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Q: The catalytic converters went out on my car.

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Howdy, I'm looking for replacement catalytic converters for my Acura MDX Sport 2007 and am considering ya'll replace them but I wanted to know if I was purchasing the correct ones. Here are two I'm looking at, I want to get the high flow ones but what is the difference between them and is the HFPC able to pass an inspection? Thanks!

https://rv6-p.com/hfpc-mdx0709.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/A1-Exhaust-Catalytic-Converter-Fits-Accord-Pilot-Ridgeline-TL-MDX-Odyssey-Vue-/191955025393?fits=Year%3A2007%7CMake%3AAcura%7CModel%3AMDX%7CSubmodel%3ABase%7CEngine+-+Liter_Display%3A3.7L&hash=item2cb1693df1:g:96IAAOSwdzVXwJ3i&vxp=mtr

My car has 166000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. I suggest getting the RV6 Perfom...

Hi there. I suggest getting the RV6 Perfomace catalytic converters for your vehicle. Both sets are for your vehicle, however, the RV6 design has a larger pipe and will not restrict the engine during hard acceleration. Also, when replacing the catalytic converters, I recommend replacing the Oxygen sensors for a good reading. If you need further assistance with the catalytic converter replacement, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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