Universal or not? - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
Intrepid Pro
 
RealSynthetics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Garden City, Michigan
Posts: 1,880
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Universal or not?

So I need new oxygen sensors. I can get the sensors located before the catalytic converter from my work's normal stock. Here is the problem though:

The rear sensors are a special order item for some reason, and if I special order them, I don't get my discount. I do, however, get a discount on the universal sensors for the back. Is it just as effective to use the universals, or should I spend the extra money to get the OE? Also, how do you go about using universals? Just curious....
RealSynthetics is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 12:04 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 510
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
I don't know the difference between OE and universal so I can't help you there. I am going to half to replace my sensors soon though so just out of curiosity, what is the prices of these sensors, before your discount of course. Thank you.
ITrep96 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Intrepid Pro
 
RealSynthetics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Garden City, Michigan
Posts: 1,880
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Autozone

If you have the 3.5 OBD-II (96+)

You have two upstream and two downstream:

Upstream OEM (with wiring harness) - 40.99 each
downstream OEM (with wiring harness) - 74.99 each.

Universals are more expensive and need to be spliced onto the old wiring harness...
RealSynthetics is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 12:12 PM
.
 
Hypnos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Michigan
Posts: 9,861
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Go cheap on the downstreams. They are only for emissions. Just get whatever is the cheapest, and just replace your bad one. Not both.


The upstreams should be OEM or a good brand. They are directly used to correct the fuel curve.
Hypnos is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 04:16 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 510
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Thanks for the quote RealSynthetics. I would have thought the upstreams would have been more expensive because like hypnos said, "They are directly used to correct the fuel curve." The downstreams are still important but I would think that they wouldn't have to be as precise or accurate as the upstreams and therefore cheaper.
ITrep96 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome