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1999 Eclipse Evo Swap

99 OZ Edition

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99 OZ Edition

Proven Member
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Feb 28, 2012
Chino Hills, California
Did you have to take it to the state ref to get CARB approved on the swap? And was it easy since it's a motor from a newer model?


The car would not pass the state referee. California is really strict with any type of modification, so it runs the risk of getting state reffed every time i drive it.

Best bet is to wait until Dsms are smog exempt once they pass their 25 year mark.
 

Ludachris

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The car would not pass the state referee. California is really strict with any type of modification, so it runs the risk of getting state reffed every time i drive it.

Best bet is to wait until Dsms are smog exempt once they pass their 25 year mark.
Oh believe me, I know all about that.

BTW, there's no rolling 25 year mark exemption in CA. Only cars produced before 1976 are exempt:

https://www.smogtips.com/need_inspection.cfm#:~:text=As of April 1, 2005,the 30-year rolling exemption.

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/vehicle-registration/smog-inspections/

Unless the law changes, DSMs will never be exempt in CA (except for a few very rural counties).
 

mysticj

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charlotte, North_Carolina
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