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i ben searching around for a few days bout turboing my car and i see everyone has a downpipe that leads to their exhaust...but were is the catalytic converter? can i just go from turbo to catr and skip the down pipe or what? i have a 97 spi
 

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Who needs a catalytic converter? In Indiana, as far as i know, our emissions standards are next to nil. I'd just get rid of it here. Depends on where you live though.
 

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well i live in missouri and know plenty of people with turbos so i doubt it won pass with a turbo but so do i just cut the original pipes off my catalytic converter and weld the downpipe to it then to my exhaust?
 

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stlsk8rpunk91 said:
well i live in missouri and know plenty of people with turbos so i doubt it won pass with a turbo but so do i just cut the original pipes off my catalytic converter and weld the downpipe to it then to my exhaust?
I'm not really sure what you just said. But there is a flange at the end of the cat and the front of the cat back right behind the oil pan. Any muffler shop will have the flange you need. So your new down pipe can just bolt up with out having to cut and weld your cat back.
Most people just remove the stock mani/cat and toss it in favor of a turbo manifold, turbo and new larger down pipe.
But you'll want at least 2.5" cat back.
 

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lol no you cant turbo your car and pass emissions


gateway vehicle inspection program will smack you down :D


as far as visual there isnt many who would notice or give a rats arse, but the machine will get ya ;) trust me I work at a dealership and we have the setup and theres no way around it reason I ended up selling all my stuff


only way around it is if you drive your car less than 12k miles in the 2 year time period....you can get an emission waiver
 

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It goes something like this..


Sorry I had to do it.. :lol:
 

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TheSilverShredder said:
Who needs a catalytic converter? In Indiana, as far as i know, our emissions standards are next to nil. I'd just get rid of it here. Depends on where you live though.
OK People.. listen up. I need to remind all of you that having a Catalytic Converter on your car is a FEDERAL LAW, not a state law. This is EPA territory, and simply put if the car came with a cat from the factory, it's gotta have one now. AFAIK only the diesel escorts didn't have cats.. so legally no matter what state you reside.. you need to have one and serious fines and possible jailtime can result if you get caught.

Now the chances of you getting caught, especially if you live in an area that doesn't have emissions testing... probably slim to none.. but if you piss off a cop by peeling out in front of him and revving your fart-can in front of him, this is a SERIOUS offense he can tack on to the list after he pulls you over.

Don't say you haven't been warned...
 
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