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Hello everyone, first post to this site so forgive me if I'm in the wrong place... just picked up a 2017 WRX Limited last week, absolutely love it. First Subaru for me and first in the family, got it for commuting 1.5+ hours to school :sleep:

So my question is when the inevitable exhaust modifications come... I plan to eventually delete the catalytic converter but I don't want the check engine light. is there any existing mod to rid my dash of that light? Obviously I don't wanna f* my car up and I don't want any "tape over the light" kind of fixes. I'm a mechanic but my thing for a long time has been pre smoggers and motorcycles so modding this crazy new car turbo stuff is new to me, but nothing I can't handle. Any help appreciated, happy Friday...
 

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You'll be required to get a tune after that exhaust change, some tuners disable the code. Others won't due to local regulations and legal headaches.

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I would second guess that. From my understanding the rear O2 on the newer ECUs deals with fuel trims as well as the front O2. I would verify that the fa20f does not do that before I put an anti fouler on it.

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Disable the P0420 code on the ECU from being triggered, which is generally what gets thrown when you replace the factory catalysts with a catless / high-flow cat version. Something like Cobb AP maps do this for you, so when you flash the map, you're all set.
 

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If the rear O2 does in face affect fuel trims, then it's not a good solution. But what I linked to is not an anti-fouler. It's literally a miniature catalytic converter that functions exactly like a full size one.
 

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If the rear O2 does in face affect fuel trims, then it's not a good solution. But what I linked to is not an anti-fouler. It's literally a miniature catalytic converter that functions exactly like a full size one.
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Universal O2 Spacers with Catalytic Converters scrub the exhaust and lengthen the distance between the O2 sensor(s) and the exhaust flow to reduce the chance of a CEL.
The primary operation of that is moving the O2 sensor out of the exhaust flow. It works just like a standard anti foul bung.

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Moving the O2 sensor out of the exhaust flow is effective, but the Fabspeed parts are also mini catalytic converters. I've seen them clear up CEL issues where a O2 spacer or anti-fouler wouldn't do the trick.
 

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Moving the O2 sensor out of the exhaust flow is effective, but the Fabspeed parts are also mini catalytic converters. I've seen them clear up CEL issues where a O2 spacer or anti-fouler wouldn't do the trick.

I would be more concerned about the fact that the engine will incur damage and eventually fail without proper tuning.
 
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