I think my catalayic (if I spelled it wrong, sorry) converter is plugged since my car's check engine light has been on for a long time. I had the computer scanned and it showed that is was this problem. Now, since replacing the whole exhaust including the converter is way too pricey, I want to do something else. I would like to cut the converter off and slap a straight pipe on but due to liability, most shops won't do it. I know, the gov't states that it is illegal but the gov't isn't footing the bill either. How many others have ran straight pipe on their cars? How long on an average does it take to do?