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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:51 pm 
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ok guys well im after a new cat as mine is f**k. got a second hand one and its pretty much the same. so ive got pacie extractors and a 2.5" exhaust and i belive the pacies are 3" flange and the exhaust is 2.5 inch. hoq much would i pay for a new cat to be supplied and fitted? im asking as its sunday and no one is open.????? it should like a f**k egg beater and it s**t me to tears!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:01 pm 
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I don't know what cat to get but all I know is take the 2 f**k cat's to FTG Auto Salvage :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:02 pm 
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hay man im putting a 3 inch system on my car soon so i'll be ringing a few northern suburbs exhuast places tomoz for quotes.
I'll post up some qoutes if you want
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I paid $180 for a 2½" magnaflow (hiflow) installed from tru-fit in moorabbin,

Im guessing with the price would be significantly higher now as the demand for platinum is far greater.

even dead second hand ones fetch around $120 at scrap metal merchants.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:06 pm 
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I paid $180 for a 2½" magnaflow (hiflow) installed from tru-fit in moorabbin,

Im guessing with the price would be significantly higher now as the demand for platinum is far greater.

even dead second hand ones fetch around $120 at scrap metal merchants.


Where do you go to scrap your cat converters? I know it's different but in Geelong when I went to try and get money for 2 battery's the bloke just turned around and said 40c....

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:55 pm 
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Just get a reducer pipe 3" to 2.5" around $15

I did this but I have a 3" Magnaflow Cat. ($185 off AFF)
Pacemaker 4480's outlet was flange to 3"
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Krytox wrote:
even dead second hand ones fetch around $120 at scrap metal merchants.
pffffffffft $120.00 - more like $40 to $70

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:39 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
even dead second hand ones fetch around $120 at scrap metal merchants.
pffffffffft $120.00 - more like $40 to $70


Even with a slight google in "au" search people will will pick-up a cat from you and pay $100

Most aftermarket catalytic converters are not sought after. 10+ yr ones are the best.


I'm not in the game, nor the market but I know a lot of car breakers that get good money for them.

$90 is the average price to purchase (nowadays) a second hand cat, even this is undercutting, but places need customers not just the guys that come around collecting injectors and cats.


There's a number of reports for cats to be stolen from cars in aust, fair bit of work for a small reward.

And to think, 18 months ago, a cat would sell for $30 at a do-it-yourself wreckers!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:46 pm 
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no i think the prices have come down massively in recent months....google adds are no doubt out of date

 

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up until the scrap metal price crash we were getting $150 each for second hand cats
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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:59 pm 
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up until the scrap metal price crash we were getting $150 each for second hand cats


now?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:03 pm 
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now they are being put into storage till the price goes back up to a decent amount.
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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:06 pm 
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i was told that some sorts of scrap arent even possible to sell now...

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:08 pm 
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we can't get rid of alloy or copper atm . sim's just send you away there's no money to be made from it.
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Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:10 pm 
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yeah my mate told me that and i didnt really believe him....

is it the same for cats but?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:42 am 
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i think i got my cat for like $150 or something....its just a 2.5in magnaflow

Unless the pacies have been modified they will be a 2.5in outlet...if your car isn't worked and you don't plan on running anything more than a mild cam I would run a 2.25 good quality cat (one that actually flows a high amount, not some some pos claiming to be "high flow"). Keeps exhaust velocity up and gas hotter whilst flowing through the cat (which is pretty restrictive). edit, hotter gas is lighter and easier for the engine to push.

Again this is if you are keeping stock or a mild cam (anything bigger and I'm assuming you will want to rev it and 2.25 will be a restriction).

 

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