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Old 10-18-2012, 01:40 AM   #6
Jon_SVT
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Yes thats a good deal in comparison to the price of a brand new stock Catalytic Converter from Ford. Dealership quoted me like $2000 LOL! Thanks but no thanks....

That being said, I bought that one from Jay Racing..... and the weld broke right where the magnaflow HFC connects to the pipe going upwards towards the back of the cat.

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This is the carnage that happened :(
















Here's the best part, I sent it in for warranty.... car was down in the meantime of course, and they sent this back:








The flange that connects to the flex pipe wasn't even straight! So, by bolting it all up its naturally putting stress on the cat more than there was again. Needless to say, it broke AGAIN. 2nd time it broke it ripped the metal RIGHT out from the cat. Had to replace the whole cat.

I'm honestly at a point where I may just do Smog Testing to get my 2yrs then switch to straight-pipe! ENOUGH with this silly cat business.

PS: My cat is currently leaking AGAIN, 3rd time! IS there no end?!!? :'(
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