Direct Fit Catalytic Converter
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MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter

Part No. 23285 Warranty Details  

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Designed with ease of installation in mind, MagnaFlow's direct-fit converters are the perfect compliment to your OEM exhaust system. With no welding, cutting or bending required, you can easily add one of our direct-fit converters to your vehicle when it's time to replace your original catalytic converter
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A.I.R. Tube:No
Case Material:Stainless Steel
Heat Shield Included:No
Inlet Quantity:2
Outlet Quantity:1
Substrate Material:Ceramic
Type:Direct Fit Catalytic Converter

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MagnaFlowDirect Fit Catalytic Converter
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (4)

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    (0)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 9 customers

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2.0

Requires a weld

By 

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

Advertised as direct bolt on. However the pipe leading to the converter that looks like It will clamp on actually barely reaches the converter. Only a weld will properly link the two pieces. Really became a hassle to drive a truck with an open exhaust on a Saturday to a cut rate brakes pluse for a $50 weld... very disappointed.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

no bolts

By 

from whitehall, pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

It would have been nice if the bolts had been included. T he single pipe leaving the "cat" could have been 8 to 10 inches longer. I had to go back to the store for a second time and get a short extension and have one more pipe clamp on the system.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

worth it

By 

from dallas tx

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast shipping
  • Good price
  • Helped Performance

Cons

  • Need Clamp For Slip Joint

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving
  • Performance Driving
  • Replacement

Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

worth the money, cheapest price found, helped performance

 
4.0

very happy with product

By 

from winfield

About Me Shade tree mechanic

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Pros

  • Easy to install

Cons

  • O2 Sensor In Tight Spot

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving

Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

Had a bad rattle in old cat. and knew it was time to replace.Reviewed options on web sight. and decided to order the magnaflow cat converter.Also ordered new o2 sensor and 3-2" clamps.Order came within 3 days.It took about 3 hrs.from start to finish to take out old and install new,which I might add,I did alone and with out raising the truck up.I stopped in at local advanced store and picked-up 2-2.5" muffler clamops and a 2.5 by 2.5 coupling.Should have picked up new manifold bolts but I had some loose grade 5 bolts and nuts of the right size I was able to use.Remember to pick up a set of bolts as part of install.Fit was good except for the new o2 sensor,The wire hook up was too short and came close to the transmission due to cat. being smaller than original. Was able to use old o2 sensor with no problems so if you want to change out o2 sensor go to local store and check wire length before you buy.where the o2 sensor port is located on new cat is in a bad spot other wise the product fit better than most after market parts.Truck sounds alot better now and even seems to run smoother,again very pleased with all aspects of product so far.

 
5.0

great fit. easy instal

By 

from va

Verified Buyer

Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

cheap and very good catalitic converter. very easy to instal with no experience.

 
4.0

Magna flow convertor - Excellent buy !!!

By 

from Atlanta GA

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Good sound
  • Relatively easy to instal

Cons

  • Had to Bend hanger up
  • Slightly out of alignment

Best Uses

    Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

    Make sure to get a 2" clamp for the pipe that connects to the CAT! AND Make sure to borrow or buy a 2 & 1/2+ Large-tail-pipe-expander (Harbor Freight part# 37354). Otherwise you will be pushing/banging the new pipe to get it to slide into the old pipe at the rear of the new CAT!

    I ordered this after dicovering that the converter on my 96 dodge Ram 1500 was clogged. I had no power at all. I Couldn't even move the truck!!! Getting out the old pipe was the biggest pain!

    First I installed the large piece, sliding it into the hanger, then into the old pipe at the back. Once installed, I loosely installed the nuts for the pipe to header. Then, I installed the shorter pipe and connected to the CAT. The alignment for the shorter pipe was off slightly.

    I connected it loosely to the header then pushed the pipe (smaller piece) very hard with my foot (pushing from Front to back) so that the second pipe would line up as close as possible to the header flange gasket. No biggie. A couple good pushes and it was there. How much more perfect could it be! ;-) Very pleased!.

    Once that second pipe was connected and aligned I snugged up the exhaust to header nuts. I then put my U clamp (exhaust clamps) on the small pipe to converted (2" clamp) and the 2 & 1/2" clamp at the back. I noticed the larger pipe that connected at the back was slightly mis-aligned (bowing down) so I re-hung the muffler and bent the exhaust hanger for the CAT, up about 1". Perfect. Now the pipes were all aligned. I tightened up the clamps well and fired it up! Perfect. Truck is now running great again! Very pleased! I imagine I saved around $250 installing it myself! Thanks Advance! I love you guys!

     
    4.0

    good for the price

    By 

    from Pittsburgh,PA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

    Some confusion from the big name speed part place,
    as to weather this fit's the 99 ram. If you have two pipes into the convertor, this will fit. Easy bolt on. Order the bolt kit also.

     
    2.0

    Was not an easy direct fit.

    By 

    from Eagan, MN

    Pros

    • price

    Cons

    • Pipes didn' easily align
    • You get what you pay for

    Best Uses

      Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

      The catalytic convertor and pipes didn't easily align with other ends. Had to make it fit. The converter was welded to one pipe, and was turned a few degrees out of place, compared to old converter. The converter was closer to the transmission than the original converter. Not a good thing. I was concerned about the O2 sensor fitting in place. It did fit, although it is closer to the transmission. Needed lots of leverage to align the to pipe into system.

       
      5.0

      Magnaflow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter

      By 

      from Huntsville, AL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Better speed pickup
      • Runs quiter up front

      Cons

      • Had to work to make fit
      • Pipes not as round
      • Some design difference

      Best Uses

        Comments about MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter:

        Old converter inside component broke loose rob engine of power. New catalytic converter improved exhaust flow, increased power, faster and better pick up from start and in passing gear. All noise come from rear of tail pipe now. So far all things are positive.

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        • Q:

          I have short tube headers. will the flange fit over the end of the header? I had that problem with the stock y pipe.
          Asked on 11/1/2013 by srossi08 from hazleton pa

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            A:

            Hiu Srossi08, to check the exact fit application for the MagnaFlow Direct Fit Catalytic Converter (Part No. 23285), please provide the year, make, model and engine size of
            your vehicle.

            Answered on 11/1/2013 by Steve from AAP
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