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Anyone still want replacement converters? by Rodney
Started on: 03-13-2014 10:54 AM
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Report this Post03-13-2014 10:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It has been a while since I stocked my converters with the 409 stainless steel extensions welded on. Occasionally someone asks for one. So I may stock some again. Price would be higher. Maybe $120ish with clamps. Worth my time? Not CA approved. 49 state only.

http://rodneydickman.com/ca...th=51&products_id=85

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Report this Post03-13-2014 04:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for lurtzClick Here to Email lurtzSend a Private Message to lurtzEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Im interested. Even though they come with clamps would it still be weldable?
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Report this Post03-13-2014 04:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I sell them with or without clamps.

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Report this Post03-13-2014 04:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Rodney, I love your products and I'm a repeat customer.

However, having said that... I myself wouldn't pay "$120ish" for a cat when there are much cheaper alternatives.
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Report this Post03-13-2014 08:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The alternative is a 409 stainless steel cat that holds up long term and mild steel extensions that rust away in so many years. My cats have 409 stainless steel extensions welded on and include 304 stainless steel clamps. No clamps would be around $105ish. This is why I started making them to replace the OEM converter (which is several inches longer than aftermarket cats) while retaining the original factory exhaust system. Those that used an aftermarket cat (all aftermarket cats as far as I know are 409 stainless steel) and used your typical mild steel exhaust pipe extensions saw a short life before the extensions rusted away.

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Report this Post03-14-2014 08:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Rodney:

Those that used an aftermarket cat and used your typical mild steel exhaust pipe extensions saw a short life before the extensions rusted away.


Rodney, I understand completely the reason for the added cost of your superior cats/extensions. However, from what I've read in these forums, many people couldn't care less about spewing noxious fumes out their exhaust tips. That's rather unfortunate as we all need to breathe the same air... whether we have smog tests in our respective cities or not.

I've planned ahead with a couple of my Fieros and grabbed cats on eBay for a good price... but for anyone who needs a cat quickly and hasn't got time to snag a deal on eBay, your cats would definitely be a worthwhile investment.

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Report this Post04-01-2014 03:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for lurtzClick Here to Email lurtzSend a Private Message to lurtzEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Rodney, please let me know if you are going to offer these cats again. I am looking for a quality dropin replacement.

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Report this Post04-01-2014 05:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It is a bonus that a separate purchase of an inferior metal pipe extension isnt needed, (and then welded or clamped on too). The price you are asking jives with others that have the length of pipe included, and beats the Fierostore.
I guess we dont know how many youd have to sell to make overhead back though.

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Report this Post04-04-2014 02:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroTonyClick Here to Email FieroTonySend a Private Message to FieroTonyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Actually ...................... I've been looking at the Fiero Store for a cat. Was going to be ordering it next week. However, I would much rather have one of yours. Wouldn't happen to have one laying around, would you? 88 2M4. 185000 miles, gas mileage dropped as well as the get up and go and sulphur smell getting bad.

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Rodney, I might be able to help you reduce cost of these units by not using a catco converter... sending you a PM
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I'll take one
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Report this Post05-20-2014 02:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for lurtzClick Here to Email lurtzSend a Private Message to lurtzEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Any additional word on these? I just pulled the fiero out of winter storage, and the need for a new exhaust is ever growing
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Report this Post05-21-2014 08:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for larafanClick Here to Email larafanSend a Private Message to larafanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I need one. I went to your site and saw them no more,
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Report this Post05-21-2014 10:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpoonSend a Private Message to SpoonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Rodney, put me down for one with clamps. / 86 2.8.


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Originally posted by FieroTony:
88 2M4. 185000 miles, gas mileage dropped as well as the get up and go and sulphur smell getting bad.

Fix you engine or very likely new cat will die too.
Smell is often sign engine w/ problems and poison the cat.

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Report this Post05-22-2014 01:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just noticed someone replaced my cat with a straight pipe. Although the Fiero is now emissions exempt in Texas I would rather not pollute the air if I don't have to. I'd be down for a replacement.
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I once bought a cheaper stainless replacement catalytic converter other than the Rodney Dickman one, and its pipes just outside that cheaper cat completely rusted through quickly because although that cat itself was stainless, the pipes connecting it to the remainder of the car's exhaust system were not.

In contrast, the catalytic converter offered by Rodney Dickman which I bought several years ago was completely stainless, and I still have that set-up on my Fiero, a year-round daily driver.

My purchase from someone else, in hindsight, was a major mistake of "false economy" on my part because it ended up costing me far more money than a truly all-stainless --- including its stainless connecting pipes --- cat system from Rodney Dickman would have cost me in the first place.
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I would consider one as well.
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Trying to get an '85 GT back on the road for a friend, and it has no cat. I have no welder, so this would be wonderful, and I was sad to see you stopped carrying these. Though I'm sure they are a slow moving product, as the stainless steel will last a very long time. I would definitely purchase one.
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Report this Post05-28-2014 04:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ordered some converters today. I should have the extensions welded and back in stock in a week or two.

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Report this Post06-05-2014 01:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Have them back in stock:

http://rodneydickman.com/ca...th=51&products_id=85

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