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I am trying to get hold of a sports cat for a Fiat Seicento - does anyone know where i can get one from that isnt overally expensive?
How much do these normally retail at?
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I am trying to get hold of a sports cat for a Fiat Seicento - does anyone know where i can get one from that isnt overally expensive?
How much do these normally retail at?


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Some seem to be much better than others. Aaron -- if I understand him right -- has very recent experience of the difference one sport cat can make over another. I'd wait for him to come on or maybe PM him (J333EVO) before you purchase.
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Re: Sports Cat

Yeah we had problems with Emmas car as it was nearly 25bhp down at the wheels on my old one, turned out the cat was blocked so it was strangling the car, fitted a new one and all was good.

My understanding is this, if you want a cat thats flows better get one from a bigger car as it will be made to flow for the bigger engine, but once warm will still extract all it needs to so still passing an MOT, and roadside VOSA checks which are becoming more and more common.

I know that we will be fittinga s/s cat from a Rover KV6 engine on to Emmas 1368 16V Sei as it happens to be marginally bigger than a standard cento one but flows much better and has bigger openings so with bespoke exhuast will flow fantastic.

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Yeah we had problems with Emmas car as it was nearly 25bhp down at the wheels on my old one, turned out the cat was blocked so it was strangling the car, fitted a new one and all was good.
So, come on, which is putting out more power?
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Thanks Aaron - thats quite interested to know, so which one would you recommend to me for my Seicento Sporting MPI 1108?
Sorry to be a pain - i have been given a quote for 250 but no idea what one it is!!Is this a fairly good price?
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There's not an option for the MPI AFAIK because it's part of the manifold.
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I don't think you can get a sports CAT for the MPI thats a straight swop.
I've seen one for the punto (manifold/CAT complete).
You can buy universal CATs from as little as 30 up, but then It's customisation of the exhaust, and extending the second Lambda sensor cable.
I'm looking into a cheaper alternative to the 200+ 4 branch header pipe.
I'm going to fit a Punto 55, 4 int 2 manifold with 2 into 1 down pipe which is standard on the Punto.
Then place the CAT in the same place as the SPI Seicento with the stub for the second Lambda sensor.
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i know they are not a straight swap but i just wondered which particular one Aaron/anyone else would recommend as i have seen many on the net but which one would be the best! i am not looking for a manifold as welll, just the cat if its possible, just for the time being so i can see what sort of price i am looking at paying and calculating whether it is worth it!!
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i am not looking for a manifold as welll, just the cat if its possible,
That's what we're saying mate, it's not - look where the cats are:

MPI....




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Quote Originally Posted by seici
i know they are not a straight swap but i just wondered which particular one Aaron/anyone else would recommend as i have seen many on the net but which one would be the best! i am not looking for a manifold as welll, just the cat if its possible, just for the time being so i can see what sort of price i am looking at paying and calculating whether it is worth it!!
thanks guys!
I don't think many poeple have had the experience of an aftemarket performance CAT because of the price.
Most would use something from another car of a larger capacity engine to be on the safe side.
You could try a secondhand one from a Punto as it's the same CAT for 55/60/75 and 16V so should do the job and keep the cost down.
Janspeed will make you a stainless one for about 400+ and you can be shure of quality.
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Re: Sports Cat

To get anything worthwhile I think you'll need to use the SPI manifold and from there a little fabrication.

But what are you looking for in terms of performance? What other mods have you made/planned?

You may need to cost in a remap..............
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Re: Sports Cat

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That's what we're saying mate, it's not - look where the cats are:

MPI....




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^^ exactly why I'm now running an SPI exhaust setup... everything is much more changeable
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lol- thanks - i dont think my wording was quite right - i know where the cat is as i have seen it when i was getting my exhaust fitted!!
But thanks all very much for your comments and i will now go away and find one!
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