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CroCeli Sep 24, 12:54am - #283198 

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legal or illegal?

what is illegal to have done to your engine?to your car?im startin to get into this but i wanna stay as legal as possible can someone help?
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Zero Sep 24, 1:08am - #283199 

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if you get an Intake that does not have CARB number on it, its considered illegal. (check your county laws about that stuff) over here in Cali, no CARB=ticket.

a Turbo kit is illegal.

the 3sgte engine swap is illegal on the 2000+ celicas.

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ZeroXLX Sep 24, 1:09am - #283200 
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wtf...you can't do the engine swap on the celica??

why the hell would that be illegal?

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ZeroXLX Sep 24, 1:10am - #283201 
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and how the hell is the Turbo illegal...it's only a simple mod :angel: laughsilly


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celicatalbot Sep 24, 1:10am - #283202 
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Why would a Turbo be illegal?? Some cars come with them stock??

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ZeroXLX Sep 24, 1:11am - #283203 
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that's it...I'm calling the police barracks tomorrow and I'm finding this shit out... angry

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CroCeli Sep 24, 1:14am - #283204 

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good because im confused and thats the least thing i thought was illegal
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celicafourotwo Sep 24, 1:15am - #283205 

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hell Turbo is illegal??

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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ZeroXLX Sep 24, 1:17am - #283206 
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I don't think a Turbo is illegal...I don't know...but if it is I'm getting one laughsilly

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PORTCITY420 Sep 24, 1:18am - #283207 

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Erick Sep 24, 1:27am - #283208 

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Originally Posted by ZeroXLX

...u can't do the engine swap on the celica??
why the hell would that be illegal?


Emissions spineyes if you swap..Make sure you have sufficient emissions equipment from the donor car, or even upgraded if you have to. Plz note that the engine you put in may go under a visual inspection which means the serial number will be checked to see if it was stolen. When you swap an engine legally, make sure you register the car with the new serial number. When buying engines, make sure it has all the paperwork! There are too many theives out there that are stealing cars and stripping of its highly demanded engine.
The only way that an engine swap is legal is that it has to be the same year or newer engine spineyes and that is why... 3sgte engine swap is illegal on the 2000+ ..well least here in california we have Emission laws happywink

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bigbeezy209 Sep 24, 1:33am - #283209 

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in cali anything you do to your car, depending on the cop you will get rolled
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Crisis11 Sep 24, 1:38am - #283210 
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in cali Turbo is illegal thanks to the governator...
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Charles Sep 24, 2:23am - #283211 

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Originally Posted by Crisis11
in cali Turbo is illegal thanks to the governator...


who? arnold?
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Sancho Sep 24, 2:26am - #283212 

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I'm pretty sure its still legal.

Aftermarket Turbos are, but thats because they're not tuned to factory standards.

Alot of cars are Turboed, like Chevy Cobalt and VW Beetle, even Acura NSX, which I think has a dual Turbo.

Originally Posted by bigbeezy209
in cali anything you do to your car, depending on the cop you will get rolled


My tint (15% on rollups!), no front lisence plate (everybody does it), and driving with interior neons (footwell cathodes) is all ILLEGAL. But I haven't been rolled for any of it.

As far as illegal, try not to get side rollup windows tinted too dark. Make sure your Intake has a Carb sticker. Your exhuast can't be too loud (TSRM is the sound limit, no Kazuma!!! rofl). If your soundsystem is too loud you can get a DTP (disturbing the peace) slip.

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RyCeCuBe Sep 24, 2:31am - #283213 

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a "federal officer" (non-CHP) pulled me over and was gonna get me for my TRD and Injen Intake WITH that carb sticker on it. but he said he was called for some shooting and told me if he catches me again he's really gonna cite me...i never changed it back to stock. rofl yall think he just wanted to scare me?

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My Sixth Gear Sep 24, 3:44am - #283214 
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if you have a carb sticker you should be fine wont hold up in court

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GT2111 Sep 24, 4:09am - #283215 
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They are jsut mad cause about Turbo's cause if you tune them right you will be able to out run them! hah Ill tell you guys how I do..

So Far without my Turbo im 0-1 running from cops... Damn cops rofl
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ragingpaseo Sep 24, 5:11am - #283216 
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Originally Posted by ZeroXLX
I don't think a Turbo is illegal...I don't know...but if it is I'm getting one laughsilly

dude, clam down... rofl
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drkramm Sep 24, 10:20am - #283217 
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as long as you can pass emiisons and it has a carb sticker on int your fine

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AZZKIKR Sep 24, 1:53pm - #283218 

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yeah, it depends on your state...some states have a sniffer test and visual exam...some states like mine have just a sniffer test...and the lucky bastards in FL don;t have to worry about passing anything...they just strap on whatever the hell they want as long as it isn't hazardous to other drivers (like a mounted mini-gun) and drive
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ghostingcelica Sep 24, 6:20pm - #283219 
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yea you cant swap an older car model engine into a new car model. what a bullshit law
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tai_mai_shu Sep 24, 7:09pm - #283220 

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im confused confused so if i Turbo grin my celica its considered illegal? thumbsdown wtf... Or is there some way to get around that? give me some 411!... thumbsup

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RyCeCuBe Sep 24, 7:18pm - #283221 

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yes it is illegal, just don't get pulled over and start lookin for a smog place where you can pay them off to pass you automatically. that's what i heard.

