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Old 02-24-2014, 08:42 AM
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Texas Inspection?

Ok. So i am about to buy a 7.3. Has never been registered in Texas. I was wondering if we needed a cat and muffler on the vehicle to pass. Also is there anything else i need to know with a diesel in Texas. I have owned 3 in Florida and never had to worry about a thing. Any input is good input. thanks
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:19 PM
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As long as you can pass a safety inspection, you are good. Lights, wipers, blinkers, e-brake, ect. No emissions testing on diesels here. Remember to get an out of state inspection sheet from the inspector, you will need it to get it registered at the dmv. You need proof of insurance of course. Where are you moving to?
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:00 PM
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texas requires a muffler. and they wont pass you if you have any type of smoked light even if "50 state dot legal"
That was my experience anyway, it was a joke and some punk *** little prick drove my truck like he stole it.

rant over haha
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I currently in the Army at Ft Hood. Live up in the belton area. Have been there for 2 years. This will be my first diesel that i have owned in Texas. Was just curious how that all went here. Florida you didnt have to worry about a thing.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:57 AM
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No muffler required in Texas. Check the DOT website, the turbo is considered a "muffler". It also depends on your county but according to the state you do not need a muffler.

Inspection places are run by people and people make mistakes. Some are stricter than others and don't bother reading the laws and would rather enforce their own rules just to cover their own butts. I had an inspection guy telling me my pipes were too big, I told him there is now law on it and he just shrugged and said ok. If one place says something and won't pass you then go somewhere else. The inspectors they send out to these places are up their butts hard so some are more worried about stuff than others.
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ok that sounds good to me. i would love to make the truck straight piped 4" all the way.
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i just got mine inspected here in temple, the only thing i had to change was put stock tail lights in. because i normally had smoked lights. my 7.3 is straight piped and no questions asked there.
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