[A4] Catalytic Converter

thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 11:47:59 EST 2006

 yeah please dont give that $$ to the dealer. you can get a super fancy bolt
in high flow cat AND a borla exhaust for that $$.

aftermarket replacement cat's will be 250-400$, a good independent mechanic
should have them available and as was said a muffler shop should also have a
bolt in or be able to make one for way cheaper. you can also get them used
pretty cheaply..

and driving the car with a bad cat wont hurt the car at all. it's actually a
common performance modification to remove the cat and replace it  with a
'test-pipe', which is just a big 3" pipe that goes where the cat should.
good for turbo spool up, bad for your co emissions. =)


I have 2002 A4 1.8T with 117K miles.  The check engine
> light came on and the dealership says I need a new
> catalytic converter to the tune of 1300 bucks.  Is
> this a reasonable price?  How long will I be able to
> drive the car with a catalytic converter needed?

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