Originally Posted by xcluziveazn
I'm moving to Cali soon and this is going to be a first time in a while since my car have done any emission test.
I know the cat on the car still stock (120K) . I'm scare to fail the test.
I'm doing all the tune up now. I was thinking of replacing Cat before moving there.
Can I use 49 state cat? since I'm not in cali when this was installed. Will it pass smog or They will tell me i have to change to cali cat converter.
Cali Cat converter are 3x the price CRAZY!
You should replace it with a stock cat. 49 state legal isn't going to pass in CA. I just passed with flying colors with a jdm b16 in my hatch. I have the stock cat with bolt-ons and I had no issues at all. Buy a used cat on H-T, I see them on here all the time.
The SMOG laws do suck here, but they're definitely not the end of the world.
As long as you don't drive like an idiot, cops here aren't that bad. Unless they are having a bad day.