Originally Posted by THCHAD
I have a 97 TJ I6 also that had the same exact issue.... I used a torch and a ton of elbow grease trying to get the cat seperated from the muffler with no luck. I eventually went with the Magnaflow Cat (which includes the downpipe from the manifold) and the Dynomax cat-back. Simple install after taking the saws-all to the old exhaust to get it out. I ended up getting all my parts locally. Got the Magnaflow at Oreilly's and the cat-back at Advanced Auto. They matched the online price for me so it was a no brainer.
The $75 rebate is just the icing on the cake. I have had the system on a for a couple of months and couldn't be happier.
Hey thx Chad, I have decided to go with the same setup to avoid problems with the cat's O2 senser and stay legal
Now im just waiting for the parts in the mail so I can install them!