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Universal vs. Direct Fit Converters - Which Is Right For You?

Here at Hurricane Automotive, we highly recommend you purchase a direct fit converter for your vehicle. How do you know whether you need a direct fit catalytic converter or a universal fit catalytic converter? The major difference between these two types of converters boils down to the following:

Direct Fit Converters:

  • Engineered to exactly match the original catalytic converter that came with your vehicle
  • Bolt into place without any major modification or welding
  • Easier to install than universals
  • Limited availability in some vehicles
  • May require professional installation

Universal Fit Converters:

  • Less expensive than direct fit converters
  • Requires more work (to measure and weld)
  • Usually requires professional installation

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