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where to get cheap catalytic converter for california ?

does anyone knows where i can get some cheap new catalytic converters for my 2002 mb ml320 6 cil. ?

for california state .

and are the universal once okay? if they are 100% legal for california?

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That is going to be a tough one. You may have to have them shipped to a friend out
of state and then have them shipped to you. I use to so some for 50 states but I can
not find then anymore.
Or even easier and better fit the MB OEM rebuilds. There is a core charge, but at $343
2002 Mercedes-Benz :: ML320 - Exhaust - Catalytic Converter Parts And Accessories Catalog - KO Performance

It is part# 163 490 98 14 88. Parts.com has them for $270 so why go aftermarket when
you can have the MB OEM stuff?
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That is going to be a tough one. You may have to have them shipped to a friend out
of state and then have them shipped to you. I use to so some for 50 states but I can
not find then anymore.
Or even easier and better fit the MB OEM rebuilds. There is a core charge, but at $343
2002 Mercedes-Benz :: ML320 - Exhaust - Catalytic Converter Parts And Accessories Catalog - KO Performance

It is part# 163 490 98 14 88. Parts.com has them for $270 so why go aftermarket when
you can have the MB OEM stuff?
thanks for the quick reply,
so if it say:
""Catalytic Converter Right (Rebuilt) NOTE: 50-state legal; C.A.R.B. approved. Okay""
that means that is california approved?

well i guess oem is good,,i am a welder so i can put it up my self..

thats why i asked about aftermarket once,,but oem maybe last longer,i guess,

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Your best affordable option is CA is to get the rebuilt OEM, the only way not to have smog problems since it has all the correct CARB markings.

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You won't need to do any welding. It is the whole pipe from manifold back to the mid section.
Go with the rebuilt OEM. It is the path of least resistance.
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The smog laws that have taken affect in January this year state that only OEM can be used when replacing the catalytic converter on a vehicle. Now Magnaflow has managed to get some cats California certified but they are stupid expensive. Personally I would take a drive out of state and get what I needed... Or ou can call the dealer...

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Your best affordable option is CA is to get the rebuilt OEM, the only way not to have smog problems since it has all the correct CARB markings.

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There are no rebuilt catalytic converter options in Ca .

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California now has the toughest smog laws in the world, even tougher than Japan. People voted for is and it is now law. It makes me mad because most of the rest of the world does not care but we have to pay a very high price here especially in Southern California.

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The input is appreciated. The MLs have 4 cats and the front torsion bars have to come off to remove the pipe that has
both cats per side. try to check out california auto repair shops.

Racepages does not have any 50 state ML catalytic converter parts at all.

Last edited by winkness; 10-21-2011 at 05:18 PM. Reason: Way off topic for the W163
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I'd move the hell out of that eco-nazi state.
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