FMIC passing smog?

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FMIC passing smog?

Postby smog7 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:00 pm

Would having a fmic not allow you to pass visual inspection for smog? i live in cal, so i would have to pass the visual...unless i can find a "friendly" smog person.
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Postby Mafix » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:08 am

i don't see why it would fail.
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Postby Highway » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:21 am

from another board
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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Nick

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.:)


good luck :shoots:

also:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/aftermkt.htm

Aftermarket, Performance and Add-On Parts Regulations Replacement Parts Guidelines
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/replace.htm

and:
Aftermarket Parts Device Type Listing of Executive Orders
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/d ... mktqry.php

have fun :evil:
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Postby smog7 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:32 am

well im not exactly going to get a fmic at the moment, but i just wanted to see....
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