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 Post subject: cat converter swaping, will it pass smog?
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 10:58 am 
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i need a new cat converter i found one for a wrx locally brand new for 50 bucks, i now its not the same but im a good welder and i can make it work, im just wondering if it will pass smog in ca? they all do the same thing right? just trying to find a cheap way out


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 Post subject: Re: cat converter swaping, will it pass smog?
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 4:06 pm 
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I know here in NY, if it is an OBD 2 car they just run the computer on it. '95 and earlier they do a dyno smog for non-awd vehicles, and do a visual check for the cat.

Cali, as I understand it, is very Nazi like with their emissions. If they put a sniffer in your tailpipe, it should pass with the WRX cat.



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 Post subject: Re: cat converter swaping, will it pass smog?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:21 pm 
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If it is oem or oem replacement it will pass ca smog if it is aftermarket and not oem or oem replacement then no it will not pass they are the 3rd reich in ca about emissions and if you alter it from stock then its a no go...


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 Post subject: Re: cat converter swaping, will it pass smog?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:42 pm 
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Nomad is false as long as it has the same catalyst and is obdII compliant you are good to go, and you don't have to mention anything to the tech either you could slap on a high flow if you wanted.


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 Post subject: Re: cat converter swaping, will it pass smog?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:23 pm 
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http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermktca ... mktcat.htm

http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermktca ... hklist.pdf Try lines number 4 and 6

He is installing an oem replacement in stock location and still keeping the other cat then yes it will pass..

What I said was don't put a non oem replacement (aftermarket not CA approved converter) THEN IT WILL NOT PASS!



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:36 pm 
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^ did you even read it? cause it says you can use aftermarket, just needs to be compliant....

nice ninja edit...



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 Post subject: Re: cat converter swaping, will it pass smog?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:34 pm 
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Hmmmm alright from the guy who has no experience or the guy who is a smog tech ME. If you want to get into all kinds of crazy details i can throw them all down for you right now and drop a heavy knowledge bomb right on your face. Those rules only apply for techs not back yard mechanics say what? with the exception of obdII cats all new cats installed must be stamped with obdII and if it is it will pass the visual for that part and goes right on to the two speed idle for our cars. Ziiiing.... stop talking about things you don't know about and go to sleep please.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:04 pm 
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Yes I'm a tech sorry I have only done engine conversions and fuel injection swaps for CA cars I don't know shit and yes im a fucking retard... I do what the laws states and yes it applies to back yard mechanics. You just said if its stamped with obdll code then yes it will pass a high flow cat with out it wont and I'm ASE certified to fudge shit up with 15 years of fucking cars up and giving bad advise so there ya go..... smog tech thats good you get a star! did you just get your cert from a box of cracker jacks!



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 Post subject: Re: cat converter swaping, will it pass smog?
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what no response junior not trying to thread jack but what the hell!!!!



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 Post subject: Re: cat converter swaping, will it pass smog?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:23 pm 
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It was actually a box of cereal and it came with a decoder ring as well! Im sorry that i dont spend all of my time on this site. If you would like to argue more take it up in a pm thanks bye.


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