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In California, that would be illegal! Is this all for sound??? If anything, this will reduce performance! Why would you want to run two cats? Why would you run straight pipes? All you need to do is run a nicely tuned exhaust with just the right amount of tone and performance...of course, that's just my opinion...
 

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the 2500 360 hd's have dual cats. about the only way you could do true duals would be to locate a wiring harness and ecm from a 2500 and go that route. not going to be cost effective for the 5-10 hp your may gain.
 

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Have you tried any gas treatments? Like STP to unclog your Fuel Injectors? That was my stepdad's problem on his Chevy. Everytime he came to a stoplight in the morning his truck would die. He got some fuel injection cleaner that was about $10 and it helped out. If you are going to replace your cat then you should get a high flow aftermarket cat instead of a factory one.
 

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if your injectors are clogging up so fast, maybe its time to get some better gas :): j/k you might want to check your fuel filter.
 

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Sounds like you have a fuel starvation problem to me. Like Hawaiiluver said, check your fuel filter, and if that doesn't do the trick I would think the fuel pump is the suspect. If it doesn't put enough pressure to the injectors at idle, the engine dies. Sometimes fuel pumps just get lazy like that before they really go out. Hopefully your pump isn't located inside the tank like they are on Chevys and Fords. That is one of the nice things about a body lift. My fuel pump is located on top of my tank in my bronco, and with the body lift there is enough room to just crawl underneath, unscrew the pump, and pull it right out. Good luck.
 

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One way to check the fuel pump it to connect a gauge to the fuel line and watch it as it happens. obviously if the pressure drops then something is not right with the pump.
 

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its sorta hard to check the fuel filter on the rams since its integrel with the fuel pump. meant to last the life of the fuel pump according to dodge. sorta of a stupid idea if you ask me.
 

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Seriously guys and gals, good gas or fuel is a big issue. Using cheap gas can be expensive, but if your going to do it anyhow, use a good fuel system cleaner on a regular basis. In 1989 an oil additive company i worked for tested various fuel cleaners in an effort to market thier own. About 2 million dollars later, they found that only "techron", made and patented by Chevron, was the ONLY effective fuel additive on the market. All other "cleaners" were refined derivitives of kerosene, and effective only in mild cases. I hate to plug a product, but I saw the research. Good Luck. P.S. Other companies buy techron to use in thier products but its so expensive they dont use enough of it to be effective.
 

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Yes, the manual doesnt recomend fuel additives, mostly cuz they dont work! I run chevron gas as much as possible down here. It has techron in it, so I dont need to add extra. I hav a 91 caddy deville that has almost 190k on it which i run techron thru and ive yet to do an injector job on it. Most people I talk cars with that have little or no fuel system problems pefer Chevron gas also. techron additives wont hurt a thing if used as directed. Good luck.
 

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would you get more horsies if you just took the cat off? just wonderin
 

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If you pull the cat, you'll probably lose enough backpressure that the engine won't run quite right.

It needs just a touch of a load back there, and the stock cat, when not plugged (a rarity with dodges, I think), it's fine. Problem is that they just come right apart and clog themselves up.
 

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Just a reminder those cats have a 80,000 mile federal emissions warranty on them. I had mine replaced at 70k on my last truck. The dealer even left the rest of the system off so I could put on the gibson system I bought.
 

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Sounds like your problem with your truck stalling at stops may be your idle speed motor. I had to replace mine. It would stall at stops or when I would drop it in gear. It was once in a while at first then over time got worse until I replaced it.
 
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