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Old 08-21-2006, 10:50 PM   #1
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I heard the bonne roar for the first time in a long time today, just finished putting in an engine with only 20k miles on it. Unfortunately it needs a new radiator to go any distance and I kinda tore the gasket on the oil filter adapter and it has a very bad leak until I get a new one and redo it. Also I left the exhaust disconnected because it has a bad cat... I've heard hot rods that aren't that loud lol. But by tommorow everything but the cat will be taken care of and bonne will live again!
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Good to hear you are bringing it back alive, Dr. Frankenstien!

Are you going to go ahead and put on a hi-flow cat while you're at it?
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Are you going to go ahead and put on a hi-flow cat while you're at it?
That'* probably the cheapest route -$55.57 on e-bay including free shipping -99% of exhaust shops will charge $150-200 for a standard issue cat and that doesn't include installation.

No shop should charge more than $30 to install -ask around or install it yourself. Clamping it on will mean exhaust leaks, and exhaust leaks that far forward in the exhaust will cause KR .....aka less power.
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Well, it costs $45 for a good shop to put it on down here, but that'* still a good deal IMO. Just make sure that you have a local shop that will weld your cat on for you if they don't supply the part. (a precaution)
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Here'* a new 2.5" magnaflow high flow cat for cheap (it'* the same one I've used on my earlier Bonneville'* that got new cat'*):

http://cgi.ebay.com/Starion-Conquest...QQcmdZViewItem
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