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Old 04-12-2018, 06:32 PM
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is there a diy to install 200 cell cats?

Im in so cal and got 200 cell cats for my 08 vantage roadster.

auto talent wants $500 to install! Will take to lcoal exhaust show and see how much they charge. but is there a diy video or photos on how to do it so i can show the exhaust shop or maybe even try it myself?
 
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Sorry I can't help with the install video, but it's super simple once you get it up on a lift.

Question I wanted to ask is, how will you deal with California SMOG once you complete the job?
 
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I think Tavarish did cats and exhaust on this video. Would love to hear about smog also
 
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Really simple to swap out, make sure you have new gaskets. The studs are a pain but I just pressed out the one mounted on the header. Used a ball joint separator. Mounted with the 3 bolts and nuts supplied.
For CA smog, I swapped back to OEM and put the tune back to stock. It's annoying but once you're comfortable doing the swap and the tune, it doesn't take very long.
 
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About to get a set from Stuart for my red V8V, gonna try to install next weekend with pics/video.
 
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This is pretty easy and I did it with one side of the car on jack stands. It’s three nuts and a clamp. Two studs remain in the header and one in the old cat. You don’t need to press out the studs, just use fresh nuts for the header studs and a new nut and bolt for the third one. Yes, make sure you order New gaskets for them. It takes a little bit of wiggling to remove them, but pull them towards the back of the car and they will slide out.

I put 100 cell cats on mine.







 

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I have a 2008. I didnt order any new nuts just a new gasket. Are new nuts needed?
 
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Im in so cal and got 200 cell cats for my 08 vantage roadster.

auto talent wants $500 to install! Will take to lcoal exhaust show and see how much they charge. but is there a diy video or photos on how to do it so i can show the exhaust shop or maybe even try it myself?
Doing a search first is always helpful before asking. Here's one that I put together years ago:

https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/...ats-today.html
 
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The nuts on top of the cats (or secondary cats like mine 2011 V8V) are a cast iron B*&^h to get off... not sure how everyone else did it, but i got a crows foot that fit to a socket on a flexible extender.... it was a huge pain, but doable. Bought my cat deletes from redpants a few weeks ago, i bought some 10" race ramps and did the install, pretty easy, and i reused the same nuts- Hope that's ok, so far no issues....sounds much better.
 
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I used a bit of BP_blaster when getting the back H pipe section on and off and it was not too bad. Not knowing about the press in studs was the only part that was difficult.
 
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