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    Question: Is it illegal to take off the catalytic converter on a car?

    Answer: Yes. It is a violation of federal law to tamper with the environmental equipment on your car. In addition, it will make it very difficult to pass your state's environmental 'smog' emissions tests.

    For more information on Arizona Environmental issues, visit the State of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency

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    On 04/13/09
    Trev from PA said:
    heres a little tip if u want to drive a big old gas hog then take it off because im looking to get a '76 Buick Electra and im looking at 8.6 mpg with this crappy cat converter on!!!!! or i could get a '66 Riviera but still have only about 10 mpg with a cat on but my friends dad got 35 mpg on a '75 electra without a cat! plus i did my research on them and found that they release nitrous oxide (N2O) and its 300 times worse for the envirorment then the corbone dioxide it stops!!!
    On 04/10/09
    Brando from KS said:
    I have a 90 camaro rs and im goin to run a dummy pipe to take place of my cat. Who needs a cat anyway :)all they do is waste power
    On 03/30/09
    zach from MI said:
    i have a 2001 jeep cherokee sport and i get like 13 14 mpg so i put a flowmaster super44 and i only have 1 cat so im getting it taken off today at my auto class in school for free
    On 01/10/08
    Johnny from VA said:
    Im about to take my cat off too and run pipes off the manifold. Its not that big of a deal its a dumb piece of metal. Plus i only get bout 13 to the gallon so i need the extra boost. I think all vehicles need straights!!
    On 09/09/07
    Steve from VA said:

    heres a little knowledge for ya, i may be wrong on the exact year but its in the mid 1970's and i believe 1975 that if ur car is of that year or earlyer then u can take ur cat off and not get in trouble cause of the whole year and catalytic law stuff

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