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Old 10-20-2018, 09:19 PM
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Iím considering a move to California but my car has an open emissions recall. My car is a Callaway, supercharged, tuned, exhaust, etc so Iím not having a dealer start monkeying around with it.

Iíve read stories in other threads that CA wonít let you renew your registration until youíve had the recall performed. Is that true in all cases or was someone forced into it by a dealer?

Hypothetically, will any 2008-09 pass smog without the recall done?

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Old 10-20-2018, 09:34 PM
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I have no idea whether your car would pass a California emissions test with those mods ( maybe Calloway can help?) As far as the recall is concerned that applies to adding 2 more cats to the factory 2 cats that came with the car for a total of 4. If you have headers on your car, it will not pass a emissions visual inspection in Ca
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:54 PM
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^ Yeah, I thought about editing my post. I meant would any 2008-09 C6 pass without the recall done.

IIRC Callaways are 50 state legal, so before CA changed the rules Iím confident it would have passed.
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They don't check for recalls. That's not part of their checklist. Cars 2000 and newer are only subject to visual inspections (popping the hood and looking underneath for cats) and they plug a obd2 scanner to make sure there are no codes and the emissions test comes out as "ready" on the scanner.
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^ Yeah, I thought about editing my post. I meant would any 2008-09 C6 pass without the recall done.

IIRC Callaways are 50 state legal, so before CA changed the rules Iím confident it would have passed.
I know my 2008 would not pass without the recall.
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You do not have to have all recalls done (I have never done the headlight recall and just passed inspection) but that emissions recall for the cats must be completed to pass.
If your exhaust has been modified from the engine to the cats (headers for example) , you will fail the inspection. Cats back exhaust is ok.
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My '08 base coupe would not pass until the new cats were installed. No way, no how. And I tried to get by without the work done. NOPE!
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My '08 base coupe would not pass until the new cats were installed. No way, no how. And I tried to get by without the work done. NOPE!
You went to the wrong place......Go to Garden Grove the places owned by the 'Boat People' will pass you for a few bucks.
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You went to the wrong place......Go to Garden Grove the places owned by the 'Boat People' will pass you for a few bucks.
Wow....
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:27 PM
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You went to the wrong place......Go to Garden Grove the places owned by the 'Boat People' will pass you for a few bucks.
What a waste of oxygen.
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Thanks for the replies. Another strike against moving I guess.
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Moving to CALIFORNIA ?????? Okie Dokie then have fun, most are leaving from what I heard but if you must
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Moving to CALIFORNIA ?????? Okie Dokie then have fun, most are leaving from what I heard but if you must
NSF
Yes, hard to understand why anybody would voluntarily move there.
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Moving to CALIFORNIA ?????? Okie Dokie then have fun, most are leaving from what I heard but if you must
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Yes, hard to understand why anybody would voluntarily move there.
I was expecting this, and it's okay. Short answer is I can probably move to three places, So Cal, Southern AZ, South TX. Arizona is too hot, Texas is too hot and I hate it, and California is what it is. "Most are leaving" isn't affecting the population or home prices negatively, so I don't have an answer for that.

I'd really like to get the F out of here, but I'm not willing to switch careers at my age.
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I was expecting this, and it's okay. Short answer is I can probably move to three places, So Cal, Southern AZ, South TX. Arizona is too hot, Texas is too hot and I hate it, and California is what it is. "Most are leaving" isn't affecting the population or home prices negatively, so I don't have an answer for that.

I'd really like to get the F out of here, but I'm not willing to switch careers at my age.
Good luck with what ever you do. Prices here are high but I have been all over the U.S.. Love San Diego.
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Good luck with what ever you do. Prices here are high but I have been all over the U.S.. Love San Diego.
Rancho Bernardo is on the list.
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I was expecting this, and it's okay. Short answer is I can probably move to three places, So Cal, Southern AZ, South TX. Arizona is too hot, Texas is too hot and I hate it, and California is what it is. "Most are leaving" isn't affecting the population or home prices negatively, so I don't have an answer for that.

I'd really like to get the F out of here, but I'm not willing to switch careers at my age.
Your car will not pass inspection in Texas either haha, please move to California!
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Your car will not pass inspection in Texas either haha, please move to California!
Why wouldn't it? Texas doesn't require the extra cats.
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Originally Posted by 919cw313 View Post
Rancho Bernardo is on the list.
RB gets pretty warm in the summer, maybe try Encinitas or Leucadia, used to live there and it was nice, but that was in the late 70's also
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RB gets pretty warm in the summer, maybe try Encinitas or Leucadia, used to live there and it was nice, but that was in the late 70's also
It does get warm once in a while in RB but nothing near Texas, Nev. or Az. warm. And housing is more reasonable than in Encinitas or Lecadia. Good luck!

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