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Old 06-05-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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Question Long tube headers and California

As we all know Cali is a hater on emission control. Has any one had any issues with smog or the cops giving them issues on loudness with headers and exhaust?
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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You will not pass the visual Inspection.

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Old 06-05-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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As we all know Cali is a hater on emission control. Has any one had any issues with smog or the cops giving them issues on loudness with headers and exhaust?
I know lots of people with modded cars in CA. Out of those I only know a couple that have had issues. The risk is gonna be there though. Pay to play sorta thing.

When smog time comes you'll have to put your stock stuff back on.
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #4
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Thanks Team Stillen! Maybe Ill just have to come get shortys and new exhaust from you!
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #5
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While I will tell you my corrupt neighbor posted this

As my tuners says, " there are a lot of folks in CA. just trying to put a little food on the table. While it may cost an extra $100 or so, you can get a pass. Almost, no matter what. I. of course, have never done that.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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I've had long tubes and a cam for about 4 months now in a cop crazed town with no problems at all
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:31 PM   #7
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I've had long tubes and a cam for about 4 months now in a cop crazed town with no problems at all
You're in the Bay Area? Moving to Sunnyvale soon. Can help me out and PM how you get the car to pass the visual? I am in the process of getting all the stock stuff but would rather not put it all on....
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:34 PM   #8
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You're in the Bay Area? Moving to Sunnyvale soon. Can help me out and PM how you get the car to pass the visual? I am in the process of getting all the stock stuff but would rather not put it all on....
Doesn't hurt to try your luck… Sometimes the inspectors happen to be fans of the car and turn a blind eye.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:48 AM   #9
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As we all know Cali is a hater on emission control. Has any one had any issues with smog or the cops giving them issues on loudness with headers and exhaust?

My Friend..... had one hater! But he was also running LT's without cats and SLP loud month's. If you have a nice exhaust and or a resonated X pipe and are running HF'S you will have no issues. Since then my friend.... added HF'S and hasn't had any issues. He recently got pulled over twice. And neither for exhaust noise. Hope this helps.
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I found that if i am driving in a urban area after midnight that LEO are less of a fan of cars. I stopped driving the car that late and stopped getting noise tickets.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:41 AM   #11
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I found that if i am driving in a urban area after midnight that LEO are less of a fan of cars. I stopped driving the car that late and stopped getting noise tickets.
After midnight = street racers

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After midnight = street racers

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Old 04-25-2014, 04:58 PM   #13
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Just keep mufflers on and you should be fine as far as noise complaints.

as for smog, well, it has been said over and over. unless you can pay your way through, know someone, or go back to stock, it wont pass w/ LT's.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:17 PM   #14
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I haven't legally smogged a car in 15 years
If you know the right people you can mod away and not think about it.
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