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Old 11-02-2015, 08:07 PM   #1
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The Cleanest of The Dirty: Ebay "Race" Cats

So, I am 80% sure I have partially plugged my cat after 6 years of tuning (mistakes) w/m, and short-trip driving. Are ebay 3" cats even worth their ~$50-$100? Does anyone have experience with these things?
I believe I have one already on there...was a jakstol pipe that I bought 3rd hand. It worked for a long time. I know it is not smog certified yada yada. I live in MA not Cali. Is there a reputable brand or are they all ultimately the same Chinese crap made with recycled porcelain?
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Because there's still real pollution even though 'global warming' is a thinly veiled global tax and wealth redistribution scheme based on junk science, 'adjusted' data sets, and models that don't show a link between carbon emissions and mean temperatures; things like localized pollution, NOx's, smog, and acid rain are very real. If you don't want air like China you really should run a cat.

One of the unfortunate by-products of radical green folks mixing legitimate science with radical junk science that labels carbon as a pollutant to support their redistribution ideology is that people get jaded, and real measures that are suported by real verifiable science that really do work get lumped in with nonsense.

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Random was the go-to forever.
I think summit sells some inexpensive universal cats, too.
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Because there's still real pollution even though 'global warming' is a thinly veiled global tax and wealth redistribution scheme based on junk science, 'adjusted' data sets, and models that don't show a link between carbon emissions and mean temperatures; things like localized pollution, NOx's, smog, and acid rain are very real. If you don't want air like China you really should run a cat.

One of the unfortunate by-products of radical green folks mixing legitimate science with radical junk science that labels carbon as a pollutant to support their redistribution ideology is that people get jaded, and real measures that are suported by real verifiable science that really do work get lumped in with nonsense.

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How'd you make out with this?
What'd you settle on?
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:35 PM   #9
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I've been waiting for time to cut the old cat out. I've just been super busy. I want to remove the old Cat intact, to see if it is indeed the culprit of my performance issues.
I'll post here the moment I get the old cat off and the new one on.
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