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Yes...Calif uses a visual inspection in conjunction with the actual emissions test. They thought the Stainless Borla muffler I had on it was the cat and passed it on visual....but because I didnt' have a cat, it flunked the emissions part. I bought a practically new cat and muffler, retro'd it to stock and passed.

The problem with the older 930's is that there are very few smog guys who know what they're looking at.....they look for a cat and muffler....if there are obvious blingy things in there and no CARB certification sticker (I have a CARB sticker on there for the MSD unit and they looked at it hard and read the sticker language) they'll flunk it on the visual.

Best of luck to you...Chuck
1987 factory Slantnosed 930 Cabriolet/Guard's red
2002 Midnight Blue 996TT X50
1999 Iris Blue 996 (Dash fire burned and totalled 9/07)
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