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Old 06-30-2003, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default APS Club Spec - Will It Pass CA Smog Test

My job will move me next spring and California is one of the possibilities. Does anybody know if the APS Club Spec (installed by Cobb Tuning when they were in Dallas) will pass the CA smog test (or whatever they call their emissions test)?? I hate to request CA and find out I have to de-tune my car. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-30-2003, 11:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: APS Club Spec - Will It Pass CA Smog Test

Unless you have CARB stickers, it won't pass. The smog test is 2 parts--one is the sniffer, and the other is a visual inspection. Sooner, they will do smog test on dynos...

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My job will move me next spring and California is one of the possibilities. Does anybody know if the APS Club Spec (installed by Cobb Tuning when they were in Dallas) will pass the CA smog test (or whatever they call their emissions test)?? I hate to request CA and find out I have to de-tune my car. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-30-2003, 11:26 PM   #3
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AWDs are exempt from the dyno runs at the moment.

The intake and exhaust will be dead giveaways.. not much chance of slipping through the visual with those installed.
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Old 06-30-2003, 11:34 PM   #4
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I think it is exempt only because some places don't have 4 wheel dynos, and in most major cities, I think they are available.

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AWDs are exempt from the dyno runs at the moment.

The intake and exhaust will be dead giveaways.. not much chance of slipping through the visual with those installed.
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Old 06-30-2003, 11:34 PM   #5
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The visual will get you... You'll probably pass the sniffer fine.

one removed cat = instant CARB denial, which is why APS never even pursued a CARB sticker. Also the instant they see an intake, they'll fail you.

You can either replace stock parts for the test or find a shop who will ignore the visual part of the inspection (not gonna happen unless you know someone).
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Old 07-01-2003, 02:20 AM   #6
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Default You will pass smog I did

I have had a club spec on for the past 50,000 mi. I moved out to Cali a year ago and I just smogged my car about 3 mos ago. Needless to say I passed smog with flying colors. Send me a PM if you would like more info.
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Old 07-01-2003, 02:28 AM   #7
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...the $200 smog check? :-)

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I have had a club spec on for the past 50,000 mi. I moved out to Cali a year ago and I just smogged my car about 3 mos ago. Needless to say I passed smog with flying colors. Send me a PM if you would like more info.
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Old 07-01-2003, 09:12 AM   #8
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It didn't cost anymore than a regular smog check. All you have to do is pass the sniffer and the Culb spec will pass with flying colors.
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Old 07-01-2003, 10:36 AM   #9
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Clai sucks for inspections. I had the club spec on my 02 and passed in MA no problem. looks like you will need to go back to stopck for inspections or find a shop that will overlook the visual.

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Old 07-01-2003, 11:17 AM   #10
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It didn't cost anymore than a regular smog check. All you have to do is pass the sniffer and the Culb spec will pass with flying colors.
Well, sometimes you'll find an operator who doesn't take the time to do the visual. Doesn't mean that passing the sniffer is sufficient to pass smog, it means you did not have a complete test performed. These shops are rare because if the state finds out they'll lose their license to perform the tests.
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Old 07-01-2003, 12:14 PM   #11
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The fact that we have AWD and not very many places have AWD dynos is the exact reason why we don't have to do the dyno test. Seems like we won't have to for a considerable amount of time either. The costs outweigh the benefits for them. There's not enough of "us".
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