I recently bought my 2000 TJ knowing that I would need to replace the muffler. Today at the shop they tell me that what I thought was a catalytic converter is actually a Resonator. Photo is below, I am having them tack weld the hanger for the short term.
So now I need to prioritize the TJ projects and I'm wondering where to put this on the list. The exhaust does not seem too rich and there is no noticeable exhaust in the Jeep when driving. I live in a GA County that does not require emissions testing.
So how critical is it to address this? Obviously I want to make it right, but I have a budget as well.