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Old 03-20-2012, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MrMotorwerk View Post
If Dinan couldn't get an CARB approval for it, then there's little hope.

Possible loop-holes:

1) Register the car in a California county that does not require smog checks. Yest these places exist, and all you really need is a P.O. Box in that county.
2) Register the car in an other state, and drive the car here hoping the CHP or any police doesn't give you crap about the car's plates and registration. I believe out of state cars legally can't be in the state longer than some specified amount of time.

Good Luck
As I understand it, Dinan couldn't get it through CARB because their programming for the ECU had too many lines of code, and there's an update with fewer lines of code.

I figured Dinan might have lost interest in doing a cert now since there are probably a lot fewer E39 M5's out there with owners willing to spend triple the value of the car to make it an S3.

I'm just wondering. If someone has the Dinan S3 (or some other supercharger), and has passed smog, I'd love to know how.

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