Does anyone know what exactly it is that makes the treadstone turbo kit non California compliant? Is it possible I could get the kit and substitute parts in to make it California compliant??
That will still not work. Cali requires to pass a visual and obd2 port testing for 2000 and newer cars. So as soon as they pop that hood and if it doesn't have the CARB sticker or stock, it automatically fails.Supercharge it, throw on a gutted nismo header w cat, and throw a high flow cat down the line.
CARB compliant means the that the cat on that thing will have an EO number stamped on it which it does not. Which also why it said that R-Tunes are for off road use only. Just because it has a cat doesn't mean it's Cali legal.Nismo R-Tune Header is CARB compliant.
Nismo R-Tune Header, w/ Catalytic Convertor, QR25, • 12.2 HP and 7.3 lb-ft peak increase at front wheels* • Equal length tubing • 100% T-304 stainless steel construction • 1.625" primary tube diameter • 2.5" collector • Heavy-duty 3/8" flange• 12.2 HP and 7.3 lb-ft peak increase at front wheels* • Equal length tubing • 100% T-304 stainless steel construction • 1.625" primary tube diameter • 2.5" collector • Heavy-duty 3/8" flangewww.gspec.com
In Cali even SR20DET swapped S13's can pass if you know somebody who's willing to go to jail for a few hundred.Interesting.
There is an etched in number on all Nismo headers, I had this header back in the day and sold it to a gal in So Cal that used that number to pass Carb, even though the cat was gutted. She still ran a high flow cat and didnt have any codes.
Read my reply again. If the car didn’t come with it, it better have the carb exempt number or else it will fail visual inspection. They don’t do tailpipe in 2000 and newer cars anymore. Just the older ones, but even then they have to have stock equipment or carb’d equipment. No ifs and or buts in that regard.Yeah they have strict ass laws. Its still possible to pass when boosted. It just takes a good setup, lots of time and fabrication, no cel, and a good cat setup. If it will pass a tailpipe test, will it pass emissions in CA no matter the setup?
You don't know how pressured these smog techs are. CARB sends out secret shoppers that have small and often missed modifications and they fine the smog tech. They usually get like a few hundred fine and if they hold their license. They then need to go to a refresher class which has costs in itself to continue operating. If you keep passing cars that are not supposed to, they can go to a federal prison. So yea they're very thorough. I almost went into that certification but I decided not to and that's when the whole economy collapsed and I changed careers.How would they know if the header was aftermarket? Throw that cover back over it. Lol open dump exhaust.
Lol I know what you are saying but imo it is always better to err on the legal side of things so the smog tech don’t have any reason to say anything because everything is stock. That’s all I’m saying.Ugh, youre not reading... GUT that beeeoootch. plus it has a nice Nismo plate welded on.
I think I read somewhere that Los Ángeles is a city right in the center around a bunch of mountain ranges. So a lot of the smog and pollution stays trapped around the city. THAT is why it’s so strict in Cali to my knowledge. I could be wrong but that’s what I’ve heard.Cali really sucks balls I’m glad I don’t live there or I would drive around with no inspection for years