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ca smog after 2nd air filter removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sully1981, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Jan 18, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    sully1981

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    Well its smog time for me here in California and I removed my 2nd air filter 2 years ago when I bought my truck. Anyone have experience with this. Am I gonna fail. Reason I ask is that I remember when I originally read about taking it out that some people were saying that in ca it would not pass with it out so just curious what I need to do before visiting big brother at the smog station.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    Is there a forum on second airfilter removal?
     
  3. Jan 18, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    Oops nvm I didn't see the threads atthe bottom
     
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    update for anyone in cali... aftermarket intake + no CARB sticker = no pass

    recommend keeping stock and switching them out as needed!!
     
  5. Jun 24, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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    umm.... no shit? :rolleyes:

    nice thread dig btw.
     
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    • So a stock intake with internal modifications not visible on the outside should pass, right?
    • Does the inspection station actually check the CARB sticker # against a database? Stickers are easy enough to reproduce.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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    AFIK they dont check for an air filter on a smog check, nor do they check that the sticker is legit.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM
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    The guy I take mine to didn't look for the sticker. Didn't have a problem with my trd cai 1st gen. Even though it isn't CA legal. I even asked him about it and he just said because it has the trd logos it worked for him since it was oem Toyota. Kinda funny.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2014 at 8:21 AM
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    thats when you bring the smog guy a 12 pack of carona and go be nice.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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    You shouldn't have a problem with your stock intake. If you have any type of aftermarket intake, i would switch it back just incase the smog guy decides to fail you on visual inspection. The visual is really on the smog guy, like what was mentioned already by dirt jumper
     
  11. Jun 25, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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    You sure the 1st gen TRD CAI wasn't CA legal when it was originally introduced? These rule changes aren't intended to be retroactive on older components.

    It's a bit funny comparing the 2nd gen TRD CAI against the stock intake on the dual-VVTi 1GR-FE installations (FJ, 4R, Tundra). Almost makes you think it's a ripoff. :p

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  12. Jun 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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    Well I believe I have read that it isn't. Could be wrong. Interweb always tells the truth, right? It's the 05+ trd cai first version. Not what you have pictured, although those look very similar.

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