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Old 12-29-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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socal motor swap smog advice

First off, I don't really do the forum thing that much so if I mess something up, my b. If this thread is not in the right area please move it to the correct area.

Moving on. I currently live in Dallas but will be relocating to the SoCal area in a couple of months. I'm looking to start my 1jz s14 build when I get there. I have heard though that the smog regulations on swapped motors are quite a pain. I'm just looking for advice from those that have had to go through this as well. I did a search on the forum but did not come up with anything. If I overlooked a thread that could be of use please post a link.

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Old 12-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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You did not find anything because it's illegal to do and illegal smogging is not a tolerated subject on the forum.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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You can't do it. Period. No if ands or buts
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No because I don't want to do another 5 lug conversion.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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theres a way. keep your car registered over there or hand it off to a family member over there and as long as its registered in texas cali rules dont apply. just have someone renew it over there when you have too. military guys do it alot. research it
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You can still get in trouble out of state or not, look that up
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No because I don't want to do another 5 lug conversion.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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You can't do it.

The only way to make it legal is to get an SB100 exemption, and they only give out a limited number per year (750)

If you don't have an SB100 exemption, it's not legal. Period.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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Pass a legit smog. Then get a P.O. box in a smog exempt area like Julian. Register the car through the P.O. box then do your swap. No smog required
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can anyone confirm that the p.o box idea still works? I think they require a physical address now
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well this sucks. maybe I'll just keep the car registered in Texas. All the other ideas sound a little sketchy
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Keep the car registered in TX. Keep your Texas drivers license.

BUT.

If you get in an accident and you insurance company can prove you live in CA (like you signed a lease, own a house, etc) they can deny the claim.
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