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Unread 05-07-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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best catalytic converter for a decent price?

I have a magniflow high flow cat and after 2 and a half years its done. What is a good and cheaper replacement? I don't wanna soend more than $150 but if I have to to get one that will last more than 3 years ill spend a little more.

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Unread 05-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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I bought my magnaflow high flow cat off amazon for $100 like a year ago, you might check that out.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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I don't want another one. It didn't ladt as long as I thought it would. It was a waste. Thanks though
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I don't want another one. It didn't ladt as long as I thought it would. It was a waste. Thanks though
I hear ya. Either way once you find the cat you wanna get I would still suggest checking amazon. I found my flowmaster super 44 on there with free shipping for $20 or $30 less then what they wanted at any of the local parts stores on my area as well.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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I hear ya. Either way once you find the cat you wanna get I would still suggest checking amazon. I found my flowmaster super 44 on there with free shipping for $20 or $30 less then what they wanted at any of the local parts stores on my area as well.
Will do
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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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I have a magniflow high flow cat and after 2 and a half years its done.
What's wrong after only 2 years?

I have a Magnaflow Direct Fit from Amazon, nearly 2 years old, still looks like new.
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What's wrong after only 2 years?

I have a Magnaflow Direct Fit from Amazon, nearly 2 years old, still looks like new.
I looks new but its throwing me a code for bad catalyst effciency. And I just replaced the downsream o2 with an ntk
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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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Maybe you should look for a Chrysler cat. My original one is still working after 245,000 miles. Just had emissions done last month.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:56 PM   #9
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Maybe you should look for a Chrysler cat. My original one is still working after 245,000 miles. Just had emissions done last month.
That's crazy because they had a recall on them lol. At least for 96s they did
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Unread 05-07-2013, 06:49 PM   #10
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I looks new but its throwing me a code for bad catalyst effciency. And I just replaced the downsream o2 with an ntk
No downstream sensor on my '94. Just needs to pass annual inspection.

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Maybe you should look for a Chrysler cat. My original one is still working after 245,000 miles. Just had emissions done last month.
My original cat still passed after 130K with the insides rattling around for a few years, which got annoying. Decided to give the neighborhood dogs a rest and replaced it.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 07:29 PM   #11
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If you fried a converter after a year or two, you may have a sluggish O2 sensor or other mixture control issues. When did you last replace the O2 sensor?
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Unread 05-07-2013, 07:40 PM   #12
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If you fried a converter after a year or two, you may have a sluggish O2 sensor or other mixture control issues. When did you last replace the O2 sensor?
I replaced the rear about a month or 2 ago with an ntk. I haven't had a chance to replace the front yet
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yeah, you have other issues going on if you burnt one of those up that quickly.
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yeah, you have other issues going on if you burnt one of those up that quickly.
How long should they last? Beside the upstream o2 what else could be causing it to go back that quick?
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How long should they last? Beside the upstream o2 what else could be causing it to go back that quick?
burning oil, bad injectors, misfiring, low compression, running rich, exhaust leaks before the cat.
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