MagnaFlow universal catalytic converters form the basic building blocks for a comprehensive line of direct-fit applications. The main benefit of the universal catalytic converter is that one unit may cover a wide variety of vehicle makes and models. Installing universal converters often requires the use of welding, cutting and tube bending equipment that is readily available to most professional installers. All federal catalytic converters meet EPA requirements. Federal catalytic converters are not legal for sale, installation or use on vehicles registered in the state of California.
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Luckily for me, my mechanic told me he put a light in front on the passenger's side B-Pipe and he was able to see good light out of the downstream opening, so I'm not worried about replacing that cat, at least not now.
Needless to say, I returned this cat. If push comes to shove, I will buy either the Walker 16489 Ultra Direct Fit Catalytic Converter, or the MagnaFlow 49217 Large Stainless Steel Direct Fit Catalytic Converter, since I already have another Magnaflow direct fit on the driver's side.
Metallic core (more robust then ceramic)
Spun design for quality and much more robust (people running cheap cats that had them fail know what I mean.)
I have long tube headers, Offroad H pipe and Borla stingers. I had these welded in to tame the system a bit, get rid of the smell, and make it more street friendly pollution wise. It hit the mark on all aspects...and it's affordable?! How do more people not buy these boggles my mind. I really wanted a metallic core versus ceramic as not only are they more robust but handles high heat better. Oh yeah - 200 cell count?! That's pretty free flowing. I'd say sound was reduced 10 to 15% but I gained deepness in tone, I can drive with my windows down and not smell like fuel, and have not such a chaotic tone of crackles and pops. It still cracks and pops, but much less so. Overall I am satisfied with this product!
If you're looking for an affordable 2.5" cat with a metallic core, free flowing (200 cell count), and quality made by a trusted company I'd go with this choice. The compact size of these are unreal as well. With long tubes I don't have a ton of room, plus my car is lowered, and these fit the bill.