califonia legal cat converters.
do i need a California legal cat converter ($380 ish) for the vehicle that is tagged as calf legal emissions? or just a cat converter for a tribute? ( $280 ish)
i do NOT reside in CA but i do need to pass emissions DEQ
the muffler shop told me that the cat will not heat up fast enough if the cat is not calf legal and ill get a check engine light. is this true?
Yes,sometimes aftermarket cats will not pass emission test,
i understand that non OEM cat might not meet the DEQ standards in my area. thats not the question.. am i legally required to put CA parts in a CA car while not registered in CA?
No, if that is your question you are not legally bound.
If car is registred elsewhere,you are not binded by cali law.
you will only have to pass the emission standards for your town/state...
Kelly is correct.
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