UPDATE: i took it to an exhaust shop, they cut the old assembly off and tried to put on the Hogan exhaust one. the o2 sensor bung was a bit off. after talking to curt, he said that they(GM) put the L36 Catalytic converter in.
Also, the meineke guy was concerned because the pipe(the bent part above the flex piece) was touching the foil/insulation underneath, and it wasn't even bolted down yet. Curt is making me another that has the correct o2 sensor location. anybody else have clearance issues with the 3" downpipes? if the new one is touching too, should I be concerned?
edit: would having a cat made for a n/a car cause it to have the problems I'm having with this one? the supercharged cars put out more exhaust than the n/a ones,right?(especially if you put an overdrive pulley on the supercharger/FWI on?)
~Ryan, owner of a White/tan '02 Bonneville SSEI: cleared corners/tails(wit tint),
rattlecan bling bling grille, FWI, 3.5 poolie, beldens and NGK powa! and service stability system