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Old 07-09-2014, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default Exhaust q for California ppl

Hey, going to move to roseville Cali in a month from FL. How do you guys achieve stage 2? I do realize NO dp aftermarket are legal so it comes down to changing the dp back before smog or have a friend for visual, Or never going stage 2? It has me really bummed so how do you all do it? Especially you guys like me that use your cars daily!!

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Old 07-09-2014, 01:13 AM   #2
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You answered the question yourself, most people swap back, have connections or take the risk and smog with it
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:31 AM   #3
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If you can find a "friend" to help pass the visual you're good.
Otherwise, it's aftermarket dp off and stock dp on before smog. It's a pain but not that big of a deal.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:02 AM   #4
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Uhhh...just buy a downpipe. And switch back every time for smog. The dp only takes like 40 mins to swap...

Then you have a cat that won't ever die.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:05 AM   #5
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California is every two years for emissions. Taking your downpipe off every two years is nothing.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:17 AM   #6
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Can't the chp inpound ur car for inspection? ( I'm cattless).. And my car being a 12 I heard new cars there don't have to get inspection for 5 years? Me being out of state does that not apply? I think it's the smog abatement fee.

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Old 07-09-2014, 09:55 AM   #7
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Dude. I live in sac, don't have a bov, they'll never pop your hood, you don't drive a Honda. They wouldn't even know what the **** to look for anyways.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:26 AM   #8
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Can't the chp inpound ur car for inspection? ( I'm cattless).. And my car being a 12 I heard new cars there don't have to get inspection for 5 years? Me being out of state does that not apply? I think it's the smog abatement fee.

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I forget how it works out, I moved there for a short period with my thirteen but then moved again before going through any of that. I know there is a special section just for that scenario though.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:49 AM   #9
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Are you military? I'm permanently stationed in SoCal, FL native, with FL tags.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:30 PM   #10
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Are you military? I'm permanently stationed in SoCal, FL native, with FL tags.
No I'm not, I give you all my respect and thank you sir! I work in the medical field. I'm thinking just going back to the stock downpipe and calling it a day returning back to my stage 1 tune from TP this car is my daily driver and I hardly ever get on it anyways so...

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Old 07-09-2014, 12:30 PM   #11
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Just kind of a let down :/

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Old 07-09-2014, 02:00 PM   #12
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Can't the chp inpound ur car for inspection? ( I'm cattless).. And my car being a 12 I heard new cars there don't have to get inspection for 5 years? Me being out of state does that not apply? I think it's the smog abatement fee.

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Normally it's 6 yrs but If you're going to register your car in Ca from out of state, you have to smog your car. Regardless of age. ( work for AAA) lol
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:36 PM   #13
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put the stock one on with stock map, smog, throw the DP on with stage 2 tune and throw a 3 in resonator somewhere where it fits maybe. I think that may quiet it down enough to where you dont get too much attention (but you are driving a subi wrx how do you not get attention =P)
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:13 PM   #14
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^ It may not be necessary to flash back to the stock map (even with the stock downpipe).
I have been driving for almost 2 years with stock downpipe and stock midpipe with a custom tune and a VF43.

OP should check out this thread: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2517289
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:23 PM   #15
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Why don't you take my advice? Hellllllllo? I PERSONALLY HAD AN OBNOXIOUSLY LOUD WHISTLY wrx for 2 years and never had a cop pop my hood to check for cats. What's the hassle????? I gave you the answer to your question lol. Pay me 50 bucks every time you smog and I'll swap it for you.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:54 PM   #16
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Swap back to stock dp. Smog. As other said you only do it every 2 years.

Don't drive like an ass
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Old Yesterday, 06:51 AM   #17
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Why don't you take my advice? Hellllllllo? I PERSONALLY HAD AN OBNOXIOUSLY LOUD WHISTLY wrx for 2 years and never had a cop pop my hood to check for cats. What's the hassle????? I gave you the answer to your question lol. Pay me 50 bucks every time you smog and I'll swap it for you.
50 bucks? I might have to give u a ring Lol no I got ya, I'm just a little paranoid about things like that... Especially in territory I never been or lived Lol. Thanks for the advice though!! I'll take the high flow one with me In case I grow a pair lol

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Old Yesterday, 12:56 PM   #18
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I just got here myself from Washington. (Previously military) I have Virginia plates, and don't need to worry about emissions, or registration for three years at a time. I have been lucky I guess, no cops have stopped me. I am catless, turbo back Invidia N1 race, FMIC, BOV, etc... Its loud as hell, as my tag says... I live in Agoura Hills right now, but moving to Rancho soon. Hopefully they are nice to out of state platers! LoL. Well, hope to see you all out there... Cheers!

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Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM   #19
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I just got here myself from Washington. (Previously military) I have Virginia plates, and don't need to worry about emissions, or registration for three years at a time. I have been lucky I guess, no cops have stopped me. I am catless, turbo back Invidia N1 race, FMIC, BOV, etc... Its loud as hell, as my tag says... I live in Agoura Hills right now, but moving to Rancho soon. Hopefully they are nice to out of state platers! LoL. Well, hope to see you all out there... Cheers!

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Heck yeah rancho is not far from roseville I think.. See u bro

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50 bucks? I might have to give u a ring Lol no I got ya, I'm just a little paranoid about things like that... Especially in territory I never been or lived Lol. Thanks for the advice though!! I'll take the high flow one with me In case I grow a pair lol Sent from my Nexus 5 using NASIOC mobile app
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