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This is a discussion on PA/NJ rex owners within the Tri-State forums, part of the Regional Discussion category; I will be moving to NJ shortly and I am originally from PA. I can register my car in either. ...

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    PA/NJ rex owners

    I will be moving to NJ shortly and I am originally from PA. I can register my car in either. I am just wondering which state has the easier standards for passing emissions. I saw that PA has a visual check and NJ has the actual sniff test. I have never had a car inspected in either state. I wanna know how extreme i can get with my exhaust system without it being a pain in the a$$ come emissions time. Thanks
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    Re: PA/NJ rex owners

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    I will be moving to NJ shortly
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    Anything car related is better in PA.

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    HAHAHA, thanks for the reply shamrock, but would you mind elaborating a little bit, hahaha.
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    Car insurance is ridiculous in this state. I would definitely keep all your paperwork in PA.

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    Where in NJ?

    Not all of PA bordering NJ does a visual check.

    Monroe & Pike counties (others north) do a visual check
    Northampton County does a abbreviated smog check, which still costs money

    Bucks & Delaware County, and Philadelphia go full blown.

    I live in Monroe which does a visual check, but in a few years, considering moving to NJ to be closer to work

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    One good thing about Jersey is that they now do emissions testing every 4 years or so. Check this site out. There's more information here. Thankfully, I have my car registered in Florida - no emmissions or safety inspections and only $35 to register.
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    Well i have GA tags on my rex right now. Screw it, ill just keep it registered in GA and do whatever the hell i want to the car. They dont have emissions, inpections or anything in GA. I am military so all i have to do is toss a $20 on the table and im good to go. Just thought it might be nice to get rid of the redneck license plate.
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    I'd keep the redneck tags just to avoid the hassle of either state. I forgot, but in NJ you have to get a plate in front of the car to make it look ugly. I HATE front license plates. Plus those plates make it easier for cops to tag you with laser.
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    Right now i am checking with the GA DOT about the issue. Im really not sure if they will let me keep the GA tags and the car registered there being that i am not a resident of GA and i dont have a GA license. It would be sweet as hell if they would though, eh, we'll see what happens.

    oh, by the way tan....it will be registered in blair county, my home of record if i go with PA. I am from altoona, in central PA....heard of it? and yep, you guessed it.....they do a visual. my dad knows alot of the mechanics around town though, so maybe we can pull some strings, who knows
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    Okay i just saw the emissions checks that are mandatory for blair county. They only require the gas cap test and a visual check. if i have an uppipe/downpipe etc. it would take an idiot to not know that the original cats are not present anymore, right? And to make it look legal i would just have to replace the dpipe right? Sorry for all the newb questions. I am also assuming that a catback would be perfectly legal, seeing how it is cat-back. Thanks
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    Since you are in the military, you can claim residence where ever you want. Many claim residence in Alabama since it's very cheap in general

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    I dont wanna claim residence in GA, yuck! I just want my car registered there so i dont have to do any inspection/emission crap. PA is better anyway because I dont have to pay state taxes! and everyone knows that more bling bling = more mods for me
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    You pay state taxes on car registration in Georgia? Ewww. Florida is much better than that! $35 and proof of insurance and you are good to go! How do they calculate state tax? I guess you pay a tax on your vehicle, but you get "cheap" gas while you are in the state - some of the cheapest in the country!
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    No, all i pay in GA is $20, thats it. I walk into the tag office with a check for $20 and they give me a new sticker, just like that, haha.
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    Then what are "state taxes?"
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