Smokey Posted December 12, 2004 Report Share Posted December 12, 2004 Hello people. Have a few questions but it's all related. I'd like to know if you make performance modifications to your new vehicle (and by new I mean that it does not have classic/antique status; no older than 25 years old) if you need to report said modifications to your insurance company. If you have to, when you report them does it raise your premium? If you have to but you don't, can they find out about it through a dealership/performance shop? And if you wreck I assume they wouldn't insure your damages? Now if you do have to report performance mods does simple crap like cat-backs or intakes count? Or is it only for more serious things like ohhh headers, camshafts, forced induction, computer chips, stroker kits?... blah blah blah so many things. Part two! I just mentioned all those performance item-types above however the emissions would be changed. The bummer is finding ones that are 50-state legal and CARB exempt as I live, guess where, Colly-fawneea - oops I mean California. I wanna know if you add about three things with a 50-state legality on them (supercharger, headers, cat-back) if it will still hold up emmisions wise? Or do they need to have CARB on them, and does it make a difference in the total emmisions if you have more than one CARB exempt bolt-on. I'm trying not to be too complicated but what I'm asking is that I'm sure with each bolt-on that it will raise the emmisions over factory, but still be compliant. But if you add more than one, will it push it over that legal limit? The last thing is, let's say you have already had all this work done and you want to see if it will pass the smog test. If you go to a smog test facility, without whatever schedule you're required to check your vehicle (every 4 years?) can you just ask them to test to see if you'll pass emmisions when you need to? If you can do that and pass, cool. If you can do that, but fail are they required to make some kind of report or will you just have to make sure to make it compliant by the next required testing? Okay that was probably a buttload of questions but it's pretty important to me soooooo any answers to the multiple above questions would be great. Especially if there's anyone with experience performance-tuning their cars in CA. Oh and in case anyone's wondering it would be to do things to this truck sooo hopefully that'll squeeze out a little more insight. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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