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Old 08-29-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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Help with CA smog

I goofed big time. I brought my semi tricked out (na) SVT into CA (Redding) when I moved here. As my only transportation. Including ORP, SRI, dyno tune, full 2.5" Borla cat back, etc. I found the stock intake and can switch back to the stock tune but the exhaust has me stumped!

Has anyone been successful in getting an aftermarket cat connected to an over-sized cat back and passed smog in CA???? PLEASE, anyone?? Just asking at the local muffler shops, they say that there is NO cat listed, CA legal, for engine code 5 (SVT). I can take the car out of state to like Carson City (or even Oregon) which doesn't have smog testing to do the work but it would need to come back in and still pass, even if the actual cat is only "semi-legal". I would just REALLY worry about a shop in CA even seeing my ORP.

Maybe better yet, is there any members who have the ability to help me through even if i have to drive to S CA?

My only other option is to sell my Infra-Red baby online and purchase some cheesy CA sedan.

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