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tai_mai_shu Sep 24, 10:36pm - #283222 

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damn that sucks... Cuz i was lookin into buyin one...i guess i gotta scratch that off my list cry frown

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CaLiGTS Sep 24, 10:51pm - #283223 

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let me just put it this way... if you OWN a car in cali some cops will find it illegal because they are asses like that so thats just my .02 cents on the issue



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Tru_gts Sep 24, 11:17pm - #283224 
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sxyimports125 Sep 24, 11:18pm - #283225 

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Turbo kits are "NOT" ILLEGAL!!!! I don't know where you came up with that. Unless your car has insane amounts of Horsepower added because of your Turbo, then it's ILLEGAL! Also, any type of Neon accessories that are "IN" or "OUTSIDE" your vehicle "WHILE" driving is ILLEGAL in "MOST" States! If your "NOT" moving and just "PARKED", your car can look like a christmas tree. As far as exhausts and Intakes go, some Intakes are "NOT" 50 state legal, but most are! Anytime your Catalytic Converter is taken off your exhaust, you are messing with emmissions, which is grounds for a ticket and "IS" ILLEGAL in most States. You can get a ticket from the loudness of your exhaust, depending on what State you live in and also it varies from City to City. I hope this helps, I know a lot about this stuff, I've called, done research on and talked to many officers regarding these issues. Depending on what you add or take off your car, in most cases if you think it's illegal, IT IS!
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Tru_gts Sep 24, 11:19pm - #283226 
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^^^ for the crooked cops out there!

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RyCeCuBe Sep 25, 4:43am - #283227 

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just leave your car stock...demmit!

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CroCeli Sep 25, 4:49am - #283228 

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na, jus keep it legal as pos and dont do anything to get pulled over if you do have somethin illegal
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GT2111 Sep 25, 5:24am - #283229 
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Being legal is boring though! I say just get it tuned so you can out run them!
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RyCeCuBe Sep 25, 5:56am - #283230 

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^^yea i know, but some people get so dang paranoid, might as well be safe n leave it stock.

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Lyth0s Sep 25, 7:21am - #283231 
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...in california if you get a Turbo kit with a carb number and an eap number you can legally have it on your car, same with all other mods as long as you are not throwing out too much smog or setting off the check engine light, but cars these days will not throw out a lot of smog so almost any mod can be done legal as long as the part is considered a replacement part, like the AEM underdrive pullies or it is carb approved, swaping engines is completley illegal in califronia unless it is the same engine that comes with your car, or if it is offered for you car from the manufacture. ie you bought a car with a 327 but for $1000 mroe you could have gotten a 350, you are allowed to swap with a new 350 that was offered witht he car. You cannot swap engines unless your car is 25 years or older then you do not have to worry about your car being smoged and all mods are legal with or without a carb and eap number. I have been in autoshop for 3 years now, i live in california. I do know what i am talking about. hehe.
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QTRMLR_1 Sep 25, 9:12am - #283232 

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I heard AWD cars don't have to do the dyno smog test because the state dynos don't have two sets of rollers!!! haha
is this true?

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pfcnguyen Sep 25, 9:12am - #283233 

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i bought my AEM CAI along time ago. I never came with a CARB sticker. If it was in there I would have stuck it on the Intake. What should I do. How would i be able to get one? I know its AEM, you could tell by the piping and everthing. Plus i got it back in 2001 when not many celica Intakes were out except for AEM or Injen.

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RyCeCuBe Sep 25, 9:14am - #283234 

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^^i'd say give AEM a call...or hell get one from Injen n stick that bitch on there. rofl

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QTRMLR_1 Sep 25, 9:15am - #283235 

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yeah for the Turbo on a Celica, just do the normal cure-all: put a CARB sticker on it haha.

or do an engine build, boost up to 20 psi at around 400 whp, and run. ba-bye!

It's good to have those automatic garage door openers so when you get to your house you can pull in quickly and shut the door behind you, say if they are like 30 seconds behind you in your area.

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VSGTS14 Sep 25, 2:00pm - #283236 

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tint under state requirements
no cats
anything not approved (DOT, CARB, blah blah blah)
er i can't think of anything else


a Turbo is legal and an engine swap is as long as it's ok with US emissions

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PORTCITY420 Sep 25, 3:17pm - #283237 

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