So I've been trolling around on a few charger forums, and been looking at various CAI manufactorers, and I've got a few questions, largely conserning legality and future issues
Are there no CA-Legal cold air intakes on the market with CARB-regestered stickers? I've been looking at either K&N and AEM, but nether of these large manufactorers make them so that they would pass smog. Am I incorrect in my thinking?
IMO I wouldnt worry about it too much. Look at my sig for some of my mods and I live in CA. Just find a good lawyer that can bypass smog for you
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Mopar has a smog certificate. I thought that K&N also did.
A week or so before smog time just put in the stock intake then when you are done go home and put in the aftermarket intake.
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The K&N FIPK units I put on both of my LH cars had CA Emissions Certification stickers in the box. Not sure on my Magnum because it came already on the car when I purchased it used.
I just did a little research at K&N regarding an LX with the 3.5L engine. It looks like something changed in 2008 and later where the part number/series number changed and no longer has CARB Certification. Your car calls for part number 63-1117 and if you click on the link for 50 state legal it gives you this:
"This intake system is not legal for street use in the following states:
Arizona, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington
This intake system is legal for street use in most states. However, it is not legal for street use in California and the above states that have adopted California Emissions Standards under Section 177 of the Federal Clean Air Act of 1970. Intake systems are subject to governmental regulation in California and certain other states adopting the emission standards of the California Air Resources Board. In order for an intake system to be legal on a specific vehicle in California and the other adopting states, the part number must receive a CARB Executive Order (EO) number. This number makes the part legal for use only on specific years, makes and models of vehicles. A decal with CARB EO number for these parts must be displayed in the engine bay to satisfy smog inspection requirements.
All K&N 57 series intakes for North American vehicles have received CARB EO numbers and are street legal in all 50 states.
Some intake systems we sell beginning with the prefixes 63-, 69-, 77, & RK- are not legal for use in California and other states adopting CARB emission standards. Please check our website for the specific CARB status of each intake system we sell for a specific vehicle."
The 06-07 Charger calls for part number 57-1543 and has CARB certification: CARB EO Number: D-269-34. I looked at the installation sheets for both part numbers and nothing jumps out as being different between the two parts. Maybe there's a difference in tube diameter at the throttle body or something else? If I were you..I'd be tempted to get one of the kits for the 2006-7 years.
Last edited by ZiggyZaggy; 05-31-2011 at 07:11 PM. Reason: More Info!
I have sold 50+ of the BigBully 3.5 intake in CA. Most people just swap it out before inspection. It will literially be a 20 minute job to make the switch.
if the leo doesnt like you he will write you up, its that simple. just dont act like a dumba$$ and youll be fine.
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the new mopar fender mount comes with the CARB certificate, but honestly if you already have a CAI you are happy with, and still have your stock intake, just swap it back on when inspections come around. easy.
Its just the issue of when I go to smog, per my OCD habit of checking everything, research everything before pulling the trigger on a piece of hardware. Sure I could swap it out before I take it in, but I would prefer not to do, and already have a legit set up that is good to go.
Looked at most of the major components of the two K&N kits and the part numbers are the same including the replacement air filter.
I would buy the 57-1543 and slap it on with the sticker that's included!