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Prius Classic Exhaust

Discussion in 'Generation 1 Prius Discussion' started by asinc, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Gardinia

    Gardinia Junior Member

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    My 02 prius has 196000 mls and needs a catalytic converter. My mechanic quoted $1500 with Toyota parts. I've seen after mkt catalytic converters for a couple hundred dollars. Has anyone used an after mkt product? If so which one and how many miles have you gotten on it so far?
     
  2. 3prongpaul

    3prongpaul Hybrid Shop Owner, worked on 100's of Prius's

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    The Cat is not a separate piece, so you either need most of the exhaust system replaced (muffler/tailpipe is a separate piece) or have the original Cat cut off and new one attached which could be difficult if your exhaust is rusty. BTW, used Cats are worth at least $40 to recycling yards so if the shop is keeping your old Cat factor that into their price.