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Old 01-08-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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I went to midas to get it done.
I go in there with the high flow cat that i previously bought, and at first glance both of the mechanics and the manager say, man, that looks way to small, even for a high flow, He then raised the vehical and compared and saidm what did u pay for this?
I say 190, he is like well, i will sell you one and install it for 170, and its a high flow, so he goes to the back gets the proper one, cuts the old one out installs it, makes me a new exhaust mount. I go back to the parts store, return the part, get charged 20 bucks for restocking, and head out to the hwy.
WOW i notice a diffrence.
Acceleration is much better..and i dont know, but i know notice on my boost gage that it actually goes fully into the yellow zone at WOT, were as with the old one it wouldnt even go into the yellow zone...
Is there a way this helped my boost?
Also the mechanic shook my old converter for me, and u could here crap in there, i told him it was stalling out on me frequently now, he said, doesnt suprise me, sounds like it was plugging up on yah.
Also i filled the car with gas, reset the trip, and im going to see if i can get better than 140 miles to a tank..(gotten alot worse since mid December)
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wow...140 miles to a tank...I can get over 400 in the summer.

What kinda cat did u end up with? any brand name?
Glad your happy with it.
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Hope that sucker solves all your problems, and I'm glad you got a better deal!
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Holy crap... only 140miles per tank.... that'* like 225kms.
I thought my 91 sucked it down when it had issues at 320km per tank.

I hope everything works out for you.
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Wow... I thought I got crap milage from time to time... nothing really as bad as what your saying. Good to hear you got the right hi-flo, any name brand or just a generic?
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ouch, im usually in the 360 miles/tank range, but you have a totally different engine too. Have you checked all the usuals (O2, PCV valve, plugs, wires, filters???)
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ouch, im usually in the 360 miles/tank range, but you have a totally different engine too. Have you checked all the usuals (O2, PCV valve, plugs, wires, filters???)
360 miles per tank... that'* like 576kms.... I normally only get 450kms from my 97.
You either must have a really light foot macho_mike, or do mostly highway driving... or both.

I admit I have a heavy foot and my driving is 70/30 ... city/highway.
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well, it didnt fix my back firing issue, BUT it does sound better
Also the brand name would be Midas.
No real diffrence to me.
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well, it didnt fix my back firing issue, BUT it does sound better
Also the brand name would be Midas.
No real diffrence to me.
Glad you got it fixed! I would have bitched to the Parts Store though over the $20 restocking charge for the WRONG PART!

FYI! Midas uses IPL Exhaust parts (some cases it'* Walker)! I used to work for Midas (Store *** Man) & their distribution centre too (partsman/order desk) Midas' Performance Exhaust is made by Rhino.
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Walker is great. Love their stuff.

Matt, start a new post in 92-99 and let'* get to work on the backfiring problem.
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