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This document directly from the EPA outlines what situations it is legal to use an aftermarket catalytic converter such as Random Tech's cat that is being developed. Please read this to make sure you know what you're getting yourself into.
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Rx8 owner: Hi, I need to replace my stock cat with a new one
Shop: Well, you canít do that since your car is so new
Rx8 owner: Well, my stock one was damaged, so I need a after market one
Shop: Really, damaged, howíd that happen?
Rx8 owner: it was terrible, I was working on my exhaust and accidentally punched a hole in it.
Shop: Thatís too bad, may I suggest a high flow one?
Rx8 owner: sure, Iím really going to miss my old one though
2004 Red Mazda RX8
Base Model - Build Date 12/03
Scan Guage II, RP Highflow Cat, Royal Purple Tranny/Diff Fluids, Mazdaspeed Suspension Package, Racing Beat Intake, Racing Beat Spark Plug Wires, Optima Redtop 35R, Dunlop Direzza Z101 225/45/18
I understand the law about changing your cat, but the way I see it, if I need a way to have higher exhaust temps, I would rather continue to save the environment rather than running a cat-delete pipe. I am willing to make alittle more effort and pay alittle more money to keep the air cleaner.
Winning Blue MT, Moon spoiler, Sirius Radio, Borla Exhaust
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