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      08-14-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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California Street Legal SC?

Are any of the kits street legal in CA? I've searched and haven't seen anything definitive.
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      08-14-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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      08-14-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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      08-14-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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Why not? Does it cost allot of money to get a CARB number? I am sure added sales volume will more than make up the difference.

Being the only CARB approved SC unit will surely drive sales.
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Why not? Does it cost allot of money to get a CARB number? I am sure added sales volume will more than make up the difference.

Being the only CARB approved SC unit will surely drive sales.
It's an insane amount of money and a very lengthy process. No doubt that it will drive sales through the roof.

Props to the first company that actually does it.
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      08-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #6
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So what do people in CA do when it comes time to get the car smogged?
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      08-14-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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So what do people in CA do when it comes time to get the car smogged?
You talk to the guy who knows a guy at the smog station...$300 later you pass
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You talk to the guy who knows a guy at the smog station...$300 later you pass
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      08-14-2012, 11:37 PM   #9
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So what do people in CA do when it comes time to get the car smogged?
What he said ^^
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      08-15-2012, 12:51 AM   #10
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hahhaahaa ... that's some funny stuff.. till it's my turn
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just wait till 2013 if they make the new AB 2289 smog test OBII and sniffer, or OBII only.

http://legiscan.com/gaits/text/630476

as long as there is no visual you'll pass.
although youre technically not smog "legal"
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      08-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #13
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^^+100 Yet so many do it, and dont care.
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We don't have inspections and the first smog is 6 years from new. So we have some time to play around with some of the newer cars before smog
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just wait till 2013 if they make the new AB 2289 smog test OBII and sniffer, or OBII only.

http://legiscan.com/gaits/text/630476

as long as there is no visual you'll pass.
although youre technically not smog "legal"
I seriously can't wait for this. Then I'll be good to go with the M3


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We don't have inspections and the first smog is 6 years from new. So we have some time to play around with some of the newer cars before smog
Yes, I have one year left I think. But, the change to just the OBD II test would save the day. Then I can pass smog no problem!
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      08-18-2012, 12:30 PM   #16
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what about smog ref stations? must be more difficult to bribe people there
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what about smog ref stations? must be more difficult to bribe people there
If you get flagged for the ref, there is no getting around it. You will have to remove ALL parts before going to them.
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Just register your cars in another state!

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      10-06-2012, 10:36 AM   #19
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G Power gave me the contact info at HP Motorsport after I sent them the following links. They said HP Motorsport would be the folks to try and get this done.
Seems like a pretty straight forward process as long as the kit burns clean enough.
Looks like Vortech has been figuring out how to do this on lots of cars.

http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/forms/forms.htm

http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/forms/formc.pdf

http://arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/de...o/D-213-27.pdf
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Nothing in Cali is street legal. Lol
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      10-06-2012, 11:05 PM   #21
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Switch to C63...lol.

Weistec has a 50 state legal SC.
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      10-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #22
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We need to email supercharger companies and let them know they are losing sales because of this, so they can get it carb legal
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