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Need a CA spec catalytic coverter for AZ

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by desert_rat, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    As of yesterday, my CEL came on and the code is for catalytic inefficiency. I live in Arizona and the truck is apparantly a CA spec version. I called the Arizona smog hotline and they said I have to have CA spec catalytic converter installed to pass the test since it came from CA. How can they tell the difference? It's just an OBD test, they don't do the tailpipe emissions on OBD II vehicles. I looked online but all the cats I look for are only 49 state legal. Where do I get a CA spec cat?
     
  2. Nov 8, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    Thread revival: I've got a CEL throwing me the same code. Curious if anyone knows where I can find a cat for use in CA. Thanks.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    shouldn't any catalytic converter work the same??
     
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    Wow...cali has to be so special that they have their own catalytic converters?

    I always thought the Emisions testing BS was just another way for them to pry money off you...

    glad I live in FL where there are ZeRo emissions testing :cool:
     
  6. Nov 8, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    Nope, CA cats drain your wallet more
     
  7. Nov 8, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    For some reason CA thinks they can be different than the rest and impose crazy laws; We have retarded emissions laws making most of the cats on the market illegal for street use here. Shit you can't even buy a decently priced generator here anymore.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    lol I jumped for joy then I saw one is for a LandCruiser and the other is not for Toyotas :( I felt like I was so close. Thanks anyways! Maybe I can call summit racing and see what they have for me. Thanks again!!! :):cool:
     
  9. Nov 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    I didn't read them..just showing where you get em at..or one place at least.


    Long as your tech doesn't check numbers, your cat will pass emissions..CA or not.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    More than likely, if the cat fits it will pass. I doubt they will check to make sure it is made for that vehicle
     
  11. Nov 8, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    Thanks for the helpful responses, guys. The search continues (awaiting email back from summit racing.)
     
  12. Nov 8, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    the landscaping company i used to work for would buy all their equipment in nevada cause the ca versions were ridicilously choked down for emissions and never ran right

    anyhow .... im with everyone else ... just throw a cat on and call it good ... should pass no problem .... before ca had the crazy cat law i had a 91 civic and had to get a new cat, passed smog twice no problem and it was a generic one
     
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