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Old 08-18-2009, 02:33 PM   #226
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That's awesome. I need to get checked as well. I was worried about the downpipe (prodrive catted) but I guess I don't need to be

PASSED

2003 WRX
70,xxx miles
Titek Catless UP
Prodrive catted DP
Stromung/Prodrive catback (no resonator)
Resistor Mod
Cobb AP Stage 2


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Old 08-21-2009, 12:33 PM   #227
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Passed

Had to get a smog because I am selling the car soon.

2005 STI
53,000 miles
Tomei Headers/Up pipe
Maddad V2 Catted Downpipe
HKS Carbon-TI
Walbro Fuel Pump
One Step Colder Plugs
Harman Motive Protuned Stage 2 Base Map

Car initially failed the first test, so the technician did a mandatory preconditioning to test the car again. Which instills holding the car at 2500 RPM for 190 seconds, I'm assuming to warm up the cat. After that it passed with flying colors.

Idle test
HC (PPM)
Max allowable: 100
Measured: 49
CO (%)
Max allowable: 1.00
Measured: 0.11

2500 RPM
HC (PPM)
Max allowable: 130
Measured: 27
CO (%)
Max allowable: 1.00
Measured: 0.10

Car passed the OBD II reading test from the computer with no issues (meaning the reader didn't detect that the CEL Defeats for 02 and Cat were turned on in the map). I was scared that the OBD II could detect the CEL defeats.

As far as visual, tech was concerned whether any of the engine was stock (the red manifold and STI intercooler). To which I assured him it was, honestly though he didn't visually check to see that there were cats in the exhaust system.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:11 PM   #228
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2004 Subaru WRX
stock UP and DP
Apex World Sport Catback
Cobb AP v1 Stg 1
resistor CEL fix (from previous turbo back)

It should have no problem passing smog right? Mainly concerned about the Stg 1 and CEL fix. If I do decide to "Revert to Stock" on the Cobb AP, should I reset my ECU? Or this not necessary?
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:51 PM   #229
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Anyone? haha
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:12 PM   #230
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If you've noticed what everyone else has passed with, you should be fine
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:08 PM   #231
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2004 Subaru WRX
stock UP and DP
Apex World Sport Catback
Cobb AP v1 Stg 1
resistor CEL fix (from previous turbo back)

It should have no problem passing smog right? Mainly concerned about the Stg 1 and CEL fix. If I do decide to "Revert to Stock" on the Cobb AP, should I reset my ECU? Or this not necessary?
You'll pass no problem.
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:10 PM   #232
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PASSED

2003 WRX
114,000 miles
PNP/Coated Headers w/ crosspipe
Samco Inlet
Gutted Up
Crucial shorty DW DP
Stock 3rd cat

Easily passed emissions. Visual was sketchy. Dude was poking around the engine bay and looked under with his mirror and still passed me.

I can finally can stop stressin!
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:31 PM   #233
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PASSED!!

2003 WRX
128,000 miles

Bosal UP with CEL resistor fix
Open source tune @ Yimi Sport
1 Step Colder plugs
Afta-Maf
Snorkus Delete
...Sti axle back

I removed the Crucial shorty DP and used the stock one.

Idle Test 729rpm
%CO2: MEAS 15.1
%O2: MEAS 0
HC(ppm)
MAX allowable: 100
Measured: 4
CO(%)
Max allowable: 1.00
Measured: 0

2500RPM @2390RPM
%CO2: MEAS 15.0
%O2: MEAS 0
HC(ppm)
MAX allowable: 130
Measured: 2
CO(%)
Max allowable: 1.00
Measured: 0


Tech there said it ran like a brand new car
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:51 PM   #234
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hey guys, i know it's a little late to be asking this....i just a bought '07 forester xt that has AZ plates. should i be worried about not passing the smog test here in CA?

the dmv website was referring to manufacters making cars that meet the federal standard and CA standards....

thanks in advance
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:20 PM   #235
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PASSED

2003 WRX
168,xxx miles (New Motor)
Catless UP, no 02 sensor
Stock catted DP
Cobb v2 cat back
Modded injectors
TGV Less
Samco hoses
Drop in Foam Flter
89 Octane
Turbo Timer
Cusco Heatshield
Vishnu stage "monkey" tune

I think that is all, have to look the car over still.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:18 PM   #236
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hey guys, i know it's a little late to be asking this....i just a bought '07 forester xt that has AZ plates. should i be worried about not passing the smog test here in CA?

the dmv website was referring to manufacters making cars that meet the federal standard and CA standards....

thanks in advance
As long as the car is built to meet CA emissions you shouldn't worry.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:16 PM   #237
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How would an Invidia divorced hfc downpipe affect smog? on a stage 2 06 wrx?
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:22 PM   #238
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Won't pass visuals but will pass the sniffer as far as I know.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:05 AM   #239
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will a catless dp pass?
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:21 AM   #240
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A catless dp will pass emissions as long as the idle is tuned. I checked my car at work and I actually passed the 2500rpm test catless, but its a gross polluter at idle.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:17 PM   #241
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A catless dp will pass emissions as long as the idle is tuned. I checked my car at work and I actually passed the 2500rpm test catless, but its a gross polluter at idle.
can you have mine checked?

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Old 11-17-2009, 06:04 PM   #242
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can you have mine checker?
Maybe, just maybe....but its gotta be slow at work. And I dont know the schedule until the morning of.

But yeah man, I've got my printout somewhere, just gotta check.

BTW, you know anyone selling a stock 02 ECU?
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:37 AM   #243
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aaaahhh no worries.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:03 PM   #244
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I have a perrin catted single piece dp along with perrin cat-back on a 2006wrx. Once i have to...will i pass smog with this setup? in so-cal that is

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Old 12-04-2009, 04:18 PM   #245
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It will pass the sniffer, but not the visuals.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:57 PM   #246
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04 WRX
Harman Motive Protune Stage 2
Stock DP and exhaust
And a long prayer!

Took me forever to swap the exhaust and dp with just a jack and jackstands, but it was well worth it.

I'm SOOOOO Relieved!
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:43 AM   #247
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For my 04 STI, I only have a catted Helix DP and a custom ECUTEK tune. If I fail smog is there a fine? Can I just put my stock DP on after I fail without any penalties?
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:39 PM   #248
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there is no fine.
just put your stock dp back on and it should pass.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:18 PM   #249
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nevermind, found it
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:35 PM   #250
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i need a friendly smog shop to help me pass my old subaru. its having problems passing. im in the orange county area. my pm box is empty

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