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Unread 02-26-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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In the military and got orders to San Francisco. Now that smog test!!!

I am pretty happy getting orders to SF. Since I am from the east coast I really have never been there but I have some family and have heard nothing but great things. My big question is..... I don't think my 86 cj7 258 with a 32/34 webber is going to pass the smog test. All that I have hooked up to the carb is the fuel and throttle cable. And she runs great!!! Since I am military is there a way I could keep my registration in another state with the plates and not register it in CA and have to do the smog test? Or do I have to do the smog test no matter what? Thanks for the help.

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Unread 02-26-2014, 09:58 PM   #2
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keep it registered and tagged based off your home of record and your good to go. Just dont claim California as your home of record. I do not think California can subject an out of state vehicle to their emissions laws. http://www.dmv.org/ca-california/military-drivers/
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What's your state of residence? Should be able to register it in that state.

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Unread 02-26-2014, 09:59 PM   #4
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You can keep your jeep registered to your home state.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 10:57 PM   #5
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Cool, thanks for the help. Right now I am stationed on Maui. So it is registered in Hawaii. I am going to try and keep it reg. in Hawaii then. But my home of record is VA.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 11:22 PM   #6
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You'll have to register it in Ca.
Your base ID office will fill you in.
BTW-Your carb will NOT pass Ca. smog.
Youre in for a tuff time. Why don't you leave the Jeep in Hi?
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Unread 02-26-2014, 11:43 PM   #7
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You'll have to register it in Ca.
Your base ID office will fill you in.
BTW-Your carb will NOT pass Ca. smog.
Youre in for a tuff time. Why don't you leave the Jeep in Hi?
LG
I love my jeep!!! What if I do the howell EFI. Will it pass if I install that?
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Unread 02-26-2014, 11:55 PM   #8
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You need to contact C.A.R.B.=California Air Resource board and ask.
I still have a carb on my 29 yo '7' and pass. Had to put a new 'cat' on last year to pass. Ca. has a 'visual' ck, and they run you on rollers for the tail pipe check.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 11:57 PM   #9
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You'll have to register it in Ca.
Your base ID office will fill you in.
BTW-Your carb will NOT pass Ca. smog.
Youre in for a tuff time. Why don't you leave the Jeep in Hi?
LG
Hey Lump, I have been in many states over the years with the military and always kept my DL, registration and insurance in my home state. Also taxed from home state (if that state has an income tax). So I think he will be good.

Now Cali is always a little "different" but I believe the Fed/Mil requirements for these things would trump the state regs. Just my .02

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Unread 02-27-2014, 12:07 AM   #10
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Duke-Thank you for your service.
I have 3 sons who are combat vets, and know how hard it is.
YUP-Ca. got some crazy stuff go'n on with military and smog out hear. Just started in the last couple of years
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Unread 02-27-2014, 12:11 AM   #11
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Some info.....
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures...militaryvr.htm

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/smogfaq.htm#BM2542


Here is the bad news. As I understand it. This applies to all military bases within Ca.

http://www.travis.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123237396

http://www.29palms.marines.mil/mcmwt...istration.aspx



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Unread 02-27-2014, 12:16 AM   #12
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VA tried to hit me with a personal property tax or something like that one year. I politely told them to stuck it up their tailpipes, I only pay taxes in Bama! hahaha Did have to register in Germany though. But being able to drive as fast as you want on the autobahn is worth it!!! Had a 83 BMW 5series that had 200,000 on the clock that would still do 125mph....good times
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Unread 02-27-2014, 12:25 AM   #13
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"Smog

Is there a nonresident military exemption from the smog inspection?

No, if the vehicle is to be registered in California, a smog inspection certification is required"

However it seems the bases are bowing down to the state...
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Unread 02-27-2014, 12:39 AM   #14
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Thanks for the info LG. I don't want to get reed of her. But it looks like it might be a hassle. I am going to look around and see if I do the Howell EFI and change my cat. I hope that will work.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 02:52 AM   #15
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Check the latest CA regulations. The date on the historical vehicle exemption moves quite often. Considering the Travis AFB article is from 2011. Typically the requirement gets locked in to a 25 year difference that would mean you might only have to worry about emissions for the next 10 months then your CJ becomes an antique! Something to look in to.

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