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I have a '00 V6, there is no check engine on. When I turn the ignition it has a hard time starting. Once is on it sound like it want to stall (gives that put put sound and the entire car shakes). It feels and sounds better once I go pass 1500 rpm. Car just had a tune up in Feb. new spark plugs, wires, battery... I drove it to a mech who looked over the car and told me I needed all 4 new cats. Now he says the job will cost $1,136, I feel like that is alot. I've even contemplated selling the car. I am looking for advice on what other options. My car is sitting at my sister's house for the last 3 wks, 1hr away from me, I need figure something out.
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It's almost half that price and will make the car more fun to drive lol, if your not down for a whole exhaust, take it to an exhaust shop and tell them you want the stock cats cut out and replaced with high flow cats. Should be WAY cheaper than your quote.
Haha,I was actually on the site earlier and that's what made me question things. I started wondering if it would be easier to get one of the combo kits they had for that price. Now I'm not versed when it comes to this stuff, my ex-husband took care of that part, so I'm a bit clueless. I prob should have mentioned this b4, my car is a 3.8L with what I believe is a single exhaust? Can I still get these and not have to modify alot or how much would have to modify?
I just wanted to make sure that's what it was. The mech did tell me if I decided to sell to talk to him, he was interested. That is the only issue with the car he said, that and the convertible top due to wear.
Yup, that kit is a nice bolt on kit that any shop should be able to put on for you.
Also if you send a message to AmericanMuscles rep on our forums they will give you a further discount, I think its 6% or something like that.
In the future if the cats go bad again you can simple buy two high flow cats and have them welded in place of the old ones and be in it much much cheaper then having to take care of 4 stock cats.
Now here is something to remember.
DO NOT LET THEM TAKE YOUR STOCK CATS!
Those are worth good money, right now the average is $40 dollars each, thats $160 dollars that goes in your pocket to put to the new exhaust.
Check the phone book and find a scrap or recycling yard and ask them how much they give for Ford Medium Cats. Let them know it is from a Mustang and the two front are pre-cats. The Pre-Cats can often fetch more so let the place know what they are.
I also like THIS kit better because the cats are not welded on and it has very nice tips.
Thanks all for all your inputs. I would like to keep it the least expensive as possible as I just had to pay for a divorce. So although I wouldn't mind going for the one with the cats not welded, this would mean a few extra bucks for the GT bumper. Furthermore, I was actually going to ask how hard would it be if I wanted to try it myself. By far I'm no expert, I know my ex did it his exhaust on his 98' Cobra, I'm not afraid to get under my car. Is that easy enough for me to do it myself?
Either dual exhaust kit linked to will install fine with your stock v6 bumper, you do not have to get the gt bumper, and it's pretty easy to swap, just unbolt the old and bolt back the new. Make sure you use jack stands and wheel chocks when gettin under your car.
2001 Satin Silver Mustang V6
BBK Power Plus 70mm throttle body
Mac cold air intake
MAC long tube headers
MAC off-road H-pipe
MAC true dual exhaust
American Racing 5 spoke
Nexen N3000 255/40ZR17 tires
MAC white face gauges
Cobra front end
Or Va apparently, as long as its American or a truck..... :-/
All depends who you take it too. I've gotten vehicles to pass that truly shouldn't have just cause of who I took it to. Cops really don't seem to care as long as you're not constantly revving and making a ruckus
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