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Old 06-13-2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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Ok, let me start by saying that I am clueless when it comes to cars. I mean, if ya tell me with a straight face that the dickfor has gone bad, and it'll be $200 to replace, Id probably nod my head and agree to do it. That being said, the catalytic converter in my pickup has gone bad. A "direct fit" has been priced at $440, but a "universal fit" is $300. Is there really any difference? I only want to keep the truck another year or two tops.
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im not big on cars, but if your only keeping it for another year, go cheap. the universal only means it works on more then one vehicle
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:02 AM   #3
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go with the uni
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate the advice. While Im at it, I'll have the dickfor replaced as well!
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What's a dickfor?



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Old 06-13-2007, 10:10 AM   #6
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Ahhh, the classics. I still watch that movie when its on, love the G-force scene.
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Ok, let me start by saying that I am clueless when it comes to cars. I mean, if ya tell me with a straight face that the dickfor has gone bad, and it'll be $200 to replace, Id probably nod my head and agree to do it. That being said, the catalytic converter in my pickup has gone bad. A "direct fit" has been priced at $440, but a "universal fit" is $300. Is there really any difference? I only want to keep the truck another year or two tops.
$440 for a cat? You're being ripped off if you pay that much.

Go to a salvage yard and get one off a truck, take it to a muffler shop and ask them to weld it on for $100 (or less).

If you're not keeping the truck, don't get a new one. Junk yards rule.
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Universal fit paul, even if you were gonna keep. Keep that extra C note in your wallet!
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:22 AM   #9
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Thanks again to all who replied.
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:50 AM   #10
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This may be a far drive to pick up a part, but I've seen this place advertised:
Crazy Rays Used Auto Parts* U PICK IT!!** U PULL IT!!
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