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Those of you doing Deletes, Exhaust, ETC...

Do any of you have issues with state inspections? My truck is registered in Texas and they have yearly inspections there (I see many other Texas posters as well)

Does stuff like removing DPF, EGR, Aftermarket Exhaust, etc., cause issues with the state inspection?

Just curious how all this works or how you get around it if necessary.
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I haven't done mine yet, but I did my research before I bought the truck. Only 9 counties in Wisconsin require emission testing, so I had the truck titled in a county that doesn't require emission testing. Don't know if that helps or not.

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I have not done mine yet either but if your required to have emissions testing then yes you will run into problems. I just looked it up and it says some counties in texas require emissions testing, so it depends where your at. Pretty much your only options to pass emission tests if your in one of those counties is to find a shop that will pass you with deletes or put everything back to stock. Luckily Pa has no emissions tests for diesels.

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In Texas they do a safety inspection on diesels. Basically blinkers, horn, head lights etc. on gas vehicles they inspect the emissions of them. Shouldn't have any problems yet but those hippies in Cali and Washington are always trying to tighten the strings

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Do any of you have issues with state inspections? My truck is registered in Texas and they have yearly inspections there (I see many other Texas posters as well)

Does stuff like removing DPF, EGR, Aftermarket Exhaust, etc., cause issues with the state inspection?

Just curious how all this works or how you get around it if necessary.
This link is for the DPS website:

Texas Department of Public Safety - Inspection Criteria for the Annual SAFETY Inspection

Diesel vehicles are not required to have emissions tests.
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Texas does not require diesels to be emission tested but they can do a "visual inspection" of the exhaust system. I live in Denton county TX and most inspection places around here know that 6.0 PS and up had something in the exhaust system and some will fail you for not having whatever your truck came with. I know this bc my old truck was a 6.0 and its cat ran away as soon as I bought it. I had to fix the A/C and the shop that recharged it said that if I wanted to bring it back to them for an inspection id have to find my cat. (that was the last time I went to that shop as the owner started arguing with me over this issue)

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Just leave the EGR parts on, and unplug them when you delete. It takes 5 minutes to swap the EGR cross over pipe back on that you remove if you get the block-off plate kit to run an EGT probe for your tuner.

We have the DPF swap down to about an hour with 2 guys. Biggest pain is lifting it down and back up, then its just hooking everything back up. It took us a few hours the first time, but once you know where everything goes its pretty simple. I just spend the couple hours when its inspection time and swap it back to stock, get the certificate, and then delete it again the same day. Until I get a ticket for it by a cop that actually knows what to look and listen for, its the easiest way around emissions testing if you have to deal with it.

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Just leave the EGR parts on, and unplug them when you delete. It takes 5 minutes to swap the EGR cross over pipe back on that you remove if you get the block-off plate kit to run an EGT probe for your tuner.

We have the DPF swap down to about an hour with 2 guys. Biggest pain is lifting it down and back up, then its just hooking everything back up. It took us a few hours the first time, but once you know where everything goes its pretty simple. I just spend the couple hours when its inspection time and swap it back to stock, get the certificate, and then delete it again the same day. Until I get a ticket for it by a cop that actually knows what to look and listen for, its the easiest way around emissions testing if you have to deal with it.
I think you've got the right idea there. I'm interested in more details on your method for removing and reconnecting the emission's systems. How long does it take to swap the EGR from deleted to stock? What if someone were to remove the factory DPF and replace in with a delete pipe that had the same appearance as the DPF? That way a visual inspection from law enforcement would need a greater deal of expertise to establish a conclusive violation. Is that possible or in any way beneficial compared to a straight pipe?
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I think you've got the right idea there. I'm interested in more details on your method for removing and reconnecting the emission's systems. How long does it take to swap the EGR from deleted to stock? What if someone were to remove the factory DPF and replace in with a delete pipe that had the same appearance as the DPF? That way a visual inspection from law enforcement would need a greater deal of expertise to establish a conclusive violation. Is that possible or in any way beneficial compared to a straight pipe?
I thought about bandsawing the DPF in half, gutting it, and welding back so it would pass the visual. Too much work, and would be terrible for flow. You could also potentially just weld the gutted DPF shell around an actual delete pipe if you wanted to solve the flow issue, but again, too much work

Read through the H&S EGR block off plate kit manual and you will see what pipe needs to be removed. Its very simple and takes 5 minutes. That is of course unless you strip one of the small 8mm bolts down in the valley! Then it turns into a headache. So just be careful with those. The majority of the work is the DPF. The first time it took a while, but its really not that bad once you've done it. Just use the Urea injector block-off plate that should come with your delete kit and tie up all of the EGT sensors and your good to go. Feel free to PM me if you need any other tips

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I'm thankful FL does not require emissions testing on diesels...... For those in TX that have visual inspections.... cut open the cat and have a good welder weld the shell around the pipe so it looks like it's there. We used to do this back in the day on our gas burning cars. Of course this is looong before hi-flow cats...lol.
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