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post #1 of 14 Old 07-07-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Emissions compliant

What all makes a Jeep emissions compliant? I bought an American style Jeep here in Japan and want to export it, but someone said that when it came here it had to be adjusted to meet Japan emission standards and will have to be reconfigured to meet US standards. They said that it can be very expensive. Any ideas on what all would need to be changed? I have a 94 YJ 4.0.

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-07-2013, 04:57 PM
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What state are you moving to? Many states have no emissions requirements for a car that old. Others just look for basic parts to still be there (cat converter, egr valve, vapor canister etc). Others have a tail pipe test, but it isn't too strict so as long is it isn't really messed up, it will pass.

California wants everything perfect.

That's after you get it through customs. http://foreignborn.com/visas_imm/ent...ingyourcar.htm
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-07-2013, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Not sure where the army will send me next but I avoid California as much as possible.
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-07-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Oh and thanks for the link.
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-07-2013, 06:17 PM
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Like said before .. you have to know what state your going to be transferred to. I have a 94 YJ, no emissions test here for it. Safety only. Parts of PA is safety only BUT all the components of the emissions system have to be there. But you guys know how that goes.....thats all I know...
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-07-2013, 07:18 PM
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No emissions BS if you end up in free SD.

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post #7 of 14 Old 07-07-2013, 08:40 PM
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Missouri only tests for emissions on 1996 and newer. Just have to worry about safety inspection.

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post #8 of 14 Old 07-07-2013, 11:05 PM
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Missouri only tests for emissions on 1996 and newer. Just have to worry about safety inspection.
They also check for the presence emissions stuff like the EGR, Vapor Canister, and Catalytic Converter during the safety inspection if they are actually doing what they are supposed to. It doesn't apply to yours since it is fuel injected, but for a 4.2 it needs to look reasonably stock to pass (depending on who you take it to of course).
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-16-2013, 10:36 PM
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Was the Jeep an Import to Japan or was it brought over by another Military member?

While I was stationed in Yokosuka I bought a 1968 VW which a military member had brought over. I shipped it back to the States with my orders (CA). All i had to do was get the proper air cleaner for it.

CA smogs 1974 and newer, so I had to pass the "look-see" check.
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post #10 of 14 Old 07-17-2013, 11:26 AM
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Why not register it in your "home" State? Assuming you don't have emissions there.

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post #11 of 14 Old 07-17-2013, 12:10 PM
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You are looking at "grey Market" Not just emissions standards difference but also safety differences.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_import_vehicle

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A vehicle not originally built to U.S. specifications can, under certain circumstances, be imported through a registered importer who modifies the vehicle to comply with US equipment and safety regulations and then certifies it as compliant, and an independent commercial importer who modifies the vehicle to comply with US emissions regulations and then certifies it as compliant.[3] Those who import nonconforming motor vehicles sometimes bring in more than one car at a time to spread the substantial cost of the necessary destructive testing, modification, and safety certification. Destructive crash testing is not always needed if the vehicle can be shown to be substantially similar to a model sold in the U.S. The Smart Fortwo was imported in this manner prior to its official U.S. release.
If the military is bringing it over you can check with the transportation people. It won't be the first one they've sent over. Coming through Dover I alway see some pretty riced up right hand drives that I can't ID as any car sold here.
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-17-2013, 12:30 PM
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Utah will have safety but some counties require emissions testing in addition to safety


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post #13 of 14 Old 07-19-2013, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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I appreciate all the comments. Good information!
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-20-2013, 09:29 AM
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Texas is good for you to bring it to. All the big bases are not in emissions areas

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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