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Old 23 Aug 2008, 10:46 am
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hi i have an acura rsx type s and i want to put some light mods on it such as air intake and exhaust. i live in california. i was wondering which intake and exhaust systems are legal for my car and for ca.i also heard you need specific stickers on your intake or do you just need it to be CARB approved. also do you know if the AEM short ram intake is CARB approvedwell what be good and also be good enough to pass smog or do i have to just do it illegally thanso aslong as the intake has a CARB EO number it should be legal in california right? do i need anything additional other than thatok one more thing, so when i get an exhaust does it just come with the pipe and muffler or does it also come with a catalytic converter built with it. so just as long as the sound is not too loud its ok for me to mod my exhaust
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Old 23 Aug 2008, 11:01 am
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To remain legal in California you can only modify with C.A.R.B. approved parts.
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Old 23 Aug 2008, 11:31 am
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I wouldnt do anything to it if i lived in CA. But if i didnt..... lets just say that RSX would be unbelievable
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Old 23 Aug 2008, 12:31 pm
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Everything you change before the CAT is illegal, because changing a short ram intake would suck in more air and produce more power, but would make more smog.I drive a acura rsx myself, aslong as your exhaust aint that loud you should be good.
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Old 23 Aug 2008, 12:46 pm
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you have to find things that have CARB EO stickers and anything that is modified before the cat is illegal if it is not CARB EO. AEM products come with the sticker. i had my integra modified never had any problems with cops and stuff, just drive like you always would, no ricer fly bys and stuff, that just attracts attentioncheck this out http://www.team-integra.net/sections...Common+Topicto answer your question about the cat, no most of them not come with on, in some cases its easier to get an aftermarket highflow cat for it.
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Old 23 Aug 2008, 01:01 pm
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when people ask...your supposed to say an aftermarket part...not modified....all needs to be carb legal...
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