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      02-14-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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akrapovic evo + emission tests

How are the folks with akra evo getting by with emission tests? Do you guys keep switching to the normal cat for the tests? Thanks!
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      02-14-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Do you have a CEL? Are you using a Delete-R? If these answer to either of these questions is yes, you will have to switch back to your stock midpipe.
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      02-14-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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Which cars need emissions? I thought it had to be like 5 years old or something.
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No I do not have one. I am considering this as my first mod in the near future.

I am aware of ecu programming that removes CEL light. But I was wondering more of the actual test. I guess it is not due even for early 2008 model owners.
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      02-14-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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With any high flow exhaust that throws a CEL, you need to either find a mechanical way around the problem or a tune.

On my other car with race cats/headers, I use extenders and mini-cat, so that it won't throw a code.

You can also get a tune to disable the O2 sensor monitor or decrease the sensitivity of the monitor. If you disable the monitor, it will show the monitor as not re-setting, but you should still pass.
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Which cars need emissions? I thought it had to be like 5 years old or something.
Yep. Which is why I just had to get mine...but there is this thing called the Burger Motorsports DP Fix that works wonders if you don't have a tune yet, LOL.
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No I do not have one. I am considering this as my first mod in the near future.

I am aware of ecu programming that removes CEL light. But I was wondering more of the actual test. I guess it is not due even for early 2008 model owners.
Just had to do mine for a January registration of a 2008 M3.
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On the Evo you cannot just remove the x-pipe section, you would have to put the entire exhaust back to stock unless you buy the Akra adapters.
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Ok. So it looks like there is no problem with passing emissions with akra evo. Thanks!
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I was wondering the same but my friend said I shouldn't have a problem.
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Umm, there's no way you are going to pass emissions without a fix.

It's going to throw a code- P0420 or P0430
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you dont even have to worry about that for years to come..
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i just side stepped emissions cuz im due next month. i changed my residence address to one that doesnt require emissions and made my mailing address my home address.
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Umm, there's no way you are going to pass emissions without a fix.

It's going to throw a code- P0420 or P0430
Akra evo + tune/fix of course. Not just akra evo alone.
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On the Evo you cannot just remove the x-pipe section, you would have to put the entire exhaust back to stock unless you buy the Akra adapters.
Every Evo system comes with adapter so you don't have to buy anything.

Evo system can be converted to Slip-On in 1h.

If anyone needs those adapters or missing them we have a few sets of those ...
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Has any one done extenders or mini cats with the Evo to clear CEL?
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      03-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #17
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Akra evo + tune/fix of course. Not just akra evo alone.
So i have Akra Evo + ESS tune i should be good to pass deq in Portland? Still few years away just good to know
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Ok. So it looks like there is no problem with passing emissions with akra evo. Thanks!
I wouldn't thinks do after what people pay for this thing
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does the evo system normally throw a code?
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