Will a tuner and changing out gears effect smog? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 V6 Mustang



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 06-18-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Bay Area, CA
Region: California
Posts: 59
Will a tuner and changing out gears effect smog?

Hello,

I was wondering if doing a gear change and tune cause emissions to fail? I live in California and usually they will try to fail you for anything. Sorry for my ignorance. I am new to Mustangs.
AznGuyNamedEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-18-2014, 09:03 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Sanguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 1,623
Gears, no. Tune, possibly. If the tune is too rich, you'll produce more hydrocarbons and it will throw off your emissions.
__________________
'13 'Stang V6 - MT82 - GHIG Ordered: 5/31 Pickup: 7/3
35% Tint, Homemade Intake (1, 2), GT500 Heat Extractor/Splash Guards, Custom Gas Cap
Barton Shifter Bracket, GHIG Shift Knob


'98 Grand Prix GTP - New Project for DD
Sanguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
Registered Member

Regular
 
Socal Stangman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Temecula Ca.
Region: California
Posts: 1,872
I live in Cali too. You can't do anything to a car out here. Tune and then return it to stock for emissions.
Socal Stangman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-18-2014, 09:33 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Bay Area, CA
Region: California
Posts: 59
Yes Stangman, it totally sucks. I was looking at all these great things I could add on to the car but the first thing that pops up in my head is "will I be able to pass smog?". I remember going to the state ref for a modified intake on one of my cars. The state ref laughed and said "I dont know why they keep wasting my time with this bullsh*t".
AznGuyNamedEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 09:50 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Miami
Region: Florida
Posts: 342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanguin View Post
Gears, no. Tune, possibly. If the tune is too rich, you'll produce more hydrocarbons and it will throw off your emissions.
Hi, did you put heat extractors on your V6?

If so please do you have any how to any more photos? jeejj Thanks

I would love to do the same
Ranger052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 10:28 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Sanguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 1,623
I posted photos of it in a thread somewhere. I didn't install it though, had a body shop do it while other work was being done from a collision. It's a factory GT500 extractor though.
__________________
'13 'Stang V6 - MT82 - GHIG Ordered: 5/31 Pickup: 7/3
35% Tint, Homemade Intake (1, 2), GT500 Heat Extractor/Splash Guards, Custom Gas Cap
Barton Shifter Bracket, GHIG Shift Knob


'98 Grand Prix GTP - New Project for DD
Sanguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 10:29 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Miami
Region: Florida
Posts: 342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanguin View Post
I posted photos of it in a thread somewhere. I didn't install it though, had a body shop do it while other work was being done from a collision. It's a factory GT500 extractor though.
Oh ok ok

Thanks
Ranger052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 10:37 PM   #8
ME Bloodhound
Staff
 
Soccerluvr4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sacramento/Bay Area
Region: California
Posts: 14,672
I live in Cali too. You can tune a car and not have to worry about emissions, its your warranty that you will have to deal with though.
__________________

Bullitt build paused pending graduation

HID end all thread
Soccerluvr4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 10:51 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Bay Area, CA
Region: California
Posts: 59
I dont have warranty so I am not too worried about that. Just thought I would ask, but does anyone know of a good independent Ford Mustang service and repair shop in the Santa Clara or San Jose or even the Peninsula area of Northern California? I am hesitant to take any car to the dealers for service or repair.
AznGuyNamedEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 V6 Mustang

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing gears and differential. What do I need? Polar Bear 1996-2004 Mustang GT 16 01-07-2013 05:25 AM
The Ram Air Effect Myth. Dom Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 38 01-16-2007 09:56 PM
Extreme Effect in Alabama Kat The Bar 2 09-23-2004 12:31 PM
ABC GTR Style Ground Effect Kit (Project Car Pics Included!) Dom Mustang Audio & Video 29 06-27-2004 03:22 PM
How much do Spring Insulators effect me? domin8stang Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 27 11-12-2003 11:01 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



01:51 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.