Originally posted by phill1:
Does anybody have a handle on the consequences of the law in California, should you replace your engine, even in a smog testing exempt car, should a cop take a critical look? The rumor I hear is not good.
I am not sure of the consequences with engine mods, but at any car show I go to, I see 700+ HP engines and all kinds of body mods and the cars have fresh registration tags. However, if you get stopped, Gum Shoes and Flat Foots of course have to site some type of vehicle code violation, and then it is probably up to the Judge. There are all kinds of modified show cars out there absent wipers, bumpers, signals, etc. But ss for the real consequences, I would suspect the state codes would site something to the effect of fines. And believe me, CA has a good list of codes to look at.
Simple answer to your question, is I don't know the consequences. However, here are the vehicle codes in which we good taxpaying CA residents love so much.