SELECTING THE PROPER UNIVERSAL FOR 49-STATE AND CANADA.
49-STATE & CANADA:
Determine engine size before selecting the converter. Converters are listed according to legal engine size.
If engine has been changed and is not the same model year as the chassis, proceed as follows:
- If the engine is older than the chassis, select the converter according to the chassis model year.
- If the engine is newer than the chassis, select the converter according to the engine requirement.
- Inform the owner that improper engine switching is not legal. The customer and the shop that switched the engine could
be fined $2,500.00.
Determine the type of converter being replaced. Check whether the converter is a 2-Way, 3-Way, or 3-Way + Air (See EFCI Click Here).
Vehicle Weight (Test Weight)
Determine the weight limit before selecting the converter. Converter coverage is listed according to Test Weight.
How To Calculate Vehicle Test Weight:
For passenger cars and light duty trucks less than 6000 lbs. GVW
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Less Vehicle Capacity Plus 300 Lbs. = Vehicle Test Weight.
For trucks over 6000 pounds GVW
(Gross Vehicle Weight + Curb Weight) x 1/2 = Vehicle Test Weight
This information can be found on a tag inside vehicle door or in the vehicle owner’s manual (Use as estimate only).
FOR CALIFORNIA STATE ONLY:
*Effective 1-1-2009, ALL California vehicles will no longer be based upon G.V.W. (Gross Vehicle Weight) and engine size. Application look-up is the only approved method for determining the correct part number for ALL California Vehicles. It is illegal in California to select a catalytic converter for installation based solely on vehicle weight, engine size, physical shape, size, configuration or pipe diameter. To learn more about California Catalytic Converter Laws click HERE.