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California was the first smog nazi state and set the standards of the California Air and Resource Board. I heard of other states converting over to california emissions years ago or at least starting to convert. I guess they moved onto texas which means ALL modifications need a lil plaque/sticker/and-or label on it with the capital letters CARB Exempt and it will have a set of numbers or code on it. They sell carb exempt intakes with the plaques on them but thats why they go for $250+ on ebay rather than a cheap $30 intake like the one i have on my car.

Swap over the oem parts for inspection....only way to pass, sorry.

Thats why i didnt put long tube headers or any wild modifications with the pi motor i put in. Ive been talking to an old buddy of mine who is EPA/ARB certified and says i should have no problem passing smog as long as i go to a gas station or family smog shop and bring my old 4.6L plaque so they dont question the "running horse" plaque on my plenum.
 
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