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      02-20-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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California Smog Requirements

My car is a 2008 and I am looking into getting a full exhaust but didn't want to have to remove it immediately after install to have a 4 year smog check. After looking, it does not appear that 2008's will need a SMOG until 2014. Can anyone confirm this?

I found this on the DMV website:
"Starting January 1, 2005, owners of vehicles six or less model years old will pay an annual smog abatement fee for the first six registration years instead of being required to provide a biennial smog certification."

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      02-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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      02-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #3
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      02-20-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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I was unsuccessful using search. If you would, lord of all knowledge, please impart your wisdom for us simple jacks.
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      02-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #5
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6 Yrs & Newer - Effective 01/01/05: Will expand the model-year smog check exemption to include motor vehicles 6 or less model years old, unless ARB (Air Resource Board) determines that including the 5th and 6th model-year vehicles in the exemption would prohibit the state from meeting the requirements of the federal Clean Air Act.

Exempt: Still exempt from the State of California Smog Check program are:

Hybrid powered motor vehicles
2 wheel motorcycles
Diesel cars & trucks (1997 & older)
Diesel trucks (over 14,500 GVW)
Motor vehicles w/ 1 or 2 cylinders
2-stroke engines(excluding rotary)
Engines under 819cc
1975 model year vehicles and older
6 model years old (except for initial registration in California or change of ownership)

I also got something more interesting for you fellas, courtesy of WWC.

http://www.smogtips.com/new-smog-law-AB-2289.cfm
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      02-20-2012, 05:58 PM   #6
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6 Yrs & Newer - Effective 01/01/05: Will expand the model-year smog check exemption to include motor vehicles 6 or less model years old, unless ARB (Air Resource Board) determines that including the 5th and 6th model-year vehicles in the exemption would prohibit the state from meeting the requirements of the federal Clean Air Act.

Exempt: Still exempt from the State of California Smog Check program are:

Hybrid powered motor vehicles
2 wheel motorcycles
Diesel cars & trucks (1997 & older)
Diesel trucks (over 14,500 GVW)
Motor vehicles w/ 1 or 2 cylinders
2-stroke engines(excluding rotary)
Engines under 819cc
1975 model year vehicles and older
6 model years old (except for initial registration in California or change of ownership)

I also got something more interesting for you fellas, courtesy of WWC.

http://www.smogtips.com/new-smog-law-AB-2289.cfm
Great news!!! Thanks for that!
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      02-24-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
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awesome! thanks!
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Thanks for the info LateBreaking. Though it probably has been discussed many times, you posting information like that will make it easier for future new members to SEARCH and actually find that info instead of getting flamed for asking.
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