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just got back from smog check in Vegas

i just got my truck smogged and i was surprised at what they do here. i was hoping it would be like some of you guys where just drive around the parking lot . they actually strap the truck to a dyno and stick a sniffer into the exhaust pipe. he also popped the hood, looked around under there then checked underneath to see if the cat was there. so if i had to guess, i would say the dpf delete would not fly here.

how much of a PIA would it be to swap the stuff off and on each year?
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That is a whole lot more than was done to mine here in Kalifornia. Just a visual, did not even pull it into the shop. Ten minutes and $60.00 later.


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how much of a PIA would it be to swap the stuff off and on each year?
It takes about 2 hours depending on the person. And that is a beer drinking pace. If you were in a hurry or trying to set a record, I'm sure it can be done much faster.

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It takes about 2 hours depending on the person. And that is a beer drinking pace. If you were in a hurry or trying to set a record, I'm sure it can be done much faster.
i'm really thinking i'm going to need to go this route eventually. i'm not ready to do it just yet. i've got some other issues with the truck i want to fix first but if it only takes a couple of hours to re-install, that it's too bad for a once a year deal.
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That is a whole lot more than was done to mine here in Kalifornia. Just a visual, did not even pull it into the shop. Ten minutes and $60.00 later.
i was really shocked at the process. i asked him about trucks with tuners and if they are able to pass. he said they generally don't have a problem. if they chug out too much coal, they can just dial it back and it should pass. i didn't ask anything about a DPF delete though. i guess the bright side is mine only cost $46
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wondering what he was checking for under the hood? It is perfectly legal to change out air filters so why would they look under the hood?

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i asked what he was looking for under the hood, he replied...."the catalytic converter"....my reply "that thing is under the hood?".....his reply "no, it's under the truck".....so i have NO idea what he was looking for. can you see the DPF from there?
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The smog check on Jones and Charleston is the one to go to. The guy just straps it on the dyno and thats it. No under the hood or under the vehicle check.
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might have just found THE place to go
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good thing I don't live there. We have nothing more than a safety inspection here in VA unless you live up north then they do emission testing but I think thats just limited to gas vehicles.

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