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      01-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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A noob question regarding exhausts....

Hello folks,
I was just wondering if you guys have exhausts that can't pass the smog test.
What do you guys do about it to pass the test? Since registration is every 2 years, do you guys take it out and replace it with the stock one every 2 yrs? Or, there's "underground" places where they let you pass it if you guys pay more?
I came from a state where they didn't have smog test, so I would like to know how people in cali get away with it.

Thanks in advanced.
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Hello folks,
I was just wondering if you guys have exhausts that can't pass the smog test.
What do you guys do about it to pass the test? Since registration is every 2 years, do you guys take it out and replace it with the stock one every 2 yrs? Or, there's "underground" places where they let you pass it if you guys pay more?
I came from a state where they didn't have smog test, so I would like to know how people in cali get away with it.

Thanks in advanced.
If you have a '12 I dont think your first smog is until 4 years after purchase date. So you got 4 years...

But I'd be interested to hear what S/C and catless guys are doing. I would assume some go back and some have ways around it...
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Smog is 6 years from purchase.

Axle back exhausts aren't of worry, it's only when you modify the mid section.
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"Vehicles registered in areas subject to the biennial smog certification program are required to submit evidence of a smog certification every other renewal period. 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. The registration renewal notice mailed to you by the department will indicate if a smog certification is required. If a smog certification is required and you have not had a smog inspection, you may still pay your registration fees to avoid any late fees. However, you will not receive your new registration or year sticker until the smog information has been received by DMV. " - From DMV website...

Thanks for the clarification Matt... I knew it was a while but forgot it was 6 years! Time to modify those cats...lol
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thanks, guys.
but, anyone have a way to get around it without taking them off and put the stock one back?
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thanks, guys.
but, anyone have a way to get around it without taking them off and put the stock one back?
Nope, that's the only way.
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thanks, guys.
but, anyone have a way to get around it without taking them off and put the stock one back?
Start getting to know your local smog tech. Start by giving him a bottle of scotch
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