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Just moved to San Diego. Need help passing smog test

Postby LooSeNutZ » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:58 pm

I just moved here and I'm regreting that fact that I removed the egr and charcoal canister on my ST165. If you know any tricks to passing the smog test or know where I can get these parts please help.

Also, I have a straight intake installed. Will they require me to reinstall a stock intake.

If I install a high flow cat in my 3" xs power exhaust will they be ok with that?

This is all new to me. Never had smog testing where I was from. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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88 ST165
Hallman MBC set at 15psi
Straight Intake
MR2 BPV
XS Power 3" Exhaust

WTB ST165 2.5" or 3" Downpipe
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Postby LooSeNutZ » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:09 pm

Oh and one more thing. Is there anyplace in San Diego that sells 93 octane gas? This 91 crap is killing my power!
88 ST165
Hallman MBC set at 15psi
Straight Intake
MR2 BPV
XS Power 3" Exhaust

WTB ST165 2.5" or 3" Downpipe
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Postby sportbiker929 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:42 am

you are gonna need the EGR charcol can and a cat for sure. prolly two cats.
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Postby ummmiono » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:45 am

All u really need is a mexican dude and $100. Haven't smogged any of my cars in years. Yes technically illegal though
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Postby sportbiker929 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:21 am

well, there is that method
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Postby LooSeNutZ » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:08 am

I'm sure I can get it to pass the sniffer test. I just need them to look the other way on the visual. Really don't want to remove the straight intake and 3" exhaust.
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Hallman MBC set at 15psi
Straight Intake
MR2 BPV
XS Power 3" Exhaust

WTB ST165 2.5" or 3" Downpipe
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Postby ummmiono » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:17 am

Well regardless I'm sure u could find some mexican dude that wouldn't care bout visual. I smog my cars over the phone haha
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Postby LooSeNutZ » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:32 am

Wanna hook me up with your source? :D
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Hallman MBC set at 15psi
Straight Intake
MR2 BPV
XS Power 3" Exhaust

WTB ST165 2.5" or 3" Downpipe
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Postby ummmiono » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:36 am

Haha I don't even know the guy, I give my uncle money and he goes to the guy. Besides he's somewhere in LA I believe. I'm sure there's plenty of people thatd hook u up in SD.
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Postby 935motorsports » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:08 pm

A straight intake is harder to pass visual with. However, if you put an HKS on there, you can put the HKS carb sticker, and they will simply think that the intake pipe is part of the intake kit.

The EGR has to be there, even if it isn't hooked up to anything.

The good news is that you don't need an EGR to pass the sniffer. All you need is a good working cat and a smog tech that will not do a visual on you.
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Postby wizzards581 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:39 am

if an engine is running ok (like brand new) condition a cat wouldnt make a difference, says my brother (smog tech)... mine engine had better #'s with 1 cat then 2 cats...

jus make it look like stock and pray it passes sniff test. however u will need egr for the functional part.
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Postby xkirex » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:04 am

Ditto on the trying to find yourself a dude that knows a dude that worked with a dude that does smog checks for a bill or two. That how i get my car passed every two years. believe me, straight piping exhaust and intake isnt exactly smog friendly in Cali but god damnit its fast =D
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Postby Toxygene » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:55 pm

You need to show up to some MR2OC meets. They can direct you to people who can help you with Cali smog checks. :wink:

Since they sold way more MR2s and they have a bigger fan base... the connections they make are invaluable. :wink: :wink:

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