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Old 04-14-2005, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default Random vs Stromung cat

Are there any differences between Random Cat and Stromung Cat. I had a Random Cat on my old car, and I liked the way it was built, and worked. Now I am looking for one again, but I can only find Stomung cat.

Should I just get that Stomung?

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Old 04-14-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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I dont know if stromung makes a cat or not. I think they only make a cat-delete pipe, not an actual cat. Someone correct me if im wrong.
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:00 AM   #3
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I dont know if stromung makes a cat or not. I think they only make a cat-delete pipe, not an actual cat. Someone correct me if im wrong.
Yep, you are wrong.

they make both a hi-flow cat and the cat delete pipe you speak of. Stromung stuff has the reputation of being well built and high quality. I don't think you can go wrong with one. TWE makes one too, but I think it is quite a bit more expensive and I've not heard anything about their cat in particular, althought they too have a good repuation of high quality.

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Old 04-14-2005, 11:14 AM   #4
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I'm running a Stromung Cat Pipe and it works fine. No problems as of yet.
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:14 AM   #5
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I personally love my stromung, so gratifying when shifting around and such- hehe.
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:14 AM   #6
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yes, stromung does make a cat.....but why use a cat, when you can use their trusty cat delete pipe (track pipe).......i mean its only the ozone right?
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:38 PM   #7
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yes, stromung does make a cat.....but why use a cat, when you can use their trusty cat delete pipe (track pipe).......i mean its only the ozone right?

yeah, the ozone AND the fact that you will gain little if any HP from being catless.

I know this isn't the stance most people on the forum have, but seriously think twice before going catless everyday. The smog and permanent pollution that larger cities have isn't going to go away and isn't going to help anyone out, especially your great-grand kids.

sorry for the rant.

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Old 04-16-2005, 10:16 AM   #8
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I'm glad that this thread came up. I have a few questions about the high flow cat offered by Stromung. Right now I have two CEL codes that are caused from what my mech and I believe are the cat and o2 censor. So my question is if I would go to the high flow cat would it one bolt up to my stock exhaust(this is just till I get me new exhaust), and also would this still trigger the CEL to come on or has anyone had any CEL from this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:21 AM   #9
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It will bolt right up and most likely you will get a CEL. Some have had luck with the various fixes for that, but MANY have not. Basically, any time you mess with the cats you are probably going to get a code based on the o2 sensor readings.

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Old 04-16-2005, 01:37 PM   #10
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If you're looking for a Random tech cat section, I have a used one for sale. It is the newer version. Fitment is perfect and very well made. I'm selling it b/c I am doing an engine swap. Pm me if you're interested.


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Old 04-16-2005, 05:32 PM   #11
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If you're looking for a Random tech cat section, I have a used one for sale. It is the newer version. Fitment is perfect and very well made. I'm selling it b/c I am doing an engine swap. Pm me if you're interested.


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Did you get a CEL with this? If not I may be interested
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:04 PM   #12
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The stromung high flow cat combined with the Borla headers gives you more power and a 9% increase in fuel economy.
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:42 PM   #13
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No, I used a sparkplug anti-fouler CEL fix. Worked just fine! Btw, headers or highflow cat are going to give you a CEL unless you fix it. I prefer the mechanical fix, because it is cheaper.

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