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Old 02-16-2005, 09:00 PM   #21
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With the cat being welded to the rest of the exhaust system, that could be stock, or aftermarket. If the weld looks like hell, and isn't the least bit even, it'* probably factory. I wish you guys could see my cat and muffler welds.. they are disgusting.. and my headers.. don't even get me started on those! But yeah.. captainmiller.. if you want, I am sure we could arrange something. Ship it here, then me ship to you [at your cost]. But, at that point, it may not be cheaper. Just food for thought; PM me if you are interested.


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Thanks for the offer. I was going to ask around to do something like that, but I found a store on ebay that has the cat and muffler I'm buying and he'll combine the shipping for both the items, so I'm happy.

I got the flowmaster 80 and magnaflow HF cat. for $124.57 + shipping (US). I think thats a pretty reasonable price.
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Hell yes that is a good price! I think it is $150 for the 80 Series through Jeg'*.. so an easy $250-$300 with a cat [new]. Plus the CDN Dollar is doing fairly well [actually the US dollar is doing horribly], so it won't be all that much in CDN, just all the more advantages for you.


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With the cat being welded to the rest of the exhaust system, that could be stock, or aftermarket. If the weld looks like H***, and isn't the least bit even, it'* probably factory.
Then i probably got a stock system cos the weldings are pretty neat!!
How the H*** did the system survived 14 years and 10 owners in Sweden
with extreme salty winter roads???
It got a bit of leakage now witch making it sound pretty nice

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Eh.. stuff like this lasts forever, just may not work it'* best. Mine is original.

A cat can last forever, I believe, it just may fall apart [on the inside] and just be a big restriction more than anything.


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Total came out to US $148.63 shipped.

These are new parts as well. The flowmaster was $70 US and the cat was about $57 US.

I'm really happy right now.
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Yep, same here. Only my muffler is a little rusty.. everything else is just a little discoloured from the age. Cat isn't the same metal as the rest of the exhaust, and it doesn't have a spot of rust. All beautiful, but I am suspecting it being clogged because I hear water boil whenever I splash into a puddle..


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I got the equipment today and it looks awesome, althought I think installation is going to be harder (or at least more expensive) then first predicted. First of all, I can't keep the two stock outlets where they are, they will need to be seperated (you will understand when you look at the diagram). That doesn't really concern me, since I wanted it done anyway. But, the inlet on the 80 series is one "slot" if you will back from the stock setup, making the pipe going to the muffler hit it at an odd angle, and it will be too long. So what are they going to have to do to make the pipe shorter and bend so it will meet up to the muffler correctly?

Comparison to see what the fool is talking about.

Minty fresh exhaust parts.

Anyway, I'll get the estimate tomorrow.
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I have the magnaflow on mine and it was the exact same setup. I had dual outlet on one side wich I didn't like. I know what you mean about the weird setup for the exhaust.

one thing to think about, wich I think we did on mine. The inlet is actually placed closest to the bumper and the outlet is closer to the passenger compartment. So the muffler actually sits at a bit of an angle but allowed for the inlet to go right in like the stock setup. Then the outlet has a different bend on it to go out and I think we actually tacked the outlet onto the inlet for support.

Sounds pretty strange but I will see if I can take your pic and edit it to show you, or see if I have any kind of pics of the setup under the car.
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That would be great, I'm pretty sure I understand what you are saying. Did you do that yourself or did you get it done at a shop?
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