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This is getting tiresome

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California Air Resources Board (CARB) is a scam. If they cared about air quality, they wouldn’t prevent companies like Magnaflow from shipping catalytic converters into the state when there are plenty of 100% compliant reasons to use them: pre-1974 vehicles, kit cars, off-road vehicles / race cars.

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Now, I understand that this isn’t a huge number of people but the outright bullshit hoops that I have to go through to get an OPTIONAL catalytic converter is insane. All I want is a normal high-ish flow universal cat (MagnaFlow 59955). My options are:

- Drive to Nevada to buy one

- Ship to friend/family and have them re-ship it to me

- Use a sketchy re-shipping service

Why not buy a CA approved catalytic converter? Well, let me put it like this: If I offered you two identical sets of grippy tires but one had a tiny little penis drawn on the inside of the tire (facing the air between tire and wheel), would you pay me twice as much for the one with the tiny little penis?

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Case in point: the only difference between these two parts is that one has an EO number stamped into the outside.

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Why? “Because testing isn’t free”

So you might be saying “well those prices don’t look so bad. It’s just $115 more.

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But watch what happens when you step up to OBD2 cars...

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Still not to...

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Oh dear god. What the greenwashing fur tree is going on here? Communism. That’s what.

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