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Old 05-19-2005, 02:20 AM   #1
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im going to be swapping a WRX motor into my RS this summer, i was curious what the process is for getting it certified. do i just make an appointment with the smog ref? and what kind of paperwork do i need? do i need to prove i bought the engine or anything like that? thanks for any info.
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:05 PM   #2
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You might wanna ask a local shop that does swaps. I know ispeed is in california, mabye PM them and then post what answers you get.
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:18 PM   #3
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They should be state legal if all sensors work
http://www.smogcheck.ca.gov/stdPAge....ee_Centers.htm

ask adam at www.licmotorsports.com
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:41 PM   #4
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You need to do a lot of smog/dmv work and spend a good amount of money at both. Your best bet is to talk to i-speed they are the only vendor I know of to get a swap to pass CA smog.
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:02 PM   #5
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totoherbs: i was under the impression that the swap was easy to get passed..

Swat: thanks for the link it is helpful.

guess i will be calling some places for more info
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:23 PM   #6
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granted i don't know the cali smog laws, i would think, a wrx engine, regardless of what car its in, if its wired correctly and has all the stock stuff running off of it, i don't see why it wouldn't pass the donor cars' emission laws.
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:02 PM   #7
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Well if there is a bad sensor anywhere, it will fail. The wiring will need to work right with the correct ECU and it will pass. If you are looking for one to pass, i'd definatly recommend one of the shops who has done it before rather than DIY.
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:05 AM   #8
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im not worried about it passing. i just basically need to know the process. i have a donor wrx and im basically swapping everything over. i know that the wrx motor in my car with all the wrx sensors ecu etc is legal. i just need to know the process to get it certified. thanks for the reply here and on the other board kostamojen

and i dont feel like paying someone to do the swap. for me, doing it myself is 75% of the fun anyway.
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Originally Posted by I-Speed USA
OK.

I am not clear what each state's rules so bear with me.

In CA, the state referee checks out the car/swap for...02 sensors, emission equipment, Co and Nox, and they want to connect to the ECU.
What we did to the JDM/WRX conversions is this:
- combine the JDM and USDM harness (the jdm harness is without emission stuff and the USDM is without the AVCS stuff)
- Keep as many things stock as possible.
- Keep the USDM ecu in the car for the state referee check so that the ref can see it with their scanner.

Some people ask about the AVCS.
Rather than switch the pin-out from the TGV to the avcs for the jdm ecu, we added more wires so that we can use the USDM AND jdm ecu. Of course when using the USDM ecu , we do not have avcs.

If all your wiring is correct and/or you have a re-flash on either the JDM or USDM ecu, then you should be able to run BOTH the US and JDM ecu's without any problem.

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This thread should help...
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:09 PM   #10
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for me, doing it myself is 75% of the fun anyway.

not the wiring!

good luck with the swap
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