Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday June 23, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Bay Area Impreza Club
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2016, 08:30 PM   #1
subaru_steve
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 219426
Join Date: Aug 2009
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Memphis, TN
Vehicle:
2004 Subaru WRX
WRB Stage II

Default TN to CA, Smog and Inspection

So I will be moving to the bay area in January and bringing my 2004 WRX. My car is your classic stage II WRX with nothing crazy otherwise done. What am I getting into with smog and inspection out there?

My car is running:
- TurboXS TBE with no cats
- STi Up-pipe
- TGV Deletes (codes deleted)
- K&N Typhoon Intake
- Cobb OTS Stage II map @ 93 Octane

Then a handfull of suspension and other not noteworthy mods. No idea how smog works and how to go about getting around this. Thanks guys!
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
subaru_steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 10-08-2016, 03:02 AM   #2
oaklandish_WRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 267339
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Ostinato Rigore
Vehicle:
2002 0[[XXXXoXXXX]]0
MBP LongRoof

Default

Visual check for oem cats ( up pipes usually safe) and intake tract will be problematic. Others less so. No sniffer, just obd check. Find an oem dp to swap & put the 91acn map on. Sorry but welcome!
oaklandish_WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2016, 03:04 AM   #3
oaklandish_WRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 267339
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Ostinato Rigore
Vehicle:
2002 0[[XXXXoXXXX]]0
MBP LongRoof

Default

Does k & n have a CARB EO number? If not, get an spt or stock unit.
oaklandish_WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2016, 01:45 PM   #4
subaru_steve
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 219426
Join Date: Aug 2009
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Memphis, TN
Vehicle:
2004 Subaru WRX
WRB Stage II

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oaklandish_WRX View Post
Visual check for oem cats ( up pipes usually safe) and intake tract will be problematic. Others less so. No sniffer, just obd check. Find an oem dp to swap & put the 91acn map on. Sorry but welcome!
That doesn't sound too bad to do, what if I installed the CAT option that TurboXS offers or does it need to be the OEM dp?

I can't believe its only an OBD II check, that's what we had in Pennsylvania. I thought it was more involved.

Quote:
Originally Posted by oaklandish_WRX View Post
Does k & n have a CARB EO number? If not, get an spt or stock unit.
I do not know, I'll have to look into this. Worst case I can grab a factory intake box and throw it back on, no biggie.
subaru_steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2016, 07:53 PM   #5
Bikelok
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 254851
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Nor-Cal Bay Area
Vehicle:
2002 WRX wagon 5mt
PSM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by subaru_steve View Post
That doesn't sound too bad to do, what if I installed the CAT option that TurboXS offers or does it need to be the OEM dp?

I can't believe its only an OBD II check, that's what we had in Pennsylvania. I thought it was more involved.

Aftermarket CATS are not legal here. Only OEM. If you don't have you stock ones, find one you can swap out for the inspection. Like what Oaklandish said the STI up pipe should be just fine.

They used to sniff as well, but post 2000 vehicles are no longer required to sniff.
Bikelok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 12:02 AM   #6
cramerox
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 447443
Join Date: May 2016
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: CALIPORNIA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
SILVER

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikelok View Post
Aftermarket CATS are not legal here. Only OEM. If you don't have you stock ones, find one you can swap out for the inspection. Like what Oaklandish said the STI up pipe should be just fine.

They used to sniff as well, but post 2000 vehicles are no longer required to sniff.
Doesnt necessarily need to be oem. Just a cat thats CARB approved cat. OEM would probably be less of a headache over all.
cramerox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 12:22 AM   #7
Bikelok
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 254851
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Nor-Cal Bay Area
Vehicle:
2002 WRX wagon 5mt
PSM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cramerox View Post
Doesnt necessarily need to be oem. Just a cat thats CARB approved cat. OEM would probably be less of a headache over all.

True, but getting a none OEM CAT that's CARB approved is a major pain. So basically you are stuck with OEM.
Bikelok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 01:03 AM   #8
cramerox
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 447443
Join Date: May 2016
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: CALIPORNIA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
SILVER

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikelok View Post
True, but getting a none OEM CAT that's CARB approved is a major pain. So basically you are stuck with OEM.


Yes sir!
cramerox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2016, 01:09 PM   #9
Suba_Roo
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 5691
Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Redwood City, CA
Vehicle:
2001 2.5 RS
Silverthorn

Default

Keep in mind, you'll need to pass a visual inspection to get a CA plate. Once that is done however, every 2 years you will need to get the car smog tested. It will fail that without cats. It might fail that with the tune. It'll likely fail the visual with most of the other stuff.

Long story short. Plan to pretty much strip off any aftermarket engine stuff (except cat back exhaust) every two years.
Suba_Roo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2016, 04:34 PM   #10
subaru_steve
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 219426
Join Date: Aug 2009
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Memphis, TN
Vehicle:
2004 Subaru WRX
WRB Stage II

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suba_Roo View Post
Keep in mind, you'll need to pass a visual inspection to get a CA plate. Once that is done however, every 2 years you will need to get the car smog tested. It will fail that without cats. It might fail that with the tune. It'll likely fail the visual with most of the other stuff.

Long story short. Plan to pretty much strip off any aftermarket engine stuff (except cat back exhaust) every two years.
Well right now I am looking at buying a 2016 Impreza within the first month of moving so I can tuck the WRX away to work on it. I'll have some time hopefully to tidy up the issues.
subaru_steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2017, 06:54 PM   #11
green9088
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 463173
Join Date: Feb 2017
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: SO CAL
Vehicle:
2006 WRX Sedan
Gray

Default

What is smog test like in TN, will be moving there in Jan
green9088 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.