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Discussion in 'California' started by 03MUSCLE, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. 03MUSCLE

    03MUSCLE 03 MUSCLE Established Member

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    Has anybody smoged their VMP TVS ? This is the first year i have to smog my GT500. Think I'll have any problems? Its an RET tuned VMP TVS with Ford Racing intake.:shrug:
     
  2. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY selfie deaths ftw Established Member

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    i think with a tvs in caliornia, you will need to get "creative"...
     
  3. xKingCobra03

    xKingCobra03 Member Established Member

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    I got a "guy" for that
     
  4. SVT Edgar

    SVT Edgar SVT Enthusiast Established Member

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    Yeah... Most likely you'll need to know a guy that knows a guy.. Nah mean? Good luck!
     
  5. spitin venom

    spitin venom ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Established Member

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    The TVS will not be your problem. It also appears that you are running the factory mid pipe so you should pass the sniffer. The problem will be your rediness codes. You need to ask Greg if the rear 02 sensors are on or off. You are only allowed 1 rediness fail. If your rear 02s are off you will have 3 "not ready" codes. I heard the law was changing but I went thru this with my GT500 a couple months ago. When you reflash your computer or disconnect the battery it will reset all the codes to "not ready". The only way to get them to say "ready" is by driving the car. Most of the miles I put on my Shelby last year was in a 2 week span trying to get my car to pass smog. I wish the state would make a law that you can either smog your car or pay a $500 penalty instead. I would pay the $500 fee with a smile.
     
  6. 2nd2none

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    If you pull off the VMP sticker on the blower it will probably pass as being stock. If the shop isn't familiar with GT500s just tell him they come factory supercharged. I don't see why Greg would turn off the rear O2s if you're still using the factory cats. Doesn't hurt to call him and verify first. I'd just try a place first before going with peoples "hook ups".
     
  7. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    put a FRPP sticker on the blower and youll be fine, and as stated make sure the rear O2s are turned on
     
  8. 03MUSCLE

    03MUSCLE 03 MUSCLE Established Member

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    This is what im gonna do.....I see those FORD RACING plates for the TVS on EBAY for 10.00. Im also calling Greg to make sure.
     
  9. 03MUSCLE

    03MUSCLE 03 MUSCLE Established Member

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    ^^^^^^thanks^^^
     
  10. UncleSAm

    UncleSAm Blow Me Established Member

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    Pretty sure Greg turns off the rear 02s and the egr in all of his tunes
     
  11. suaveflooder

    suaveflooder 500 hp grocery getter Established Member

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    You won't pass. Call Greg. He can hook you up with a guy that will "help" you pass ;-)
     
  12. Benz_tech

    Benz_tech Kinda Lost Established Member

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    Have you guys ever heard of a guy the will "help" for a star smog?
     
  13. Steve@TF

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    yes but theyre $$. the ones i know of are $300.

    from what ive been hearing theyve been pushing performance cars to get Star smogs. seems like everyone i know has been getting a Star.

    i recently replaced the alt in my GT500 and the rediness codes werent happening. guy told me to drive it for 25 miles. did that, still wasnt working. then he told me it probably needs a few hundred miles which wasnt going to happen. he then said he could "do something" to make it work and charged me an extra $30. hell yeah! lol. got my papers and was done! already wasted enough time doing the 25 miles for nothing :nonono:
     
  14. Benz_tech

    Benz_tech Kinda Lost Established Member

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    I'll pay big money for sure. Anybody got any names in SoCal?
     
  15. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY selfie deaths ftw Established Member

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    you guys should really to take any names and specifics to pm's. otherwise could jeapordize it for all of us :shrug:
     
  16. BlueSnake01

    BlueSnake01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    +1
    Last thing you wanna do is get a friendly smog place closed. I had no problems with mine, just put back my stock H-pipe and was good to go, passed it with flying colors even though it has a "different" engine and a tune. Far as the VMP S/C, from what I know and seen is that they do a visual inspection as well. Since it doesn't have a EGR valve, im sure it will fail on the spot.
     
  17. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY selfie deaths ftw Established Member

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    that is what I thought as well, but in the op's other thread (gt500 vmp tuning) they mentioned that only the terminator's tvs cases have no egr provision. so i guess the tvs gt500 guys have it a lot easier out here.
     
  18. BlueSnake01

    BlueSnake01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That would suck if its true, we got it bad. I really want the VMP but thats the only thing keeping me away from it, no EGR. This is why im leaning more towards a Whipple.
     
  19. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY selfie deaths ftw Established Member

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    yup me too, I am hoping that someday vmp might modify the design. but in the some of the threads where it was being discussed, it did not sound too promising because they said it would need a completely new case design.
     
  20. 707svt

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    You will need the stock intake on there, smog stations will not let you pass with a aftermarket one anymore.
     

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