Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
JDP Motorsports
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Regional Forums > USA - California


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-30-2013, 06:40 PM   #137
MikeL
 
MikeL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 1LT/RS
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4after4 View Post

isnt a fix it ticket fix and no pay or is it fix and pay?
I think it is fix AND pay since it is a SMOG violations.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
....and I'd love to tell you all about what we're working on, but then there's that fleet of Black Suburbans that show up when one says more than they should...............
MikeL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 06:46 PM   #138
MikeL
 
MikeL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 1LT/RS
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2012-1822 View Post
I don't even know how you guys have a car and motorcycle culture with the way your laws are. So is there no CAI that passes CARB? I love the fact that even if your car burns cleaner than factory if it looks modded on the exhaust it fails, that is awesome.

For the guy that said he doesn't belong there, pack up and move east we'll take you. I'm in Alabama but you might prefer Atlanta, Ga. They have inspections but not like yours at all and just for the Atlanta metro area, but Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, no inspections.

Seriously I'm no trying to kill the environment, I'm trying to reduce weight on my car. I've heard some say they can drop 100lbs in exhaust weight. So can anyone comment on after market brands of headers, cats, and cat back that have passed CARB, you know, in case I decide to look for a job on the left coast later.
The problem is that submitting something to CARB costs money and time. Most companies don't bother with it. If the market is big enough they will, but most companies are small and don't have the funding to do the R&D and submit for CARB testing.

CARB; like most California environmental things, is usually just a pain and won't pass things for various reasons.

SMOG checks are changing supposedly in a few years. They will use a different method using the vehicle's computer etc. So you can mod your car as long as it makes it cleaner burning. At least so I'm told, who knows when it will be implemented.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
....and I'd love to tell you all about what we're working on, but then there's that fleet of Black Suburbans that show up when one says more than they should...............
MikeL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #139
4after4
 
Drives: camaro rs ashen grey
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: california
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeL View Post
I think it is fix AND pay since it is a SMOG violations.
thats ridiculous.... anyone ever have any trouble or got a citation for cai??
4after4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 10:49 PM   #140
BRAVO 2SS
Aim Small...Miss Small
 
BRAVO 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 2010 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 804
I got pulled over by CHP for no front plate and tinted windows...after he walked up to my car...he asked if I could pop the hood. He saw my K&N intake and said, where's your CARB legal sticker. Said don't know...it has to be legal because they wouldn't ship it to CA. Lol...he said that he would write me a fix it ticket for the windows and warned me on the no front plate, Intake and my exhaust being loud.
__________________
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS
BRAVO 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #141
4after4
 
Drives: camaro rs ashen grey
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: california
Posts: 34
what the hell prompts CHP to look under the hood??? i go by CHP and FD softoball games were there are challengers, camaros, mustangs all obviously with mods to engines, lights, windows. I wonder what is possible under citizens arrest because I want to tag them back for all the "love" they give me.
4after4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 03:49 PM   #142
MikeL
 
MikeL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 1LT/RS
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4after4 View Post
what the hell prompts CHP to look under the hood??? i go by CHP and FD softoball games were there are challengers, camaros, mustangs all obviously with mods to engines, lights, windows. I wonder what is possible under citizens arrest because I want to tag them back for all the "love" they give me.
What prompts them is either excessively loud vehicle or if your car LOOKS heavily modded. I'm not sure legally if you have to pop the hood, but i've heard of several officers saying things along the lines of "pop the hood or I'll give you a ticket for every little infraction." They have their methods.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
....and I'd love to tell you all about what we're working on, but then there's that fleet of Black Suburbans that show up when one says more than they should...............
MikeL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 09:26 PM   #143
oklapike
 
oklapike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th Anniversary SS Coupe
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 522
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeL View Post
Good question, I'm not sure on the answer but my guess is they are illegal. My reasoning would be that they will move the catalytic converter (even if it is just a few centimeters) and therefore this makes it illegal. Plus changing anything from stock on cars in California can be deemed "illegal" it seems; although rare. Now whether or not you get caught/pass smog checks is another issue. You would most likely pass I would assume, especially on a new Camaro with good maintenance.

Another factor to look at is if the shorty headers you are going to get will have the CARB certification. I'm not sure if any manufacturer has actually gone ahead and got a CARB cert for the shorty headers. Therefore any shorties would be deemed illegal.

