For exhaust stuff, yeah I would buy used. A great way to save some cash, plus its only 4 years old so its not like its rusted out at all yet! The stock header has the cat integrated into it right? I would assume that a performance header would not have a cat at all. At least that is how most of the aftermarket headers I have seen are.
Originally posted by donviper23I might have an opportunity to get a few used bolt ons for my 2008 Civic Si, just waiting to get the asking price. Please chime in with any experience or opinions regarding the parts below or using used parts and asking prices (still waiting on details of the parts, but likely from 2008-2009) Thanks! - Full vibrant cat back exhaust system - Vibrant Header (I do not know if a high flow catalytic converter is included or not) Just a random opportunity, I am not itchingto buy these parts by any means
From what I've seen on the Vibrant website, you can get the header with or without the cat (I think the delete option is about $80-100 savings). So I am waiting to hear back which one it is.
Originally posted by drxlcarfreakFor exhaust stuff, yeah I would buy used. A great way to save some cash, plus its only 4 years old so its not like its rusted out at all yet! The stock header has the cat integrated into it right? I would assume that a performance header would not have a cat at all. At least that is how most of the aftermarket headers I have seen are.
Ahh, I wasn't aware there was a cat option. That is a pretty cheap option to stay emissions legal! Cats last a long time on a good tune. Running rich or burning oil destroys them in a short time. The only things I would be leery of buying used would be maybe injectors, or a turbo. Just plan to have them measured/cleaned/rebuilt when buying them and you are set.
Originally posted by ROCKYSDSYeah, I'll agree with Josh on this one. Exhaust, or any other engine-related bolt-on for that matter could definitely be a viable option for used parts. Best part about it is you can usually visually check these parts for deterioration, etc. Cats are obviously harder, but should also last upwards of 150k, esp a high-flow
Well it is a much newer car than our DSMs so maybe the engineering costs haven't gone down to nil like they are for us... Maybe, could be way off base. So for $650 its a full exhaust from engine to tail pipe? Does it include the cat? I agree it does seem kind of steep if it doesnt because you will have issues getting through emissions in MD, unless you figured out how to trick the ECU into thinking the cat is still there.
Originally posted by talonIVI have not looked up the price for these new but it sounds kinda pricey for used parts...