Why Are We Legal?

Customers all over the country, and now specifically in New York are aware of the fact that DEC offers the most complete line of C.A.R.B. exempt, direct fit catalytic converters in the industry, yet they are wondering why they cannot find DEC listed on the CARB website.

DEC has been the pioneer of many things. We were the first to make Direct Fit Catalytic Converters and keeping with our tradition of being first, we are the first and only to have a Cross-Marketing Agreement accepted by C.A.R.B.

Below is a section of our cross marketing agreement with Magnaflow / Car Sound which shows the accepted arrangement.

DEC continues to build strong relationships with all manufactures of converters in the state of California due to our unique position. If an application is found on the ARB website then DEC can make the part. This puts DEC in a very unique position and through cross-marketing agreements with each manufacturer and allows us to purchase C.A.R.B. exempt products from many manufacturers and then turn them into the finest direct fit pieces anywhere in the industry.

DEC does not make universal catalytic converters, we only manufacture direct fit catalytic converters, so there is no welding involved, just a simple bolt-on application as if you ordered from the dealer.

Direct Fit - V - Universal Catalytic Converters
Not quite sure if you should buy a direct fit or universal catalytic converter?
DEC specializes in making direct fit catalytic converters and here are some reasons why:
  • When you purchase a direct fit catalytic converter, any mechanic can install it. It is a simple bolt on replacement, as opposed to a weld on part.
  • DEC’s “Vehicle Specific Loading” means just that. While a universal converter may fit hundreds of applications, our direct fit replacement converters are engineered to work on the specific vehicle they are built for. That assurance cannot be obtained when using a universal converter.
  • DEC’s direct fit catalytic converters are completely new, legal aftermarket parts that are built specifically for the vehicle you are installing it on, and because they mimic the original equipment part, they are easily installed.
  • Due to the fact we know what vehicles the part is being installed in, DEC is the only company in the industry that offers TSB’s and Tech Notes that apply to your specific vehicle.
Select Catalog
DEC has you covered from applications to geography. If you are in North America we have a legal direct fit converter for you.

Wondering why we had to make the Change? June 1, 2013 New York adopted the same emission regulations that California has been following from the beginning of the 21’st century. For more information please see the New York information page http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/87411.html

DEC is Pleased to be the first to offer a full catalog to all of North America. Please click on your location to view your catalog.
Select Federal Catalog, California Catalog, New York Catalog or Canadian Catalog.

Select Catalog
Click for California catalog Click for New York catalog Click for Federal catalog Click for Canadian catalog Click for California catalog Click for New York catalog Click for Federal catalog Click for Canadian catalog

Search more applications CA Catalog or Federal Catalog or NY Catalog
DEC Catalytic Converter www.deccats.com