You can't tint the front windows in NYS but I see it all the time. Do they get a ticket? I don't know but it doesn't mean it's right. Search thru threads on how many got tickets for tint in various states. Some push their luck and are lucky, others are not. Best thing to do is check "your" local, state or Federal regulations. Modding may not always be legal and we take chances with altering our cars from stock. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
05 Magnum Mineral Grey RT Hemi Reg# 00310
California sucks for car enthusiasts. Took my 05' Mag RT for her first smog check this morning. Failed it within 2 minutes. They popped my hood, saw the CAI, and failed me. Had to drive home and reinstall the original equipment and go back again. I talked with the Tech and he agreed it would've had NO impact on my emmisions. But hey, this is coo-coo land and we just do **** for the hell of it! If you come up with a dumb enough idea California just might make it a law :-)
06' 300C - Jade Green
05' Magnum RT - Inferno Red
79' Camaro Z28 - Sky Blue
07' Hurricane 34B - The house on wheels!
'10 Charger R/T- Road & Track package, SLP Loudmouth 1, K&N CAI, 93 octane CAI Predator tune, Jet 180 t-stat
'10 Challenger SRT8 - MOPAR CAI, MOPAR (Corsa) cat-back exhaust system, all around Infinity Kappa 6.5"-6x9 speakers, and a 10" Kicker Solo Baric subwoofer.
'05 Magnum RT- R.I.P.
Yeah, it's illegal, but the main question is if the high-flow cats will pass visual inspection, and still get good readings at the tailpipe. The average smog inspector is not going to know if your cats are stock or aftermarket. They just want to see that they are there, and that they function properly...
yes, but it's not just inspections. CA is different than most places for sure, but police especially the Highway Patrol will pull over a modified car and ask to check under your hood, if they see CAI, headers, they hear aftermarket exhaust or smell fuel (happens with no cats or hi flows) they will shine a mirror under the car.
if they suspect you have modified these things, they will then cite your or referee your car.
then you have to go to a CHP licensed inspection station, and they ARE trained to know the difference.
you can deny them to look under your hood, then they will impound the car and inspect it anyway and you get the added benefit of paying for all that..
been there done that, so have a few other guys on this forum.
In all honesty, we have all contributed to this problem. These rules are entirely reactionary to situations where someone was killed by a street racer losing control of the car, or by racing in a completely uncontrolled environment. Policy making seems to be ruled by knee jerk reactions to events like this. We may be able to control our cars but we can't control everyone else on the road. There are a lot of people on the road who don't belong there, they have no business being behind the wheel ever- but here they are.. making a left turn as one of us come up the road at WOT. Now two people are dead and the crowd is shaking its collective head saying "I don't understand why there are cars that go so fast, why aren't they illegal?"
A 22 year old man, a neighbor of mine, lost his life last week. He crashed his motorcycle into a tree, flew off the bike and slammed into a parked car. He was well know for racing either that bike or his car up and down the streets of the neighborhood. He was warned many times, obviously didn't listen. Rumor has it that the tox report showed the level of alcohol in his blood was .20. These bad choices affect all of us in one way or another.
Wow, I think I'll get off the soapbox now.. something to think about though.