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3800 SC intercooler by NorCalFiero
Started on: 06-03-2015 11:36 PM
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Report this Post06-03-2015 11:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NorCalFieroClick Here to Email NorCalFieroSend a Private Message to NorCalFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Does anyone know of an intercooler for the 3800SC that is legal in California?
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Report this Post06-04-2015 01:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for thesameguyClick Here to Email thesameguySend a Private Message to thesameguyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
OBDII, I presume?
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Report this Post06-04-2015 02:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for NorCalFieroClick Here to Email NorCalFieroSend a Private Message to NorCalFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes, Engine and trans from 2000 Buick Regal
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Unfortunately just about all engine mods are illegal in California, except those given the C.A.R.B. exemption by the state. A friend of mine out there just registers his car at his moms house in Nevada. Problem solved.

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Wish that would work for me but all my family live in California.
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Originally posted by NorCalFiero:

Does anyone know of an intercooler for the 3800SC that is legal in California?


What if you get it smogged first then install IC or throw an engine cover over the SC to make it look stock.

Be sure to have the wiring a mess like on stock cars so they can't tell what is what...LOL
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What if you get it smogged first then install IC or throw an engine cover over the SC to make it look stock.

Be sure to have the wiring a mess like on stock cars so they can't tell what is what...LOL


That would work but the car is inspected yearly. 2016 could present a problem. I would call Chris West at West Coast Fieros. He's gone the alternate certification route and may be able to offer some good info..

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

Unfortunately just about all engine mods are illegal in California, except those given the C.A.R.B. exemption by the state. A friend of mine out there just registers his car at his moms house in Nevada. Problem solved.



Except for that's illegal too and if you get caught operating a nonresident vehicle in California for more than 30 days you'll be subject to a large penalty. Like back registration and penalties to 30 days after you first used it in California.

You can pretty quickly search for EO'd parts here:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/mspro.../devices/amquery.php

Unfortunately, there do not appear to be any exempted 3800 intercoolers. If you have the opportunity to switch it to pre 1996 OBDI, that gives you some flexibility.
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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:


That would work but the car is inspected yearly. 2016 could present a problem. I would call Chris West at West Coast Fieros. He's gone the alternate certification route and may be able to offer some good info..



Cars are inspected binennially, not every year.
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Report this Post06-05-2015 11:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for NorCalFieroClick Here to Email NorCalFieroSend a Private Message to NorCalFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thought that would be the case. I appreciate all the help everyone.
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