SLK200K:R170 Cat.

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Hi, I need a replacement cat as the old one "rattles" (inside), any ideas please?
 

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Bad luck,, have you tried a google search quite a few cheaper alternatives out there now
 

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Just be aware that sometimes aftermarket cat's dont fit proplery and have been known to give running problems from time to time! I would always suggest a original cat but if your cant afford or dont want to pay merc prices then do your home work and don't just by the cheapest and make sure you get guarantee just in case of any probelms!
 

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See a replacement Cat on a ml the other day, rattling all over the place, not even a year old, he payed £200 for it, he is now about to put his hand in his pocket again, are the cheaper ones cheaper????
 

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Dont know if you will get much cheaper than that to be honest but some of the aftermarket ones i've seen are just complete rubbish as you pointed out they dont fit properly normally. i had an ML 320 in once that had been somewhere to have a cheap one fitted and they had actually cut it in half coz they didnt want to remove torsion bar! and welded back up so bad it creaked constantly. the joys we see on a day to day basis!
 
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Thanks for the info guys. I had been looking at a £200 one, but will now shop around. MB quotes £670.45 which I'm trying to ignore for the moment!! Cheers.
 
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Just to add to previous comment. I have seen here several recommendations for "Longlife exhausts". I have had a quote from them, which is at about the £230 mark! Any thoughts?
 

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Just to add to previous comment. I have seen here several recommendations for "Longlife exhausts". I have had a quote from them, which is at about the £230 mark! Any thoughts?

Thats quite a saving, is that the fitted price
 
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SLK200K (2003) Cat.

Thats quite a saving, is that the fitted price

Yes £229 for the CAT and that includes fitting and the dreaded VAT! Stainless Steel (T304), whatever that is, quality I guess. They quote £360, fitted and vat, for complete exhaust CAT back. All with a lifetime quarantee! Seems ok, but would like to hear from anyone with experience of them.
 

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I heard Richard Moakes car 2 weeks back with a stainless back box and it sounded so nice, I forget who made it
 

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