catalytic converter replacement

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so I had the cats rattling for about a month, the truck in question is a 1993 fzj80. finally took it to a shop today and just about had a hart attack when the guy told me the prices. He saied that new from the dealer the cats were $1,600 and that he could get me rebuilt for $650 plus tax installation another $100 so out the door plus tax it would be $800 then he preceded to tell me that I need a new muffler also. He saied he can do a flowmaster for another $150. Are these prices right ? I know a few members have had their catalytic converter replaced is this how much you guys paid ? I have a feeling this guy is trying to play me.
 
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hi

you can go to reputable muffler shop and they can put on generic cats for probably $175 installed.thats what my local muffler shop told me.:beer:
 
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Navid, if you decided to get oem cats let me know i have an account with Palo Alto Toyota, nice rig btw. oh, we met today at whipple, hopefully we can get a cruiser/lx meet in RWC.

kirk
 
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Thanks Kirk, it was wonderful to meet you today. Your rig is also very nice, thanks for the offer. Call me and lets get together after Thanksgiving. I have a friend that works at Toyota 101 so I am going to see if she can hook me up. According to her the OEM cats for the 93-97 don't cost that much, she thinks the guy was talking about the 90-92 fj80's with the 3F which have a different type of exhaust/cat setup. Those cost a lot to change out.

tevogel, yes the guy did seem kind of shady I felt like he was trying to sell me things that I don't need. He just tapped the cats and saied they were bad. Then all of a sudden I need a new muffler! I don't know. My truck just got smoged and registered in CA about two months ago without any problems. At the time my cats were not rattling. I don't think I can use generic cats in CA only OEM I am not sure though.
 

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