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Old 11-08-2002, 08:55 AM
Kestas Kestas is offline
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Originally posted by joel
not to downgrade timevalve but i read it somewhere
that what is more important in a cat is the inside
not the stainless steel outside.
Joel, For a stretch of time, I was intimately acquainted with Ford Motor Co converter shells, having been hired as a consultant to help them characterize some problems they had with exhaust and converter components.

I can tell you that the BOTH the internal converter structure and outside metal casing are important to converter life.

Timevalve uses 316 stainless steel for their converter shell. This is a far superior metal for converter application than the 409 stainless steel commonly used in mass-produced American autos. This may account for part of the price difference between Timevalve's product and the $150 replacement.
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