Help SupportFord Raptor Forum by donating:


Help support Ford Raptor Forum :

Catalytic converter question

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exhaust and Cutouts Discussion [GEN 1]' started by StacyW, May 11, 2017.

Stainless Works
  1. StacyW

    StacyW Member

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2017
    I'm new here so forgive me if I'm asking a question that's already been answered. I just bought a 2011 about a month ago and just found out it needs the converters replaced, which the warranty doesn't cover, however, I have a set of flowmaster converters that I bought for my previous truck and never used because I was told they would not pass emissions or supply the back pressure that the truck needs. I would like some input or advice from anyone with aftermarket cats that has to go through emissions testing on whether this is true or not. Thanks
     
  2. Dane

    Dane FRF Addict

    Age:
    40
    Posts:
    1,740
    Likes Received:
    472
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Location:
    Littleton, CO
    My warranty covered it when one of mine went out. It was a bit of a fight due to my supercharger, but in the end, it was covered.
     
  3. StacyW

    StacyW Member

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2017
    I fought it, they wouldn't cover it because of the mileage. They said it was a "wear" part and also because it had an electric cutout on it. They offered me a discount on replacing them at the low low price of $2200 plus tax....
     
  4. WarSurfer

    WarSurfer FRF Addict

    Posts:
    1,108
    Likes Received:
    893
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Location:
    DC
    I have a factory cat pipe off my 2010, only has 5k miles on it - you can have it. where are you located?
     
    Ruger, Hockster and Jimster58 like this.
  5. Jhollowell

    Jhollowell Full Access Member

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    217
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Location:
    Everett, wa
    That sounds crazy expensive I'd post in the "want to buy" section and see if anyone has some. Or for a little bit more get the green cats from Kooks. Would need their headers as well though


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. StacyW

    StacyW Member

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2017
    I'm in Chattanooga Tennessee.

    ---------- Post added at 07:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:00 PM ----------

    I've seen a lot about the kooks stuff here, I'm guessing that's the top shelf stuff. I've been out of high performance thing for a while so I'm not up to date on the best parts. After buying this truck though, I've got the fever again and wanting to get as much as I can out of it.
     
  7. Dane

    Dane FRF Addict

    Age:
    40
    Posts:
    1,740
    Likes Received:
    472
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Location:
    Littleton, CO
    Mine was going to be $1,700 at the dealer to replace ONE!!

    Local decent muffler shop would have replaced BOTH with hi-flow ones for $800.

    Still a pretty penny for cats, but WAY better than the dealer.
     
    Ruger likes this.
  8. Jhollowell

    Jhollowell Full Access Member

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    217
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Location:
    Everett, wa
    Seems like Kooks and stainless works are the 2 favorites. I'm still running stock but if I do upgrade I'm going with Kooks headers and their true dual exhaust with the green catted Y pipe.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. StacyW

    StacyW Member

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2017
    There are a couple shops around here that will do for $500 but two of them recommend against it because of the emissions and backpressure concerns so I'm skeptical about putting the hi flows on. But I'm guessing none of you guys are having any trouble with the performance of the truck or throwing engine codes, right? Here in Chattanooga, if the service engine light is on, they won't test it and you can't renew your tags until it's fixed.
     
  10. Jhollowell

    Jhollowell Full Access Member

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    217
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Location:
    Everett, wa
    Most guys will get a tune after exhaust work. But I have heard of people with headers and no tune But the tune (5 star or svc are the front runners) should eliminate any engine codes


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page