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Smog Check Hell!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05toyoda, May 30, 2015.

  1. May 30, 2015 at 4:32 PM
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    05toyoda

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    Had to do a smog check on my 05 tacoma for the first time today...

    -installed a K&N 63-9025 cold air intake probably 3-4 years ago...

    -i guess its illegal in california now? Since my truck didnt pass smog because of it

    -i threw away the stock air filter when i installed the K&N i figured i wouldnt ever need it

    What do you guys think I should do ? Do you think if I called up K&N they could do something? Really lame I love my cold air intake:(
     
  2. May 30, 2015 at 4:40 PM
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    I used to live in California. Their vehicle laws are beyond ridiculous. K&N may be able help, but I doubt they would do much. It might be one of those things that you have to swap out each time it is smogged.
     
  3. May 30, 2015 at 4:54 PM
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    Really lame:( im gonna talk to K&N on monday and see what they say. Anyone know a cheap place to find a stock air filter?
     
  4. May 30, 2015 at 4:57 PM
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    K&N cannot help u..... The intake bypasses the charcoal filter and therefore makes it illegal. U must find a used stock intake to borrow if u wanna pass legit.
     
  5. May 30, 2015 at 4:59 PM
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    did they recently pass that law in california? Becuase im pretty sure i bought it here in san diego and not online years ago...
     
  6. May 30, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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    They might sell it as a "off road only" product like a lot of things.
     
  7. May 30, 2015 at 5:04 PM
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    What a pain in the ass.. I might just buy a legal one from the dealership and call it a day... Sick of dealing with cali laws
     
  8. May 30, 2015 at 5:05 PM
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    I talked a store manager into selling me one last year and told her it was for an off road race truck and never on road..... I was very lucky, she had to ring it up as a gift card purchase even...... Illegal to sell in or to ca
     
  9. May 30, 2015 at 5:07 PM
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    If you're in SD, you might want to try a junkyard before paying the dealer. I know up off the 67 is a junkyard just for trucks
     
  10. May 30, 2015 at 5:17 PM
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    Go to a different smog checker. Some test units are calibrated looser then others
     
  11. May 30, 2015 at 5:21 PM
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    Odds are he's failing visual
     
  12. May 30, 2015 at 5:24 PM
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    Seriously? Im fromm a non smog state, so these threads interest me. I work with industrial gas boilers, so am familiar with exhaust gas testing. I never knew you could be failed by visual only.
     
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    Gotta love ca
     
  14. May 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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    This is also why the TRD intake looks soo different now than it used to. It used to delete the charcoal filter and was illegal, copycat of the afe stage 2si.....
    Now its a different design, and legal.... Flawed and causes lean conditions, but legal
     
  15. May 30, 2015 at 5:36 PM
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    Visual PLUS emissions for smog here. Anything visually amiss gets you a fail, regardless of the emissions results.
     
  16. May 30, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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    This is nothing new, any change has to have a CARB issued exemption and should come with a sticker stating it.


    That being said, shit can that K & N anyways, they dont filter small particulates well enough and they are not going to give you any extra horsepower.
     
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    I'm in San Diego and it's been a while but I used to have a K&N intake on my 1st gen Taco. Passed smog no problem. This must be a newer thing?
     
  18. May 30, 2015 at 5:43 PM
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    They were never really legal for use in CA even though you could buy them pretty much anywhere. But over the last few years they've really cracked down on these things. I couldn't even order a intake pre-filter on Amazon a few months ago.
     
  19. May 30, 2015 at 5:44 PM
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    Needed a CARB legal sticker on any intake, at least since I was in high school. Graduated in 2003, so it's been awhile.
     
  20. May 30, 2015 at 5:45 PM
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    did the 1st gen have a charcoal filter after the stock intake?
     

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