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Old 10-21-2012, 11:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,I have a 2013 street glide.I am wanting to know from those who have done this.Remove the cat from stock header pipes or replace with after market? I was thinking of going with fuel moto's head pipes or V&H power duals. Based on those who have done either,what do you think ??? I am really thinking of using fuel moto's head pipes. Would i see match increase changing from stock head pipes?
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Fuel Moto header pipe... You can't go wrong with their product or service.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Check out. Harley Header pipes[
Have had them all this year. Work perfect, simple to install. Pay $299 they send you headers, send back your old ones and get $100 back. Great job on removing the catalytic converters.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Will there be a big difference in the fuel moto head pipe over removing the CAT from stock head pipe ??
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is there a company that replaces the smashed pipe that runs to the left side muffler? will i see an improvement replacing it?
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was just wondering if those of you who simply removed the cat, did you notice a performance increase?

I know most have completely replaced their entire exhaust systems from the headers back, but was just wondering. What kind of performance change would result from simply gutting the cat, then tuning?

...oh, and I apologize for temp hijack.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I replace the stock headers with Vance and Hines, using the stock mufflers and a stage one download. The seat of the pants dyno tells me there has been a significant improvement.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Cut the cat, take the guts out then weld it back. A local does it all the time. He puts the power commander in too.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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SOFTAIL 99 FB thanks for the info. i am still wandering if i will see a worth while difference,in changing the head pipes.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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