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

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?

by in Staten Island, NY on September 11, 2013
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3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , September 11, 2013
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 by , September 12, 2013
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 by , September 11, 2013
You should be able to replace it with a normal 49 state leagal converter..
ANSWER by , September 12, 2013
any muffler shop can put on a legal aftermarket catt