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Old 09-11-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default So my cat. converter got stolen again...

And this time the guy didn't get caught. 93 Toyota T100.

Anyway, do 49-state legal cats function the same as California cats? 49-state cats are usually way cheaper than CA cats.

I just want it to pass emissions.
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WOW lol
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that sucks. I don't think i have a friend who hasn't got their cat stolen off their trucks.
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how much money are they worth scrapped?
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how much money are they worth scrapped?
SUV and Trucks. $150.00 and little cars like miata and honda $25.00
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SUV and Trucks. $150.00 and little cars like miata and honda $25.00
Gee you came up with that pretty damn fast.
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Yah, I got subpoenaed for court for the first attempted stealing (guy got caught). Guy didn't show. Warrant for his arrest is out. Thought he went back to Mexico. Now this **** happens again. Probably same *******.

Back to the question, CA and 49-state cats...do they all function the same and pass the sniffer?
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Gee you came up with that pretty damn fast.
I don't know where you live but it was all over the news here. people were even stealing metal from graves for money.
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that's not why I dig up graves
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Back to the question, CA and 49-state cats...do they all function the same and pass the sniffer?
Since california is the missing state out of the 50, I would assume it would not meet EPA standards. If it's that much cheaper, you could always just try it out, no?
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Seems like there would be some much easier and more valuable you could steal in than a cat.
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SUV and Trucks. $150.00 and little cars like miata and honda $25.00
honda/acura cats are worth WAY more than $25. there is a guy that comes by my work and pays $90 each for our acura cats.
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If I caught the guy steeling it, I'd hang em' high in a tree for everybody to see.

I dunno about the different cats though. Could you put a CA cat from another car from a junk yard on it?
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If I caught the guy steeling it, I'd hang em' high in a tree for everybody to see.

I dunno about the different cats though. Could you put a CA cat from another car from a junk yard on it?
Using used cats is highly illegal...but I assume you could.
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As to using a 49 state cat, would that be the same thing as moving to Ca from nevada? (as an example) that is to say while they may have to fit a Ca cat when new, that cannot mean that only cars sold in Ca can pass Ca emmisions can it? I bet they stipulate a stricter number for new cars but actuall test for another figure.

Or I could be wrong, just an idea
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Wow that sucks.

At least your oil didnt get stolen..
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I thought you could buy new ones for 150. 2 yrs ago I got a cat for 60 bucks at autozone.

I'm glad my car is 2in off the ground. LOL
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can you buy a used cat on ebay or craigs list?? well i think if your car is tuned well it dont matter what type of cat you have as long as you dont tell them that you have an 49 state cat. i think it would work. my high flo fm cat got real close to passing it was my tune that had me fail. i worked out the tune a bit and i passed with the same cat.
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It all depends on the OBD of the car IIRC. Honda/Acura cats vary, I have sold my old CRX (OBD 0)one to a Cat buyer for 20 dollars. Then I sold my 99 miata (OBD2) for 80 dollars IIRC. The change in OBD calls for more netting IIRC, and more netting = more platinum...I love having a lowcar where I cannot even touch the cat.
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