Catalytic Converters worth Big$?

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Catalytic Converters worth Big$?

Postby Leuthesius » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:18 pm

I've been keeping up with recent news, and with precious metals prices going wayyyyy way up, people are even going so far as to steal catalytic converters.

I have a brand new catalytic converter sitting in a box. Untouched by foul emissions, so basically it's a pure chunk of valuble metals. The cat is supposed to fit my 1995 Altima.

What could I get this for? I've been told I could get as much as $400 out of it. I thought I'd check here to see if anybody knew anything.


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Re: Catalytic Converters worth Big$? (Leuthesius)

Postby NSR_s30 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:20 pm

Depends where you take it. Theres been problems around this area of cars having there cats missing in the morning and being stolen. Was a big problem last summer.

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Re: Catalytic Converters worth Big$? (NSR_s30)

Postby brizanden » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:30 pm

where u at in ohio? i mean im gonna go full exhaust but interesting non the less. Someone broke into my friends stripped out crx and stole a tach and a air intake lol. Who takes a custom made air intake. It was a pipe with a cone on it lmao.

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Postby anti_flag_army » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:01 pm

im not so sure how valuable they really are, i mean you can buy new cats for like 100-150 on most online stores, if they are worth so much then why arnt they sold for those prices? and why are people paying you 400 if they can buy them for cheaper?

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Re: (anti_flag_army)

Postby numbnuts240 » Thu May 01, 2008 2:45 am

i'm not so sure about 400 bones for a cat, that seems a bit over estimated. i was told at the scrap yard a week ago that they are paying up 120 for cats. it was just too bad that the catalyst in mine was no longer there .

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Postby PoorManQ45 » Thu May 01, 2008 2:59 am

Hmmm... Wonder how much they'll give me for my 16 year old cat?

I need to replace it anyways

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Re: (PoorManQ45)

Postby numbnuts240 » Thu May 01, 2008 3:20 am

if there's nothing inside of it, it's not worth squat.

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Postby AkronSidewayz » Thu May 01, 2008 4:47 am

Kinda off topic but...about 2 weeks ago, some idiots hit a cable companies fleet of 50 brand new ford trucks. Hacksawed every single cat off. Approx value of all of em? $42,500!

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Postby ca18detgabby » Thu May 01, 2008 5:25 am

AkronSidewayz wrote:Kinda off topic but...about 2 weeks ago, some idiots hit a cable companies fleet of 50 brand new ford trucks. Hacksawed every single cat off. Approx value of all of em? $42,500!
my bf's 6 has 3 cats and his brothers mach 1 has 6 IIRC....... well it used to have anyway.

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Re: (PoorManQ45)

Postby spddemon » Thu May 01, 2008 6:10 am

PoorManQ45 wrote:Hmmm... Wonder how much they'll give me for my 16 year old cat?

I need to replace it anyways
If it needs replaced not much, the money is in newer cats as the platnum is still good.

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Re: Catalytic Converters worth Big$? (Leuthesius)

Postby greenless » Thu May 01, 2008 6:22 am

its the big engine displacement cats that are worth the big bucks. the cats on small cars with small exhausts dont need much plat surface area to get the job done. but big V8 trucks either have multiple cats or a really big one with 10 times the platinum that small cats have, those are the ones that cost 700 new and fetch big prices on the streets. i onhly know cause my buddies father inlaws truck was stripped while he was at work

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Re: Re: (ca18detgabby)

Postby PoorManQ45 » Thu May 01, 2008 10:49 am

ca18detgabby wrote:
my bf's 6 has 3 cats and his brothers mach 1 has 6 IIRC....... well it used to have anyway.
Dont lie, you have no friends, let alone a BF

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Re: Re: (PoorManQ45)

Postby PorkChopExpress » Thu May 01, 2008 2:52 pm

is it worth it to bring my cats from my stock exhaust to the metal scrap? at least $20?

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Postby Urabus GodofTraction » Thu May 01, 2008 3:56 pm

Cut the flanges off, and put those bishez on eBay!

I got $115 for a Miata cat!

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Re: Catalytic Converters worth Big$? (brizanden)

Postby NSR_s30 » Thu May 01, 2008 4:12 pm

brizanden wrote:where u at in ohio? i mean im gonna go full exhaust but interesting non the less. Someone broke into my friends stripped out crx and stole a tach and a air intake lol. Who takes a custom made air intake. It was a pipe with a cone on it lmao.
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Postby Leuthesius » Thu May 01, 2008 8:04 pm

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Re: Catalytic Converters worth Big$?

Postby AJflorida » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:15 am

Hey there one and all...

I just installed a new exhaust from tuning labs... left or driver side header rubs my steering wheel bar... and one nut couldn't be installed due to lack of space, so I skipped it and kept it for a later day...

I have the original oem complete exhaust I'm going to put on ebay and craigslist
my car is a florida registered but I'm currently living in charlotte nc.

I'm told I have to recycle the cats but I would to sell and have buyer pick-up the complete system which is in great condition.

if anyone wants to buy it for a fair price I will sell it to a subscriber first, then if no one wants it I will sell to anyone out there.

how much ist the complete system worth used, 70k miles on it, how much are the cats worth recycled?

thanks for any help.

ps. I just signed up in the last 30 days prior to installing my new exhaust.

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Re: Catalytic Converters worth Big$?

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:02 pm

Is this for your 05 Z?

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