BANNED by Kris
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Check your local laws and inspection requirements. Several years ago California decided that all diesels older then 1998 were exempt from any emissions testing. As soon as that was signed into law all my crap was deleted. Yes, technically if a vehicle came with an emissions device then it needs to have it for life but here is the catch (at least here in Cali). In Cali you are not allowed to replace any factory Cat. with an aftermarket one under any circumstance. It must be a factory replacement. Flip-side is the factory only has to make a part for a vehicle for 10 years past the discontinue of the model line. So (here at least) since my truck is not eligible for emissions testing and the model is 16 years past discontinued from Ford all I have to do is claim the truck smashed it's Cat. on a rock and the Factory does not offer the cat anymore. Cops have not yet pulled me over for anything with the exhaust and I keep driving. 99-03 7.3L's didn't come with a Cat so what do they have for reference?
But, because I am a pessimist my Banks exhaust is designed to have the Cat. in it and I just use a Diamond Eye off-road test pipe. That way if for any reason I need the Cat. I just swap it back in.
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank
-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4
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