I bought this because I trusted Magnaflow for the quality of their products. Boy was I wrong. Oh, it fit on the engine great, but the other end on the cat flange had NO threads for the stock bolts, and there were no provisions for two of the three heat shields at all and the lower bolts for the bottom brackets that attach the cat to the engine were in the WRONG place and it took much fabricating to make them fit. So all in all what should have been a ONE hour job turned into a FIVE hour job all because things weren't properly aligned on the cat. Needless to say, I am very disappointed with this unit and I called Magnaflow and gave them an ear full of which they just shrugged me off to the dealer (CARiD) and said deal with them....the old sluff-off ploy!....And of course they said "just send it back"...yeah right now that it's already on the car! Bottom line, this ended up costing me an extra $250! And all because Magnaflow didn't check their manufacturing jigs, too bad, the guys that design this stuff do have to install it first before it hits the market! The up side is that my 2.4 Xrs engine really breaths well and runs better than it ever has. With these headers, the Magnaflow cat back exhaust system and a larger high flow cat in the middle, it seems like it shifts up to 5th gear a lot sooner when I'm poking along, and when I get on it, it develops a little more low end torque which makes it accelerate quicker and revs faster (which was the desired affect). Was it all worth it? Well yes accept for having to pay out the extra $250 all due to those manufacturing mistakes!!!! EERRRRRRR!!!!
Posted by Customer / April 21, 20202009 Toyota Matrix