Catalytic converter

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    Based on the link in post 20, perhaps the bubble has un-burst? Looks like they're now offering the actual individual replacement cats for the front and rear positions. You can now build your own pipe assembly. Flanges and elbows are a dime a dozen on Rock Auto..
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up. There are two and the front one is still a whopping $1981. Well, at least these two universal ones seem available. The direct fit is $2805 AND does not even seem available. (Maybe they realize they overshot the OEM price)?

    Living in CA I can say the CA CARB EO# is everything. That's what gets you through the smog checks. What would be interesting is if one tried to sneak one of the universal but not Prius units through, would the smog tech catch it....

    REVVL V+ 5G ?
     
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    jzchen, I asked the smog check shop I go to about this very thing and they said they do a visual check on every car that comes in. The owner explained that he could lose his license and get shut down if he doesn't. He told me the OEM Toyota unit is the only one they will pass. This was about two months ago, so fairly recent.
     
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    Their computer has a database and/or they have a book. I'm betting they can pull up any CARB EO# and check that it is valid for the car at hand. Since the CARB # is from the same people that make the rules I would think they could get in trouble for failing you with a valid cat. All that is needed is a clearly visible #. These seem stamped on the cat....

    I mean besides not seeing a visual done the last couple of times...

    REVVL V+ 5G ?
     
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    The link to that universal cat is not for prius so yes the bubble has popped!!!
     
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    AZ, this isn't complicated.
    1. take one minute and comprehend what you're looking at in the link in post #16, note it's for a Magna Flo 5671306. Yes, a "universal catalytic converter".
    2. take another minute and go to the link in post #20. Use the dropdown menus to select a Gen 2 Prius. (that's 2004-2009). Make note that a list of CARB approved cats appears. What is the very first one? Yes, believe it or not, the Magna Flo 5671306.
     
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    Yea, I know I am talking about post #14 and it is not for my 2010.
     
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