Texas Inspection? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 02-24-2014, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
BigRack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: belton
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
BigRack is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 02-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
chrgd2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Leander TX
Posts: 202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?

--7.3
chrgd2000 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 02-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Vannnce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Everett, WA/ Tulsa, OK
Posts: 888
Thanks: 14
Thanked 43 Times in 40 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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

-Vance-
.2002 f350 Lariat 4" lift w/ 35's. Hydra w/PHP. Swamps 175/146 injectors. gauges. banks power elbow, 4" dp 5"out,RiffRaffs FRX ww, ccv, AIH delete riff raff boost port, '10 tailgate mod amongst a bunch of other goods
.B&W turnover/ companion to haul my 2001 Prowler 5'ver. Home away from home
I.B.E.W. Local 1002


Vannnce is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 02-24-2014, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
BigRack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: belton
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
BigRack is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 02-26-2014, 05:57 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 1,819
Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 66 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
White95f250 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 02-26-2014, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
BigRack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: belton
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok that sounds good to me. i would love to make the truck straight piped 4" all the way.

2002 F-250 SC 4X4 - 2.5" leveling kit w/ 35" tires

***Coming Soon***
4" turbo back diamond eye exhaust, 6637 intake, PHP Hydra, WW2, F-650 mod w/ boost, pyro, & trans temp
BigRack is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 04-15-2014, 11:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Temple, TX
Posts: 224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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.

2003 F350 7.3L Lariat FX4
05-07 badges
05-07 front conversion
casserly stage 2 165cc injectors
srp1.1 hpop
gtp38r (should've done h2e )
custom 6 position chip
isspro ev2 gauges
6inch lift
4inch Straight Pipe
Mt's 37x13.50 R20
3.73 gears
billet converter
48 gallon fuel tank
08 Front and Rear Axles
plus more.....

soon to come: bts trans.
swalker332 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome