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Old 01-31-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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I'm sure this subject is old but I can't find anything on it. Question is, are long tube headers legal in California? And would What cats would be necessary? Thanks
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You get high flows cats yea. But the headers have to be carb legal
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You get high flows cats yea. But the headers have to be carb legal
Do you know if Mac or pacesetters are card legal? Or of any brand that is legal?
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Not sure, hopefully someone can chime in
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For it to be legal it would have to have a CARB sticker on it from what I'm told. Or maybe that's just CAI. You can always ask the vendor
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I think that as long as you still have all four of the catalytic converters it would be legal.
I'm just guessing but that would make sense.
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And also what state you're in. Like California which is the worst
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And also what state you're in. Like California which is the worst
Yeah I'm in California haha emission laws here SUCKS
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:31 PM   #9
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I live in humboldt, california.
Yeah the smog sucks... in humboldt you only have to smog a vehicle when you selling it, or bring it off of a non-op.(Atleast that's how it works in humboldt)
So could run it cat-less.(already have a egr delete)
I might be selling it though, so I gotta keep it legal and fix everything.
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LT are illegal in CA they delete the cats. The only carb legal headers JBA shorties
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couldn't you just move the cats back? Like if you were going with divorced duals, might be able to fit the cats where the mid pipe would be?
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they want it to be in stock condition with the cats, the visual inspection will fail you since the cats will be moved even if it has all four of the cats.. (friend lives in cali, he's been through all this before) like said above the only carb legal headers are JBA shorties but that's just a waste

you can add the stock headers from a 94-98 sixxer to your car, ford part so legal and they probably wouldn't even notice during inspection, about the only set of shorties worth messing with since they're cheap
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #13
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With shorties your only paying for it to be "legal" and some small numbers. I would just get some long tubes power and grate sound. Unless your going to turbo along the way.
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