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    Buying a Catalytic Converter

    I need a new catalytic converter for the wife's 97 Tj, 2.5L. Anyone here know where I can get the best price from? Or has anyone deleted it and not had any ill effects?
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    I know how bad the D35 is in the rear, but would it be bad to have one in the front?

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    yes, you wouldn't be able to steer

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    i used a magnaflow universal cat in my old yj that had 2.5L and had no problems u can get them at parts source for around $80
    hope this helps
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    ^^^What he said...just have the measurement of the pipe before goin....makes it easier......
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    An aftermarket cat is cheaper then an OE replacement but an 02 Bung will be required in the aftermarket cat otherwise you will have to get it welded in...
    Your better to just go to an exhaust shop and get the aftermarket cat installed..
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    ^^ Alex is right. $200 installed is average around here. Call Midas/Speedy/Zorro and see what they say.
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    Yeah, thats what I was looking for. I found some magnaflow aftermarket cats at Cambodian Tire, but none of the ones thay had on the shelf at the time had the o2 bung. Maybe I will call them up and see if they can order one in.

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    I'm not certain but the O2 may be just downstream from the Cat, and not actually part of it. Even if it is, it'd be a minimal cost to have a bung welded in the tailpipe of the cat.

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    Yeah, i am not sure if its in the pipe or the body, i will crawl under to verify but its so cold and snowy out

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    It is in the body of the Cat, I know As I have changed out many Cat's and Installed Aftermarket High flow cat's in place of the OE

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    Parts Monkey Opinion: You get what you pay for and those universal magnaflow cheapies suck balls. If you are going to keep the truck more than two years and have to etest again you are pissing money down the drain. There is hardly any good materials inside of them and they DO burn out fast. If you ask any reputable shop they will tell you the truth. If you are going to keep the vehicle for a bit, I'd spend my hard earned bucks on a Walker replacement...
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