Ok guys, I think this is the place to get the answers I have been looking for. I have read alot of posts, but I wasen't able to find all the stuff I needed so here goes. I live in Cali, and I want a swap that will be as reliable as possible and as quick as possible. I also need something that will be legal. I don't want to have to run around looking to get my car smog checked. I also want to avoid the heat on the Police car checks (saw one go down two weeks ago in Torrance, needless to say Guy was out of a car for a while). Ok, heres what i need to know - Can JDM engines be reffed, and smoged in Cali? - Are the majority of engines swaped in Cali JDM? A shop said no mater what engine swap I get, to make sure if I want it legal to get a USDM engine. - Do shops try and switch JDM with USDM engines? If I sound like a fool, or these have been asked before please tell me, or point me in the right direction. ::EDIT:: I have a 96' Civic Thanks!