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07-23-2015 06:42 AM
carphoria Congrats. Is the new owner a member? Where in the US is it going?
07-22-2015 07:47 AM
Kazi SOLD!
07-11-2015 06:48 AM
Kazi Sale pending!
07-10-2015 11:35 AM
Kazi I also have a set of higher CC injectors and connection adapters I can negotiate into the sale in case someone wants to upgrade to a BOE tune
07-10-2015 10:11 AM
carphoria
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Originally Posted by oldmansan View Post
Great post. I think the Koldfire tune is a problem in CA (due to required values that will fail).

I would recommend a BOE tune that would remedy that and give more power/torque and the ability to change tunes on the fly. Obviously I would recommend you talk to Phil at BOE.

I wouldn't even think about going to NA to avoid requirements. Way to expensive and just isn't worth it IMHO.

San
FYI, Phil was involved in the tuning of this car. The readiness codes are set, and as stated, it did pass smog in CA before, with this tune.

I'm always a fan of retuning though, especially since Kazi upgraded cooling, etc.

-JM
07-10-2015 12:48 AM
oldmansan
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Originally Posted by carphoria View Post
Elise_Noodle,

The effort of bringing this car back to NA would be an undertaking. The intake manifold, injectors, tune, belts, all would need to be swapped out.

That said, it shouldn't be required. Look, without getting myself in trouble, I lived in CA for several years with this car, and it passed smog at the bi-annual check, and when I put it up for sale (while I sold out of state, I smogged it so I could add "smogged and ready to go" to my for sale ad).

Now, with every used car, it's buyer beware. To my knowledge, Kazi is selling it with the cat, and has not altered the tune, nor the power output (pulleys, injection, etc). If the buyer is concerned, they can call the local Lotus tuner shops in CA to find out more information.

People buy modified (aftermarket, non-OEM, non-CARB, modified&S/Ced) cars all the time, and they bring them into, and out of CA. Of all the post-new-sale SC cars, this one should be the LEAST concerning. It's SCed with the Lotus OEM parts off an '07.

As noted earlier:
Great post. I think the Koldfire tune is a problem in CA (due to required values that will fail).

I would recommend a BOE tune that would remedy that and give more power/torque and the ability to change tunes on the fly. Obviously I would recommend you talk to Phil at BOE.

I wouldn't even think about going to NA to avoid requirements. Way to expensive and just isn't worth it IMHO.

San
07-10-2015 12:02 AM
carphoria
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Originally Posted by Elise_Noodle View Post
What's the worst case scenario for bringing this car into CA? Take it to get smogged, it doesn't pass visual, pull off the supercharger for inspection, and drop it back on for "track use" afterwards? $ estimates for the on-and-off with the supercharger, intercooler, etc? Will it require a stock ECU once the supercharger is pulled?
Elise_Noodle,

The effort of bringing this car back to NA would be an undertaking. The intake manifold, injectors, tune, belts, all would need to be swapped out.

That said, it shouldn't be required. Look, without getting myself in trouble, I lived in CA for several years with this car, and it passed smog at the bi-annual check, and when I put it up for sale (while I sold out of state, I smogged it so I could add "smogged and ready to go" to my for sale ad).

Now, with every used car, it's buyer beware. To my knowledge, Kazi is selling it with the cat, and has not altered the tune, nor the power output (pulleys, injection, etc). If the buyer is concerned, they can call the local Lotus tuner shops in CA to find out more information.

People buy modified (aftermarket, non-OEM, non-CARB, modified&S/Ced) cars all the time, and they bring them into, and out of CA. Of all the post-new-sale SC cars, this one should be the LEAST concerning. It's SCed with the Lotus OEM parts off an '07.

As noted earlier:

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Originally Posted by carphoria View Post
re:Smog.

The legal answer: It's modified, and is not CA legal.

The truth: When I had the car tuned, it was programmed WITH the readiness codes, so it passes an OBDII read. It still has a cat, and passes the sniffer. The only "issue" is visual. 1- if the person knows it's an N/A car, they'll notice the giant intercooler when they pop the hood. 2- the vacuum diagram provided OEM is no longer accurate, and is a dead give-a-way.

