I have a 1997 Cougar 4.6 with 80,000 miles. The left (drivers side) cat warms up to slow and I have to pass the calif smog. I have ordered a new direct fit system which should be here this week (replacing the entire system/3 cats). Within the next 2 weeks I will have it pulled off (complete assembly including flanges). The system has no visable damage- I know that someone might be needing a system...I will be posting in the for sale section when it is pulled- it will be cheap.