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Old 02-26-2016, 11:05 AM   #1
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Switching from carted back to off-road .

I'm wanting to go off-road x or h but need opinions on how much of a hassle it would be to switch back in forth to pass emissions being in California . So essentially I would have to switch out the mid pipe and switch tunes to pass emissions then once again after I passed . Has anyone had experience with this in California or any other states ?


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Unless you re use your stock cars than you probably won't pass with high flows in California
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It would be easy, just a bit of a hassle if you don't have a lift.


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Yes. Every two years you will need to reinstall the original exhaust components before the biennial emissions test.

What year is your car?
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Yes. Every two years you will need to reinstall the original exhaust components before the biennial emissions test.



What year is your car?

2012 , ok that's what I was needing to know . I have access to a lift just making sure I would have to switch tunes ?


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You will probably have to reinstall the original tune as well. Particularly, if there was something done to the tune, like turning off the downstream 02 sensors so that the check engine light does not stay lit.

The good news is that your car won't be eligible for it's first emissions test until 2018.
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You will probably have to reinstall the original tune as well. Particularly, if there was something done to the tune, like turning off the downstream 02 sensors so that the check engine light does not stay lit.



The good news is that your car won't be eligible for it's first emissions test until 2018.

Ok gotcha , and to reinstall the original tune it can be done through my tuner or does it have to be through ford ?


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You will have to reinstall your stock tune with your tuner long before your car is ready to be tested so that you have all monitors set. THAT may take hundreds of miles to do. Trust me it will be a major headache.
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You will have to reinstall your stock tune with your tuner long before your car is ready to be tested so that you have all monitors set. THAT may take hundreds of miles to do. Trust me it will be a major headache.

Geez , sometimes I hate California . Sounds like I would be asking to not pass smog


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Trust me it's just as bad here in Connecticut.
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Yeah, too much of a hassle in New York too!
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i have an off road X now and it is time for emmissions . No hastle for me to switch back and forth, i enjoy seeing the panties under my 5.0 lol.

i have a BAMA Tune so i just use the programer to return the car back to stock when i switch to catted mid pipe and i need emmissions performed.
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i have an off road X now and it is time for emmissions . No hastle for me to switch back and forth, i enjoy seeing the panties under my 5.0 lol.

i have a BAMA Tune so i just use the programer to return the car back to stock when i switch to catted mid pipe and i need emmissions performed.

Interesting ! It's always cool to hear both opinions . How many miles does it take for your car to relearn the parameters and kick the check engine light off when switching back to stock tune ??


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They say it usually takes about 30-60 miles for the engine or computer to really get used to the changes. That is pretty accurate because when i roll on catted pipe and switch to off road with a Tune, the O2 Sensor Codes become active 40 miles down the road.
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They say it usually takes about 30-60 miles for the engine or computer to really get used to the changes. That is pretty accurate because when i roll on catted pipe and switch to off road with a Tune, the O2 Sensor Codes become active 40 miles down the road.

That's not too bad at all considering you have to do it every two years


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