(Updated) 1985 944 Catalytic converter question

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(Updated) 1985 944 Catalytic converter question

Postby Mmagus on Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:57 am

i'm looking to replace the cat on my 944 and would rather avoid the $1300 OEM model. Any advice?
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Re: 1985 944 Catalytic converter question

Postby Mmagus on Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:42 pm

Dang...20 views and no input. As the magic 8 ball would say, Signs are not good" :shock:
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Re: 1985 944 Catalytic converter question

Postby Jad on Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:57 am

You can buy a cheap converter, and then have a muffler shop cut into the exhaust and make custom connectors on both ends so you can bolt the new converter in. Or at least that is what I did on my 944. Check with current experts to see if it still is legal.
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Re: 1985 944 Catalytic converter question

Postby Greg Phillips on Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:01 pm

Jad wrote:You can buy a cheap converter, and then have a muffler shop cut into the exhaust and make custom connectors on both ends so you can bolt the new converter in. Or at least that is what I did on my 944. Check with current experts to see if it still is legal.

Some more info here:
http://www.californialegalconverters.co ... t-Is-Legal

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Re: 1985 944 Catalytic converter question

Postby Steve Grosekemper on Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:10 pm

Try All American Muffler in Kearney Mesa.
7849 Raytheon Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-0276

There is a specific cat that it needs and it must be installed a specific way.
Under $500 installed I think. (I think...)
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Re: 1985 944 Catalytic converter question

Postby Mmagus on Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:55 am

Hi guys...thanks for the input. :D I see that I should have been slightly clearer. This is for my street car, so I'm not looking to have a switch out, or skirt the edge of the rules...just need to pass smog and know the current CAT is useless. I had a new one installed yesterday and am off to give it a shot this morning.

Here's hoping!
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Re: 1985 944 Catalytic converter question

Postby Mmagus on Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:00 pm

The new Magnaflo CAT went beyond just 'doing the trick'. The numbers all across the board are like a while new car! Gotta give a shout out for Autocross Performance Exhaust, in Lake Elsinore for doing great work, at a fantastic price.
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