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This is a discussion on California Smog Test! Out of Stater Passed! within the South Western States forums, part of the Regional Discussion category; i'm soooooooooooooooooo glad we don't have emissions here in AL. honstly, who gives 2 ****s that there are just a ...

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    i'm soooooooooooooooooo glad we don't have emissions here in AL.
    honstly, who gives 2 ****s that there are just a couple of cars out there that release more smog than your prius, but less than a dump truck...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh04WRX View Post
    So You can just take your car to any Smog shop? I thought that there was a certain AWD Smog Shop we have to go to.

    yes any smog shop unless you are test only directed by the DMV.

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    what were the numbers that you passed with? i'm curious how much one cat cleans things up.
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    i have a 16g, 550 injectors, turbo back,knn and more. If i put back on my stock exost and a stock air filter box, you think ill pass? I also have a utec do you think it would be smart to tune another map, for lower performance to pass or would that even help?
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    how would you fail a smog check on a subaru wrx sti? if the car is all stock?
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    Any number of ways. Keep in mind the inspection does not only concern the presence of components, but also the function of components.
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    So, i know you've been asked this a hundred times, here is my set up, i heard i would pass, but you seem to be the expert,

    05 WRX WAGON:
    -carb legal CAI (AEM)
    -invidia uppipe
    -catted COBB DP
    -SKUNK2 CBE (with high flow cat)
    -COBB STAGE TWO MAP.



    So your saying even two high flow cats will not pass?? Damn, at least i have a year before I need another smog, got mine smoged when i was stock about a year ago when i registered my car. Any help would be much appreciated. And do you recommend flashing back to stage 1/stock map on Cobb AP? I am trying to do my upgrades as simple as possible while keeping the car street legal. If there is no sticker on my DP or CBE and I can find a document stating they are carb legal and bring that to the smog tester will that suffice? Thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by boobaru6161 View Post
    So, i know you've been asked this a hundred times, here is my set up, i heard i would pass, but you seem to be the expert,

    05 WRX WAGON:
    -carb legal CAI (AEM)
    -invidia uppipe
    -catted COBB DP
    -SKUNK2 CBE (with high flow cat)
    -COBB STAGE TWO MAP.



    So your saying even two high flow cats will not pass?? Damn, at least i have a year before I need another smog, got mine smoged when i was stock about a year ago when i registered my car. Any help would be much appreciated. And do you recommend flashing back to stage 1/stock map on Cobb AP? I am trying to do my upgrades as simple as possible while keeping the car street legal. If there is no sticker on my DP or CBE and I can find a document stating they are carb legal and bring that to the smog tester will that suffice? Thanks man

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    First off, you only have 1 high flow cat, the cat back doesn't have a catalytic converter in it.
    If your engine is running well it is perfectly capable of passing the sniffer test with one high flow cat. However, you will most certainly fail the visual test as your modifications are pretty obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    First off, you only have 1 high flow cat, the cat back doesn't have a catalytic converter in it.
    If your engine is running well it is perfectly capable of passing the sniffer test with one high flow cat. However, you will most certainly fail the visual test as your modifications are pretty obvious.

    So there is no way around this, before i smog i have to put my stock exhaust and stock dp back on?? what about the UP Pipe? you can hardly even see it. Also, i have taken off all the head shields, will they fail me for that too? damn the man!

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    In the end it all comes down to your individual smog check technician and how thoroughly he feels like checking over your car that day.
    If I were in your place, I would put the stock DP back on and re-flash to stage 1. Find a place that will re-test you for free if you fail. Go take the test, if you fail, take it from there. If you pass, congratulations.

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    i passed the emissions and the visual but failed the ecu portion(twice) for the state of {EDITED: CA} so i have to register it now in my home state of tennessee
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    If you are a CA resident but not active military or federal then there is a limited time where you can drive without CA plates. Have you considered fixing the CELs instead?
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    CELs??? wat exactly do u mean??? but i am active military but i still have to pass smog to get base decals tho...

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    C heck E ngine L ight. If you have an emissions fault related to a sensor it will likely trigger a CEL. If it does not, I suspect your car is modified and re-mapped. If this is the case, what may be happening is that specific sensor circuits are reporting "not ready" even though you do not see a CEL on the dash, presumably because you are using some sort of engine management solution.

    To remedy "not ready" sensors on a modified car, use mechanical, not electronic solutions for the sensor circuits. This means a resistor mod for the up pipe sensor, for example.
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