IA III+ smog compliant?

Linus Toy linust at mindspring.com
Fri Aug 9 22:40:51 EDT 2002

At 06:45 AM 8/9/2002 , Brett Dikeman wrote:
>At 3:57 AM -0400 8/9/02, Zoot531 at aol.com wrote:
>>      I was wondering if the IA stage III (+) enhancement would make my car
>>less able to pass CA emissions.  Also, i can't find a price for the III+ on
>>the IA website, just saw the $695 for the Regular III.  How much more is the
>Ned has always had his chip-only products meet CA emissions, at least
>the early 10v stuff...I'd shoot him an email just to be sure though.

Correct.  Ned ran his 10v chip product thru the CARB exemption process, but
did not do so for his 20v product, at least not when I got mine.  That
said, I've never had a problem passing emissions here in
Seattle.  Apparently, it is a LOT of work to do so.  I just looked at Ned's
website--nothing there about CARB exemptions, so perhaps he isn't claiming
anything anymore?  I suspect that, with a one byte change, technically,
your product is no longer certified.  Not sure what other vendors
do.  OTOH, what smog station is going to know if your car is chipped or
not?  Most/many (not all) chips only affect WOT, which is open-loop anyway,
and not part of the emission test.  Go buy Ned's chip--you won't regret it :)

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