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catalytic converter

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Hcivicdx, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Hcivicdx

    Hcivicdx Junior Member

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    I have a 94 Honda Civic dx hatchback. Im looking to buy a catalytic converter for a catback exhaust does anybody recommend anything. Are testpipes good?
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    test pipes are good for racing..you will have to put the stock cat on tho for emissions,
     
  3. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    For the emissions that is baced on what state you live in. in little Vermont, they never look years 96 and older for a complete exaust, as long as its not to loud. So if you can get away with it Test Pipe if not, mite look into a high flow cat maybe :)
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Just for clarification, a test pipe is not a real catalytic converter. A test pipe is just a piece of pipe that replaces the cat. It can open your exhaust up quite a bit and give you a few extra horsepower, but it's at the cost of dirtier emissions, increased noise, and possibly a check engine light depending on the year of the car (96+ have an o2 sensor in the cat converter).

    If you live in a state where they don't do inspections, and you don't mind having a loud, stinky exhaust then maybe a test pipe is for you. If that's not for you, then look for a Magnaflow or Random Tech cat that matches up to the size of your header collector and exhaust piping.
     
  5. norcalgsr

    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    Buy a high flow cat from Magnaflow or Random Tech don't go with a test pipe.. the difference is maybe 2 hp at best while polluting the environment for basically no gain.
     
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