Need help identifying a pair of BBK cats

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  1. PinkieT

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    Just lucked into some BBK cats. Marked BBK, CA/CE 91800, 02/02. 2.5" ID, heat shields are 9" long. Lady I got them from had no info, just wanted them gone. I checked BBK's website and did Google searches, no luck. I left a message for BBK's tech line, but maybe somebody here has some info. My guess is they were cut off a 2002-era catted H or X pipe by the owner's ex. Anybody here have any clues?
     
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    Do they look cut? Or do they appear to be a slip on style? Probably just a "hi-flow" cat

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    Cut. They look like what comes on some of the BBK catted X pipes, but the info on the pipes doesn't say much about the cats themselves.
     
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    Bbk will probably be able to give you details maybe. I had a 15 minute talk with one of their reps when I was looking for an x pipe. Quality people.

    I'd imagine though it's just a basic hi flow cat. Everything still seem to be intact? No rattles?

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    I put a set of cats on fo someone
    They ended up getting them from bbk
    I can't remember the p n. But those were a slip on and clamp
     
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    What is your plan with them? By the time you get them welded on (assuming a buddy that is a welder doesn't owe you a favor) I am not sure the juice is worth the squeeze.
     
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    Right now I have stock 2.25"exhaust except for Flowmasters the PO had put on using badly welded adapters. I picked up a brand new 2.5" off road X pipe and some nice BBK shorties for cheap a while back, and recently got a used Flowmaster cat back, also cheap. I got these cats for free. :) My plan is to cut the X pipe and weld the cats in myself. That'll give me a complete replacement of my exhaust from manifolds to tailpipe. Total investment will be $250 max.
     
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    OK, took pics. one.jpg
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    HIGH FLOWING converters
    that looks like the ones I put on for a friend , he was moving out of state and had to get the car ready to pass emissions
    those are a good converters and compact
     
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    Thanks! Good to know. Not bad for free, eh?
     
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    Not bad at all. Looks just like the cats u had on my bbk h pipe on my mach. Will drop the volume a little bit but not a huge deal

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    not bad at all , I like free stuff , I do look around and find good deals hear a there
    but those actually are a steal
     
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    Right now my sound is good with the only things not stock, including the cats, are the mufflers. The cat back I got from a guy who said it was too loud for his daily driver. Once I have the headers, 2.5" pipes, BBK cats, and Flowmaster cat back, it ought to sound even better.
     
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    Shorty or long tubes? I have heard long tubes cut volume a bit.

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    BBK shorties.
     
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    I have put nothing but flowmaster system on all my cars
    44 great
    40 good
    10 loud
     
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    BBK got back to me. These were on their H pipes back in the early 2000s, so my guess about them being cut off one was right. I figure bad idea to weld them directly in to the pipes in case they are bad and I have to get new ones anyway, so I'll weld on 2.5" ID connectors for now.
     
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    they are still worth ok money at a recycler so don't pitch them.
     
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    Already thought of that! Win-win either way. I just looked inside - very clean, and I can a little daylight. I was looking for an excuse to buy a welding table, and now I have one.
     
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    if you don't have some already you might want to get some fireproof sleeves first for when the sparks are falling down on you.