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Old 01-13-2013, 12:47 AM   #1
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Catalytic Converter Replacement Options

Alright so I believe that my cat conv is going out due to a rattling sound comging from the inside. This has been going on for a while, I have been procrastinating the situation. So my question is what is my best option in your opinion? I know that aftermarket cat converters wont pass visual smog. I dont see myself paying a vast amount to a dealership because I'm a college student and I dont have much to spend. Should I try to go to a jeep wrecking yard? They seem like theyd charge a lot for them though. I checked to see if Napa could do anything but he basically said I need to go to a dealership to get one. Any help would be extremely appreciated. Also I live near Sacramento if that helps.

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Just get yourself a aftermarket 50 state legal one. Make sure it comes with a c.a.r.b. number plate and sticker. Then your good to go.

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Any specific one recommended? Im just cautious about it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:58 AM   #4
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http://m.magnaflow.com/02product/california2.asp

Enter info needed and it will give you what's legit for you down in sac-town.
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Thanks buddy! I put in my info and its only coming up with 4.0L Are they the same as the 2.5L? And theres one for front and one for the rear? I thought there was only one haha
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Thanks buddy! I put in my info and its only coming up with 4.0L Are they the same as the 2.5L? And theres one for front and one for the rear? I thought there was only one haha
I looked up 97 Tj and it showed it for the 2.5
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Does yours have 2 cats?

My 04 2.4 only has 1.
If yours has 1 just get one for the 97. "Should" be the same. Lol



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When my CAT took a dump on me a couple of years ago I replaced it with one from the "4WD Store" it was $119 delivered. Its Cal legal C.A.R.B certified and a direct fit replacement ....hope that helps and saves u some doe!
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Don't bother looking for them in wrecking yards, the CARB (Calif. Air Resources Board) has made it illegal for a licensed auto recycling/wrecking yard to sell anything like used cats or exhaust systems with cats in them.
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Don't bother looking for them in wrecking yards, the CARB (Calif. Air Resources Board) has made it illegal for a licensed auto recycling/wrecking yard to sell anything like used cats or exhaust systems with cats in them.
California is very anal about this stuff
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When my CAT took a dump on me a couple of years ago I replaced it with one from the "4WD Store" it was $119 delivered. Its Cal legal C.A.R.B certified and a direct fit replacement ....hope that helps and saves u some doe!
Hmm there's a 4wd shop next door to my work. Ill check with them tomorrow
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Hmm there's a 4wd shop next door to my work. Ill check with them tomorrow
Hey dude....sorry for the confusion ..but I'm talking about the "4Wheel Drive Hardware" store at 4WD.com...k?

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