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I heard that in 2010 smog was coming for California. I want to order a turbo but i dont want to have to get rid of it next year does anyone know anymore about ths. Thanks guys.
 

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look in the book u have and it tells u when your good for smog until.... other than that before you can get tags for ur plates they will make u get a smog....

cali has smog all the time...(get caught with mods on your truck and u will have to go to a smog station pay to get a make and make sure u pass a visial and emissions test....)i know personnally
 

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Here you go...... read it and weep.......



Assembly Bill 1488 (Mendoza, Chapter 739, Statutes of 2007) requires the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to include in the Smog Check Program, by January 2010, diesel-fueled (diesel) vehicles meeting certain model year and vehicle weight range criteria. This legislation requires the BAR to work in consultation with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to create the diesel vehicle test procedures, and requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to work in consultation with the ARB to identify vehicles for inspection.

At a minimum, AB 1488 requires that 1998 and newer vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of less than 8501 pounds be included in the Smog Check Program. In addition, the legislation requires the inclusion of diesel-powered vehicles less than 14,000 pounds GVWR once DMV determines the best method for identifying these vehicles, and ARB/BAR implement applicable test procedures. After working with the DMV and the ARB, the three agencies agreed that it would be most cost effective to include diesel vehicles up to 14,000 pounds GVWR so that program changes could be made all at once. This will result in significant cost savings to the State because DMV will only have to make changes to the system once, and emission benefits will be realized to the State sooner.

The bill indicates that the test will, at a minimum, consist of visual checks of the emission control systems (ECS), and an On Board Diagnostics (OBD) test. In addition, AB 1870 (Lieber, Chapter 761, Statutes of 2006) requires a visible smoke test.

Like gasoline-fueled (gasoline) vehicles, the newest four model-years will not be required to obtain a Smog Check inspection in order to register a vehicle when ownership changes. However, unlike gasoline vehicles, the newest six model-years of diesel vehicles will be required to obtain a biennial Smog Check inspection. It is estimated that approximately 540,000 diesel vehicles will be registered in California and subject to this program in calendar year 2010. DMV will begin sending notifications in January 2010 to registered owners of diesel vehicles with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) ending in even numbers, and the VINs ending in odd numbers will be sent the following year beginning in January 2011.
 

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wow that sucks I guess i wont be adding anyhting else. I guess this should save me some $ but I dont know how im not going to mod my truck.
 

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what u should do honestly (i lived in cali 3 years) is MOVE your state reps and gov are MORE curpt than any other state...
 

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Step one: Mod
Step Two: return to stock when an emissions test is required
 

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yea i could switch it out every year but I want to put a s400 under my stocker and it would be a pain in the to take the twins off every year.
 

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Yea this blows. Cali sucks! I still dont understand how they are going to physically smog the 5.9s. What if when you have to get your yearly smog check, you fill up with a tank of Bio-diesel and run on that for one tank a year, what would that do. They are only doing this cause our state is broker that S***!!!!!
 

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Could you fool the smog station by running on Bio-diesel.
 

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Could you fool the smog station by running on Bio-diesel.
But unless you take your mods off your truck every time you get checked, you'll fail the visual. And if they do roadside checks, you'll have no advance warning that you're about to get checked.
 

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Why would you have to take off your mods, why not just turn the smarty to 1/2 power (SW #0), run biodiesel, and if possible water/meth, propane, or natural gas?
 

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Why would you have to take off your mods, why not just turn the smarty to 1/2 power (SW #0), run biodiesel, and if possible water/meth, propane, or natural gas?
Visual inspection. If your mods can be seen and aren't CARB approved (intake, exhaust, turbo, etc.), you will fail the visual inspection.
 

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Tyranny! I have had to deal with that visual crap in my township here in PA for ever. Thankfully, not on diesels yet. I just punch out the cats on my stuff. No one cares how much you actually emit, its all about the control and your money. There is no other explanation. If they were actually worried about emissions and "green house gasses" we wouldn't be running E10 in things that weren't designed for it. Actually, we wouldn't be running E anything in anything.:rant:

Sorry.....
 

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Visual inspection. If your mods can be seen and aren't CARB approved (intake, exhaust, turbo, etc.), you will fail the visual inspection.
So....the stock turbo is approved, but aftermarket turbos are not?:confused013: And why is a free flowing air filter not approved...THEY IMPROVE EFFICIENCY!!!! I HATE THE EPA!!!!!!!:whip::banghead::whip::whip:
 

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I think the air filter just has to be CARB approved. So if it is then you are good.
 

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Well the only things they listed were stuff for 2nd Gen cummins. And it was all by Banks.
 

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Aftermarket manufacturers have to pay to have their stuff CARB approved. It is a big money game. They didn't do it before because it wasn't necessary. Banks did because they put a lot of $$$ into seeing they were the ones that would benefit ultimately and why they even pushed this stuff behind the scenes with the gub'ment.

As common sense tells you a lot of this has nothing to do with anything... whether air filter, CAC or the brand muffler you use... it is about generating revenue.
 

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Just depends what kind of wingnuts your inspection stations hire, I passed in AZ with my f250 and 12valve cummins every year, they didn't have a clue what they were looking at.
 
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