I have been thinking long and hard about getting a JT 3" non cat downpipe for my 1996 NG900SET. I already have the 3" cat back system but what has been putting me off doing so is the VRK I have fitted. As I have read in several places that the subfrace crossbrace will snag the JT downpipe. I don't want to lose or lower the crossbrace as it works well and the car is already lowered and clearance is an issue. Now to the question I was wondering if it would be worth my while getting another standard front pipe and breaking the cat out of it so that it is just a straight through pipe. Obviously it won't flow as much as a 3" pipe but should give alot less restriction with the cat removed. Any opinions on this approach.