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Old 03-14-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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Question about deleting cats

I have a 2010 SS LS3 with a corsa catback and factory exhaust manifolds with cats and am looking to get a little more performance and sound out of it. The corsa sounds nice, it's just a bit too quiet for me. I don't want to do headers at the moment so I am thinking about getting the JBA high flow mid pipes with no cats like pictured below.



Will these bolt up to my factory style exhaust with no modifications and what else will I need to run these, besides a tune? Will I need any type of oxygen sensor extension harness or anything? Also, if anyone else has this setup and has a video of how it sounds I would love to hear it. Thanks.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Will bolt up fine to stock exhaust, no wire extensions necessary. Tune will get rid of the check engine light.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Why not check out Solo's high-flow cats. They are $500-$600 but people seem to get decent gains from them and they sound good. Just from what I have read on here.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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Why not check out Solo's high-flow cats. They are $500-$600 but people seem to get decent gains from them and they sound good. Just from what I have read on here.
Because I'm on a budget and can get the JBAs for 220 shipped.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #5
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Because I'm on a budget and can get the JBAs for 220 shipped.
Only downside is that running off-road pipes (meaning no cats) is illegal. So if your state checks emissions you might want hold off. Also, when I bought my JBA high flow cats I got them off another forum member for $250.
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Replacing functioning cats with high flows is just as illegal due to the EPA.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
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Replacing functioning cats with high flows is just as illegal due to the EPA.
Yes, but you will pass emissions inspection as they just do a visual check.
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I don't have emissions inspections here in SC, so that is not an issue for me.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #9
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Yes, but you will pass emissions inspection as they just do a visual check.
Many states only do OBDII hookup and no visual.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #10
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Only downside is that running off-road pipes (meaning no cats) is illegal. So if your state checks emissions you might want hold off. Also, when I bought my JBA high flow cats I got them off another forum member for $250.
As far as the price, I can get them new for 220shipped. They are just straight flow mid pipes though, no cats. I'm sure they would cost more if they were high flow cats.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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just go with the race pipes, thats what I got, and the tune deletes the cel light so you dont have to worry about emiss either. sound way better to me, more of a traditional muscle car sound, and yes you are right cats cost more to do and it will have a lesser sound
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #12
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I put these cat-delete JBA's on my 2010 2 months ago. Best mod I've done so far! Easy install also.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:49 PM   #13
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i have solos HFCs....and once i started the car after installation..it blew me AWAY!!...car sounds mean as hell now. no cell either!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #14
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I put these cat-delete JBA's on my 2010 2 months ago. Best mod I've done so far! Easy install also.
Awesome, did u get a tune or are you riding around with the cel on? Did you notice in increase in performance any?
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:43 PM   #15
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Because I'm on a budget and can get the JBAs for 220 shipped.
Then save your money and buy the headers. If you keep nickel n diming, you'll never get the headers. You wont get any hp improvement till you get headers.
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Then save your money and buy the headers. If you keep nickel n diming, you'll never get the headers. You wont get any hp improvement till you get headers.
I agree with the exception of no HP improvement without headers. You'll definatley get improvement with SOLO HF cats or the stright pipes.....just not as much as LTs.

IMO....either do some HF cat mid-pipes without a tune or if you plan to tune then save a little extra and get some of the cheaper LTs. For a couple hunderd more you can have some OBX without cats.
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The JBA mids have been provenn to be the best bang for the buck mods on these cars.

Check out this build!
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:38 AM   #18
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Why don't you just GUT your cats? It would be cheaper !!
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:11 AM   #19
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just get the headers for 300 shipped
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:31 AM   #20
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I wouldn't do it. If you spend your $ on these pipes, it may be a waste if you ever decide to get LT headers. You won't be able to connect these to the headers. Save your money for LT's.
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You can get MBS headers for $300 shipped.

You can also remove your stock cats and take a hammer and screwdriver to the internals for free.

Also, if you're planning on running headers, why pay for a tune now, then turn around and pay for another tune after headers?
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Why don't you just GUT your cats? It would be cheaper !!
I want to save my factory parts so i can return it back to stock should i ever sell the car
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I wouldn't do it. If you spend your $ on these pipes, it may be a waste if you ever decide to get LT headers. You won't be able to connect these to the headers. Save your money for LT's.
I think i would be able to sell these pipes here on the market if i ever do decide to go with longtubes. Right now im just looking for sound rather than all out performance. It may be a year or two down the road before i do headers.
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I have JBA offroad pipes + borla atak catback, its very loud and muscular.
go ahead and you will be happy
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:20 PM   #25
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Those cat delete pipes cost $220 ?
I've got a 3" pair I'll give away if you pick them up.
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