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Old 05-15-2003, 03:33 AM   #1
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where can i pick up a high flow cat thats worth the price? is there such a thing? so far i havent found one for under 300 bucks, and thats quite a lot for only a couple hp
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Old 05-15-2003, 10:38 AM   #2
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get a universal cat and have a local exhaust shop weld on the piping and flages... you should be in the $100 range...
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Old 05-15-2003, 05:47 PM   #3
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get a universal cat and have a local exhaust shop weld on the piping and flages... you should be in the $100 range...
Ditto, I ended up spending 150 though but well worth it.

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Old 05-15-2003, 06:07 PM   #4
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Catco brand high-flow cats are under $100 from Summit Racing (http://www.summitracing.com) and worth every penny. There are more designs variations than I can count and you're sure to find one that's gonna fit your setup. Install at any muffler shop (weld in) should be ~$50 but you may have problems if your car is under 50,000 miles. What the muffler shop needs to realize is the 2 cats on an Impreza are doing different functions (each one scrubs different gasses) and a single replacement cat will take the place of both.
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Catco brand high-flow cats are under $100 from Summit Racing (http://www.summitracing.com) and worth every penny. There are more designs variations than I can count and you're sure to find one that's gonna fit your setup. Install at any muffler shop (weld in) should be ~$50 but you may have problems if your car is under 50,000 miles. What the muffler shop needs to realize is the 2 cats on an Impreza are doing different functions (each one scrubs different gasses) and a single replacement cat will take the place of both.
Do these cats have metallic or ceramic cores?

You might be able to get them to make you a pipe as long as they don't let you drive out with it. Just tell them it's for when you go to the track. <wink, wink> Then swap it out when you get home...
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Old 05-15-2003, 06:52 PM   #6
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i'm sure the catco cats are ceramic hence their low cost...i know the random tech cats are all metal and that is why they are more expensive...
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Not sure what the core is but from looking through it it appears to be a series metal screens (you can see right trough it which is very cool).
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Old 05-16-2003, 01:38 PM   #9
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has anyone had both a random tech cat, and any other brand? im interested in the comparison. I doubt there would be any "noticable" performance difference at all but im still curious. i also need another reason not to spend rediculous amounts of money on the random tech. i was quoted $405 over the phone from a guy at random tech, for the cat that is a direct bolt on to the 2.5rs.
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what kind of length should i look at for the catco cheap ones? I guess if it was too long or too short the muffler shop could take care of it though...
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IIRC mine is the 14" dual O2 sensor model... gave me a little flexibility with my completely custom exhuast setup.
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Old 05-16-2003, 10:33 PM   #12
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where can i pick up a high flow cat thats worth the price? is there such a thing? so far i havent found one for under 300 bucks, and thats quite a lot for only a couple hp
A stock cat restricts your HP output proportionally to how many other mods you have.
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