I'm thinking of putting extractors into my EL falcon, but I've heard recently that if you remove the catalytic converter you can incur a fine of $2000. Is this true? Is there a way i can keep the cat on as well as have extractors. Sorry if this is a stupid question but i'd rather know than to be sorry later and owe 2grand.
Cheaper still and just as effective is converting the current cat to 2.5" inlet and outlet. This is what is usually done- falcon cats flow very well. The same fine applies if you're caught having bashed out the internals of the cat.
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It is possible to fit extractors and maintain a catalytic.
As suggested Falcon cats do flow well, but there are better ones on the market.
My suggestion is to find a performance exhaust centre near you and sound them out. The really good ones won't hesitate to recomend a set-up to suit what you want and stay legal!....a really good one will even quote the part numbers..meaning they have done it before!
I have found Unique Exhausts in Boronia (Melbourne) to be very good, but i don't know where your from.
All i can say is to stay away from run of the mill joints like Midas and Mr Muffler, as they are NOT interested in out of the norm applications.
Thanks for all the suggestions. But how do you fit the extractors with keeping the cat, because the extractors go all the way to the end of the cat and join up with the rest of the exhaust. So to install the extractors I'd have to get rid of the cat. Kinda confused right now??
For my ED I purchased flanged extractors & double flanged High flow cat - total length same as factory cat - then 2.5 rest of the way. Easy bolt on at home!! Engine is a lot less fussed at higher revs.
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