I'm in Oregon. I ordered an OEM Ridgeline replacement instead. Now, I'm having a hard time removing three bolts on the top ride of the rear catalytic converter. It's on there tight and I don't have enough leverage to break it loose.Where are you located? MF makes two types of cat cons, 49-state and CA legal. As you might imagine, the CA converters are more expensive.
My friend and I installed a pair of MF converters on his 2004 LS1 GTO that we beefed up with heads, 226/226 @ 116 LSA cam, Kooks long tubes, Magnacharger, Magnaflow exhaust and tune using LS1 Edit...it came up for smog three months ago and passed the CA dyno test. It was close, mainly because of the cam. I also ran one on my '87 Turbo Buick; good product.
Have you tried heating up the bolts with a torch?I'm in Oregon. I ordered an OEM Ridgeline replacement instead. Now, I'm having a hard time removing three bolts on the top ride of the rear catalytic converter. It's on there tight and I don't have enough leverage to break it loose.
I'm curious, why do you say it wouldn't work for a long time? I used MF products in the past, and the quality and durability has always been quite nice
It's an old post but I'm facing this decision as well as I do live in CA... I'm installing a cat-back Borla but 3 bolts either side ... so might as well replace the cat, which is why I'm searching for a better than OEM. Otherwise I'll pick it up at the dealer... @220k, 09RT.Does anyone know if the MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter for the 06 Honda Ridgeline is good compared to the OEM Honda one? Let me know what you guys think. Has anyone have any experience with one?