Front cat delete

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5150Bullys
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Front cat delete

Post by 5150Bullys » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:53 pm

I have 2013 caprice, straight piped... I developed an exhaust leak behind the front catalytic converter... replacement is 1200, and shop says they can’t find after market ones that fit the angle from manifold...

I’m considering a front cat delete... opinions?

lastcall190
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Re: Front cat delete

Post by lastcall190 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:16 pm

Had an issue with my front cat when I had a PPV, put up a WTB here and I found a replacement for <200 bucks. Try that one. Though it's tough because the scrap value is sometimes so high it's not worth it for people to go through the selling hassle. Good luck.

-J
2012 Caprice
2008 CVPI

Both gone but not forgotten...

CrashTestDummy
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Re: Front cat delete

Post by CrashTestDummy » Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:41 pm

Not sure what you mean by 'straight piped', but the factory connection behind the front cat is a ball-and-socket type connector, so has a bit of off-angle ability and still make a good seal. When I installed our G-Force cat back exhaust, I went with the Solo high-flow front cat and no rear cat. That provided the added advantage of getting rid of the big restriction in the head pipe the OEM part has. They also have a bit of flex pipe upstream of the converter, which will allow additional adjustability.

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