouble. she isn't rusted so I hope it goes smooth.

#9 JonOfScio

JonOfScio

    OMGZ!!! HATCH ATTACK!

  • Members
  • 713 posts
  • Corvallis, OR

Posted 16 September 2004 - 07:51 PM

Oregon:

Only has emissions testing within portland and some suburbs...

so that's why I live in scio. so long as you don't abuse the decible limit, and don't pour out smoke out the back, police don't bother you.

off topic sorta: like when I had my dual exhaust up on my hatchback. consisted of 2" ID turndowns, to 2 1/4" cherrybombs, exiting right behind the driver's/passenger's seat area under the car. *LOUDDDD*

I passed by a couple cops and nobody bothered me.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users