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hardSVT 02-17-2009 11:37 PM

Do you have to smog ur cars in Oahu?

Kauai Guy 02-18-2009 01:05 AM

I dont think hawaii has smog. Oahu (or honolulu is it) has recon though. and from what i hear, its not too good. search on forumshawaii for recon stuff.

hardSVT 02-18-2009 01:45 AM

not good!

moodakameboy 02-18-2009 02:20 AM

yeah recon is pretty crappy. i have it just in case. haha

Random Select 02-18-2009 03:28 AM

We don't have smog inspections but all cars still require to have a catalytic converter per federal regulations.

Oahu has something called a reconstruction permit which requires any vehicle with modified suspension go through an inspection process. You must have paperwork stating you have done an alignment on your car (within 30 days) present at the recon station in order to pass.

The recon inspectors will look at other things like lighting, ride height and travel, and tint (Hawaii has a 35% tint limit).

Go to and hit up the recon/tickets thread. There is a sticky there that has more information about this recon law. Ignore the trolls and everyone else as that forum is a joke.

Kauai Guy 02-18-2009 03:34 AM

Everyone talks MOKE on forums hawaii.

Also the tint law is 35% with a ±6% for dirty windows and calibration. So 30% would still be legal technically.

Glad i dont need recon though!

hardSVT 02-18-2009 10:51 AM

do you guys think my coilovers will fly?

Random Select 02-18-2009 12:27 PM

Coilovers are fine as long as they are of proper height (there's a headlight height requirement) and have about 2" of suspension travel.

YZ04 02-18-2009 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by Random Select (Post 2591179)
Ignore the trolls and everyone else as that forum is a joke.

True dat! All you see is drama on there. There are some cool people though

hardSVT 02-18-2009 05:36 PM

so i called the recon office and i should be fine!
i visited oahu for New Years and i noticed the stickers on the back bumpers is the registration?
do you guys have any local tracks?

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