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Hey guys, have had my Magnum Powers supercharger on my truck for many years and have never had an issue, but today, this station that has always done my smog, decided to raise the red flag and fail my truck because the blower says Mangum Powers. The owner was one of those know it alls, "it doesn't say Eaton!" Are you f'n kidding me...

Anyway, is there anybody in the SoCal area that has a Eaton sitting on the self that will let me borrow it for a week to get the visual to pass. I already talked to another shop and said they wouldn't have failed me, but since this station failed me, I have to go back to them to get the truck passed, BUT next time, i will go to the other shop I talked to... I am in need of someones help, so please help a bother out!!! Thanks guys





I COPIED AND PASTED WHAT I WROTE ON POST #29, READ BELOW FOR MY 2019 SMOG UPDATE :(

Bringing this back up to date,

So, since I failed visual two years ago, California was so generous to automatically flag the truck this year to see the referee! Never ever heard of this until now.

Either way, I took my truck down to San Diego this morning to get it looked over, and do I mean looked over! They go through this thing like if you were going to the doctor for a full check up!

Long story short, I failed, AGAIN!

This time they failed me for the SBTB and C&L plenum... WTF! The only good news, they didn't fail the magnum powers supercharger. I guess me grindin the emblem off the front and touching up the paint was enough to trick them on that part.

Soooo, now I am in need of a stock TB and Plenum, by any chance does someone have one laying around I can borrow, or even purchase for the cheap lol, I am so close to putting my poor truck back to stock and just go about my life, this California smog is just getting harder to get by with any type of mods that make these vehicles even more fun to drive.

Pretty soon, all V8s will be banned from the damn state...

Well guys, get at me if you have something that can help me out... Thanks!

-Adam
 

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Can you just change the snout
 

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GoD GiVeN
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Can you just change the snout
Just talked to Charles, it is not the same, I like you thinking though!

Come on guys, i know somebody has to be sitting on one :) Let a botha borrow it for a week to get this shit behind me
 

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I just had my motorhome fail the CA smog at one shop and found another shop that would smog it for me, (smogged it as a car) but should of done it as a vehicle that is 14,000 lbs., but he wanted to charge double, so I went back to the original shop and they got it straighten out, just a thought...

I have the one off my 03..
 

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I have one sitting in a box already but your on the wrong coast
 

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I have one sitting in a box already but your on the wrong coast
Thanks man, good looking out, I have this taken care of right now, RedLightning II is going to hook me up, he is going to let me borrow his to get through this damn visual inspection.
 

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cali smog sucks

if I had one I would help,just got through smog myself,sometimes people ask me why I painted my polished accufab tb on my 03 termi new ford grey,i just laugh,most of the country doesn't understand what we go through to make a little extra power,gotta be tricky here to get by,find a good smog guy and stick with him so he wont fail you on stupid visual things like having a black throttle body on my 03 L,sucks every two years or have a cert in hand if you want to sell a vehicle,shout out to red lightning 2, I bought some stuff from him and he gave me the reference to get on this site,,good luck ,I feel for you ,hope it works out soon
 

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California has been really cracking down the last two years, it's only going to get worse honestly. I've been hearing these stupid issues all the time lately. MY truck passed emissions but they failed me on visual because of a SBTB
 

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Somebody help Adam out... he's one of the good guys! Seriously, that is some BS. You'd think if it made more "smog" they could fail you, but can't you tell the guy that you had to replace the blower and couldn't find a new Eaton? Its a direct replacement and fits the Lightning intake and everything else without any modification.

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California has been really cracking down the last two years, it's only going to get worse honestly. I've been hearing these stupid issues all the time lately. MY truck passed emissions but they failed me on visual because of a SBTB
that's some BS. how did song person know its aftermarket? do you have CAI on at smog?
 

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Unbelievable... CA is nuts. That means if one "cleans up" a stock blower Eliminating the logo / name for say a show vehicle it has no chance of passing???
Just as stupid as the member that got failed for simply not having a sticker for an AF-1 intake.. I mailed him mine so, I guess he didn't have to face the firing squad.
Honestly, I don't know how you guys put up with that stuff. From what I've read, it's only going to get worse with the CARB.

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Unbelievable... CA is nuts. That means if one "cleans up" a stock blower Eliminating the logo / name for say a show vehicle it has no chance of passing???
Just as stupid as the member that got failed for simply not having a sticker for an AF-1 intake.. I mailed him mine so, I guess he didn't have to face the firing squad.
Honestly, I don't know how you guys put up with that stuff. From what I've read, it's only going to get worse with the CARB.

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we put up with it because of the great weather LOL. but yeah i agree, it'll probably get worse. CA used to be MOD friendly, but with the new emissions testing, although it's better in a way(no rollers for 2000 up i think), some techs think every mod affects pollution [smilie=om
 

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that's some BS. how did song person know its aftermarket? do you have CAI on at smog?
Nope stock intake box, the dude sounded like he knew his stuff about cars when I was talking with him so maybe he just had a keen eye. It sucked but he was chill about it and let me retest for free with the stock TB
 

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Nope stock intake box, the dude sounded like he knew his stuff about cars when I was talking with him so maybe he just had a keen eye. It sucked but he was chill about it and let me retest for free with the stock TB
i would think he'd let it slide then, but as long as you passed that's all that matters.
 
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