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Old 03-28-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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I purchased my SVT from Cali a few weeks back. Growing up my impression was that all cars from California had stricter emissions standards, which leads me to my question.

What, if any, is the equipment that is on my car that makes it differ from other SVT Focus' or is it just software? I know with modern cars much can be done via a tune, so I am hoping this is it. For point of reference, I live in the east side of Oregon state where I dont have to pass smog tests to register my vehicle so thats not a concern.

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Old 03-29-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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Thanks a ton S2 for getting things done for me.

Anyone have any info for me? Thanks!
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I am pretty sure all U.S. cars are built to meet the requirements of California's emission laws. So I am pretty sure there is nothing extra on your SVT.
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Awesome! Im hoping this is the case, I was thinking that was old school tech but wasn't sure.
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yeah theres nothing special about our cars, we just cant take things like the Cat off, or have headers. things like that.
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Your car is the same as all others in the US. The only difference that ford has with any focus is, iirc the PEZV is standard to california and the non can be bought anywhere but you dont have to get one anywhere but Cali. This is on the Duratec motors though.
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