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      04-25-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Mandrel Bending Solutions HFC's

I'm thinking of ordering 200 cell HFC's from Mandrel Bending Solutions. Only issue is that I know nothing about this company and the quality of their cats. Their price is the cheapest out there and for me I rather pay a little more and get a good product that I will not have to replace and pay double for down the line.

Any experience with these HFC's? Also how would you compare them to lets say Fast Intentions Cats.

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Not to pee in anyones cheerios but fast intention cats are 300 cell CANAMEX Thunderbolt cats commonly found on ebay for $50/per. I took down the part # when I had the F/I parts in my hand.

They are used in some of the highest hp M3 dyno charts available (including my car). I don't see the downside to them over catless at the moment. I was happy enough with their performance that I now use them in our STi/EVO builds.
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Not to pee in anyones cheerios but fast intention cats are 300 cell CANAMEX Thunderbolt cats commonly found on ebay for $50/per. I took down the part # when I had the F/I parts in my hand.

They are used in some of the highest hp M3 dyno charts available (including my car). I don't see the downside to them over catless at the moment. I was happy enough with their performance that I now use them in our STi/EVO builds.
That's what I figured as well. I already purchased the MBS cats but at $50 a pop I might just return them. Any experience with the MBS units?
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Are these straight replacements to the primary cats? Or do you have to cut the OEM cats to make it fit?
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Are these straight replacements to the primary cats? Or do you have to cut the OEM cats to make it fit?
You have to cut them.
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Not to pee in anyones cheerios but fast intention cats are 300 cell CANAMEX Thunderbolt cats commonly found on ebay for $50/per. I took down the part # when I had the F/I parts in my hand.

They are used in some of the highest hp M3 dyno charts available (including my car). I don't see the downside to them over catless at the moment. I was happy enough with their performance that I now use them in our STi/EVO builds.
That's what I figured as well. I already purchased the MBS cats but at $50 a pop I might just return them. Any experience with the MBS units?
I deal with lots of exhausts and i was blown away at the canamex cheapies. Minimal smell and smoke out the back too. Highly recommended.
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I deal with lots of exhausts and i was blown away at the canamex cheapies. Minimal smell and smoke out the back too. Highly recommended.
Thanks a lot for the info.
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Not to pee in anyones cheerios but fast intention cats are 300 cell CANAMEX Thunderbolt cats commonly found on ebay for $50/per. I took down the part # when I had the F/I parts in my hand.

They are used in some of the highest hp M3 dyno charts available (including my car). I don't see the downside to them over catless at the moment. I was happy enough with their performance that I now use them in our STi/EVO builds.
Fast Intentions also builds Gintani Xpipes for them as well as their catbacks, which basically consists of Sebring mufflers.

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Some of the best catalysts you can buy are the HJS units.
Yea at something like $700 a pop,I'm sure they aren't using that cat. Its an awesome cat though. FVD uses these for their new Porsche 991S kit with no CEL.

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I don't see the downside to them over catless at the moment.
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Not to pee in anyones cheerios but fast intention cats are 300 cell CANAMEX Thunderbolt cats commonly found on ebay for $50/per. I took down the part # when I had the F/I parts in my hand.

They are used in some of the highest hp M3 dyno charts available (including my car). I don't see the downside to them over catless at the moment. I was happy enough with their performance that I now use them in our STi/EVO builds.
Fast Intentions also builds Gintani Xpipes for them as well as their catbacks, which basically consists of Sebring mufflers.

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I'm thinking of ordering 200 cell HFC's from Mandrel Bending Solutions. Only issue is that I know nothing about this company and the quality of their cats. Their price is the cheapest out there and for me I rather pay a little more and get a good product that I will not have to replace and pay double for down the line.

Any experience with these HFC's? Also how would you compare them to lets say Fast Intentions Cats.

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I believe this is the company Fabspeed uses for their 200CPI HFCs:

http://www.hjs.com/index.php
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I believe this is the company Fabspeed uses for their 200CPI HFCs:

http://www.hjs.com/index.php
Fabspeed does use a HJS cat, however, I don't think its the newer one that HJS just released unless they switched out recently. The newer HJS Euro 5 cat is like $750 each.

http://www.hjsna.com/categories/HD-C...B47%7D-EURO-5/

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