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Old January 11th, 2016, 12:39 PM
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US California SMOG

Does anyone have any insight or experience with registering a 1992 or older D90 or D110 in CA?

I am on the hunt but want to know what engines are better to smog in CA or what the magic setup is so I dont buy one that is unable to be registered.

Any advice would be amazing.

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Old January 11th, 2016, 12:50 PM
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oh my goodness

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I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 12:52 PM
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The safest bet with the path through least resistance is the North American Spec (NAS) 90's (1994, 1995, 1997) and 110's (1993).
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Old January 11th, 2016, 01:07 PM
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good luck! your best bet is to register it out of state, first, for about two years and then it becomes a 49 state emission compliant car... then you register in california... good luck... dmv is a pain in the but!
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Old January 11th, 2016, 01:15 PM
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Any advice would be amazing. Thank you
The search feature on the forum and stickies will present enough reading material to keep you happy
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