Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content

Catalytic Converter!


jcrome04
 Share

Recommended Posts

So I'm thinking about having my exhaust FULLY done sometime soon..

2.25" piping, "X" pipe, couple of nice resonators, all going back to the muffs I already had put on.

I figure, hey I wonder how much new cats would cost???? Since I'm going to be down there anyways....

So I get curious about a price.....

I go to www.lexuspartsonline.com since they usually have really good prices on stuff.

I search to find this....

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

$978.34 FOR ONE CAT?!?!?!?!????!!??!!!!!!??? :o :huh: :o :huh: :o :huh: :o

YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!

Is this for real?? If it is, is there another route to get some good cheap cats??????

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Jc, from what I've seen, oem cats ain't cheap anywhere! Here's a list of alternatives I started a while ago, just in case I needed to replace mine:

http://www.thepartsbin.com/

http://www.discountconverter.com/

http://www.rockauto.com/

http://www.catalyticonverters.com/

http://www.car-stuff.com/

Haven't done much research on each one, but the prices looked a lot cheaper. Let us know what you find out.

:cheers: Btw how are those mufflers of yours holding up?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As good as the day I got em!!!! :D :D :D

Hey thanks for those links buddy.

I took some pics JUST for you right now to show you how thankful I am!!!

Like my new lisence plate???? ;) lol :lol:

pipes2.jpg

pipes.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah cats are VERY pricey. I know a lot of the guys from my other board have used magnaflows but I am not sure how compatible they are with the LS. What I do know is that they are about a tenth of the price in some instances!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah cats are VERY pricey. I know a lot of the guys from my other board have used magnaflows but I am not sure how compatible they are with the LS. What I do know is that they are about a tenth of the price in some instances!

I think the Magnaflow make a universal that needs some custom work to make them fit. There are some others that make direct fit for the LS that are still a lot cheaper than oem, but don't know what the quality is like. I think that's the key, if you want them to last as long as the car, get oem, if you don't mind replacing them sooner or doing some custom fitting, go aftermarket and save a bundle.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The catalytic converter doesn't have a lot of platinum/paladium, but rather the price for these metals is astronomically high now along with the other commodities.

Spot prices for July:

Paladium: $389

Platinum: $1731

Remember, we are talking per ounce and not per pound!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can anyone elaborate more on cleaning the cats with Seafoam???

I did the 3 step seafoam a while back, and just put some more in my tank.

Is flooring from a stop all you have to do??

and eatingupblacktop WHAT PICTURES WHERE! The integra?? heheh. and it's "2-KOOL" to you thank you very much. having trouble reading that fancy "Lexus" font?? ;) hahah

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The metals inside of catalytic converts are worth so much these days, they're having a problem here with Durham hood-rats coming to UNC's campus at night and actually cutting them off of SUV's in parking lots and selling them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Holy crap! I was just going to say...... maybe I'll just cut them off and sell them! lol

That integra is pretty ridiculous. I'd love to hear that thing tear down the street!!! :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Saw an article in the paper a few weeks ago, apparently the metal in the cats is valuable enough that the bad guys will cut them off the car during the night and sell them for scrap! Mentioned LA among other cities as worse than average, so I make sure the Lexus is at least behind my gate.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

They have platinim in them I beleave. Il let u know if im wrong. My friend owns a shop with a lot of junk cars siting around and a company paid him $24,000 for all the cat converters. It was a lot of cats but still...

Hers what my dad did with his monte carlo if u want a cheap fix. Put car on bay, saw converter off, tack back into place and run engine pretty hard for a while, remove cat, (B very carefull its hot), run water through it, wear extremely protective gear during this as water will shatter restrictions inside of cat, so it still looks like uve got one but u reallly have a completally non-restrictive mechenism now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Forums


News


Membership