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This is a discussion on New Cats within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm buyin new long tube headers and a new y pipe and i'm needin my va emissions done. my question ...

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    I'm buyin new long tube headers and a new y pipe and i'm needin my va emissions done. my question is how much space is there going to be for cats? i'm takin em off right after but i at least need em on just to pass it real quick. found some universal cats that are 16 inches long for cheap and 10 inches for about 50 more. is the extra 50 woth it for the space? thanks for any help guys

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    You're not going to be able to do it unless you have a y pipe made for cats or you cut the y and then patch it later. Good cats don't rob a lot of power and often improve the sound - may be worth considering.

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    or you could get a set of big old cat shells, cut them in half and weld them around the outside of your Y-pipe to look like you have cats

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    or you could get a set of big old cat shells, cut them in half and weld them around the outside of your Y-pipe to look like you have cats
    I like that ideal... it might work!

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    LMAO....or you can buy a catted y-pipe! Ya know, the y-pipe with the cats already installed!!!!!!!! You guys are the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS View Post
    LMAO....or you can buy a catted y-pipe! Ya know, the y-pipe with the cats already installed!!!!!!!! You guys are the best!
    but why lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    but why lol
    i've decided to do cats before lt's and y, thanks for the help though. i don't wanna run cats and im deleting them right after emissions so catted y's not what i'm lookin for i just wasn't sure what kinda room im workin with when i do try to get emissions done

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    or you could get a set of big old cat shells, cut them in half and weld them around the outside of your Y-pipe to look like you have cats
    Do this, thats what I was going to do lol. Why pay double the price for a fricken Y pipe just for emmision shit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdCountry02 View Post
    i've decided to do cats before lt's and y, thanks for the help though. i don't wanna run cats and im deleting them right after emissions so catted y's not what i'm lookin for i just wasn't sure what kinda room im workin with when i do try to get emissions done
    Summit racing has universal Magnaflow hi-flow cats for $65 each if you want to go that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS02 View Post
    I like that ideal... it might work!
    it does!, i did it, as long as your state only has a visual not a sniffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    Summit racing has universal Magnaflow hi-flow cats for $65 each if you want to go that way
    Thanks, yea i'm going through summit to get cats. pretty cheap price for cats

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    but why lol
    Yeah, I am not sure why? The first thing I did was cut those biches out and got true duals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS View Post
    Yeah, I am not sure why? The first thing I did was cut those biches out and got true duals!
    yup, i ran a set of 3" bullet mufflers off the LTs then into a set of 3" super 44's and dual 3" strait out the back under the IRS.....its amazing how much drone the bullets cut out.
    I was shocked at how much louder the car was after porting and polishing the hell out of the heads too

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