(3-01030) Magnaflow Direct Fit Replacement Catalytic Converter BMW E36 318i 318is 318ti (23996)
The catalytic converters that came on E36 M42 and M44 powered cars were problematic when the cars were still under warranty and they certainly do not improve with age. Replacement catalytic converters are over $1200 from BMW. This is an unrealistic amount to spend on a 20 year old 318. There are a few cheaper direct replacement units available but they feature cheap crush bent construction, a performance downgrade, and if you drive a 318 you know a performance downgrade is the last thing the car needs.
Fortunately there is a solution that covers all the bases. Direct bolt in replacement, mandrel bent tubing, stainless steel construction and low cost are all features of the 23996 Magnafow direct fit replacement catalytic converter section. It can be used in conjunction with the stock cat-back muffler section or any aftermarket muffler section designed to bolt to the stock catalytic converter section.
Magnaflow Part Number: 23996
- 1993-1998 318i/is
- 1995-1999 318ti