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Pass with flying colors - smog check

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomabuddha, May 5, 2010.

  1. May 5, 2010 at 3:33 AM
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    tacomabuddha

    tacomabuddha [OP] BUDDHApower

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    Had my smog check today and I passed with the K&N filter intake and a magnaflow exhaust system. fyi :D
     
  2. May 5, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    dogbite

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    Maybe I'm ignorant but the exhaust system shouldn't make much of a difference.

    It's the content coming out of the cat that makes or breaks the test. Too the extent that the exhaust line creates back pressure on the engine, there could be some effect, but again, as long as you have enough back pressure so the exhaust is in the cat for long enough to remove the unburned hydrocarbons, the rest shouldn't matter.

    The intake could have an impact on that but a more open flowing intake should only help get a complete clean burn than a more restricted one.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Of course CA is loaded with restrictive laws that may or may not actually affect the outcome of the test but the nanny state must be served.
     
  3. May 5, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Both mods are carb legal right? I see no reason why it shouldn't have passed.
     
  4. May 5, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    lembowski

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    Was it a K&N Intake or just the filter? The filter is perfectly fine, the full intake is what is not CARB legal. The exhaust doesn't matter as long as the outlet pipe comes out past the rear axel.
     
  5. May 5, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    NVTacoma

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    Was he picky with the visual inspection? Some places will fail you just because they know its not a CARB legal intake or exhaust.
     
  6. May 6, 2010 at 12:59 AM
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    K&N intake; yea i was kinda scared cus my exhaust want long enough, the tip came out to the side. But is passed, and I'm pleased. It woulda been a pain to redo the exhaust.
     
  7. May 6, 2010 at 1:01 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    You have an 05 and legal exhaust, Why wouldn't it pass?

    Maybe the crazy ass California laws?
     
  8. May 6, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Where did you get it smog checked? Might be good info for some who have done CAI mods.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    jahwill81

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    Live in SD area of SoCal here... can anyone recommend a smog check place that will overlook my K&N intake? My smog check was just rejected today, I don't want to have to buy a stock box and replace it just to pass...
     
  10. Jul 24, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    Call k&n and get a carb sticker.
     
  11. Jul 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    No-go, visual inspection required under the hood and any smog inspector around has to confirm the legality of any after-market parts, including intake kits. K&M cold air on an '08 Taco is illegal in the state of California. FANTASTIC.
     
  12. Jul 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    Damn that sucks. On my truck my k&n is legal, I lost my sticker but they will replace it as long as you can prove to them it's your truck.
     
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