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Old 11-01-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Phoenix area modifiers, CAI CARB question?

I was at the K&N website, and they have no CARB compliant CAI for the 2012, and their info states that AZ has the same CARB rules that CA has. I just moved here and bought a 2012 Focus and was wanting to modify it with a CAI and a cat back exhaust. Is this gonna be a problem when I go through emissions here in the east valley / Apache Junction? Is there a CARB compliant CAI for the 2012? Thanks for any input.


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Old 11-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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I've never heard of needing CARB certified parts out here. I though AZ was one of the more lenient states in regards to emissions and inspection. But then again I'm more central valley.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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I've never heard of needing CARB certified parts out here. I though AZ was one of the more lenient states in regards to emissions and inspection. But then again I'm more central valley.
Thanks for the response. That is what I was thinking but what I read on the K&N site was confusing me. Plus I don't know if Pinal County is any different as far as emissions go compared to Maricopa County. I would think Pinal would be even more lax.
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Yeah, I Google searched and it completely threw me off. I have had friends go through emissions with tons of aftermarket work done and still pass without a problem, so I really wouldn't think you'd have an issue.
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I have a CAI, header, and full exhaust and I'm yet to have an issue with anything. Maybe I didn't have the header when I last registered it. I wouldn't worry much about it. If you are truly that worried keep the stock stuff and if needed you can always reinstall it when you need to take your car to pass it's physical.
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getting past emissions in Arizona is a joke. maricopa and i think pima county's are the only ones that even require it. i make a point to make sure my exhaust pipes and bumpers are thoroughly coated with carbon before i go in.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:08 PM   #7
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Thanks, that is what I was hoping for.
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i just did emissions with intake/exhaust, passed fine and no tune, see what happens in 2014 since i have header now and tune and pips is always dark black lol
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I am planning to run turbo and egr system delete will it be a pin with AZ smog check?
especially egr delete?
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I have this same concern (well similar). Alot of you know my car on this forum Highly modified 2002 focus zx3 fully built and boosted putting down 478 whp and 482 wtq. i am planning on moving back to az and this emissions concerns me. I doubt it will pass the test. Anyone know of a way around this?
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