Akrapovic in California


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    Akrapovic in California

    I know Akrapovic (and many others) are not approved in California street use.

    Nonetheless, do we have anyone whose car have failed to pass the SMOG test on a Gen2?

    I am thinking about buying one but it is a chore to replace it every other year...

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    I passed in CA with an exhaust and a supercharger. As long as you don’t gut the cats you are good. Also the R8 makes it’s extremely difficult for the tester to even see anything. You will be fine.
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    Re: Akrapovic in California

    I am not really concerned about testers seeing it. I have a couple of friends that may overlook things here and there.

    What I can’t do is to convince the testing equipment if the emissions are wrong (besides, it is bad for the environment...)

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    Re: Akrapovic in California

    I will admit to being completely ignorant of California SMOG tests, but just changing an exhaust system and leaving the cats in place surely shouldn't make any difference to the emissions.
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    Re: Akrapovic in California

    Testing equipment is just obd readiness checks. You wont fail those with just a catback exhaust.

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