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Jake

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Catalytic Converters
« on: December 07, 2006, 07:22:27 PM »

 Catalytic converters....

There are some new catalytic converters that I highly reccommend to anyone not in a polution nazi state like Calif.
They are a spiral wound screen coated with the catalyst, so the flow is better, they dont clog up, are smaller, and just a better converter also will not break if banged up a bit. Caution; the flow may be so great they will lean out the system a bit, so you may need to re dyno your chip, and check AFR. the smaller size is also a good deal on T-Birds as it allows a larger , smoother downpipe install. Here's a pic of one on my bird, note the smooth big radius bend;



These powercats are available at  the link below;

http://www.rpmoutlet.com/powercat.htm
 Or you can get them at  Jegs, for the same price.....
I picked up about 20  Horsepower by dyno with them, and a retune.  (about 8 hp without retuneing, but a little more ping than I could afford)
'95 T-Bird 5.4L blower and sum stuff
13.6sec 1/4 mi, 300RW at 5250 RPM
GVW 4340 lbs, go figure!


 
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rjstat

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Re: Catalytic Converters
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 07:50:52 PM »
:ralph: lives in a nazi state of Mass with strict emission law dose :jake: have any suggestion on a good cats for the nazi states
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Jake

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Re: Catalytic Converters
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 08:52:35 PM »
Well, the cheaper ones in the linky are approved , 50 states per the website, so maybee they would be ok??? thing is size is about the same, so the downpipes could be 2.5", with that nice sweep and still fit... It's a grey area.
'95 T-Bird 5.4L blower and sum stuff
13.6sec 1/4 mi, 300RW at 5250 RPM
GVW 4340 lbs, go figure!


 
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rjstat

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Re: Catalytic Converters
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 09:05:04 PM »
There only 11.5 inches long and 60 bucks not bad do we no anyone that has used them. They look nice I would try them for that price. :o Can't go wrong for that price.
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Re: Catalytic Converters
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 11:30:21 PM »
Those weren't available 2 years ago when I spent 300 bucks on the set of powercats. I wonder If they are sorta similar? I doubt they are made with the ceramic matrix supporting the catalyst. (old style; fragile, clogs easy) certainly worth looking into, huh?
'95 T-Bird 5.4L blower and sum stuff
13.6sec 1/4 mi, 300RW at 5250 RPM
GVW 4340 lbs, go figure!


 
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