I brought it a local shop this morning and they informed me that in addition to the cats (which they quoted an insane amount) the exhaust had some sloppy welds and was leaking a bit.
This is my idea, tell me if it makes sense, and if I would benefit from it, and lastly does anyone have an idea of what it would cost:
MY friend just bought an 06 WRX, he bought the SPT catback and gave me his stock catback.
PLAN: I go to a local shop and have the catback modified to fit on my car (shouldn't be that big of a deal right? I'm assuming it just needs some flanges rotated and maybe an extension.[ps I got this info from doing a search]) and then have them mate that up to a universal highflow cat in replacement of the subaru double cat pipe thing with new 02 sensors and call it a day.
Will this work? Or am I just a crazy noob?
I really appreciate all the help. I am hoping to get this done early and still make it to the meet in Danbury CT that evening! haha