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Old 06-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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will 5i wire o2 smog in ca?

Hi all, sorry if this is a question thats beeen discussed already, i looked but couldnt find anything definitive, im looking at purchasing a out of state vx to be brought back to ca, 5 wire o2 wont pass smog in ca? How hard is the 5 wire to 4the wire mod? Costs? Thanks for any info

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Old 06-15-2012, 04:22 AM   #2
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Re: will 5i wire o2 smog in ca?

From what I gather, the answer is Maybe. It might be up to the overall condition of your car.

I have heard a few accounts of people getting their 5wire fed VXs to pass smog. However, I was not able to. See my post here: http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=12488

You should not hesitate on a VX purchase. CA or Fed, they're great in both configurations.

I think you should try to smog it in Fed (5-wire) mode with the contingency of changing (temporarily) to a CA ecu if you are not successful.

You can come by a CA ecu on ebay for ~$100. To swap it out, pull up the carpet on your passenger side, unbolt and unplug that little gold/silver box and swap it out for your new ecu. No skills necessary, just a little determination.

Please let me/us know how it goes.
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