All this being said, without a visual inspection you might be able to get away with it. Let me see if I can't find a specific Yes/No on the high flow cats or maybe another member knows.
FWIW (and I know I'm responding to an older post): American Racing sells CARB compliant shorties and I believe Volant and Injen both sell CARB compliant CAIs.
oklapike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 11:55 AM   #144
HotRod1993
 
Drives: 2012 Chevy Camaro SS
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Diego,Ca
Posts: 10
anyone know where i can get a no drill License Plate Relocator bracket for my front license CHP is cracking down.
HotRod1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 12:45 PM   #145
dixonk
 
dixonk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Audi Q7
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 1,084
Send a message via Skype™ to dixonk
Quote:
Originally Posted by HotRod1993 View Post
anyone know where i can get a no drill License Plate Relocator bracket for my front license CHP is cracking down.
jacfab
dixonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 01:28 AM   #146
flyingskibiker
 
flyingskibiker's Avatar
 
Drives: Cars, Trucks, Bikes, ORVs, Planes
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South SF Bay, CA
Posts: 228
Send a message via Yahoo to flyingskibiker
There are a few threads in the ZL1 section that describe how people made their own brackets. One solution is a Corvette bracket. Search in there and you'll find a few.
__________________
1968 SS w/ 1966 427/425 Sequoia Green w/ Bumble Bee stripe. Always working on it...
Drooling over the ZL1s. It will be my next car if I can manage to pull it off...
flyingskibiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 11:32 PM   #147
BRAVO 2SS
Aim Small...Miss Small
 
BRAVO 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 2010 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 804
Well got pulled over again today for no plate and tinted windows! I have a show n go plate and it was down! She was really nice and sweet but due to being in trouble with the law years ago...they searched the car while I was in the back of the cop car. All good...they let me go with a warning, so No Citation...just took the tint off 30 minutes ago.

Damn...I hate not having tint but It's not worth it to me.
__________________
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS
BRAVO 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 01:38 PM   #148
Falundir

 
Falundir's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th Anniversary Edition SS
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: East Bay
Posts: 2,126
That is why I built my car around no tint and a medium level exhaust. The halos get enough attention, however they are legal so they cannot do anything about it.
Falundir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2014, 10:28 AM   #149
MikeL
 
MikeL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 1LT/RS
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRAVO 2SS View Post
Well got pulled over again today for no plate and tinted windows! I have a show n go plate and it was down! She was really nice and sweet but due to being in trouble with the law years ago...they searched the car while I was in the back of the cop car. All good...they let me go with a warning, so No Citation...just took the tint off 30 minutes ago.

Damn...I hate not having tint but It's not worth it to me.
I hope you only took the front window tint off. Back window tint is fine in California. Glad they let you off with a warning.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
....and I'd love to tell you all about what we're working on, but then there's that fleet of Black Suburbans that show up when one says more than they should...............
MikeL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2014, 04:25 AM   #150
VR Baron
SoCal Camaro5 Race Team
 
VR Baron's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 VR 2SS RS M6
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SO CAL
Posts: 13,293
Quote:
Originally Posted by HotRod1993 View Post
anyone know where i can get a no drill License Plate Relocator bracket for my front license CHP is cracking down.
got pulled over for no plate. What I did is use toggle bolts in the lower two holes on the stock bracket and double sided tape along the top edge so the bracket doesnt scar the paint. The bolts go through my lower grill. All nice and secure and no holes drilled.
__________________
#1 car 2010 Black 2LTRS 1/28/10-10/15/11, 17900 miles
#2 car 2012 Red 2SSRS 10/15/11-
Mods: Outlaw Axelback & J Pipes/Heritage&Stillen Grill/Halltech CAI/Apex Scoop,Washer Bottle/OEM Strut Tower Brace/VMax T/B/ G.M. Blade Spoiler/SLP Splitter/ Forgestar cf10 wheels & Michelin Super Sport tires/JBA Shorty Headers,HiFlow cats & tune/Remote Clutch resovoir/ Pedders Supercar coilovers and Pedders 27mm/32mm ZL1 Spec sway bars / Whiteline craddle Inserts & Upper rear arm bushes/ 416/414 RW HP/TQ
VR Baron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2014, 10:21 AM   #151
macwest

 
Drives: 10 Camaro 2SS/RS, 70 Cuda, 71 Cuda
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oakley - Northern California
Posts: 1,104
Anyone yet go through new smog, OBDII, with a tune?
__________________
"Z28 = first time I bought a new car just to strip parts for my current ride. GM needs to re-think restricted parts. "
macwest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 07:19 AM   #152
SS PANTHER

 
SS PANTHER's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 SS Convertible Triple Black
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,807
Anyone get pulled over or have problems with the DRL harness running the DRL's with the 5000k bulbs and the HID's at the same time?
SS PANTHER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2014, 05:23 PM   #153
MikeL
 
MikeL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 1LT/RS
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 585
Hey all, I haven't been active on the forums as much as I used to be. I hope some other members can chime in with their knowledge on specific issues. I will continue to update the information as needed.

Thanks,
Mike
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
....and I'd love to tell you all about what we're working on, but then there's that fleet of Black Suburbans that show up when one says more than they should...............
MikeL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.