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Old 06-23-2010, 05:09 AM
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Hi all, I've been looking around for headers for my truck. Problem is, I live in california, where messing with cats is a big no-no. I'm trying to find a good set of shorty headers for my truck, but I haven't had any luck. Is this because the companies haven't released headers for the 2010s yet, or am I just looking in the wrong place?
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are the 09's the same engine? I would think that there would be shorty's developed for them. Might have to consider shorty's/mids myself (to replace lt's) and replace my gutted cats for when I get tested next year in Norcal..
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To my knowledge the two years have identical engines...yeah I thought about buying some ARH long tubes (those are the only headers I've been able to find for 4G rams), but if you get caught messing with cats it can get real expensive real quick.
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..you have to find that special muffler 'guy'. And i have, I told him what I wanted to do and he shrugged his shoulders an said 'OK'. All my truck buddies as well as other car forums go to him because it don't matter (at least to him)
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Are you running long tube headers?
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yup..long tubes, gutted cats, big valve heads, dual e-cutouts, magnaflow dumped..

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there is very little difference in the '09 & 10 Rams, & the differences are the locking tailgate & the trailer brake controller, & the latest radio to come out the RPZ or whatever.
the only real change was the 3:21 rear end option

as to the california smog laws, you are correct, you can't delete or modify any smog component , except the intake & exhaust & that must be able to pass the smog tests, both visual & emission wise.
Now for the rest of the story, as Paul Winchell used to say
when you purchase a NEW vehicle, you don't have to get smog tested until when your 6th year of ownership comes up.
In other words, do what you want to the truck until such time as you get the notice to get a smog test & register your truck for year 6.
i wouldn't throw anything away, because you are going to need it again when smog time comes up, then pass smog, & change it back to your modifications for another 2 years, until smog test will be due again

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Haha no way I live out in east county like 45 min from san diego. I'm pretty familiar with all the bull that we have to put up with here lol. Because I live in a "rural" area, I dont have to get smog tested. What I am worried about is putting on long tube headers and getting pulled over or something...its probably not likely but its a big fine if youre caught. Have you tried running headers in SD?
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Say you get long tubes and delete the cats...What do you do with the O2 sensors? To my knowlege if there unplugged the computer might cause the truck to run to rich or to lean not to mention the CEL
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The o2 sensor for the cats has NOTHING to do with the air/fuel ratio. There are o2s before the cats that do this.

You could get a CEL from removing the cats (and probably will). Ive checked with all the tuner manufacturers and none of them have an o2 delete. I dont believe there are spoofers out either. But, you could keep the o2 bung and try the anti-fouler trick. Get 2 spark plug anti-foulers, drill out one of them, screw them together, screw it into the o2 bung for the cat, then screw the o2 sensor into it. Works on quite a few cars (did on my old grand prix).
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