All of a sudden my quiet exhaust system went loud, and on inspection
there's a huge exhause leak at the rear of the converter near where it
connects to the extension pipe and it appears to be rusted out, so I
need a new converter.
I would appreciate any recommendations as to where to buy one at a
decent price that will do it yourself install easily and fit exactly
and restore the original sound and fit.
Thanks in advance !
Land O'Lakes Fred
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Any muffler shop can sell you an aftermarket cat. Do not expect proper fit,
and do not expect fine build quality. Those properties are found only on
But OEM will be horribly expensive, so aftermarket is often the only
realistic option for most people.
I'm currently running an aftermarket Walker on my Integra. The OEM one
rusted out a couple of years ago, and Honda has discontinued the OEM cats.
The Walker is appallingly poorly-made and does not fit well, but did
function correctly as far as its first smog-check went. How it will perform
next year is a question mark.
I have had very good experiences with aftermarket catalytic converters,
but I have not yet bought one for a Honda.
The last one that I replaced was a perfect fit, and it was $180.00
compared to probably $500.00 to $600.00 for OEM.
That catalytic converter was on my wrecked car that I parted out and it
is in use on another vehicle today. It has seen over 10 years of use and
at least 125,000 miles.
Is it impossible to get a properly-fitting catalytic converter for
Hondas? The ones that I have dealt with, for Nissan and Mazda, were both
identical to OEM in size and pipe angle, and they bolted in as easily
as an OEM unit.
My current aftermarket cat is an exception to this, because it is 3
inches to match the exhaust.
Certainly depends on make/model, but aftermarket is almost always
under $200... Majestic has nice prices, but they don't usually
reflect local pricing... They're nice if it's something you can wait
Joe - Linux User #449481/Ubuntu User #19733
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