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Description:
The Super High Flow meets Federal EPA and California ARB requirements, enables virtually any vehicle with a properly tuned engine to meet emissions standards with little, if any power loss (compared to an exhaust with no catalytic converter).

 
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Reviewed by:
John


Review Date
June 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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Review 1 of 20

Price Paid:  $0.00 from Online

Year / Model Reviewed:
1998 Chevrolet Silverado

Strengths:
Increased flow, no initial problems, long-term durability was good. Slightly louder than my stock converters. Has lasted 10 years and 70,000 miles. Need I say more?

Weaknesses:
Inlet/outlet size was oversized for my stock sized pipes. Good fitment for those with upgraded full exhaust, but not for stock. Not an issue for a competent exhaust shop to deal with.

Summary:
Purchased ten years ago in 2001 for my 1998 chevy silverado. I don't remember how much I paid ten years ago. Replaced factory dual cats on 350 vortec. Had at least a couple instances for check engine lights of converter efficiency codes for being below threshold. This is over the course of 70,000 miles. I understand this is the nature of hi-flow converters and they have been great over the last decade. Still no sign of rust (except welds) and they still flow well. Just started getting a continual P0420 code on bank 1, so they may be about used up. Will definitely consider buying again. Buy if you want more performance than stock converter.

Similar Products Used:
performance mufflers



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Reviewed by:
christophero1973


Review Date
December 6, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 70.00 votes

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Review 2 of 20

Price Paid:  $450.00 from w-body.com

Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 142-30027 3"inlet\2.5"outlet D.P.

Strengths:
POWER, IMPROVED MPG, LIGHT-WEIGHT.

Weaknesses:
SELF-INSTALL(of course).

Summary:
I bought this Down-Pipe #142-30027
for my 2002 Monte Carlo SS, 3.8L N/A. It made a tremendous increase in both HP & TQ! 3yrs. now and counting, no trouble code, very little rust, better MPG!

Similar Products Used:
Stock Down-Pipe & CAT, ZZP Down-Pipe & CAT(second-hand).



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Reviewed by:
thea5rida



Review Date
November 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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5.00 of 5, 66.00 votes

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Review 3 of 20

Price Paid:  $116.00 from optionsautosalon.com

Year / Model Reviewed:
1993 civic ex coupe

Strengths:
power gains

Weaknesses:
rattling from heat plates.

Summary:
this thing has great power gains but only after 1500 miles the heatshields broke loose and it rattles like a mother trucker. for the price paid it shouldnt be doing this, it ridiculous.

Similar Products Used:
stock



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Reviewed by:
Maxima_99


Review Date
February 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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Review 4 of 20

Price Paid:  $225.00 from Groupbuycenter.com

Year / Model Reviewed:
1999 Nissan Maxima

Strengths:
Looks better than the rusty stocker

Weaknesses:
Much less durable than stock Heat shields rust away Particulate gets loose inside with normal driving

Summary:
I first purchased the product because of the gains I read about and the fact that it added little to no noise. I bought one for my 99 Maxima and my 96 Civic. Before the RT I had a Carsound Cat on my Maxima which worked fine but the RT was supposed to add 5hp on top of that so I gave it a try. I have had to replace the Cat twice on my Civic and once on my Maxima in the last 2 years. Eventually the heatshields get loose and rattle and they have to be removed. The reason I replaced them was because of a horrible rattle from inside of the cats. The particulate gets loose and rattles around. I got sick of replacing my cat on the civic and went back to stock. I don't feel like replacing it again in 6 mos to a year. On the upside the warranty process was fairly painless. Unless you like paying someone $40.00 a time to replace your cat or enjoy doing your own exhaust work, stay with the stock cat and upgrade the exhaust and or header/y-pipe for more performance.

Similar Products Used:
Stock Carsound Cat - No problems



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Reviewed by:
Vic Jordan


Review Date
December 14, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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Review 5 of 20

Price Paid:  $0.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 C5 Corvette

Summary:
Ever since I installed the R/T Cats I've had nothing problems. My check engine light has popped on 3 times with less than 100 miles since install. First code indicated a bad 02 sensor. Next, a hot sensor, and I haven't even taken it in to see about the third one yet!? I can't even drive the car around the block with it coming on. With no fix recommended, it looks like I wasted my time and money with this product. Corvette drivers--BEWARE!!!



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