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post #16 of 21 Old 08-28-2015, 09:48 PM
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As long as it has 7500 miles or more,no ck engine light and no missing or modified emission parts it should not be an issue.
This is 100% correct and are the only things you need to worry about. I used to be a CA DMV technician and I did vehicle registration all day for 4 years. There are no other requirements but what's in the quote above.


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post #17 of 21 Old 08-29-2015, 02:14 PM
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Cali smog has 3 parts.... The visual inspection, the tank leak down test and the tailpipe emissions test.

The visual somewhat depends on the shop doing the test. My charcoal canister has been relocated and it's never been noticed. Same with my catalytic converter. OTH I keep hearing about not having the CARB sticker on my AEM intake so go figure.

I previously had the genrite 24 gallon tank on my rig and it was never noticed as an issue and it always passed the leak down tests just fine.

TJ's can have NOx issues on the rolling emission test in my experience and that all comes down to whether or not your cat is in good working order. Even with the fat cam and increased compression ratio my rig easily passes as I replaced my cat a few years ago.

You should not need a referee unless you pick out a dick shop who hoses you so ask around and get references from somebody you know.

If you can show that your rig has been in state under 10 days and you show up to the DMV with a clean smog cert, you won't have any problems.

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I didn't see where you mentioned what year Jeep it is but 2000 and up vehicles no longer require the tail pipe test. They just plug into computer and rely on the on board diagnostics. As long as you don't have a check engine light (or recent reset) and it passes visual you are good to go. In my experience they always look for CARB sticker for the HAI. Not sure when the regs changed but I just had it done about 2 mo ago.
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With all of the people running Genright tanks in CA, is it safe to assume that they pass without a problem?
Like was mentioned... it depends on the inspector/shop. Technically, a Genright tank is not Ca. smog compliant and it can be failed IF the tech looks and sees it is aftermarket. Prolly a 50/50 shot. I just passed up an out of state rig because of this reason.
If it has a factory looking skid just rattle can paint the tank black and you may get away with it.

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I didn't see where you mentioned what year Jeep it is but 2000 and up vehicles no longer require the tail pipe test. They just plug into computer and rely on the on board diagnostics. As long as you don't have a check engine light (or recent reset) and it passes visual you are good to go. In my experience they always look for CARB sticker for the HAI. Not sure when the regs changed but I just had it done about 2 mo ago.
It's a 2004. I'll try to get ahold of a sticker for the MCAI.

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Cali smog has 3 parts.... The visual inspection, the tank leak down test and the tailpipe emissions test.

The visual somewhat depends on the shop doing the test. My charcoal canister has been relocated and it's never been noticed. Same with my catalytic converter. OTH I keep hearing about not having the CARB sticker on my AEM intake so go figure.

I previously had the genrite 24 gallon tank on my rig and it was never noticed as an issue and it always passed the leak down tests just fine.

TJ's can have NOx issues on the rolling emission test in my experience and that all comes down to whether or not your cat is in good working order. Even with the fat cam and increased compression ratio my rig easily passes as I replaced my cat a few years ago.

You should not need a referee unless you pick out a dick shop who hoses you so ask around and get references from somebody you know.

If you can show that your rig has been in state under 10 days and you show up to the DMV with a clean smog cert, you won't have any problems.
If I remember right, your Jeep is a 99? It sounds like I won't have to worry too much about the NOx issues with the rolling emissions test on mine.

Just thinking about the logistics of it all, I'll probably need to get the smog cert and registration done as soon as possible so I have a place to park that isn't all the way out in the avenues, or collecting parking tickets everyday.
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