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Hello, I want to change my hood for a shaker hood and people recommended Cervini's. I went to order one and they told me that since I live in CA it is illegal. Anyone know about this? They said it would not pass smog test. I am bummed now.
 

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Obviously Cervini's does not agree.


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Your telling me No Dodge Dealer in CA Sells a Shaker Hood Car because its deemed Illegal ?
It's aftermarket, not OEM, so I believe they would have to spend a bunch of money to get it CARB certified for street use in CA.
 
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It's aftermarket, not OEM, so I believe they would have to spend a bunch of money to get it CARB certified for street use in CA.
I believe and I could be wrong, that they would have to spend 50 grand for it to get CARB certified. They obviously don't think it's viable to do so.

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Exactly.

Crazy California again.


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It’s not the hood, it’s the air box that makes the shaker functional that is not legal. The intake needs to be carb approved, not the hood.
This, former smog tech here, anything beyond the air filter is fair game, factory parts generally don't raise an eyebrow either. For example, the hellcat lower airbox is good to go because it is in the airstream before the filter. The upper airbox is technically required to remain stock, so the change to the SRT airbox lid with the smooth top is TECHNICALLY illegal. Being a factory airbox lid, it is unlikely the smog guy would even look twice at it as it still appears stock, and it would take some research to realize that the hellcat lid did not come stock on an RT, SRT or Scat.

So the Cervini kit should actually be ok, if you were to use the Mopar filter and tube. However since they include the filter, heat shield around the filter (that also connects to the shaker, which by itself does not need to be certified) and the intake tube, it would have to be CARB approved.

Best bet is to order the Mopar parts, even if they were not the OE configuration on your car, they won't flag the smog tech to take a deeper dive on what mods you have made.

Have you tried emailing them and asking if they will ship the kit "for offroad use only" ?
 

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The “for off-road use only” has basically been killed by the EPA (unless you can provide proof, whatever that may be). They are coming down hard on tuners and vendors selling smog defeat tunes/parts or non smog complaint parts. These was a thread floating around last month. Huge fines involved.
 

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The “for off-road use only” has basically been killed by the EPA (unless you can provide proof, whatever that may be). They are coming down hard on tuners and vendors selling of smog defeat tunes/parts or non smog complaint parts. These was a thread floating around last month. Huge fines involved.
whelp, time to move -__-
 

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Time for a new car or a new state. Not gonna be cheap either way. At least the second option fixes the problem.....permanently!
 

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...here is a Shaker Challenger in LA.........

No one thinks that shakers aren’t allowed in California.
The particular shaker hood he wants to add to his current car just can’t be shipped to California.
There are PLENTY of shakers out here as the mopar system is street legal. The one mentioned in his original post is not.
 

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Again, Shaker cars from the factory, or even converting yours using factory parts are not the issue. The issue is Cervanis would have to go through expensive testing to get a CARB EO# and they obviously won't be bothered for a limited reward. If their system did not change the stock intake path, it wouldn't be an issue

It's the same with CAIs, except of course, that is the entire product, but they have to get CARB EO#s as well if they want them to be legal in states that use Californias standards. My AirAid CAI has a EO# and is 50 state legal

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...here is a Shaker Challenger in LA.........

Not the point. Of course FCA can sell new Shakers as they have passed emissions and are certified for sale. The issue is a company is not allowed to sell something that modifies the original car with regards to intake and possible emissions in California unless they obtain a CARB exemption and guess Cervini's didn't feel it was worth it to go through all the testing and expense.


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Not the point. Of course FCA can sell new Shakers as they have passed emissions and are certified for sale. The issue is a company is not allowed to sell something that modifies the original car with regards to intake and possible emissions in California unless they obtain a CARB exemption and guess Cervini's didn't feel it was worth it to go through all the testing and expense.


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Yes, the point, to me, is the oppressive over regulation in California.
 
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