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11-29-2012 04:56 PM
SD_Rider I'm looking for a stock one.

I have to deal with CA emissions, so I can't use a HFC. And like the original poster, I can't afford $2k for a stock cat.

Everywhere I look says "will not ship to CA" OR "Not California Legal".

I'm going to call around to some local shops to see what they say.
11-29-2012 04:52 PM
StephenElsbree1986 just get a stock cat or a HFC from C-f-m.com or tousley
11-28-2012 11:18 PM
SD_Rider Sorry to dig up a year-old thread, but what did you do? and did it pass?

In San Diego...hunting down the same issue. You can PM me, if you want to keep it off the interwebamajiggy. ;)
08-30-2011 09:07 PM
Red_Sonja Have a cat and a place to install.

Thanks all!!
08-30-2011 07:32 PM
Red_Sonja Thanks every one. I may have found a "local" used cat. If not that's the path I'll take is to watch this forum for another used SVT cat.

From what i have heard, shops will not install a used cat so i'll need some way to get it installed. I can't even change spark plugs at this apt. :(
08-30-2011 12:55 PM
PumkinSvt ask one of the locals to let you borrow their stock cat converter.
08-30-2011 12:52 PM
norcalfocus01 PM'd you on FJ.
08-30-2011 12:26 PM
norcalfocus01
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Originally Posted by Red_Sonja View Post
Well, that's kind of my problem. I don't know who to go to who can just "make it pass". I am willing to pay a reasonable amount, hopefully less than $1000 (which I don't have). Also will they freak about my ORP or just give it back to me, to sell on this forum???

norcalfocus01, the relatively large muffler shop i did stop at looked in all their books and could NOT find a HFC for a Focus with engine code 5 which is the SVT. All other models are no problem.
Don't get a HFC from a muffler shop. Get it from CFM Central Florida Motorsports or Toulsey Ford. Both places sell one. Now just FYI thats taking a chance depending on the shop that SMOGs it. It will pass the sniffer but my not pass visual depending on the tech. Some techs care others don't, hence why I said just go do the pretest. The best option is to buy a stock used cat off someone on the forums. I got mine from a part out. I see them for sale all the time.
08-30-2011 12:22 PM
Red_Sonja
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Just go pay someone to make it pass
Shaddow, If you know of a local shop that can make it happen for an SVT, could u contact them and see if they know of any shop a "bit" further north which could do the same. 600 miles is a bit far for me to drive for a legal HFC (but i am willing). I was hoping for somewhere closer to say the SF area (San Jose, Stockton, Sacramento).
08-30-2011 12:13 PM
Red_Sonja Well, that's kind of my problem. I don't know who to go to who can just "make it pass". I am willing to pay a reasonable amount, hopefully less than $1000 (which I don't have). Also will they freak about my ORP or just give it back to me, to sell on this forum???

norcalfocus01, the relatively large muffler shop i did stop at looked in all their books and could NOT find a HFC for a Focus with engine code 5 which is the SVT. All other models are no problem.
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