i know they are obviously not the same but looking at the stainless steel exhaust manifolds with 200cpi sportcats for XER they are almost the same.. The thing is they only make them in decat form for the XE and that idea does not work with me and is not up for consideration.

The lower connection below the cat is what looks like the differing part to me, which in my mind tends to point to just changing the front pipe section with the flexi to an XER version to make this fit..

Has anybody looked into this or actually tried doing this yet or will I end up being the tuning guinea pig on another engine model..? I know other have done plenty of other things to these, but this strikes me a reasonably low cost tuning mod..