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Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: New Mexico
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I guess that gives my age away... doing a muffler and cat delete will make the car sound louder. It will hurt when you try to sell the car. The reason why I wnt for headers and muffler install was that I was able to keep my original oem headers and 1ry cats intact. If I sell the car out of state, the oem headers and cats are available at no charge. The reason why I installed aftermarket catless headers is... has anybody seen the oem headers? They are embarrassingly small and narrow and twisted in several areas. I did a rod bearing change with the header install, still on break-in period, have not yet dynoed my car. I also got a VR reflash with the headers and cat delete to make the best advantage of the new breathing capabilities. And got a top speed delete in the process. Sounds quiet, muffled... below 5000 rpm. From there on sounds like... a very high revving finely tuned engine. Maybe it's because I'm more interested in outright increased horsepower, but as the saying goes (which I fully respect): to each his own.
Last edited by jvsantosmd; 26th February 2019 at 05:01 AM.