Hey guys! I am looking at a track edition AWE exhaust. Would this be too loud or not pass an emissions test in California?
Oh that’s not a bad idea. The touring sounds good and probably doesn’t catch quite as much attention either if I kept it on.Get the tourin version of the AWE and add on the track conversion. Then you can switch back and forth as needed. I have the track edition and haven't had any issues. But I also don't live in SoCal or drive like a total hoon.
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You're fine. I'm straight piped with one resonator and the Touring AWE... I have my cat sitting in my garage and every two years I just slap it on, heat it up and passed smog every time.Thanks for all the responses! I might just have to roll the dice and take it off for ref if need be then. It sounds so good, it’s hard to pass on it.
Swap out the stock muffler with a magnaflow from your local muffler shop. It will sound better and you'll never have any trouble passing emissions. My friend in San Bernardino did that to his ST and sounds better than most aftermarket exhausts. I compared it to a deep throaty sound like an MBRP without the raspy sound of that AWE. All California carb legal too.Hey guys! I am looking at a track edition AWE exhaust. Would this be too loud or not pass an emissions test in California?
autozone/oriellys does a pre smog inspection? are they just checking for cel's? or are they actually checking the engine data to be within the set emission limits? Im curious because i haven't heard of them doing this? and if they do, then i could save some cashola.With our cars being OBDII, there is no more sniff test. The smog inspection is now just an inspection of the car and then plug into the OBDII port. They’ll check to see if all “monitors” are available/online/working. You can typically go to a pep boys or autozone/orielly’s and ask if they can do a pre-smog inspection with an OBDII scanner.
if the shop is cool, they won’t bother you about an exhaust or catted down pipe.