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celica2nv
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celica2nv Jan 23, 3:23am - #381093 

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turbo illegal

i went to c2gas website and under the description it says for off road use only and some of you talk about smog levels which i understand...i know cars come with turbos on them already...so i guess im asking is it illegal to install aftermarket turbos?
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silver Jan 23, 4:18am - #381094 
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That depends 100% on where you live.

Check your local laws.
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celica2nv Jan 23, 5:39am - #381095 

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that's the conclusionn thaat i came too just needed some closure thumbsup
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TRDOTC Jan 23, 5:45am - #381096 

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like silver said but you will pass emissions as long as you have a catalytic converter. You can also drive around for a half our before emissions test and you can get most out that way too thumbsup But looking at the engine, that is only based on your state..i live in MA and don't think we have that but if we do, i don't think it is forced because the custom place i asked didn't say anything about that while telling me whats legal and what not...good luck thumbsup
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AznKhaos Jan 23, 9:49pm - #381097 
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i think it was illegal or soemthign due to emmisions in cali..but then there are also more strict rules in CA if im correct..

it doesnt matter wat u drive or who u driving against its all about how you drive
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sickcelica696 Jan 24, 12:17am - #381098 
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most emmisions test are 2 parts, testing and visual inspection. If you squeak through a test with no exhaust, and they look under and see you have straight pipes, then you'll fail. If they see you have a big ass turbo and such, they can fail you.
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AznKhaos Jan 24, 12:30am - #381099 
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is strait pipe legal? cause thats something im looking into soon..and just gonna throw on my stock muffler back on

it doesnt matter wat u drive or who u driving against its all about how you drive
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sickcelica696 Jan 24, 12:59am - #381100 
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in CA, hah, try driving 100ft without getting pulled over
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mukalicious Jan 24, 8:13am - #381101 

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just about any aftermarket part is 'for offroad use only' rice
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AznKhaos Jan 24, 8:39am - #381102 
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Originally Posted by sickcelica696
in CA, hah, try driving 100ft without getting pulled over

haha

it doesnt matter wat u drive or who u driving against its all about how you drive
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celicadragon Jan 24, 9:21pm - #381103 

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thats bs for it to be illegal just to have a turbo on the car when cars come from the factory with turbos, as long as i am not putting out more emmissions above the legal level then it should matter how my motor is setup

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QTRMLR_1 Jan 24, 9:46pm - #381104 

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bottom line is there are laws, but laws are also broken. if you want it in life you can have it, so weigh the risk or cost, and then do it if it suits you.

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sickcelica696 Jan 24, 10:15pm - #381105 
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Originally Posted by celicadragon
thats bs for it to be illegal just to have a turbo on the car when cars come from the factory with turbos, as long as i am not putting out more emmissions above the legal level then it should matter how my motor is setup


You answered your own question. Cars come FACTORY with turbos, your did not. Its the same as an engine swap. Putting a new engine in isn't illegal, putting a different engine is. Plus..its da law
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Zero Jan 24, 10:24pm - #381106 

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stipulations, stipulations thumbsdown

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vcel523 Jan 25, 2:07am - #381107 

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ya if your in CA your out of luck. Stupid CARB. emissions laws are stupid for cars like the celica, they should worry about SUV's and leave us alone
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