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legal issues B20 swap, CA

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by fast hatch, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. fast hatch

    fast hatch New Member

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    hey guys, so I have a 92 hatch that I have extensively modded. Have a B20V and S80 tranny, Cold-Air, Full tein suspension, full apexi exhaust, Neptune tuned pushing 178 whp and 139 ft/lbs. My issue that I am having is trying to register the vehicle with smog. I also got pulled over recently (profiling pigs!!!) and was written up for emissions bypass systems and referred to the referee. How can i go about getting around this....any ideas? Live in California Bay Area btw. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you, Sean.
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    You cannot have that SUV motor in your car here in CA......no way around it. It sounds like you have been red-flagged and have to take it to a smog referee. You need to put a legal motor in there.

    There are a few different ways to get a swap legal in CA but you are NOT getting a clear from a ref with that B20 stamped on the block. D-series is the cheapest way to get it cleared and then do as you please
     
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    fast hatch New Member

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    thank you

    Well I was thinking about setting up a temporary address in a county in CA which doesn't require their vehicle to pass smog checks as extensive as urban areas. I was looking at Placer, and El Dorado counties to see if this would be a viable option...
     
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    I don't know about a different county, but I lived in CA for a few years and I had my civic reg in south dakota. It was kinda nice I didn't have to deal with any state laws execpt the obvious ones like to loud of car so on and so forth. I moved furniture in AZ for and alot of those ppl did the same thing and never even been to said state they reg in they said they used a po box
     
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    that works as far as smog goes.. but not w/ the ref... swap a d series if u want to pass... what I've also heard is that u can just pay the fine and hope u don't get pulled over again
     
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    Like I stated.....you have been red flagged :shrug:
     
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