Will headers and "catgut" removal help power and fuel mileage on 5.9 l in 2000 Dakota?

Asked by Dec 16, 2014 at 11:24 PM about the 2000 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 Dakota with 360/5.9 l. I need to know if performance headers and cat
removal will help increase fuel mileage and horse power.

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Yes it wil but if you're going through the effort to put headers on it remove the cats completely and put nice dual 3" pipes with flow masters on it.

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I have noticed that a number of late model vehicles tend to get worse mileage when the catalyst's are messed with, headers are a good idea, leave the cats alone, but go with a good cat back system, then a full flow air filter system like a K&N or similar, then you could try a reprogram unit like a bulldog or similar. All of this is assuming that you engine and emission control systems are functioning normally.

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Thank you gentlemen! Being on a fixed income makes me search for the best answer to my "problems" so this helps a lot. I can't afford to throw away money.

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