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Post  starstruck96 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:04 am

25 june 2009.that date supposed to be my third year loaning the aVeO.from GM aLpine spORe.
last Sat.i went in by myself for the first inspection of aveO life.
PASSED with colourS.now i can relax my mind on concentrating the planned biG dae.
everything 'legal' although i have 'mods' on..
cheers bounce rabbit Wink
so the brOs out there..by any chance care to distribute ur IDEAS (not condeming/flaming) on lets say decatting.juz a wild/rough idea would suffice.
wats in the 'CaT' actually...any pictorials i can relate off..?? pirat

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Post  Ikon on Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:02 am

The "cat cat " is one of the most expensive component in your exhaust system. If you slice up the cat, you'll see that it consists of something that is like honeycomb. Why is it the most expensive component? The material they use to produce the cat is not cheap, the purpose of the cat is when the poisonous gas goes through the honeycomb chamber a chemical reaction occur, whereby a high percentrage of the toxic gas from your engine exhaust get converted to less poisonous gases.

Many people felt that the cat is a restriction to the exhaust flow and thus by removing it they will increase the power output, however an exhaust system cannot be free flowing even for a manual car, some back pressure is still required for the car to perform at optimum. Some even resorted to "operating" the cat by inserting straight thru pipes.

I oppose to the removal of the cat Evil or Very Mad 100%. Look at the weather these past few weeks and maybe you would appreciate my concern. The act of driving a car is already polluting and creating a hole in the ozone layer. Manufacturer introduce all these features and government agencies impose the law to protect the Earth and it's inhibitant, the Kyoto Accord is there for a reason and car owner must have the responsibility not to further damage our fragile Earth.

People who knowingly mod their car illegally and contribute to the global warming in my eyes are simply BASTARDS MFs! Look for safer alternative if you want more horsepower in your ride, save the money and go buy a turbo charge performance car or something. Otherwise invest in a high flow cat converter, if you get caught, the fines would be higher than a muffler mod, and if you need to fix back the cat, the cost is going to be higher as well.
This is my personal opinion and don't take it as flaming.
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Post  starstruck96 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:59 pm

thanks brO for that personal opinion of urs..
appreciate very much..
Surprised
have u found the High flow cat for ur car brO??u used to have interest in that area in the last forum.. cyclops clown

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Post  Ikon on Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:04 pm

starstruck96 wrote:thanks brO for that personal opinion of urs..
appreciate very much..
Surprised
have u found the High flow cat for ur car brO??u used to have interest in that area in the last forum.. cyclops clown

Words on the street, the Optra is already on the high flow cat.. cat

--------------- Honestly ... I think my ride is good enuf just the way I want it..so I'm not touching the exhaust system...I'm happy with it. clown
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Post  pussy_lover on Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:48 pm

BoW wrote:
starstruck96 wrote:thanks brO for that personal opinion of urs..
appreciate very much..
Surprised
have u found the High flow cat for ur car brO??u used to have interest in that area in the last forum.. cyclops clown

Words on the street, the Optra is already on the high flow cat.. cat

--------------- Honestly ... I think my ride is good enuf just the way I want it..so I'm not touching the exhaust system...I'm happy with it. clown

That's exactly what i heard, that optra is already on high flow cat. But Aveo? Really have no idea..

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Post  stoned on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:17 pm

go to man exhaust n check out lor bro.....jeep chee n fong kim also have....maybe they can help u....
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Post  Ikon on Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:21 pm

Last week took time off to prepare for my 3rd year inspection, least to say my left H4 went up the lorry and that need changing before the inspection. So thumbs down for Nightbreaker, lasted less then a year, I changed the bulb last December. Also up the lorry my right rear plate light. Got both blown bulb changed, as for the H4, I'm back to stock lights cost me $33 at Autobac.

Inspection was a breeze, pass everything and it was so fast I miss half of it. Park my car at the inpsection bay and pass the keys to the inspectors, went to make payment for the inspection and by the time I clear that, my car half way through the inspection. Didn't notice if they check my window tint at all.

So the next full vehicle inspection will be 2 years from now, more hardcore possion to come? I don't think so, it seem that whenever I do anything to the car, I seem to less enjoy my ride, so i think I will maintain at stock level but may consider coilover, 3 years already so my suspension giving me squeeaky noise, time to research again, heard RDY got bring in some coilover for Optra, any comments?
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Post  starstruck96 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:45 pm

change.yeay. Wink

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Post  starstruck96 on Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:45 pm

2 years are almost up for the upcoming 2nd term of mandatory inspection for my aVeo.
how now...with so much "MOds" at stake....what shall i do...revert back to stock?hehe...
since the increased of car COE premiums...its understand for peeps in spore to retain their existing car...hence more maintenance n refresh "mods"

hopefully the rate of inspection doesnt shoot up the wall....hopefully mine will pass again..
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anyway can i do the inspection as early as feb or march...my due will be on June..possible boh?got project to embark on...hehehe Sleep

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Post  Ikon on Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:44 pm

I think they will allow you, but do take note the inspection certificate have validity date and fi not mistaken it's only for 3 months, so if you do now, June must go for another round of inspection Laughing
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Post  starstruck96 on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:41 pm

Woah...lucky I ask...dun wan another round if inspection lor..leceh..thks anyway brO...

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