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Any L.A. area folks have hookups on catalytic converters?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by mikesdoublecab, May 10, 2012.

  1. May 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    i need some new cats on my truck...

    can't seem to find a bolt on alternative on ebay as they aren't CA legal...

    anyone got a line on local cats at decent prices?

    preferrably direct bolt on...

    thanks!
     
  2. May 10, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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  3. May 10, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    U can't buy used cats is cali, not legal
     
  4. May 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    i have a few cats in my garage :anonymous:
     
  5. May 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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    They did a ca legal cat on my buddy's 325 for 220.
     
  6. May 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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    I have one in my avi
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  7. May 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    cool...

    Andre, im gonna check my local muffler shop and see what prices are like, and if your spot is cheaper, i will hit you up...
     
  8. May 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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    A buddy of mine gutted his cats so he can still pass visual (which I have never seen done during smog) and he still passed in his IS300. Sometimes I really wonder how effective cat's are on certain vehicles.

    I bet for trucks its really necessary, but for others, not so much...
     
  9. May 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    i know a place does it for $150-200 , got my muffler done there, but not bolt on
     
  10. May 28, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    so my local shop quoted me $225 installed for the first cat...

    gonna shop some more...

    i did see a Craigslist ad for $150 installed for a magnaflow OBDii
     
  11. May 29, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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    i ordered a magnaflow hi-flow cat for $70-75 shipped and had my brother welded it on. just an alternative to consider.
     
  12. May 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM
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    where did you order from?

    i tried on ebay and they all had disclaimers that they are unable to ship in CA, even the vendors that are here in L.A.

    shit's cray...

    :D
     
  13. May 29, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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    i actually ordered it off of ebay and i just went back and checked my order, it was only $60:D.

    seller: wideopenspeed
    http://stores.ebay.com/Wide-Open-Speed

    part# i ordered: Magnaflow Hi Flow Universal Converter 94605

    after the initial install my cel did pop up indicating a bad rear o2 sensor. i replaced it, over 235k miles, and everything has been fine. good luck!

    btw, its listed for $71, but i think i made an offer for $60 and they took it, lol.
     
  14. May 29, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  15. May 29, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    I need to replace my O2 sensors and cat before next may too. Will that magnaflow Hi flow cat pass CA emissions? If so this is probably the way I'm
    Going to go too.
     
  16. May 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    No problem.

    I see no reason why it shouldn't be able to pass. If it was too free flowing, I think it would trip the CEL to come on. Make sure you buy a Denso/Toyota sensor.
     
  17. May 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    Hmm did yours pass? If so where do I get the Toyota/Denso sensor? Also read some where that one isn't actually an o2 sensor but called something else is that true?
     
  18. May 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    I smogged the truck 1wk before my cat got stolen so I can't say that 100% it will pass, but I'm confident that it will.

    For the sensor, you can try rockauto.com. Do a search for a 5% discount. Or any online Toyota parts store. The front sensor is what you're talking about and that's called an air/fuel ratio sensor($$$). The rear sensor is a lot cheaper and it mainly monitors the cat's efficiency.
     
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