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Old 10-22-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Busted catalytic converter please help

I just found out that my catalytic converter is a P O S and needs to be replaced. problem is i dont have 2000 dollars to sink into that stupid junk of metal. I was wondering if theres anything else i can do to keep my car running, or if maybe i could install a used catalytic converter. I need to know soon other wise i will i have to sell my focus which i really really dont want to do.


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I just found out that my catalytic converter is a P O S and needs to be replaced. problem is i dont have 2000 dollars to sink into that stupid junk of metal. I was wondering if theres anything else i can do to keep my car running, or if maybe i could install a used catalytic converter. I need to know soon other wise i will i have to sell my focus which i really really dont want to do.
Just order a universal high flow cat from magnaflow and have a local autoshop weld the cat in for you. They will weld in bungs so you your good for emissions and oxygen sensors. I wanna guesstimate it will run you a little under $300, if not less.

Or you can purchase one of these, http://www.jayracing.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=257

What is going to cost you $2000?
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Thanks six shooter. idk my dad called me saying it was gonna cost 2000 dollars to replace the damn thing and i was freaking the out. i just researched it too. how much do you know about the Magnaflow 94109 is that any good? it says its a universal converter
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Thanks six shooter. idk my dad called me saying it was gonna cost 2000 dollars to replace the damn thing and i was freaking the out. i just researched it too. how much do you know about the Magnaflow 94109 is that any good? it says its a universal converter
My friend put that one on his firebird. No problems with it since he installed it last year. Just find the right size diameter for inlet/outlet tho
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Moved to the SVT area.
(You had this in the regional forums)

Along with the Jay Racing HFC (High Flow Cat) linked above, CFM makes one as well:
http://focus.c-f-m.com/high-flowcatpipes.aspx
^^^They also have a stock "remanufactered" one available for much less money than a brand new one from Ford would cost.

Trying to make a universal one work on the SVT exhaust is pretty tough due to the "S" bend around the axle.
It's not just a straight through design whatsoever.
(See pics in the links for a better explanation)
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i would also recommend a direct fit part over universal. you could also get a ORP (off road pipe, catless). You would make more power with out a cat.
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i would also recommend a direct fit part over universal. you could also get a ORP (off road pipe, catless). You would make more power with out a cat.
He needs the cat to pass emissions in DE tho! I would just go with a direct replacement too!
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can you get a waiver in DE? I know we can in PA and we are pretty strict here. WHen my exhaust was throwing codes and such i coulda just got a waiver.. i believe 150 bucks... ya it's a ripoff but you can do it.
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I would suggest just getting a SVTF specific High flow Cat, I went with Real Technologies because I was getting service done at McNew's and they had one in stock.

A universal cat welded in will take some doing to match the stock cat pipes, its a weird oval shape, you'd probably have to have a shop fab some elbow bends and splice into the stock pipes near the flanges. Basically enough effort that it might cost more then just buying a SVTF specific HFC.
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[QUOTE=sixshooter;3446120]He needs the cat to pass emissions in DE tho! I would just go with a direct replacement too![/QUO

actually it is for inspection but it doesnt matter much to me at this point. the car has too many problems so my dads making me sell it
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