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Old 03-31-2009, 01:06 AM   #1
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so i am goin to swap a 1995 subaru impreza L with a JDM ver.4 EJ20t. i was wondering if there was anyone who could tell me if you have to do anything with the emissions for it scine i live in the USA (Texas to be exact) would it be street legal or would i have to do something to it to make it or register it with DMV or something please let me know what you know thanks
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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depends on your emissions laws, i know in cali the swap wouldnt be legal because the motor in the car has to be the same that came in the vehicle, or at least an option engine. the EJ20K (the V4 motor so you know) did not come in any us car, the only engine that could be legally swapped would be the EJ out of the 02+ impreza's.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:42 AM   #3
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ask the same question in your regional forums

my ej20k with a 02wrx turboback puts out 2ppm co2 in the sniffer tests ... so sniffer tests aren't the problem
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my ej20k with a 02wrx turboback puts out 2ppm co2 in the sniffer tests ... so sniffer tests aren't the problem
ya, a properly running car (even with a swap and mods) usually has no problem with the snifffer, it all comes down to visual and if they'll ignore what they see...
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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If you are OBD1 you should be okay. Not sure if 95 is the switch year or not. If you are OBD2 you cant do it legal.
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96 is obdII on impreza. most states want a newer engine in an older car or same MY. in ohio i did a 95 shell for emissions. 96 they have to plug in to your OBDII and check readiness codes and CEL's. 95 they could only sniff the tail pipe at idle. rollers are for FWD or RWD only in ohio. some states may have AWD rollers and will load test it. but high idle and curb idle is typically all they'll check(aside from gas cap).

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