Hello, I'm curious if anyone has installed an aftermarket supercharger to their elise, and whether or not they were able to pass california Smog afterwards? Thanks in advance
Technically it would fail the visual inspection. That said the scarcity of Lotus cars almost ensures the inspector doesn't know what they're looking at.Hello, I'm curious if anyone has installed an aftermarket supercharger to their elise, and whether or not they were able to pass california Smog afterwards? Thanks in advance
Having dealt with both MA and CA emissions, this is incorrect. MA cares about tailpipe emissions, not the specific systems installed in the car. CA mandates that all the parts of your intake, engine, and cat system by CARB certified. If some part isn't, you're supposed to fail the visual inspection, even if your car emits clean air. CA has a nice racket going where manufacturers have to pay protection money for these certifications. So, technically, non-CARB superchargers should fail, and you're taking a gamble. You have to go find a mechanic who's willing to overlook it (but it's risky, and costs $$ as a result). If you fail once, you're now in for a world of hurt, since the state can require you to get subsequent inspections at one of their stations.Fwiw MA inspection is the same is CA, and I pass no issue with a bwr blower on stock flashed ecu. Unless they know what they are looking for, they won't notice anything.
Not true.Exact same parts so if Factory passes, Katana passes.