What's the harm of removing the catalytic converter and muffler and just running straight pipes?

Tiny
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  • 1985 FORD F-250
  • 99,000 MILES
Will it damage my truck to remove the catalytic converter
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 1:30 AM

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Tiny
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Why dont cha want a muffler?
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 1:41 AM
Tiny
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No damage should occur. Have you heard rumors?
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 1:43 AM
Tiny
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Think exhaust is restricted and seems easier and less expensive to just do away with it.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 1:46 AM
Tiny
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No, no rumors just wondering.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 1:49 AM
Tiny
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"THEY" SAY IT'S ILLEGAL TO NOT RUN A CAT ON A RIG THAT ORIGINALLY CAME W/ ONE

ONE OF THEM "GREEN THINGS"

IF YOU AREN'T CHECKED IN YOUR AREA---THINK YOU MIGHT RUN ACROSS "THEM". IF YOU EVER DO, YOU'LL MOST LIKELY BE TOLD TO RE-INSTALL IT, OR FACE A FINE.

AS FAR AS THE MUFFLER---I MYSELF LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR MY BUDDY, MR. RADIO, OR EVEN MY PASSENGERS

BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, EACH TOWN/ CITY/ DISTRICT AROUND HERE HAS THEIR OWN ACCEPTABLE NOISE LEVELS---IT VARIES DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE AT

NOT TOO LONG AGO AROUND HERE YOUR WERE SUBJECTED TO OVERWHELMING JUNGLE RACKET NO MATTER WHETHER YOU SAT IN TRAFFIC OR IN A PARKING LOT, YOU KNOW WHERE TRUNK LIDS AND MIRRORS VIBRATED AND THE OCCUPANTS INSIDE BLED FROM THEIR ORIFICES!

FINALLY SOMEONE TOOK INITIATIVE AND VERIFIED THEY HAD A PAIR

NOW IF YOUR RACKET CAN BE HEARD EXCESSIVELY AT MORE THAN 30 FEET AWAY---YOU PAY THE CITY OR COUNTY $1100----YES, YOU GOT A WARNING, IT WAS IN THE NEWSPAPER WHEN IT WAS, ENACTED

OTHER THAN AN OCCASIONAL OFFENDER---THAT CRAP STOPPED REALLY FAST---AND ALMOST INSTANTLY IT STOPPED

BUT TO SCIENTIFICALLY ANSWER YOU---THE ENGINE WILL RUN WITHOUT EXHAUST

THE MEDIC
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 2:28 AM
Tiny
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Thanks, I really enjoyed reading your descriptive message.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 3:06 AM
Tiny
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I TRY TO MAKE THINGS INTERESTING AND "REAL WORLD"--NOT JUST GIVE A TEXTBOOK ANSWER

THE ONE BELOW HAS NO CAT, OR SEAT BELTS.100% LEGAL.1946 NOT OEM.I LIKE HEARING ABOUT A "LICENSE CHECK". JUST SO I CAN GO THRU IT (LIKE THE ONE LAST NIGHT, EVEN IF IT WAS COLD!), EVEN BETTER, IF YOU HAVE A IGNORANT PASSENGER WITH YOU!

THE MEDIC
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 3:29 AM

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