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02 996 Catalytic Converters

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I need 'em.  Don't want them but I'm told I need them so I'm posting here asking for advice on my options.  Loud rattle coming from the rear end and I can't pass emissions so I'm shopping.  I'm not looking to squeeze extra HP out of the car.  I just want it back on the road, legal, reliable, and safe/fun to drive.


Found two options on Pelican.  OEM is stupid expensive!  $2,000 left and $2,200 right...crazy!  They also have DEC 50 State Compliant Cats, $684 each.  Needless to say I'm leaning towards the DECs.  Any input here?  Any known issues by NOT going OEM?



Also saw this on Fabspeed.  $2,300 for the pair.  Less expensive than OEM but still more than DEC...so I'm still leaning towards DEC.  Thoughts?



I'm told I can't buy used from a shop but they have hinted I may be able to find used Cats for my 02 on the internet.  That scares me a bit, but I'd love to hear from you otherwise.  Please share your thoughts.


Thanks in advance for your time!

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