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Uncrck2
11-15-2008, 12:26 AM
so i have a 90 celica in pa an i wanna bring it to cali. I have header and a high flow cat and 2.5 exhaust and intake. My question is will it pass and im 95% sure it wont so i want to put the stock mani and cat back on and leave the high flow will it pass then?

Shadowlife25
11-15-2008, 01:13 AM
Yep. :D As long as you have all the other stuff in place, like the egr...

Colossus20v
11-15-2008, 02:27 AM
I feel like we have already discussed this same topic. :(

joe's gt
11-15-2008, 04:12 AM
I live in CA. Welcome to emissions hell. u can't do anything to ur car in this ridiculous state. u got to put the stock manifold on, put ur stock intake back on, and have that cat on the midpipe. and egr. unless ur intake has emissions ok sticker, u got to put the stock intake back on. good luck.

Shadowlife25
11-15-2008, 05:17 AM
I feel like we have already discussed this same topic. :(

We have, but :shrug:

Uncrck2
11-15-2008, 11:16 AM
so i need stock intake back on too? but ur all sayin if i got it all back on i will pass?

joe's gt
11-15-2008, 08:02 PM
yup. as long as ur engine is running good. if u have any of that other stuff on u won't pass visual inspection. good luck

Uncrck2
11-15-2008, 08:23 PM
cool even if my exhaust is 2.5 with a second cat that i put after the primary

joe's gt
11-16-2008, 02:05 AM
ur exhaust is fine, all they look for is the cat on the midpipe with a mirror. try to find one of those smog shops that gets u in and out as fast as possible.

Uncrck2
11-16-2008, 04:07 AM
i called toyota and said it wont pass even if its totally stock

joe's gt
11-16-2008, 05:55 PM
dude, don't call the dealer and ask if it will pass, of course they will say no. just try it. take off everything and put it back to stock. leave the cat on. go to the most boneheaded, get u in and out as fast as we can shop, and see if it will pass. u should be fine.

I live in CA and passed with an illegal engine swap and fake egr. I'm sure u'll be more than fine if u have everything back to stock and that cat on ur exhaust.

Uncrck2
11-16-2008, 07:40 PM
idk man its 1500 to ship it out and if it doesnt pass im fucked im not just gonna try it i dont have tons of money im in college

joe's gt
11-17-2008, 01:52 AM
understandable. I'm just saying if u put everything back to stock, u got a VERY good chance of passing. hell, my engine is illegal here and I still passed. As long as everything looks stock all u have to do is pass tail pipe and since u already got a cat on there u'd pass tailpipe fine.

Shadowlife25
11-17-2008, 06:17 AM
Not necessarily true Joe. You got lucky. If a car gets flagged as Test Only, it is a much more stringent test procedure. Smog 2 in California requires testing EGR functionality/Idle Speed/Emissions at Idle and cruising speed or 15mph and 25mph/Visual check that all emissions related components are in place and fully functional/Gas Cap/No Check engine or warning lights on/All lighting Functioning.

Point is, it's a bitch, but if it's all stock, I'd say there's a decent chance of passing.

joe's gt
11-18-2008, 05:00 AM
u want to here something funny, Mario, I took it to a smog referee with a fake egr and the only thing they told me to do was change the adjustable fuel pressure regulator back to the stock one. I did that and then they passed. Were talkin about a dig through ur engine, invasion of privacy smog referee. i still can't explain that one.

Shadowlife25
11-18-2008, 05:24 AM
^^ What the hell???

You REALLY got lucky. Everything I outlined above is what they did on my car. :(

MrWOT
11-18-2008, 06:46 PM
I never have to smog my cars :D Only if I sell them

You have a good chance of passing with all the stock stuff on, lots of places wont check things if they look okay.

Grot
11-18-2008, 06:54 PM
i live in TN. we still dont give a fuck about the environment. :)

ciento44
11-18-2008, 07:09 PM
Dude.... i thought he was selling his car for $3500 like.... a month ago...

ciento44
11-18-2008, 07:10 PM
i live in TN. we still dont give a fuck about the environment. :)


Ditto for indiana. I run open header on my cars for FUN!

Colossus20v
11-18-2008, 07:36 PM
i live in TN. we still dont give a fuck about the environment. :)
Unless your in Davidson County. :(