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Who needs cats?

Post by SuperRallyRoo » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:07 pm

My 1992 subaru legacy touring wagon just passed amazingly well without them. In washington.
Cruise limit HC 220 cruise emissions 29 CO 1.2 Emissions was .51
idle limit HC 220 idle emissions 115 CO was .78 out of allowable 1.2


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Hopefully i'll see another 2 years of service from her. :)
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Post by AWD_addict » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:51 pm

Good to know, I might have to do the same a little ways down the road.

She's looking nice!
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Post by 555BCTurbo » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:06 pm

That car is such sex
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Post by supra90turbo » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:27 am

Congrats. I've heard of quite a few people passing with no cats and only an s-afc.

Love your car. nice job :D


stance looks a bit like mine. what suspension setup are you running?

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Post by SiCkSTi04 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:10 pm

what exhaust are you running ? love the ride
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Post by impreza_GC8 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:24 pm

God those are both sexy wagons guys!
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Post by supra90turbo » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:33 am

/\ thanks!
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Post by DasBoost » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:16 am

Who cares?

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Post by Buffman » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:53 am

What do you guys do to get rid of the primary cat since it is permantly connected to both "exhuast" manifolds and also houses the 02 sensor? Or is the Turbo exhaust different?

With the age and miles and source for free s.s tubing, most of all my winter vehicles go catless. Only issue with the subie is the primary cat houses the 02 sensor. Do you guys just lop it off make a ypipe and add an 02 bung in one of the parts of the Y?

IS the engine managment on these cars picky at all? I know with the stock location the 02 is going to get exhaust from all 4 cylinders. Is it going to notice a difference if it's just getting exhaust from 2 cylinders (if I put it in one of the banks of the Y?)
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Post by 93forestpearl » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:12 am

Yeah, turbo cars are totally different with the downpipe and whatnot. These cars don't mind being catless since they are OBD1.



I'm not sure what people have done with the NA manifolds. One could fab up a decent collector with an O2 bung on it.
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Post by asc_up » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:19 pm

Hey Matt, where did you go to get your cat removed in WA? World One? PIA?
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Post by trendyincdotbiz » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:33 am

I had a 93 for awhile that the PO had a muffler shop fab a custom exhaust manifold . Then the PO bolted up a universal cat just past the Y pipe and the shop put a O2 bung in it.
No check engine light and it had great low and mid range.
It was a NA with a 5spd .
Id love to do that to my current 91 NA wagon .
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Post by abest10 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:25 am

congrats on no cats! bet you have a nice boxer rumble. did you gut them or get rid of the cats altogether?
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Post by ScottyS » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:13 am

That red 92 is so pretty, wish I had started with that shell.
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Post by 555BCTurbo » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:03 am

asc_up wrote:Hey Matt, where did you go to get your cat removed in WA? World One? PIA?

Was probably at a shop called


"Matt's Driveway With a Sawzall"
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Post by AWD_addict » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:32 am

555BCTurbo wrote:Was probably at a shop called


"Matt's Driveway With a Sawzall"
I've helped out at that shop, but not on this one! :lol:
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Re: Who needs cats?

Post by WRXish » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:05 am

Now THAT is what I am talking about...love your little red wagon lol :)

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Re: Who needs cats?

Post by SouperPoo » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:43 am

Not too revive a dead one but mine passed with flying colors catless at Lynnwood emissions

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Re: Who needs cats?

Post by cj91legss » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:57 pm

I've been catless since 2008 in washington.
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