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Old 06-06-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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air care!!!!

anyway i can avoid it?

i really dont wonna go thru the hassle of removing my header, put back stock, take it off and reinstall it unless i really have no choice.

Its an obd2, do they still use mirror to check?


any tips? or im hooped
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I think they are cancelling air care in 2014

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Here is the news article http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...e-changes.html
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you can avoid it by not insuring it til after they get rid of it
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lol than id be so screwed


2 more years

mine is a 05, so i gotta do it before next month


NOw i heard if i dont have check engine light they only do visual inspection?

i do not have check engine light
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I didn't have a CEL. The aircare guy used a mirror to check underneath the front and the driver side. I only had an axle-back, though. Are aftermarket headers not allowed?
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I have aftermarket headers and a high flo cat..pass everytime
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u have at least a cat

i have nth


my friend told me just weld on a piece of cat cover on, so when they check with mirror it looks like a cat
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Tell the insurance company your leaving the lower mainland for work, you need an address. Then get your car insured, go back shortly and say youve changed your mind and not going to leave. They change your address back to what it was and your car is insured.

Your rate will go up but will drop back to what it was the second you change your address back.
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if i do that, wouldnt the second i change back to my regular address they will still ask me to do air care?


second, how do i acquire an address to use
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you wont have to do aircare because you would have already purchased insurance.

second....ill let you figure that out. The first answer to pop into your head is the right one.
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A) Obtain a heat sheild and weld it onto your downpipe , passed everytime in my WRX that way.. takes 10 mins to do if you got a welder.

B) Change your address to anywhere out of aircare zone (Even mcdonalds in hope or sum shit) buy a years insurance and swap address back to home like saveth said... they send you a form saying you have 30 days to aircare but no1 enforces it

C) Register ur car for territory z, pay 15/30 more a month but no aircare needed..

D) dont be lazy and re-install exhaust lol

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Why do you have to remove your header? I passed with a built motor/ S/C set up with a header, full exhaust and a stock cat in the middle somewhere.
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if i do that, wouldnt the second i change back to my regular address they will still ask me to do air care?


second, how do i acquire an address to use
No, because your car is already insured....they will tell you it needs it next time you go to insure your vehicle. In my case i dont have to do it that way for another year.

For and address just use a work place or if you know somebody outside of the lower mainland then just use there address.
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running straight pipe

4-2-1 header one piece, directly connect to a catback


no cat

if i was running my previous setup, shorty header, downpipe, than catback than i can run a cat
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For aircare test, have 2 sets of exhaust ready. 1) is legal setup, 2) race setup.

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As others have mentioned...


Stick a legal setup on for AirCare

Switch to your illegal setup after


For the illegal setup;

-Weld a hollowed out catalytic over your exhaust where it would usually be.

-If straight pipe, do the same as the catalytic job but with a hollowed out muffler.

-If James Bond, fab a motorized plate that covers the opening through the muffler on demand, the police sometimes use probes to see if you have a fake muffler. If their probe hits your block off plate, you're all good.
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^ dafuq? You mean straight through mufflers are illegal? They are everywhere on muscle cars though?
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