I see a lot of people on here from California with aftermarket superchargers. How are you passing smog? If its a secret, how about PMing me? I'm interested in supercharing an Elise, but I need to pass smog.
not sure how the aftermarket SC setups are or if the ecu retune will affect the smog but I have an OEM SC on an 06 and the smog tech didn't question it all. In fact, he questioned if he would even do the smog cause he had never done a Lotus.
Took about 15 minutes and it passed with flying colors.
I think if setup looks stock and you have the OEM headers and cat you will pass.
Most of the "visual" fails are on imports that are highly moddified and the tech immediately starts looking for modifications. In those cases, even if it passes smog, they will fail it.
I had a heck of a time smogging mine. It came in fron New England. Eventually had to install the original injectors to make it fly. The injectors that were in it were absolutely HUGE. I was told that they could have failed me just from the fact that it had the supercharger on it. If all else fails, I will reinstall OEM intake and injectors next time.