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alpha 02-28-2013 10:55 PM

cali smog question
im wondering about cali smog an buying cams has any one bought cams and smoged in cali?

Steve O 03-08-2013 06:56 PM

Shouldn't be a problem as long as there are no visible signs of the mod and it is tuned well. Make sure all of the covers go back on, no missing bolts etc... I've smogged 300hp 4 cyls in Cali as long as the install was clean.

Magus2727 03-09-2013 04:32 PM

The big thing about Smog testing is any tempering or changing of the factory installed Emission control devices right? So only things that would change, move, or alter the emission devices would be a problem right?

Cams do not change the emissions or the emission controlling devices. so should not pose any problem

Steve O 03-09-2013 08:19 PM

In Cali even the cams have to be stock for that engine or pass California Air Research Board (C.A.R.B.) specs and have a CARB number with a sticker to be legal. As far as I can tell it's kind of a don't ask don't tell with internals though.

xxMichaelAnthony 03-15-2013 12:53 AM

As long as the cams don't change idle, you'll probably be fine.

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