jddausch, Just to pre-warn you, in Maryland it is flat out illegal to replace the cat. conv with a straight pipe. Many shops will refuse to do the work. I've seen guys remove the c.c. and gut it out and re-install. I have replaced the c.c. with a pipe in more than 1 of my cars. A bad converter WILL mess up the way your car runs. My '97 TJ has gone through 3 converters. It is noticeable when going bad. Just runs like crap!
'75 CJ5 304cid, t18 tranny w/granny low, model 20 T Case, DANA 44 rear, 30 front, 4" suspension lift, 33" tires, in need of more work!
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