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Old September 6th, 2016, 10:45 AM
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NRP Y Pipe or not?

I have a rattling Cat and looking to replace with one of these (links below).

The AB Cats & Y pipe look enticing and Just wondering if the NRP stainless Cats & Y pipe and worth twice the cost.

My OEM 1994 Y pipe has no rust. I have an NRP stainless exhaust.

Assume I should do the 02 sensors at the same time, which adds to the bill.

Curious to hear your thoughts - Thanks for the help


AB Cats & Y pipe
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/ESR3063

NRP Stainless Cats & Y pipe
http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=RNE0221


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Old September 6th, 2016, 10:50 AM
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I too have NRP cat back exhaust and replaced my Y pipe with the Atlantic British one. I am very pleased, no rubbing like the Magnaflow one did on my initial swap. Sounds great, good price, go for it.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 06:21 PM
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If it's just a cat I would take it to a muffler shop and let them cut the old one out and weld a new one in. No reason to replace the whole Y.
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I too have NRP cat back exhaust and replaced my Y pipe with the Atlantic British one. I am very pleased, no rubbing like the Magnaflow one did on my initial swap. Sounds great, good price, go for it.
What did it rub on, the drive shaft?
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Old September 7th, 2016, 05:58 AM
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What did it rub on, the drive shaft?
Also interested. Just put on the Magnaflow and didn't notice any rubbing but need to go check now.
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Yep driveshaft. Every time the front end flexed just a small amount, like hitting a speed bump or pot hole, the driveshaft would make contact. I'll dig up the pics.
Magnaflow was great though, approved refund/return through vendor and paid me back install costs.
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Yep driveshaft. Every time the front end flexed just a small amount, like hitting a speed bump or pot hole, the driveshaft would make contact. I'll dig up the pics. Magnaflow was great though, approved refund/return through vendor and paid me back install costs.
Ruh roh. Gotta go check that.
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Also interested. Just put on the Magnaflow and didn't notice any rubbing but need to go check now.
Installed the Magnaflow y-pipe with a small interference from the CAT flange stamping. Easy to bend out of the way. Described in the thread Matt posted below. Great pipe, nice sound.
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Here is my thread, 2nd page is where I had issue.

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Here is my thread, 2nd page is where I had issue.

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Interesting. I'm not sure that I understand how the transfer case or the exhaust is able to move that far during suspension travel. It sure seems like something else was going on.
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Interesting. I'm not sure that I understand how the transfer case or the exhaust is able to move that far during suspension travel. It sure seems like something else was going on.
Driveshaft was hitting down pipe. No idea why but the AB Y pipe fitted perfectly and no issues.
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So I finally got up under my truck and I look a safe distance from the driveshaft (and everything on the passenger side) but am pretty close to the slave cylinder. I occasionally hear a metal on metal clink down there, but it's hard to tell where it is coming from.
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How are your motor and trans/t-case mounts?
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How are your motor and trans/t-case mounts?
Motor mounts are brand new. Transmission mount is the original.
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