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Old 07-07-2008, 02:36 PM
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Hi All, I live in the San Fernando Valley and if you know the area, you know it's littered with mechanics. Anyway, my post is about the catalytic converter. My 2002 GTi 1.8T needs a new one and when I call around to get quotes, I've heard everything from $250 - $700, which leaves me right where I started... in the dark.

Can anybody shed some light on the matter; what can I expect to pay? what brand should I look for? and if you can recommend a VW mechanic in the SFV, I'd appreciate that as well.


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Old 07-07-2008, 07:46 PM
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how many miles do you have on it
warranty if under 80k
i have heard that they extended it to 100k but donk know if that is true
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:18 PM
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Visit .... get the phone number and call em. I also need a CAT for my car, for direct bolt on which is your best bet, $160, and they will ship it right to your door, or go with the universal for $70. I'd go for the direct fit, its a legit CAT and the dealer ship wont reach in your pocket
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:21 PM
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330 630 0250 ... It's summit Racing, they'll ship a direct bolt on CAT to your door for $160 ... or a universal for $70 ... id do the direct, and the dealership can not take advantage of you.
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:57 AM
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dont put on in,,,,,,just make it a straight downpipe
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:59 PM
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get the magnaflow cat
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:46 PM
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here is the direct magnaflow bolt on CAT from summit i was talking about that bagel suggested

it says for 2.0/2.8 .... but this is when i was searching for one myself. They have them for 1.8t


MagnaFlow Direct-Fit Catalytic Converters

Catalytic Converters

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Stainless steel

Ceramic honeycomb


Sold individually.

Catalytic Converter, Stainless Steel, Volkswagen, Beetle/Cabrio/Golf/Jetta, 2.0/2.8L, Each
[ul]Check to make sure this part fits your application [/ul][/align]Converters made just for your application.
These MagnaFlow Direct-Fit catalytic converters are designed for easy bolt-on installation for the professional installer. Welding, cutting, and tube-bending equipment are not required. They feature a ribbed body that minimizes expansion and distortion when the converters heat up. The ribs form a channel that protects the cushioning mat from direct exposure to exhaust gases, and they hold the ceramic catalyst in proper alignment. These converters use a monolithic honeycomb catalyst. The ceramic coating is designed for maximum flow and surface area, and the coating method is strictly controlled to maintain exact specifications. An improper coating could result in flow restrictions or an emissions test failure. These converters are designed to exact OE specifications and are available for the most popular vehicle makes and models.

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Old 09-07-2009, 10:23 AM
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Just new here, need help regarding magnaflow catalytic converter if its okay. I do some research and queries and I tried it here Magnaflow Catalytic Converter. Anyone tried it here? Any suggestions? Thanks
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