2001 Honda Accord Q&A

2001 Honda Accord Question: California Compliant catalytic converter - Necessary to replace with same?

I need a new Catalytic Converter for my 2001 Honda Accord - My original/extant catalytic converter is California compliant - I've been told to replace with same at a cost of $1,400 - I live in NY should I replace with same or will any catalytic converter (price closer to $500) do the job just as well? -
Answer 1
You should be able to replace it with a normal 49 state leagal converter.. -
Answer 2
Check with a place that does emissions testing (N.Y.-you get emissions tests done , right?)-see what they would recommend so you will more likely get one that will not set poor converter function code (P0420). -
Comment 1
No one I know of does emissions testing in NY, I've lived in the Syracuse area my whole life and been driving since I was 17 and not one emissions test... -
Answer 3
any muffler shop can put on a legal aftermarket catt -