The Random Technologies catalytic converter fits nicely in the area, but it's close to the firewall and footwell. We used some .100 steel to fabricate heat shields and welded them directly to the cat. The heat shields really work-no hot feet and you can see that we've driven the car in most every condition possible from the corrosion. After many miles, it's obvious the converter placement was the right choice. Overall, the floor is much cooler, and the passenger compartment is comfortable.