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RRT_SVT
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a little question
#1049060 - 09/13/05 10:01 PM

im interested in a regional meeting i want to have information for a next meeting i live in mexicali mexico border of calexico california
and my question is if i buy the headers and eliminate the catalytic converters is inlegal to use in usa??? because here in mexico is legal no problem with that
i habe plates of mexico it could be illegal????



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Fmr12BModerator
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Re: a little question new
#1049136 (Re: RRT_SVT) 09/13/05 11:32 PM

Wow, good question.

The headers are very well hidden in the engine bay so a visual check by a CHP officer would net you no ticket.

Now if they managed to look under the car to see if you had removed your main cat, you may end up with a ticket but I find this scenario highly doubtful.

Many members run headers and have passed smog in Cali, so no worries if you only plan on visiting Cali.




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path914Moderator
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Re: a little question new
#1049229 (Re: Fmr12B) 09/14/05 01:21 AM

As long as you retain the main cat, you should have no problem passing emissions, however it is technically illegal.

Btw, welcome to the site. I drive through Calexico at least a few times per year on the way to my GF's house in San Felipe.

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RRT_SVT
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Loc: calexico, CA.
Re: a little question new
#1049240 (Re: path914) 09/14/05 01:31 AM

wow its a lot of distance from san diego to san felipe
i work in calexico in a computer store all the time i parked my car in front of store will bee nice to shot your car sometime you pass calexico .right now my car is in the mechanic maybe 2 o 3 week for the complete rebuild of the engine it would be a great idea to stay in contact


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dubkatz
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Re: a little question new
#1049360 (Re: path914) 09/14/05 03:04 AM

Originally posted by path914:
As long as you retain the main cat, you should have no problem passing emissions, however it is technically illegal.

Btw, welcome to the site. I drive through Calexico at least a few times per year on the way to my GF's house in San Felipe.



I thought you live with her.

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path914Moderator
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Re: a little question new
#1050005 (Re: dubkatz) 09/14/05 07:18 PM

Originally posted by dubkatz:
Originally posted by path914:
As long as you retain the main cat, you should have no problem passing emissions, however it is technically illegal.

Btw, welcome to the site. I drive through Calexico at least a few times per year on the way to my GF's house in San Felipe.



I thought you live with her.




We live together in San Diego, but she has a house down there. Come on now Dub, you knew that... I talk about going down there all the time. I think you've even seen some pics...

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GoldenTour
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Reged: 09/21/04
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Loc: Pomona, CA
Re: a little question new
#1050026 (Re: RRT_SVT) 09/14/05 07:29 PM

k ovo paisa! hmm i was born in Mexicali, well if the car is registered in Mexico, it does not matter if it is legal here in cali. CHP cannot enforce emission vehicle code for a car that is not registered in this state. so you should only worry about mexico, and i really dont think this will keep you up at night. we can speak the spanish if u like

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RRT_SVT
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Loc: calexico, CA.
Re: a little question new
#1050168 (Re: GoldenTour) 09/14/05 08:54 PM

buth if we speak in spanish not everybody can understand for me is better spanish
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in other words when? would be possible to make a reunion of the south of california people?? and where???


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