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Old 01-30-2019, 02:40 PM
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Hello everyone. I need to register my car in California as I now live there. Problem is, I went to get a smog check and the previous owner welded on a different catalytic converter, which is illegal here. Does anyone know what the best way is to replace it? Does anyone know anything regarding this subject or have any ideas? Thanks.
 
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The best advice I can give is to move back to where it came from our really ANYWHERE other than Comifornia. Chances are you are going to have to pay a "licensed" shop to make the repair to be able to pass but I only know whay I read on the internet about California and their BS. I'd suggest asking the place that failed you for a suggestion on how to make it pass.
 
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You can buy an aftermarket CA-legal cat. I got mine at Summit for about $125 and welded it in myself. Passed smog, no problem.
 
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OUCH, living in Cali lol! I feel for ya They are WAY too strict in my opinion... I won't be surprised if they pass a law if your vehicle has some dust or dirt on it just so they can write another ticket lol!!!
 
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Originally Posted by go chevy View Post
OUCH, living in Cali lol! I feel for ya They are WAY too strict in my opinion... I won't be surprised if they pass a law if your vehicle has some dust or dirt on it just so they can write another ticket lol!!!
I have to agree with you on the draconian smog laws here, but I actually thought $125 was a fairly reasonable price for a CARB-approved converter.
 
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I have to agree with you on the draconian smog laws here, but I actually thought $125 was a fairly reasonable price for a CARB-approved converter.
I totally agree with ya, $125 bucks is a good deal... Was it on sale or is it their every day price?
 
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I totally agree with ya, $125 bucks is a good deal... Was it on sale or is it their every day price?
I just went back and looked at my order and I actually paid $145 for it. I just looked it up again on Summit and it's now $162. Still not too bad.

It's a Walker part number 81923 if you want to check it out or look for a better price.
 
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