You could get a vacuum diagram from an 07+, and stick it on there... but that's on you!
07-09-2015 09:05 PM
Elise_Noodle
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Originally Posted by Elise_Noodle View Post
What's the worst case scenario for bringing this car into CA? Take it to get smogged, it doesn't pass visual, pull off the supercharger for inspection, and drop it back on for "track use" afterwards? $ estimates for the on-and-off with the supercharger, intercooler, etc? Will it require a stock ECU once the supercharger is pulled?
Bump with the hope that someone can answer these questions.
07-08-2015 09:06 PM
Elise_Noodle What's the worst case scenario for bringing this car into CA? Take it to get smogged, it doesn't pass visual, pull off the supercharger for inspection, and drop it back on for "track use" afterwards? $ estimates for the on-and-off with the supercharger, intercooler, etc? Will it require a stock ECU once the supercharger is pulled?
07-08-2015 06:33 PM
carphoria Free bump for a gorgeous car to drive during this gorgeous summer.
06-27-2015 10:05 AM
Kazi Whew, it is hot and humid out. I just finished putting the stock cat, exhaust, diffuser and rear panel back on the car. Rocker panel xpel replacement is scheduled for next week.
06-23-2015 09:39 AM
Kazi Thanks for the clarification, carphoria.
06-23-2015 08:15 AM
carphoria re:Smog.

The legal answer: It's modified, and is not CA legal.

The truth: When I had the car tuned, it was programmed WITH the readiness codes, so it passes an OBDII read. It still has a cat, and passes the sniffer. The only "issue" is visual. 1- if the person knows it's an N/A car, they'll notice the giant intercooler when they pop the hood. 2- the vacuum diagram provided OEM is no longer accurate, and is a dead give-a-way.

You could get a vacuum diagram from an 07+, and stick it on there... but that's on you!
06-22-2015 08:57 PM
chiarov Beautiful car! If I didn't already have an Elise I would buy this.

I just can't justify switching from an Elise to an Exige when I know that I'm not driving the Elise to it's limits yet (based on laptimes at my local tracks compared to the "fast" Elise drivers.)
06-21-2015 07:37 PM
ToddSanDiego I smog 2-5 cars in California weekly. 2000+ smog is tested through the obd2 port, not a sniffer test. During the test, the smog machine asks if the car is turbo/supercharged. If the monitors are complete, the car could pass smog if the visual inspection was overlooked which is very possible because most smog techs are not familiar with a lotus Elise/exige. As far as bringing a car from out of state, that does not have to be done through chp. A vin verification can be done at the DMV. The vin verification will consist of verifying the vin on the dash, door, and federal/California smog sticker under the engine hatch. A DMV inspector will most likely overlook any turbo/supercharger as they just try to get as many vin verifications as possible.

To my point, CA smog is possible. Good luck with your sale. Nice looking car.

Edit: I have no personal experience with the tune on this car. I can not say one way or another if monitors are/can be set with this tune or another.
06-21-2015 06:36 AM
Kazi Price reduced. Now closer to other listings I've found.
06-17-2015 11:15 PM
EddieA
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Originally Posted by Nessal View Post
The Kokdfire 270 tune isn't emissions legal however.

I also run the Kokdfire tune and have to flash back to the stock tune when smogging. It shouldn't be a problem because most smog techs don't even know what a exige is.
Same here, except I drop in a standard ECU.

My Koldfire fails in CA as it doesn't set the 2 O2 ready states, and CA only allows 1 state to be not ready. 2 not ready is an immediate fail.

Cheers.
06-17-2015 06:33 PM
sirnonz
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Originally Posted by oldmansan View Post
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Originally Posted by sirnonz View Post
California changed their smog test a few months back, it's strictly ob2 testing for years 2000+ cars
Where are you getting this information? I just checked the DMV site and it still says biannual smog checks.

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1...smogfaq#BM2535

San
You still have to smog every 2 years but it's via obd2 scan and visual.

http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/smogche...bd_only_im.pdf
06-17-2015 06:29 PM
oldmansan
Quote:
Originally Posted by sirnonz View Post
California changed their smog test a few months back, it's strictly ob2 testing for years 2000+ cars
Where are you getting this information? I just checked the DMV site and it still says biannual smog checks.

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1...smogfaq#BM2535

San
06-17-2015 04:40 PM
sirnonz California changed their smog test a few months back, it's strictly ob2 testing for years 2000+ cars
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