Originally Posted by kaylayj95
the shop said that my 95 yj had an exhaust system that was completely connected, rather than a separate cat, exhaust, etc.
The shop implied that the entire exhaust was welded from the motor all the way to the back to the rear exhaust tip.
You can cut the exhaust with a sawzall and it can be welded back in or clamped back in almost any location.
I would try another shop and see if the story is the same.
I just changed my CAT and it was clamped in. I had to cut the area around the clamp and insert the new CAT.