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Yes. I contacted SRT almost two years ago, and they told me they were
getting CARB cert, and I went ahead and bought the intake. However, they never got cert, and I doubt they have even filed an application for
the testing protocol right up to this very day.

I sold the intake on this website without ever installing it on the car.

Basically, the California Vehicle Code, which you can find online when
you get your computer straightened out, prohibits any modification to the
intake or exhaust of any car, unless the mod is certified by CARB.

Interestingly, this even includes replacement air filters and mufflers, although you usually don't get written up for things like this. I'm running an aftermarket muffler (5Ziggen) which is not certified, but my car is
VERY LOW PROFILE, and I try to avoid literally or figuratively giving the
finger to the cops.

As to the smog test, your car may very well pass the dyno test, but the
technician is required by law to make a visual exam, also, and anybody who doesn't want to risk his smog license won't sign off on the SRT intake.

If you need further information, I would refer you to the CARB website
where you can find cross listings by manufacturer and/or vehicle model
for any mods which have been qualified for the IS300. The last time I
looked, a couple of months ago, there was a grand total of ZERO mods
approved for the Lexus. There really seems to be a tremendous amount
of apathy on the part of performance companies despite what seems to
be substantial interest by IS300 owners. Go figure.

(SORRY GUYS, THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A REPLY TO "INTAKE TICKET IN CA" BUT THAT TOPIC GOT LOCKED UP WHILE I WAS WRITING THE ABOVE, AND THIS POST GOT SEPARATED, I GUESS BY THE MODERATOR)
 

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so whats the link? id like to read up on this...
im a n00b when it comes to this stuff...it applies to all states right?
 

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AltezzaBoy03 said:
so whats the link? id like to read up on this...
im a n00b when it comes to this stuff...it applies to all states right?
I have commented previously on this question. Your state's laws may or
may not be consonant with California. The most authoritative source for
the answer to this question is your state's Vehicle Code, which is probably available online.
 
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