JDM & california laws


TeamExcelEX
10-26-2003, 12:08 AM
I have a 2000 civic ex, i want to put in a b16a2....according to california emission laws. Can i put in a JDM b16a2 of the same year in my EX and still be smog legal, or do i have to go with USDM???? If i can do JDM what do i have to do to make it SMOG LEGAL?!

GTA
10-26-2003, 03:14 AM
i would go usdm jsut to make it easier, but if you do go jdm, you need all the usdm emissions parts which is usually easier cause you would get some of the isdm ones with the engine if not all of em.

sublimewls
10-27-2003, 09:51 AM
I have a 2000 civic ex, i want to put in a b16a2....according to california emission laws. Can i put in a JDM b16a2 of the same year in my EX and still be smog legal, or do i have to go with USDM???? If i can do JDM what do i have to do to make it SMOG LEGAL?!

http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=551049&page=2 has some info on what you need exactly to turn your JDM engine into a USDM engine. You need all the emmisions stuff like GTA said and also you need the computer from that year engine. So if the engine is 95 then you need a 95 computer... its all in that article

salbaje
12-05-2003, 01:40 AM
well there are no b16 2nd gen in jdm land. the b16a2 you can get is usdm only from 99-00 si's
You can pass smog with jdm motors but wont pass referee
Cali law says you have to drop motor same year or newer than your car.

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