Originally Posted by Bun-Bun
Why the ultimate editions dont have dual's... I will never know.
Specifically I am concerned about O2 sensors. Like I would like to just go to my local exaust shop and get custom pipes bent from the manifolds back and remove the cats but... been reading there will be problems with that. So...
1. How do I incorporate the O2's for dual's? Like there will be 2 there now on single but I will need 4 for duals right? Or can I just ignore the other set of O2's and let it be?
2. Is there a way to remove the cats and program the ECU to ignore the second set of O2's?
Thanks for any advice. My plans are to (if I cant removethe cats) get some highflow cats and some flowmaster 40's.
This is what I want it to sound like
YouTube - 4.6L Grand marquis exhaust
I have an '05 CV. I wanted to increase the power and mileage a little bit so I decided to convert the factory single exhaust system to a "true dual" system. Ford puts in an H-pipe between the two tubes after the cats and before the mufflers. I went with an X-pipe because my exhaust shop guy said I would get better flow. He was right. I have more mid-range power and have seen an increase in the 70 to 90 MPH acceleration also.
But as far as gas mileage goes...last tank I got 14 MPG but it was all around town driving. No more than 45 MPH. Stop and go you always get less mileage but I am disappointed in the mileage I got on the first fill-up after the exhaust work. Maybe I am a little too hard on the gas pedal...I barely have to touch it now and I am going 40 MPH so I have to get used to that.
I am also wondering if this ethanol crap they're putting in our gas is affecting the mileage we are getting...
Anyway I am happy I switched over to dual exhaust, and you will too if you do it. Keep the cats, or you will get an engine light and be illegal as far as emissions.