scottigee said:The AEM CAI and cat back won't affect smog since the AEM is CARB certified and you can do anything you want after the catalytic converter without affecting emissions.
Where you may have trouble is with the JDM motor running an OBD I ecu and higher compression. JDM motors have so much trouble passing on cars newer than 96 is because they are OBD I and in the US all tegs after '96 ran OBD II. I"m not sure how 'plug n play' an OBD II computer is....maybe you could just plug one in if you could get your hands on it but you would need all the emissions control equipment off the engine that goes with the computer.....right down to the (expensive) cat.
This is why I just went with a USDM motor.
No. Your car doesn't have to comply unless you're trying to register it here. Keep the FL plates on it and you'll be fine. On a similar note you'll notice that Arizona and Nevada cars out here in Southern California sport window tints up front a lot and can't get hassled. You're only responsible to comply with the vehicle restrictions of your registered state.AE2RSM said:If I have a car registered out of state with a swap that will not pass(EG with CRVTEC) can I be hassled. I am in the military and only live here (San Diego) becuase of the military. My permanent home of residence is in Florida. What can come of this?
Yeah that's a great point. My GF's military ID has helped us out NUMEROUS times.....greases the wheels of justice if you know what I mean.UltraMagneticAL said:just show the military ID though if you do get hassled....cops usually are really friendly to those who are serving our country :tu
as long as you're not speeding or racing or anything stupid, they'll let you go if it was a routine import pullover
AE2RSM said:If I have a car registered out of state with a swap that will not pass(EG with CRVTEC) can I be hassled. I am in the military and only live here (San Diego) becuase of the military. My permanent home of residence is in Florida. What can come of this?
As long as the engine is the same year or newer than 1989 you're good. I'm assuming the rex started out OBD-0 right? Converting up is ok as long as you run the zc ECU and all the OEM emissions control equipment.EFBucket said:I live here in cali and I have a obd1 zc in my 89 rex the car has been converted to obd1 will I have trouble passing smog here in Cali? or should I go find a D16z6 instead?