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Old 05-29-2006, 06:55 AM   #1
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Focus Sport turbo not street legal?

So the turbo kit from Focus Sport is not street legal right? Are any turbos? I don't know alot about them but I don't wanna spend $3000 and fail an inspection.


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No, they are not legal, no turbo kit will ever be.
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What do you mean? There are cars out there that come stock with turbos.
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my point exactly, they came stock with a turbo. that means the manufacturer went through their entire design and engineering process with it meant as a turbo vehicle and jumped through all the hoops to make it legal.

a turbo focus will never be legal. Simply removing the header for the turbo manifold is a federal offense, you are removing and emissions control device(the first cat).
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Ford screwed over the aftermarket by putting a cat in the exhaust manifold. That's also why FS ran their cars with race exhaust instead of a cat-back. Why bother if the car is already deemed race only?

Depending on the state you live in, you might be able to get away with it for a while. The best thing you can do is find ways to keep your emissions below the limit if all you have where you live is a sniffer test. That's all I have to deal with here- if anything at all. I've never heard of anyone being arrested by the catalytic converter police, I'd bet they are in the same precinct as the mattress police.
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no inspections here yet but could alsoput the stock header on for inspection how often do they do it
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And remove part of the intercooler and air intake piping, any MAF adapter supplied to adjust for turbo boost, re-tune, and don't forget to plug those oil lines feeding the turbo. That's quite a project just to fool the emissions man. It's not impossible, but it would be a pain in the ass for sure.

That would be a once per year project.
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damn makes you not want to go turbo only to show you got probably shell out more money so you wont get tickets cause you dont have stickers in which youd have to pay a fine...hell im too cheap for that shit
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Just a shame. I would have thought about a Duratec and a turbo, but living in CA, I went for a Powerworks and my old Zetec.
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no emissions laws in Santa Fe County!
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