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Posted: 8/28/2005 5:15:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 5:17:23 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
2003 Chevy S-10 Crew Cab 4.3L Vortec.

This is the only "bolt on" kit that I can find for my truck.

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Should I get it? Why/Why Not?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:24:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:26:49 PM EDT
I voted NO.

Take your tailpipe off. Take your muffler off.

Drive.

Besides, you still have your catalytic converter, right? It'll be quiet enough.



On a serious note, I'd say buy it.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:12:18 PM EDT
No. Any decent exhaust shop can custom up a true dual setup for an S10 with good mufflers and it will make more power than that kit. Try to find a shop with a mandrel bender. Also gut the cat. Cool thing about the 4.3 w/ dual exhaust and no cat is that it sounds a lot like a V8.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:08:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By YELLOWV:
No. Any decent exhaust shop can custom up a true dual setup for an S10 with good mufflers and it will make more power than that kit. Try to find a shop with a mandrel bender. Also gut the cat. Cool thing about the 4.3 w/ dual exhaust and no cat is that it sounds a lot like a V8.



Except the yearly inspection and bi-yearly emmisions inspection might tell me to change everything back.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 4:05:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 4:08:04 AM EDT by ManiacRat461]

Originally Posted By YELLOWV:
No. Any decent exhaust shop can custom up a true dual setup for an S10 with good mufflers and it will make more power than that kit. Try to find a shop with a mandrel bender. Also gut the cat. Cool thing about the 4.3 w/ dual exhaust and no cat is that it sounds a lot like a V8.



Big +1 to that, 4.3 V6 is an excellent little V6 with a whole lot of potential.

ETA: They do make "free flowing" catalytic converters, however free flowing they really can be.
I don't mess with anything new, converters are not required on the two street driven cars I play with so my experience is nil with the so called performance converters.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:20:24 PM EDT
Good high flow converters actually do work very well. They make almost as much power as no cat at all and will pass a sniffer test. Look into random technologies. Stay away from catco. I had one and it was junk.
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