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Cali diesel exhaust rules

My truck is registered in California, I have to abide by the CA emissions laws. Does anyone know what I can or cannot do to my exhaust system out here?


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My truck is registered in California, I have to abide by the CA emissions laws. Does anyone know what I can or cannot do to my exhaust system out here?
Cannot touch from cat forward....cat back is ok.

Find another cat and punch it out, keep stocker just in case!!

That is what I have done


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Move to another state.


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Lol, seriously.

My wife is from California and I'm from Illinois; I refused to move back to either because they're nanny states. Didn't want to give up my guns or have to pay even more money in taxes...

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If I had a choice, I would. I might just register the truck back home in Colorado when I take leave for Xmas. I am in the military and stationed out here. The emissions laws in CA are BS. On my '03 I had a full 4" turbo back with only the muffler in place. It sounded perfect. Is it worth it, sound wise, to put a catback on this pig? Do I have to run mufflers? I wouldn't think that it would be too loud between the turbo and the cat.


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until they start probing our exhaust pipes you can get away with a hollowed out cat installed. but believe me you better have that cat on there in ca, I've been pulled over by 2 highway patrol and both of them looked for the cat and even had a local pd look for a cat when he pulled me over. All within the last 5 years.

They are going to do a visual inspection of exhaust system so if you dont have that cat there then it will be an instant fail. I did not have a muffler last time I was smogged and they did not say anything.

Honestly a cop is going to give you a ticket for anything. So anything you do to your exhaust is legal in their eyes. They can pull you over for a modified exhaust tip and will just to inspect the rest of your exhaust system. This is why I feel really bad for 6.4 guys in CA considering their emissions equipment is IN their exhaust tip.

Make sure you have a cat installed in CA! just hollow it out. I got lucky this year I went into pay my registration this month and the dmv didnt require the smog check!! woot!

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Like I told you before man just register it back home!


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Registering it out of state will not stop a CA cop from giving you a ticket. Just make sure the cat is on there. Preferably hollowed out.

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Registering it out of state will not stop a CA cop from giving you a ticket. Just make sure the cat is on there. Preferably hollowed out.
Actually I disagree with that from experience. My truck is registered in Ohio and I have an Ohio license. If you aren't a "resident" of Cali, you would be fine registering out of state. Just never get a DL in this state. I don't even know why you would want to haha


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Will the trucks pass the tests with the CAT hollowed out? I maybe moving there in the next 3 months for work
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