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This is a discussion on ?Texas Speed True Duals? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I was thinking about buying the true dual set up from Texas Speed, but the only problem is that it ...

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    ?Texas Speed True Duals?

    I was thinking about buying the true dual set up from Texas Speed, but the only problem is that it does not come with any catalytic converters. I was wondering if anybody has ever put a set of catalytic converters on with it or if it's even possible to do so? I don't know too much about cutting exhaust pipes or welding so any help would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.7NSIDE View Post
    I was thinking about buying the true dual set up from Texas Speed, but the only problem is that it does not come with any catalytic converters. I was wondering if anybody has ever put a set of catalytic converters on with it or if it's even possible to do so? I don't know too much about cutting exhaust pipes or welding so any help would be appreciated.
    they should be able to at a muffler shop for you no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by slpcamaro View Post
    they should be able to at a muffler shop for you no problem
    That what I was thinkng, but I just wanted to check.

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    why do you want cats? you got to pass the sniffer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnLS1 View Post
    why do you want cats? you got to pass the sniffer?
    Yea. Good 'ol North Carolina. Anthing 96 or newer has to pass emisions. If it wasn't for that I wouldn't care. My last Trans Am was a 95 and it didn't have any cats on it and I loved it.

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    I was thinking about contacting Texas Speed and asking if they would weld on a set of cats to their true-dual system before shipping it out. Similar to what they have done with their Pacesetter Y-Pipe. Don't know, haven't closed the deal on the LS1 WS6 yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLT1Z28 View Post
    I was thinking about contacting Texas Speed and asking if they would weld on a set of cats to their true-dual system before shipping it out. Similar to what they have done with their Pacesetter Y-Pipe. Don't know, haven't closed the deal on the LS1 WS6 yet.
    Yea I was gonna call them myself and see. It seems to me like they would offer it with the cats or without them because I'm sure I'm not the first person to need them.

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    Well I just got off the phone with the guy from Texas Speed and he said they do not offer it with cats, but he said that you could probably fit some on to it. I don't know though. It seems to me that if the cats would fit then they would already offer it with cats.

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    I hate getting shit welded. I'm going to get some cats and clamp them on with a set of band clamps. I don't see why more people don't do that.

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    magnaflow hi-flow converters through summit racing are only $65 each... I'm going to need them in a year and half too

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.7NSIDE View Post
    Yea. Good 'ol North Carolina. Anthing 96 or newer has to pass emisions. If it wasn't for that I wouldn't care. My last Trans Am was a 95 and it didn't have any cats on it and I loved it.
    you can still pass without cats, just have to find someone willing to let you slide on the visual inspection

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    Or if you cant do that, just get some cats and cut them along long one side, gut em, and slip em on the Y and turn the cut to the top and tack em in. That way it looks like you got cats, but you don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLT1Z28 View Post
    I hate getting shit welded. I'm going to get some cats and clamp them on with a set of band clamps. I don't see why more people don't do that.
    illegal to clamp a cat, has to be welded... clamps provide too muchroom for exhaust leak in their eyes... as well with non rear exiting exhaust... not sure on your states rules, but are you talking the rear exit, or the dumped td's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squee View Post
    Or if you cant do that, just get some cats and cut them along long one side, gut em, and slip em on the Y and turn the cut to the top and tack em in. That way it looks like you got cats, but you don't.
    I kind of like that idea. I just want the TD's, but be able to pass visual and shit where I live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    illegal to clamp a cat, has to be welded... clamps provide too muchroom for exhaust leak in their eyes... as well with non rear exiting exhaust... not sure on your states rules, but are you talking the rear exit, or the dumped td's?
    I definitely want them dumped. The shop I go to knows me pretty well and will pass me if they are dumped. But they said I have to have cats to pass visual. They didn't say that they have to be functional, just there I guess. I still don't have the car yet, so I guess I don't have to worry about it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLT1Z28 View Post
    I definitely want them dumped. The shop I go to knows me pretty well and will pass me if they are dumped. But they said I have to have cats to pass visual. They didn't say that they have to be functional, just there I guess. I still don't have the car yet, so I guess I don't have to worry about it yet.
    i had a wild idea the other dayi was gonna try... i have a aftermarket cat laying around that i want to cut in half... and weld it over the x pipe to appear as if ther were a cat... so its just the shell around the piping

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    i had a wild idea the other dayi was gonna try... i have a aftermarket cat laying around that i want to cut in half... and weld it over the x pipe to appear as if ther were a cat... so its just the shell around the piping
    Hmm...where have I heard that before...

    Oh wait, I said it a couple post up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28guy View Post
    you can still pass without cats, just have to find someone willing to let you slide on the visual inspection
    Yea, if I knew somebody to do that then I would not even worry about the cats, but unfortunatly I don't. The place I take all my older cars(pre 96) will pass anything with four wheels, but they are not set up to do emissions so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    I had a set of highflow ones welded on to the xpipe on mine...
    What brand of cats did you use?

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