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Old 10-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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Cali legal CAI

I'm planning on getting a flowmaster American thunder exhaust soon and a CAI. However I just moved to California 8 months ago and I'm not sure which CAI will give me the best performance that is legal to have in this state. I was looking at K&N but the ones I saw said they weren't legal here. Any help?
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:56 AM   #2
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There is no CA legal CAI. Just buy what you want and swap out the OEM one when it's time for inspection. It only takes 30min to do the swap.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:14 AM   #3
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There is no CA legal CAI. Just buy what you want and swap out the OEM one when it's time for inspection. It only takes 30min to do the swap.
+1, We took a good look into this and the cost to get CARB certified and it is outrageously expensive. We would sink a solid $100k into it to get just all of our Camaro intakes certified. You have to get certification for each specific product so we would have 10 certs just for the camaro. I can tell you that we sell to consumers and dealers in CA all the time without any issues.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:17 AM   #4
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Bill is right on this. CARB certification is outrageous! Best bet is just swap it out for inspection.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:05 PM   #5
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K&N and Lingenfelter (at least for the GTO) are the only CA legal ones. I have a CAI inc intake on my GTO and its fine. Just keep your stock setup for smog or incase you get tagged from a cop.

Save your money on the flowmasters IMO. Non chambered muffs will never do justices over a good strait-through glass packed muffler like a magnaflow or equiv in terms of power.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:25 AM   #6
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I'm planning on getting a flowmaster American thunder exhaust soon and a CAI. However I just moved to California 8 months ago and I'm not sure which CAI will give me the best performance that is legal to have in this state. I was looking at K&N but the ones I saw said they weren't legal here. Any help?

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:26 PM   #7
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I'm planning on getting a flowmaster American thunder exhaust soon and a CAI. However I just moved to California 8 months ago and I'm not sure which CAI will give me the best performance that is legal to have in this state. I was looking at K&N but the ones I saw said they weren't legal here. Any help?

On the intake you'll have to swap it out for the stocker when you go for inspection. Luckily it doesn't take much more then 20 minutes. As far as the exhaust goes you can get a catback or axleback with no worries. We can hook you up with a nice combo pack. Give us a call. 224-635-8423
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:44 PM   #8
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From the K&N website:

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Old 10-05-2011, 02:15 PM   #9
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I think breaking wind is illegal in CA, isn't it?
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:46 PM   #10
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LOL everything is illegal in Cali. But hey check this out. To the OP... I have the CAI Inc. Intake and i love it and yeah their is no Cali C.A.R.B. exempt intake. But u dont need a smog until 5-6 years i think unless otherwise so keep ur stock unit. Im not sure if Injen makes a legal one. But as to a catback or axle back any will be better than stock and they are all legal. I would look into Corsa, Borla, Magnaflow because they make a straight through muffler design. (Not Flowmaster) Trust me i have the Borla ATAK and if i had to do it again i will choose that same one again!!!! U get wh at u pay for. Good luck!!!!
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LOL everything is illegal in Cali. But hey check this out. To the OP... I have the CAI Inc. Intake and i love it and yeah their is no Cali C.A.R.B. exempt intake. But u dont need a smog until 5-6 years i think unless otherwise so keep ur stock unit. Im not sure if Injen makes a legal one. But as to a catback or axle back any will be better than stock and they are all legal. I would look into Corsa, Borla, Magnaflow because they make a straight through muffler design. (Not Flowmaster) Trust me i have the Borla ATAK and if i had to do it again i will choose that same one again!!!! U get wh at u pay for. Good luck!!!!
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