Catalytic converter location in 3B ES/2 conversion

Brett Dikeman brett at
Fri Apr 23 13:58:40 EDT 2004

At 11:28 AM -0600 4/23/04, Charles Baer wrote:

>Now personal preferences aside, I assume most listers don't think 
>WRXes are total
>dogs ;)

The 200q20v had no trouble playing with a stock STi a few weeks ago 
in a straight line.  The kid pulled up to me at the stoplight and 
asked, 'What the HELL do you have under the hood?  That thing is 
#$@!ing fast!"

That said, there's zero contest in the twisties, but I'll take my car 
on the highway or reasonably open roads any day.  The new WRX design 
has also left me with one less reason to trash it; it's an astounding 
improvement.  Can't fall off the floor, as they say.

>  If subie has a 3-cat system working, I wonder if we can adapt 
>something similar
>to keep our local EPA hounds off our backs.

Catalytic converters need engine management designed for their mode 
of operation.  The wrong type of engine management would cause them 
to either not work, or even worse, overheat.

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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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