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Old 10-11-2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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Catalytic converter

I have a rattle when I start my 97 TJ and was told the converter is bad. He gave me a price of $400, but that seemed high. I got an alignment yesterday and was told $170 for the converter. When I asked why the difference in price he said it was a universal, has anyone used one, and are they as good?

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Old 10-11-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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Check to see if the hanger is still connected by the cat. On my jeep i bought last Friday, the hanger broke, which caused the entire exhaust to rub on the drive shaft. Thus the vibration. I just need to get a new hanger welded onto the cat. Will be like a 5 minute job.

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Old 10-11-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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i had a magnaflow hi-flo cat on my 98 and never had any trouble out of it. i'm sure it was just a universal one. i bought it on ebay cheap and had an exhaust shop weld it on.
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If you cut open a name brand high flow cat and universal they will look the same with the same screening. They all must conform to uniform standards adopted by the SAE.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:31 AM   #5
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magnaflow makes a direct fit replacement for about $120.00. you can install it yourself.
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