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Old 05-11-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where to buy a "fake" cat? Like a straight pipe with a cat canister or heat shield welded to it. Straight smooth inside, not a gutted cat. Just wondering if something like that exists.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:19 PM   #2
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Christ I should google more accurately. From nasioc:
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http://www.siliconeintakes.com/produ...roducts_id=320
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aren't you mister welder? Testpipe + formed sheetmetal tacked together = win
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But for ~$40 + shipping it's not worth my grief.

Taking the heatshielding off the OEM stuff and tacking it onto the straight pipe is an idea. I like the official looking silconeintakes piece better though.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:43 PM   #5
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OEM shielding is thin and flimsy as hell. Often rusted beyond repair too. $40 + shipping doesn't sound too bad though
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yeah, i'd jump on the 40+shipping bandwagon as well... since i need a new exhaust anyway.... :-)
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Id say go for the $40 its not worth the hassle unless you have an old cat laying around that is already gutted and you can just shove a piece of tube through it. Ive done that I got one at a junk yard that was gutted and it was off of a truck so it was 3" so I just put some tube through it.
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I love the blurb at the bottom of the description for that fake cat

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The product description above is for entertainment purposes only. This product does not perform the exhaust cleansing function of a catalytic converter in any way. Use of this product on or off the road violates countless laws and may prevent your car from passing emissions. It is unlawful to install this product in any vehicle in the United States, ever. If you wish to return this product at any time in the future, a full refund will be issued. This product should only be hung on your wall to express your rebellious nature, never installed in a vehicle. This product may cause cancer.
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fake turbo's, fake suspension, fake cats

the only REAL thing about miata owners is how gay they are

That said, can someone point me in the direction of a fake ls1 swap??
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sweet, selling off all my turbo stuff and getting one of those.
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dont forget fake brake caliper covers
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lullz... this is great. probably ordering one tonight.
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fake turbo's, fake suspension, fake cats

the only REAL thing about miata owners is how gay they are

That said, can someone point me in the direction of a fake ls1 swap??
I have an LS2 engine cover that you could mount over your valve cover
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Just draw LS1 on the stock cover with a sharpie

No one will know the difference.
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you think the cop is gonna look under your car before he looks under your hood and finds that big snail
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I love the blurb at the bottom of the description for that fake cat
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you think the cop is gonna look under your car before he looks under your hood and finds that big snail
In NJ the snail is fine. The cat missing ain't fine anywhere in the USA.
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you think the cop is gonna look under your car before he looks under your hood and finds that big snail
This poor bastard must be from CA....
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