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Old 08-02-2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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Alternative to reinstalling stock headers for smog

Hey guys, im not sure if this has been covered, but I have an idea and im not sure if it is going to be effective.

I am currently running DTLT headers and im worried I may not be able to pass smog. I've already planned to slap the stock headers back on if I dont, but that is a lot of work.

My idea: get a cheap/free stock cat-back that someone doesnt want and get a shop to weld the two cats from my stock headers some where along the stock cat-back so when I slap it on and take my TRD cat-back off, it can pass smog.

My concern: does the distance from the engine make the cats less effective and possibly not allow me to pass smog?

Any input is appreciated, thanks!
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:00 PM   #2
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:12 PM   #3
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I don't know there's a way around CARB bullshits, unless you know someone.

I think it has to have a CARB sticker with a CARB number on it in plain sight on the firewall to pass visual inspection and then actually pass emissions testing to clear the smog certs.

I think these guys get slapped with big fines if they pass vehicles that don't actually pass the non-regulated California Air Resources Board requirements.

Fuck the CARB.
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I don't know there's a way around CARB bullshits, unless you know someone.

I think it has to have a CARB sticker with a CARB number on it in plain sight on the firewall to pass visual inspection and then actually pass emissions testing to clear the smog certs.

I think these guys get slapped with big fines if they pass vehicles that don't actually pass the non-regulated California Air Resources Board requirements.

Fuck the CARB.
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Yes, you'll need to be concerned with the distance from the engine for a cat. They are most effective when heated up, but what the actual distance is for when they are not "effective enough",,, I don't know.
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the distance from the engine only effects how long the cats take to heat up and start working from a cold startup. You won't pass the visual if they've been relocated but on an engine as new as ours it would probably still pass on actual emissions
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