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Old 03-12-2012, 05:30 PM
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Hey Gents,

I got an 04 AP2 and my catalytic converter need replacement, so i am looking at some advice what should i get the oem replacement or test pipe or mangaflow direct fit one.

Note i currently have stock exhaust and latter i will be looking into going aftermarket.

So the big question is what does everybody run and which one ( is aftermarket which company )? Or any good suggestions?


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Test pipe if you're only concerned about gaining power. If you care about the trees and bunny rabbits, then the HFC would be a better option, and nearly as good as a test pipe.

If you are worried about emissions testing, then the HFC is your best bet.
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I'd recommend the Berk HFC if your looking at a hfc option.
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First off, have Honda replace your defective CAT. This is one part that has a 10 year warranty. Might as well keep an OEM as a spare or for resale.
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Here's a thread comparing the performance differences of a test pipe, HFC, and OEM cat. If you have the ability to tune and lower VTEC, then you'll get big gains from a TP or HFC.
https://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/842...-tps-and-hfcs/


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have the cat replaced, and buy a test pipe. that way you can swap back if emissions are checked
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