"I wanted something very wide, with a low profile, and the NT05 was the perfect tire for that," Steven says. With 70 degrees of parallel steering angle, this S13 could really get sideways. you will have to go to a ref anyway if your gonna get the car smogged because they have to give you another emission label. My thinking is that if it is a solid running engine, and all the smog stuff is attached, it should pass. Steven installed a hydraulic braking system for the rear, which is independent from the foot brakes, essentially making the rear a 4-piston setup when both the foot and handle are used together. Knowledge before $$$$ is my new philosophy!!!!!! One, the engine must be the same year or newer than the vehicle. Based near Chicago, Sameca Pandova has been writing since 1995 and now contributes to various websites. Larger axle shafts were also used to handle the extra power. Having a brand new drivetrain with literally zero miles on it made the installation much easier, especially with a CX Racing swap kit that includes mostly everything needed to drop an LS-based engine into an S13. :cali:. Note: Light duty smog vehicles do not require smog testing in California. The rear brakes are also from a different car, this time a Z32 300ZX. Most likely, however, as long as it looks like all the stuff is there, he'll probably just hook it up to the sniffer and see what it reads. "Starting out with something that is already blemished made it easier to start cutting into than a perfectly good body," Steven explained. The only modification Steven made to fit the LS3 was a little massaging of the transmission tunnel to make room for the larger T-56. But simply getting this highly sought after tag from the BAR is not the end-all for swapped vehicles. According to CA law, ANY change from what came under the hood of your car originally is illegal. There are then afterthoughts like 50 state emission parts. "My best time was a 38.001, and I'm hanging with brand new Camaros," Steven explained enthusiastically. Once the drivetrain components were in, Steven began adding to the rest of the car. wit my knowledge so far on CA emissions that im learning...you should be fine as long as its all visually correct and all the emission equipment is installed correctly they should never know if your a packin brother. But that didn't discourage Steven Guevara from pursuing his goal of owning a smog-legal… They are tastefully paired with a set of Miro Type 398 wheels in satin black. to be on the safe side call your local community college and see if they have a smog referee program. In addition to regulating engine changes, certification and inspection will be required by BAR prior to any vehicle with an engine change being allowed to legally operate on California roads. It's a state known for its picturesque coastlines, majestic mountain ranges, booming technology and glamorous film industry, but a safe haven for car enthusiasts, it is not. In Arizona now if the car is 15 years or older and you have collector car insurance or one other I can't think of you don't have to smog anymore.