I agree with getting the cats. The smell is somewhat annoying, but for me it was the stress in passing inspection as well as driving by the mobile sniffers they have set up around town.
I tuned mine so it wouldn't fail, the because of the tune just before inspection, it hadn't run long enough to have once of the needed sensors in a ready status and it failed. I drove around for a few days to get the necessary mileage and went back to test. They cracked the garage door while testing because it was kind of a cold day. After they ran the car in the little garage for a few minutes, it was noticeable that there were no cats as our eyes began to water. Fortunately, no one seemed to noticed or said anything about it and it passed, but it was somewhat nerve racking (at least for me). All I was thinking about was me being the guy that the EPA decides to make an example of. Afterwards, I considered everything I went through for it and the fact I wasn’t pushing that much horsepower and decided to put them back on.
I also removed the 5% tint on my front windows as I always received the lecture on how the car shouldn't pass with the hand out waiting for a 20 spot.
Definitely loving it! Blew the back section of my catback off, and it was still attached to the hanger, ratting around. Scared the crap outa me. There are a couple little quirks I have to work out with the install, but so far they are awesome. I'm sure the neighbors hate them. I tried making a video with my iPhone, just doesn't do the sound justice. The drone around town had actually reduced too. Lemme know next time you're down this way.
Decided to back it up on ramps and get underneath it to sort out the clanking sound I was having on hard acceleration/road imperfections. I found where a section of the catback is hitting the coupler/attachment/bolt piece on the rear end of the drive shaft. I guess after the LT install the LM1 catback got pushed back an inch or so. I tried as much as I could to readjust but just can't get it to clear. I tightened everything down as much as I could, and it helped some.
Anybody else have this problem? I guess I could take the catback off and flatten out that area but I honestly done know how much good it will do. Here's a couple pics of my issue:
My other slight issue is an ever so slight rub/vibration when turning right. I'll be getting an alignment and having them check the steering rack. Other than a few new noises under the hood, everything is great. Curious why I don't have a check engine light on yet. Been atleast 100 miles.
After tightening up the catback tonight, I went for a test spin. Large, straight and traffic free road with a stop sign. Tires lit up so freakin easy and the car took off like a bat out of hell! Huge SOTP improvement.
Ya I was thinking about running it to a muffler shop at lunch. There is one close to work that I've used before. That, and no matter how hard I tighten down the rear section of the catback, it keeps slipping off. Time to weld that shit on.
Mine did this exact thing. Pull it off and flatten it out. The clearance for mine is minimal, but it doesnt take much to keep it from hitting. You also can bend the piping a little to make it hang a little lower. You could also have an issue with the bushings in the rear being worn out. They could be letting the diff dip down to far. By the looks of the picture, adjusting your pipes and flattening out that area should do the trick.
slp loudmouth II, pacesetter LT's w/ cattless mids, and K&N intake, P&P throttlybody by WRP, SNL V4 cam. GForce 3.91's,Monster stage 2. 363.9HP 364.0TQ. Worked by Phoenix. No track times yet
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