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LouieDelTorchio 01-12-2013 11:47 PM

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.

yeller03tj 01-12-2013 11:54 PM

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.

LouieDelTorchio 01-12-2013 11:57 PM

Any specific one recommended? Im just cautious about it.

yeller03tj 01-12-2013 11:58 PM

Bam! Clicky vvvvv

http://m.magnaflow.com/02product/california2.asp

Enter info needed and it will give you what's legit for you down in sac-town.

LouieDelTorchio 01-13-2013 12:18 AM

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

yeller03tj 01-13-2013 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio
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

yeller03tj 01-13-2013 02:09 AM

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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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WOKNROX 01-13-2013 10:21 AM

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!

Jerry Bransford 01-13-2013 12:42 PM

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. :mad:

LouieDelTorchio 01-13-2013 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 3223213)
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. :mad:

California is very anal about this stuff

LouieDelTorchio 01-13-2013 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by WOKNROX (Post 3222714)
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

WOKNROX 01-13-2013 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio (Post 3224653)
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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