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Black smoke and tunes

So i got a little letter from the inspection and emmissions station, i have to go in and have an " excessive smoke test" done today at 1. i run DJ's tunes, but they are now closed, so i was wondering who i could get to tweak my tunes so i blow less smoke. i have heard that they can be fine tuned to keep the power but emit less smoke. this is my only warning from them and any future complaints made on my vehicle will be turned over to the State and the federal EPA. i dont want any trouble but want to keep my power. any suggestions?


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holy crap... that sucks....

try calling up innovative or just take off the tuner all togeather and run stock...
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Are you serious. Wow - I thought it was bad here. I agree that the Innovative tunes make great power with very little smoke. I was playing with the Spartan tunes and they smoke quite a bit more. Give Eric a call.

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So i got a little letter from the inspection and emmissions station, i have to go in and have an " excessive smoke test" done today at 1. i run DJ's tunes, but they are now closed, so i was wondering who i could get to tweak my tunes so i blow less smoke. i have heard that they can be fine tuned to keep the power but emit less smoke. this is my only warning from them and any future complaints made on my vehicle will be turned over to the State and the federal EPA. i dont want any trouble but want to keep my power. any suggestions?
Can't you just set it back to stock for the test?

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eh, just turn it to stock and say you just replaced the turbo because it was leaking oil and that caused the smoke. i mean what are the odds they are gunna check you again, and they cant just turn you over. what happend to the legal system?



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Can't you just set it back to stock for the test?


Eric at ID does make awesome power with little to no smoke, even on the Extreme race tune :burnout


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return it to stock, i wouldnt say anything. 18 wheelers smoke all the time, dump trucks. I hightly doubt they are running a custom tune in them

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return it to stock, i wouldnt say anything. 18 wheelers smoke all the time, dump trucks. I hightly doubt they are running a custom tune in them
I agree with is totally at every light when a 18 wheeler takes off they normally put out as much or if not more smoke than you

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Look Walker, This is how Dad taught me. Keep in mind that he was a VERY honorable man. He stayed in Vietnam (by choice) for over 6 years. Not because he liked it, but because not enough others wanted to step up and do more than their part.

He taught me to NEVER lie. BUT don't tell them any more than you have to.

If you have to show up and blow a clean test, flash it to stock. If they ask you if you know why it was smoking, you can honestly say, "NO." If you weren't the one to write the smokey tune to begin with.

After you leave, pull into McDonald's and reflash with the tune of your choice.

As said before, the State's own diesels smoke more than ours. So who the F are they to fine us or harass us if we blow a cloud of coal on take off?

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I think he is more concerned with getting turned in again by some tree hugger - passing the test should be easy.

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