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  1. 03MUSCLE

    03MUSCLE 03 MUSCLE Established Member

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    Think Im going to have a problem gettin it smogged? Mods in sig.
     
  2. VNMOUS1

    VNMOUS1 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Got cats?

    No prob.

    No cats?

    Prob.

    bj
     
  3. 03MUSCLE

    03MUSCLE 03 MUSCLE Established Member

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    I got cats. The reason I ask is the VMP kit i got from u guys says 49 state legal?
     
  4. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY selfie deaths ftw Established Member

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    subbing, if these vmp tvs superchargers are able to be smogged here that would be awesome, and puts me that much closer to getting one. but I was under the impression that problem in California for conventional smog is that the cases have no egr provision
     
  5. VNMOUS1

    VNMOUS1 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    They are not CARB certified. So from an equipment standpoint, that's up to you. From a tuning and true emissions standpoint, if you have working cats there's no reason to not pass either a sniffer or OBDII scan.
     
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    VNMOUS1 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The Terminator version doesn't have EGR.
     
  7. 1hot281

    1hot281 Active Member Established Member

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    Legally... No, you will not pass a legitimately performed emissions inspection in California with non-CARB exempt equipment. You will fail the visual inspection.

    Also, when you say you have cats, do you mean you have the factory mid pipe with four cats? Or an aftermarket H or X pipe with two high flow cats?
     
  8. kozumasbullitt

    kozumasbullitt New Member Established Member

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    The newer gt500s only have 2 cats from the factory. The VMP tvs is a very OEM looking and the chances of failing visual are slim. I have a strut tower brace and you can't even see the top of the tvs.

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  9. UncleSAm

    UncleSAm Blow Me Established Member

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    you wont pass with the RET tune
     
  10. FormerGmc

    FormerGmc New Member Established Member

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    Mine did.
     
  11. 03MUSCLE

    03MUSCLE 03 MUSCLE Established Member

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    This is all very confusing......................:shrug:
     
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    2nd2none Member Established Member

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    It shouldn't be.
    Legally, by the book, you fail since the VMP TVS isn't legal. Now will the person doing your smog check know its not the stock supercharger? Only 1 way to find out. Attempt to get it done. Just do what you can to try and make it look as stock as possible. Take off the VMP sticker or get a strut brace to cover it.
    As for the tune, you need to ask Greg if your tune is ok for smog checks. Some have said he always turns off the rear O2 sensors in his tunes but someone in this thread has already stated that his passed with a RET tune. Maybe he initially told Greg to leave the rear O2s on. Not sure why he would always turn them off anyways if you still have your stock cats in place.
     
  13. 03MUSCLE

    03MUSCLE 03 MUSCLE Established Member

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    The tune is gonna be fine. Im goin to get a Fordracing plate for the blower and i use the Fordracing intake with a CARB sticker.
     
  14. Bravo gt 500

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    Does your frpp intake have a carb sticker?
     
  15. Bravo gt 500

    Bravo gt 500 TVS POWERED Established Member

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    Did u have borrellimotorsports tune your car?
     
  16. kozumasbullitt

    kozumasbullitt New Member Established Member

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    Vmp tune done on tps/borrelli's dyno. I wouldn't hesitate letting vince tweak my car, he is very conservative and listens to the engine with a stethoscope during each pull. He will be sure there is 0 detonation. Some guys may dyno a few hp more elsewhere but they run closer to the ragged edge.
     
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  17. 03MUSCLE

    03MUSCLE 03 MUSCLE Established Member

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    yes
     
  18. 8gtoklr

    8gtoklr Member Established Member

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    The EGR & the CARB Sticker for the VMP will get you. If they are a Star station you'll fail on the egr.

    The reason why the shelby passes with TVS is because that is what Ford/Shelby submitted for CARB Certification with boost being at a set psi. plus the egr diagram sticker on the hood

    http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermkt/devices/amquery.php

    EO: D-308-11 View PDF
    EO Date: 2007-03-21
    Manufacturer Name: Ford Motor Company
    Device: Shelby GT500 Supercharger Upgrade Kit
    Device Type: Supercharger System / Supercharger Modification
    Part_Number: Model_Specification: Modification_Allowed: Remarks:
    2007 model year Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang
     
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  19. 8gtoklr

    8gtoklr Member Established Member

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    go to that site there are a slew of supercharger eo numbers
     
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  20. kozumasbullitt

    kozumasbullitt New Member Established Member

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    The vmp tvs is identical to the frpp tvs aside from the larger inlet opening on the vmp. I have a vmp and my egr is in place and functional.
     

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