Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: New York
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Catalytic Converter Question and great Borla deal
I have an '87 YJ. I have a leak in the exhaust system. I took it to Midas this morning for an inspection and they told me that starting from the pipe behind the headers till the tail pipe is all rusty and rotted and should be replaced. He showed it to me while it was on the lift and there were some pretty noticeable holes in there. The cat was also shot, he said. When you hit it, you could hear things rattling around in there. He said I could leave it for now but it is not doing anything in it's condition and that it would have to be replaced before my next inspection. Anyway, I ordered a Borla cat-back system. Got a great price from Carparts.com ($297 delivered to NY). They have it for $360, and if you tell them quadratec has it for $295, they'll meet it and give you a 10% discount. Anyway, I'm not such an auto expert and was curious about the cat. I know it filters pollution, but are there upgrades for it? Does it make sense to get on for a 6 cylinder, an upgrade? Is the generic replacement good enough? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
1987 YJ 258 I6, 5 Speed, TFI Upgrade, MSD 6A
1999 Cherokee Sport, Stock