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Old 07-09-19, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Dreaded smog

Good evening all!
I am calling on the subie community for help! It is that dreaded time again, once every two years. I need to get my vehicle smogged for the man. I feel as this time I have gone too far, past the point of no return. You guys know how it goes. I got ringlands, had my motor rebuild, and somehow now I have a stage 4 sti sitting the garage that needs a smog cert. I live in the San Diego area. Anybody know anyone that could help me smog my vehicle? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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Old 07-10-19, 05:33 AM   #2
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leave the state.. utah is great.

otherwise, wave two benjis in front of indy smog shop owners in seedy areas until someone says, 'passed'.

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Old 07-10-19, 06:51 AM   #3
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get cat on and alternate smog passing tune and see how it goes!
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Old 07-10-19, 07:50 AM   #4
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they also do visual, so if intake, bov, front mount, etc - its a fail.

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Old 07-10-19, 12:56 PM   #5
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best is to go talk to your tuner. they would have sound advice.
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Old 07-10-19, 01:54 PM   #6
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What is a stage 4 STi?
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same as level 4 pokemon?
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Sell your car to me for pennies on the dollar
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Hey everyone, thank you for the replies. I laughed way harder than I should have at the Pokémon joke. I talked to a guy and he pretty much said there’s no way around it now in CA with the state Ref threat. I’m currently working on going back to stock.
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Old 07-13-19, 04:03 PM   #10
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when i was in CA and had my STI stage 2, I just put the stock exhaust back on and reflashed the tune back to stock for the one day then swapped it all back.
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