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Old 11-14-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
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So a thought came to me, and I'm not sure why I didn't think to check on this before now, but...

I know there are a few of you guys running around Atlanta with a turbo. What do you do when it comes time to get an emissions inspection? You don't return to stock, do you? Or does nobody give you a hard time if you pass a sniffer test (OBD-I, obviously)?

I may change direction if I have to swap to stock every year.
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You shouldn't have any issues getting through emissions. I have a copy of my last test results if you want to see it. You'll have to wait until tomorrow though (car is in the shop today).
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you just have to find the right places to go, some are more flexible than others. There is a place on Roswell Road (can't remember the name), on the right, a couple miles north of where the ford and mercedes dealers are that friends have gone to and had no problems
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If you have a scanner, I'd love to check them out, and compare with my recent N.A. results.
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To you Atlanta guys, I just saw this:

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/car/234525742.html

Has a hard top! If I had the cash sitting around, I'd buy it, keep the hardtop, do a tune-up, and sell the car to an m.net member. Free hardtop!
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Yeah, I saw that around lunch time and called the guy and left a message. He never called back. Somethin's fishy.

I'll scan my smog test sheet tomorrow. I keep all her records in the glove box and won't see the car again until tomorrow.

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i passsed my texas test super clean when i had 460cc injectors, jim b pipes, 2.5 cat and exhast, and an FM link
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The minimum to pass is so low for a 90 that I passed running a 2.3 liter leaking 60psi of compression past the head gasket into the oil galleys and a coarse tune on the Link ecu. They don't even open the hood anymore- they use an inductive pickup on the dashboard. If you fail, look at the results, tune appropriately and go back for your free retest within 30 days. You have to list what you did to improve the situation- like new plugs, injection cleaning, oil change, whatever.
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Thanks guys. Good to know the turbo won't mess things up. I passed in Houston with the original cat, gutted by the PO. When I moved here, I put in a Magnaflow cat because I thought they were more strict, but maybe not

Onwards with my turbo!
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They've never done anything but look with a mirror to check for my cat. They just want your $25.
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Come up to TN and get your car registered, I'll even let you use my address.
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its nice to not have an obd port. As long as I pass the sniffer, I'm fine. However, in my 11 years of driving, I've never actually had an inspection, just handed a sticker.
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