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Old 09-05-2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Would the aftermarket FMIC fail the smog test in california.

Would the aftermarket FMIC fail the smog test in california.
What would be the main reason for failing the smog test.
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Old 09-05-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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Yes, I believe it will fail the visual inspection....
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:59 AM   #3
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well. It depends. A FMIC or rather an intercooler is not a CARB item. However a BOV is one. So a FMIC with the stock BPV should be ok. There where it gets complicated. If you use a non stock intake you will fail. If you use a CARB approved intake again you should be ok.

You will have to take it to the referee and have it certified.
There are threads about that in the local CA forums here and the "other" Impreza club.

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PS: you can always put it on and run it. I do not think you can go to the referee on your own but not sure. (meaning an officer can write you up and send you to the referee). Me personally I am not yet ready to cut my bumper for a FMIC. Oh by the way if you have to cut or remove the bumper beam that is ilegal as well.
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:52 AM   #4
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Putt the stock TMIC on, reduce the boost, and cap off your FMIC fender pipes. There's no law against a FMIC that is purely for show, is there?
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Old 09-05-2005, 12:04 PM   #5
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Darn. That really limit the situation back here. With those portable smog station popping like mushrooms on side streets.
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:46 PM   #6
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glad i dont live in cali anymore
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:38 PM   #7
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well. It depends. A FMIC or rather an intercooler is not a CARB item.
Guess again. Here's an example of a CARB EO issued for a replacement intercooler and its associated piping: http://arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/de...eo/D-354-1.pdf.
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Old 09-06-2005, 02:48 PM   #8
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Jon so what's the english term. The way I see it that only applies to certain intercoolers. How about for our newer Subarus.
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Jon so what's the english term. The way I see it that only applies to certain intercoolers. How about for our newer Subarus.
An EO lists the year/make/model for all the vehicles to which it is applicable. If someone installs that same equipment on a vehicle not covered by the EO, then the EO doesn't apply and the installation wouldn't be CARB-legal. Since nobody, so far, has gotten an EO which covers an aftermarket intercooler installed in a Subaru, there are no aftermarket intercoolers which are legal to use on Subarus in California.

If someone were to make an intercooler that met all of Subaru's specs for the stock intercooler, then it could be considered a "replacement" part, which would be CARB-legal. But who'd want to buy an intercooler that performed exactly the same as Subaru's? Maybe if it were pretty - for the bling factor.

You can search CARB's lists of EOs issued so far at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermk...es/amquery.php.
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