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    Lt1 passenger side cat 96-97 gutted

    Hi all I'm looking for a gutted passenger side cat for my 97 firebird. I don't have the tools to cut it open and weld it back up. If anybody has one let me know how much you want for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike99TA View Post
    Hi all I'm looking for a gutted passenger side cat for my 97 firebird. I don't have the tools to cut it open and weld it back up. If anybody has one let me know how much you want for it!
    if you already have one that you cant open up, you can shove a broom stick through it a bunch of times and break up everything inside of it. Just throwing that out there...
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    [QUOTE=theorangeguy;2924707]if you already have one that you cant open up, you can shove a broom stick through it a bunch of times and break up everything inside of it. Just throwing that out there...[/QUOTE

    Would that actually work for a catalytic converter like this? IMHO, it doesn't look like a straight enough pipe for a broom to fit.
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    [QUOTE=Mike99TA;2924759]
    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    if you already have one that you cant open up, you can shove a broom stick through it a bunch of times and break up everything inside of it. Just throwing that out there...[/QUOTE

    Would that actually work for a catalytic converter like this? IMHO, it doesn't look like a straight enough pipe for a broom to fit.
    96-97 Camaro/Firebird LT1 V8 Y-Pipe w/ Passenger Side Catalytic Converter Stainless Steel - Hawks Third Generation
    Well thats not just a cat...thats a cat attached to a lot of piping. When you said cat, I was assuming you were talking about just the catalytic converter itself and nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike99TA View Post

    Well thats not just a cat...thats a cat attached to a lot of piping. When you said cat, I was assuming you were talking about just the catalytic converter itself and nothing else.
    Yeah i know. The cat is a very small part of that setup. That's why I made this thread in the first place. The only solution seems to be buying an off the shelf off road y pipe for 300 bucks. Or having one made in a muffler shop. I just want a cheap and easy solution for my problem. Plus gutted cats pass a visual inspection and i plan on having the trouble codes deleted anyway when i get my mail order tune. If anybody has these gutted cats ill pay 100 bucks or if you live in my area ill pay for you to gut mine

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    [QUOTE=Mike99TA;2925013]
    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    Yeah i know. The cat is a very small part of that setup. That's why I made this thread in the first place. The only solution seems to be buying an off the shelf off road y pipe for 300 bucks. Or having one made in a muffler shop. I just want a cheap and easy solution for my problem. Plus gutted cats pass a visual inspection and i plan on having the trouble codes deleted anyway when i get my mail order tune. If anybody has these gutted cats ill pay 100 bucks or if you live in my area ill pay for you to gut mine
    You can buy fake cats pretty cheap these days...google AllFlow Non Catalytic Converter, Stainless Steel - 3"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike99TA View Post

    You can buy fake cats pretty cheap these days...google AllFlow Non Catalytic Converter, Stainless Steel - 3"
    Those look pretty good, although im sure it's still illegal to have them installed. I just wish i could buy one that was a direct bolt in! Obviously that would be tough to find. They do seem to have a good selection of pipes and extensions. Ill keep them in mind.
    I know tons of people gut their cats then decide to just replace them with longtubes and off road y pipes, so i can't believe this is such a hard part to find!

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    In addition, it would be nice to have something that just unbolts from the car like the stock cats/y pipe because removing this an easier (although still a PITA) to change spark plugs on an Lt1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post

    Those look pretty good, although im sure it's still illegal to have them installed. I just wish i could buy one that was a direct bolt in! Obviously that would be tough to find. They do seem to have a good selection of pipes and extensions. Ill keep them in mind.
    I know tons of people gut their cats then decide to just replace them with longtubes and off road y pipes, so i can't believe this is such a hard part to find!
    if you want a hollowed out cat, what I posted is the best bet. Otherwise, do an exhaust system and be done with it.

    The one's I referenced will bolt in by the way. You just have to remove your old ones and get the right clamps to install the new ones.

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