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anybody in california failing smog tests with thier z?

 
Old 12-08-2018, 06:12 PM
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Congrats, glad it worked out for you. You can relax for 2 more years. Is the car modded in any way?
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Girlfriend has a Haibec PROM, Accel injectors & Flowmaster exhaust.
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Old 12-09-2018, 04:34 PM
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curious if this is happening or are people still able to pass. is there an age where the vehicles are grandfathered?

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Are you thinking about moving to Ca. If so and you have a heavily modified Z donít even bother bringing it here and donít think you can bring it in and put one over on the smog *****. To register and out of State vehicle it first needs to be inspected at the DMV and these people do know what to look for.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:08 AM
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Girlfriend has a Haibec PROM, Accel injectors & Flowmaster exhaust.
Other than that she's stock.

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I was under the impression that no one could modify their exhaust in CA??
Does that vary by county? Maybe it is because you maintain the Stock Catalytic Converter???

Maybe it is the low mileage that does it for you (14,335 miles)??

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Old 12-10-2018, 11:21 AM
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I was under the impression that no one could modify their exhaust in CA??
Does that vary by county? Maybe it is because you maintain the Stock Catalytic Converter???

Maybe it is the low mileage that does it for you (14,335 miles)??
Catback exhausts were allowed when I lived in SoCal 2 years ago. Itís the exhaust manifold and cats that must be OEM. Every kid with a civic seems to have a fart can to make noise.
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The Smog ****'s don't care about mufflers, all they care about are the exhaust manifolds and the cats.
Technically speaking, you can run straight pipes after your cats and still pass the visual inspection.
Gauging by the fart cans (or lack there-of) on the local ricers and the straight pipes on the old farts Harleys, the local cops don't give a damn about loud exhaust.

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Old 12-10-2018, 11:34 AM
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I have a question, I mean I doubt I'm moving to CA but, what do they do about older cars that came out of the factory without catalytic converters?
I mean in NY every 60's muscle car I see has headers...I'm positive the ones in CA have them as well...

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Old 12-10-2018, 11:56 AM
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I think that pre 1974 cars are not required to have a smog certification , my 1970 Chevelle has never needed one that being said it would not surprise me they will try to change that it the future.
All the libs and tree huggers in this state want everybody walking or riding a bus or driving a Prius.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:39 AM
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I lived in California for 1 year when I was younger.... that was enough to satisfy my curiosity. Went back once to take the family to Disney Land which sucked in comparison to Disney World... Then again to see my son graduate from basic training Marine Corps in San Diego....Ill probably never go back.

I heard/read something very disturbing for my state of Colorado.... we are now adopting California's emission standard for new cars in 2020.... The slippery slope begins...Dont know how that will effect older cars yet.... damn eco-*****... I am yet to understand how any other state would adopt anything from a state that is an economic and social failure....but I guess thats the new way of thinking these days....
Damn, that news sucks! 'm right there with you. After living here for 15 years ( I'm 47), I'm considering selling everything when I retire and taking my tax revenue, toys, guns and bird dogs with me....oh yeah, wife too. I own 4 cars that are 1970 or earlier. They are all currently emissions exempt ( even my wifes 83' 380SL is because it was grandfathered in w/ collectors plates). We already have adopted some stupid sh*t from other states. 1) magazine capacity, WEED ( worst thing EVER for this state), sugar tax on sodas in Boulder county, etc etc...
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by zrc3john View Post
I have a question, I mean I doubt I'm moving to CA but, what do they do about older cars that came out of the factory without catalytic converters?
I mean in NY every 60's muscle car I see has headers...I'm positive the ones in CA have them as well...
In CA, any car Year 1975 or older does not require any smog checks
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When you California guys have "had 'nuff" give me a call. I'm interested in a BLK/BLK ZR1 with respectable miles and/or adult mods.

Your car will be happier in Texas. Place a 6 pack of beer along with your insurance card on the passenger seat and your car passes inspection every time.
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Old 12-25-2018, 09:42 AM
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pre 75 cars still have to have thier smog stuff in place. Noones checking yet...but chp or the local pd can. If your car is impounded you may not want it back ask me how i know

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