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so every shop ive been to in rhode island will install my shorty h pipe but none of them will touch my cats id love to just get another set of lts and than not even need to go to a shop but funds are a little tight right now so should I keep looking til I find some hole in the wall that will do it or should I settle to leave the cats
 

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Getting long tubes installed is going to be pricey and in addition almost nobody will do it because in most places its illegal to remove your cats. I would recommend doing it yourself or with friends or something to save you the $ and the hassle.
 

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Yup hole in the wall shops is where its at
 

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no no no I can install the headers myself I did it in my last car its more about how long it would take me because I need it everyday thats why I have the shorty h from my old car but I sold the lts I guess my question is should I settle for leaving the cats and do the exhaust or wait some time and get lts
 

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well I found one shop that would do it but would charge me between 2 and 250 I dont want to put long tubes on it though because I plan to go turbo this summer
 

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Install them yourself. If your car is down for 1 day you can take the bus or find a ride.

A $2 bus fare for 1 day is a lot better than a hefty install price.

And I guess your second issue is that you have a shorty h pipe but don't want longtubes.
 

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I can install them but if Im wanting to go turbo arent they a bad idea
 

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I can install them but if Im wanting to go turbo arent they a bad idea
Spending any money on a non turbo exhaust if you are going turbo is a bad idea.

That's a mistake that I made, but I didn't plan on going turbo a year ago.
 

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well I already had the h pipe from my last car and it has the mufflers and tailpipes on it and I cant stand the stock exhaust thats why im trying to figure out what I should do
 

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well I already had the h pipe from my last car and it has the mufflers and tailpipes on it and I cant stand the stock exhaust thats why im trying to figure out what I should do
Do you have longtubes? Because a shorty h pipe won't do you much good with shorty or stock manifolds. Without welding on some extensions that is.
 

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I had a car with lts and the h pipe than started parting the car sold the lts couldnt sell the h pipe than bought another mustang so I had it laying around the shops all said they could do it but the only one that would take off my cats was gonna charge me 250
 

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How long before you go turbo? I guess it's up to you if you want to do it or not.

If it were my car I would just stick with the stock exhaust.
 

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It pays to know the guys. I came in to get my x pipe put on and in front of me a guy wanted a cat-less exhaust and the guy said "no we dont do that" then when he left I ask if they could put the x pipe on and he said "sure" lol.
 

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you can always just cut out the cats and keep the stock manifolds. Dont know how it will sound but It will make things easier when you turbo
 

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yeah but what am i gonna do cut them in the parking lot you know i guess ill just have to keep them
 

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its not straight tho without a bender it would be impossible
 

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its not straight tho without a bender it would be impossible
dont mess with the pre-cat thing. your main cat is what restricts your exhaust system, plus your 02 sensor is plugged into your pre-cat not the main cat. youll have to take the heat shield off to have room to clamp a pipe in.
 

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found a shop to do it for 80..score!
 
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