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Old 12-21-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
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Emissions and LT headers

Just have a quick question on why you can't pass emissions in CA and maybe other states if you have long tube headers.
Is it because all the hydrocarbons don't get burned properly with the LT's?
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Re: Emissions and LT headers

It's because you don't post things in the right area
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:55 PM   #3
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Re: Emissions and LT headers

it's a Bar worthy topic. so was my question about a market for custom LT's.
None of it had to do with performance. just a simple question on emissions, not V6 engine tech.
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Re: Emissions and LT headers

it wont pass visual in cali. it doesnt do jack **** to the actual emissions coming out of the tailpipe.

i think bbk shorty headers ARE cali legal though, i heard that a few times that they are the only headers with carb legal stickers. i think jba is also pending for carb legalness.

of course, none of this **** will bother you if you can find a hook up in your area for smog.
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:25 PM   #5
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Re: Emissions and LT headers

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it's a Bar worthy topic. so was my question about a market for custom LT's.
None of it had to do with performance. just a simple question on emissions, not V6 engine tech.
I was just messing around. I put it in here because it has tech worthy information in it for someone that wants to know the same thing you do It's much easier to find this thread in this forum than in the Bar.
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Re: Emissions and LT headers

^whenever my stuff gets moved over here i get less responses though. people check the bar more often.
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Re: Emissions and LT headers

Well I can't just let everyone post their tech related questions in the bar... defeats the purpose of these forums doesnt it? lol.. if everyone keep posting in the bar then no one would ever check this section for sure.
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Re: Emissions and LT headers

Hm...I'd have to say b/c cali doesn't want you doing anything to your car period. They expect everyone to buy it, never touch it, and just drive. Kinda like my dad lol. I say..it's my car, I'll do to it what I feel fit. But nah, it's mainly a visual thing. If you could find a set of lt's that have a carb sticker...you'd be set. But, I dunno if that's possible.
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Re: Emissions and LT headers

^yoink a carb sticker off a set of shorties and attach it to them

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probably ought not to do that actually... fraud

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Re: Emissions and LT headers

It's against federal law to move the catalytic converters. Since, with long tubes, your cats won't be in the stock location you can't pass inspection with 'em.
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Re: Emissions and LT headers

Even if you have cats with the LTs, the cats will be farther away from the motor and take longer to heat up. Therefore your car will produce more emissions when its cold.
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Re: Emissions and LT headers

Well..nevermind then...move to a state without emissions lol.
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