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Re: Catalytic Converter Replacement for '86 Coupe GT
On 2 May 1995, Glenn Kaufman wrote:
> After 8.5 yrs, I need to replace it. The dealer wanted $800 for the part -
> they must be dreaming! I had a local reputable shop put on one.
> Unfortunately, it's noisy.
> Does anyone have any recommendations on any replacement brands or any
> experience they can share with me?
The cheapest (iqnoring legality) way is to punch out the "guts" of the
converter. I wonder what impact it would have on the engine, exhaust,
etc ? Theoretically, you are going to get more hp. It may be slightly
noisier that stock converter. But, would it hurt the engine or exhaust
system I don't know. I did it on my 85 GTI, everything seems fine.