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: Dinan Smog Test in CA, How Should I Proceed?

E46 luver
05-08-2008, 09:10 PM
Hi, I have a Dinan S package on my E39 528i manual and I am going to get the smog check soon.

Now it is my understanding that some smog places have never heard of Dinan, so I'm curious as to how I should approach them without them doubting that the CAI, Exhaust, etc... are in fact legal?

Are there any shops that are recommended around the Pasadena, Los Angeles area that are familiar with Dinan parts?


05-08-2008, 09:12 PM
If there's a CARB sticker, then it's not an issue. If not, I'm sure some of the more local folks could direct you to a Smog place with slightly...er...relaxed standards on the visual check

Z4 Steve
05-08-2008, 11:04 PM
I had a E46 Dinan and when I went to get it smoged I did not have any problems. Look inside the engine bay there should be a CARB sticker.

05-09-2008, 10:27 AM
Take it to some small no-name smog place and you'll be fine. I've taken modded cars to get smogged with no issue. If the place says "no-can-do" because of the mods just go somewhere else.