Catalytic Converter Grade Guide

Pictures & Brands of Types of Catalytic Converters

Below we have pictures of the common types of catalytic converters. The names and types are for general reference, and your actual quote may vary.

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National Catalytic Converter Average

$77.11/each

Average price for catalytic converters in the US.

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Large Foreign Cat

$67.00/each

Larger foreign sized cat.

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XL Foreign Cat

$157.00/each

Come off of Volvo's, Honda's, Toyota's, and multiple other vendors.

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Regular Domestic Cat

$18.00/each

Comes from domestic cars.

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Large GM Cat

$76.00/each

Larger sized cat from GM make vehicle.

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Flow Cats

$15.00/each

Flow Cats.

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Bead Cat

$18.00/each

Bead Cat

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Exotic Cat

$200.00/each

Exotic catalytic converters are from foreign cars.

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Torpedo Cat

$110.00/each

These are generally found on larger Ford vehicles like Eco-Vans and other similar sizes.

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Small Foreign Cat

$15.00/each

Small foreign cat.

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Medium Foreign Cat

$36.00/each

Medium cat from foreign cars.

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Pre-Domestic Cat

$14.00/each

Pre-Domestic Cat.

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Foreign Pre-Cat

$16.00/each

Smaller cat from foreign cars.

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High Grade Domestic Cat

$40.00/each

Off domestic cars.

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Small GM Cat

$18.00/each

Small sized cat from GM make vehicle.

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Small Breadloaf Cat

$40.00/each

Small size breadloaf catalytic.

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Large Breadloaf Cat

$46.00/each

Larger sized cat.

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Small Domestic Cat

$21.00/each

Small Domestic Cat.

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Large Chrysler Cat

$89.00/each

Large Chrysler Cat.

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Foreign Lite

$11.00/each

These cats are in between small foreign catalaytic converters and foreign pre cats.

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Small Foil/Wire

$18.00/each

Taken off a international scrap car.

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Large Foil/Wire Cat

$67.00/each

Large Foil/Wire Cat.

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Foil/Wire Pre

$6.00/each

Foil/Wire Pre Cat.

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Half Cat

Varies, Ask

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Aftermarket Cat

$10.00/each

Will have a silver plate on it with a arrow on it often times.

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Diesel Cat

$15.00/each

Taken from a diesel engine.

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DPF Catalytic Converter

$9.00/each

A grade of a catalytic converter that are generally used to remove dirt, dust, or other contaminants from diesel engines.

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Platinum Market Price

$991.00/oz

Platinum found in catalytic converters and used in jewelry.

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Rhodium Market Price

$4,500.00/oz

Found generally in two different places, catalytic converters, and jewelry.

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Palladium Market Price

$1,065.00/oz

Palladium is most commonly found inside of catalytic converters and can only be refined to get the actual amount taken out and paid for.

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Spark Plugs

$1.50/lb

A spark plug is an electrical device used in an internal combustion engine to produce a spark that ignites the air-fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. They must be separated.

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Loose Material

$2.00/lb

Honeycomb from inside catalytic converters

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Starters

$0.30/lb

Starters should be free of fluids.

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Resonator

$0.02/lb

Resonators are used to help lessen the noise that is coming out of the engine and exhaust.

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Aluminum Bumpers

$0.42/lb

Test with magnet.

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Alternators

$0.30/lb

Should be free of oil/fluids.

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Car Batteries

$0.17/lb

Lead-acid based batteries from vehicles. They will have Pb label on them.

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Brake Rotors

$220.00/GT

Free from oils/fluids. Separated from brake drums and other parts. (500lb. Minimum)

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O2 Sensors

$3.00/lb

Used inside of engines to help regulate the oxygen flowing in and out. Wires need to be removed.

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Dirty Brass Radiator

$0.75/lb

With steel attached to the outside.

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Clean Brass Radiators

$2.05/lb

Free of steel sides and no coolant inside.

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Aluminum/Copper Coil (Clean ACR Fin)

$1.65/lb

This is the main component to what powers air conditioners

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Aluminum/Copper Coil (Dirty ACR Fin)

$1.15/lb

Aluminum/copper coils with steel still attached.

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Lead Wheel Weights

$0.10/lb

Small pieces from inside wheel well, usually linked together.

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All Aluminum Rims

$0.57/lb

For the rubber tires to rest on. Tires must be removed.

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