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Old 11-26-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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Im in the Marine Corps im being stationed in California and i was wondering how hard it is to have a turbocharged miata in California.How are the laws and regulations? I heard that they suck

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Old 11-26-2010, 10:13 PM   #2
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Where's your Home of Record? (The city/state from which you enlisted, not sure if it's called something different in the Corps)

I had my emissions-failing Miata in Cali with FL plates when I was there. Because you're military, you're supposed to be able to keep your car registered in your home state.

The only time I would have had to submit to The People's Republic of California's emissions testing would have been to get a Presidio of Monterey parking sticker. I just parked in the open lots instead.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:17 PM   #3
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I Enlisted from Indiana, so if i kept my Indiana plates i would be exempt?
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:21 PM   #4
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Im down at pendleton. Couldnt get it smogged so I just got North Carolina Plates on it. Only reason youll need smog is for CA registration or for Base. Gettin it registered on pendleton can be tricky without a smog but it can be done. Where on base are you?
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:29 PM   #5
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Right now Im a NAS Lemoore and i graduate from Advanced Carbon Composite school on Dec 10th. Ill be there within the same week. Where tho im not sure yet. And as for my Miata Im still in process of acquiring one i just wanted to know what i was getting into before i got one.Thanks guys for all the help.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:30 PM   #6
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Welcome.
They don't call our state the "smog ****" state for no reason.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:37 PM   #7
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anything else i should know about?
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:37 PM   #8
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I Enlisted from Indiana, so if i kept my Indiana plates i would be exempt?
Correct. Like Lord Teddy said, you'd only need it if the base makes you get it, and even then it looks like he knows some tricks. I'll hand this over to you, Ted.
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Advanced Carbon Composite school. can you make some custom intake manifold out of CF?
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:16 PM   #10
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i have the knowledhe but not the recouces
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:05 PM   #11
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i have the knowledhe but not the recouces
Also he's drunk right now. Probably want to wait until he sobers up to have those parts fabbed.

Silly smog rules.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:09 PM   #12
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lol sorry guys im working off a phone here so bear with me
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