So I just got my 2003 Tundra SR5 V8 back from the dealer after my frame swap and he made me aware that my exhaust was really rotted out. In fact when they re-assembled it, a couple holes opened up in two of the pipes and now I have a rather nice sound rumble-y V8 (which won't pass inspection due in 2 months). So I gotta fix it. I live in MA, so they are a bunch of nazi's about this stuff.
I need to replace PN#17450-0F050 (left side catalytic converter; item 2 in pic) and the part it connects too, PN#17403-0F040 (item 3 in pic). The OEM MSRP prices for those two parts are $1305 and $234, respectively.
While I would love to have OEM cats, I simply cannot afford the price of them right now. So I need to look to aftermarket. I used Magnaflow replacements for my Nissan Murano a while back, and they held up for 40k miles at which time I sold the POS.
Also, since I'm replacing one side, I figure I should probably do both... ?
The dealer was pretty sympathetic and tried to cut me a deal on price of OEM stuff but was still way above what I wanted to pay, so he agreed to replace the exhaust with the pieces I bring him for a charge of one hour labor plus misc stuff like gaskets, etc.
My question is has anyone used either version of the Magnaflow direct fit replacement cats? They are both OBDII compliant, and it just appears one has a heavier coat of heavy metal wash, they call them "OEM Grade"
(From their website)
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