I have been looking on the forums for some time but have yet to really find an answer. My catalytic converter has so happily given me its code, and it is in need of a replacement. I am at 155,00 miles, so I do not fit within warranty, and lastly I live in California so I have to abide by our super strick emission laws. The dealership is giving me a replacement cost a little over $2,000 and my shop I go to is giving me a replacement cost of about $2,000 also. Their justification is that the part has to be ordered directly from Toyota and there are currently no third party companies that make a California legal Catalytic Converter for the 2nd Gen Tacomas.
So short story long, is there any hope for me finding a cheaper replacement?