I've mostly just lurked on here since i picked up my 2012 WRX sedan in June of last year. Now with less than 12 more months until the warranty expires and my upgrade/mods savings getting larger i am venturing to the world of stage 2 (probably not until the warranty actually expires because i'm a superstitious baby).
Anyways i have some questions for anyone who has been doing some similar modifications and dealt with California smog test. Have you experienced problems getting smogged from your garden variety smog check? Do you have to go to a specific shop that you have hook ups at? I just want to know if i am investing cash into upgrades that i may have to remove every two years to get the car smogged.
I am planning on some basic improvements to get me to where i think i will be happy.
Cold Air intake
Hi-Flow catted DP
Invidia Q300 quad tip
Possible (or atleast in distant future):
Any CA modders on here that can give me some advice or fair warning?