So I searched "catalytic removal" and found a few posts. But nothing definitive. One of them has a post from a moderator saying that "ANY POSTS ABOUT CAT REMOVAL WILL BE DELETED."
This is not about removing my cat as much as it's about finding the right cat for my Jeep and talking about exhaust configuration.
So I'm assuming that taking off your cat is some sort of horrible awful thing that poisons everything around you. I've read a few facts but I haven't seen any clear numbers/facts on how bad it is for the environment.
1) My Jeep has no emissions requirements where I live because of it's age. Does Federal law still apply?
2) What horrible compounds will I release into the air if I remove my catalytic converter? I live in a valley that traps a lot of bad air so it matters to me.
3) I had thought about removing the cat to shorten the exhaust pipe and have it go out the side of the jeep before the trans cross member on the passenger side. Is there a configuration _with_ a catalytic converter that would let me do this?