Tuned cars in California now be fucked


Thirdgen89GTA

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Time to keep that OEM tune around. Commiefornia is now reading the checksum of a Tune and comparing it to OEM checksums.

Or time to hire a hacker on the black market to hack the EPA database and insert your tune as "valid".

I'm sure this is gonna come down to IL soon enough. :barf:

 

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I kinda miss rolling up to the Illinois emissions with the bitches walking behind my pile waving the carbon monoxide away, making comments before I'm driving off after I passed.

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Time to keep that OEM tune around. Commiefornia is now reading the checksum of a Tune and comparing it to OEM checksums.

Or time to hire a hacker on the black market to hack the EPA database and insert your tune as "valid".

I'm sure this is gonna come down to IL soon enough. :barf:

I doubt IL will ever spend the resources to implement this. If they were going the CA emissions route we would already have strict visual inspections and such.
 

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I doubt IL will ever spend the resources to implement this. If they were going the CA emissions route we would already have strict visual inspections and such.
You're right they wouldn't spend much money to implement this. But the low-hanging fruit are easy to harvest and make a buck on. I would not doubt they would easily scour media Etc to find mentions of people deleting their emus sions equipment and then request an inspection of their vehicle along with the associated fines which are quite expensive.

So I recommend most of you delete any mentions of ......stuff

Keywords are really easy to search
 

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You can have an aftermarket tune as long as the paid Commiefornia for that sweet sweet CARB approval.
 

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Any of you guys in CA, do you get tested by independent shops?
That's the only place to get tested in CA. Back in the day you could slide a guy a few $20's and they'd give you a passing test, but now they are locking up smog dudes that do that. CA can't fall into the ocean soon enough. I'm embarrassed to have grown up in that shithole.
 

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Send in ringers who work for the state?

We saw this coming for a long time and not surprising that Cali is first.

Florida still has zero emissions testing.
 

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I'd imagine you could get the ecu to pass a fake, stock checksum.
 

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I kinda miss rolling up to the Illinois emissions with the bitches walking behind my pile waving the carbon monoxide away, making comments before I'm driving off after I passed.

To them

:finger:
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I did that with my firebird. MS3 cam, untuned, with headers, catless y-pipe, and SLP loudmouth exhaust. I failed the first time, went down the street and used HP tuners to "help ensure it passed", and came right back. The guy walked around the back of the car and did the "stinky" hand wave in front of his nose. Passed with flying colors.
 

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