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      01-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Does the Akrapovic slip on pass visual smog in CA?

Guessing it won't, but wanted to see before I look at buying one.
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On my old Honda I had a Mugen cat back and it didn't pass visual ... but that was ages ago haha. Not sure if anything has changed since then.
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Nothing changed. You just went to an idiot smog place, unless you had an intake on that Honda.
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Yeah you should be fine. The problem you are running into is that shops don't wanna worry about being liable for knowing what's legal and what's not.
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Sounds good fellas ... time to go shopping. Swapping out the x pipe for smog may not even be that bad.
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Any axle back will pass. An x-pipe won't and will need to be switched out to pass at any honest smog location.
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Axle back has nothing to do with emissions and you could play dumb and say it's the M performance exhaust that you ordered with the car. You'll be fine.
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Sounds good fellas ... time to go shopping. Swapping out the x pipe for smog may not even be that bad.
Very simple on these models.

The Akras are even priced if you choose the Slip-on version now and device upon the X-pipe later, the cost is the same as purchasing the EVO system.
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