Purchased: April 28, 2001
OK...I'm talking to my friend who has an IS300 and he's hesitant to get this specific brand of intake because it's not C.A.R.B. approved or doesn't have a sticker saying so. I argue that it doesnt matter because all they do is stick a device in the tailpipe and check for emmisions. He claims that it's a 2 part procedure...visual and the emmisions test. Is this true? So does that mean that all AEM intakes that don't have that sticker wont pass (even though in the site says that it's exempt)? What if you fabricate your own intake? I have the Injen one personally and never heard of anyone being concerned about passing any C.A.R.B. regulations. I know we don't have to get a smog test until 5 years later...but if a 3 foot aluminum piece of pipe must be C.A.R.B. certified what more about the other mods like the RES or a full cat-back exhaust! Someone please give me a clue.