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Old 01-10-2019, 10:35 PM
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I got a b20b(b20z) from my cousin who bought it from a shop, I was just wondering if Jdm motors are able to be bard in CA. And is a receipt needed when taking car to go bard?
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Only a b20 from a MK3 prelude, but that is the worst b20 ever. Otherwise the b20 is considered a “truck” motor and cannot legally be put in a car.
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Only a b20 from a MK3 prelude, but that is the worst b20 ever. Otherwise the b20 is considered a truck motor and cannot legally be put in a car.
Wrong
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I got a b20b(b20z) from my cousin who bought it from a shop, I was just wondering if Jdm motors are able to be bard in CA. And is a receipt needed when taking car to go bard?
Yes you can.
You'll need to put all the accessories for a b18a1 motor on it (intake manifold, exhaust manifold, etc) and make sure all emissions equipment for a 91 Integra is installed and working correctly. Take it to a referee and have them inspect it. It will pass an Acura integra 1.8L motor using a b20 as a replacement.
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Yes you can.
You'll need to put all the accessories for a b18a1 motor on it (intake manifold, exhaust manifold, etc) and make sure all emissions equipment for a 91 Integra is installed and working correctly. Take it to a referee and have them inspect it. It will pass an Acura integra 1.8L motor using a b20 as a replacement.
interesting, is this A new loophole? Cuz all my reading has stated a truck motor can not be used in a car. Im planning to move to cali in the next year, so I appreciate your input.
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It's not a loophole at all. The B20 block is an approved replacement engine for a B18A/B, and therefore you can do a legal swap with it as long as you carry the correct emissions equipment. It has been the case for several years now.
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interesting, is this A new loophole? Cuz all my reading has stated a truck motor can not be used in a car. Im planning to move to cali in the next year, so I appreciate your input.
It has been around since like 2013? My bro talked to the guy who helped get the motor approved due to similarity to the b18a/b.

And yes, my brother has passed his b20 at the state ref.
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Interesting, but thank god I don't live in Cali. I'm already dealing with a turbo'd engine running on a piggyback due to having to use the obd2 port to verify all systems are a go.
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And that would fail unless you had a greddy or Edelbrock kit that was CARB exempt.
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BUT IT PASSED BUDDY, IN TEXAS.
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Who's buddy and how slow is his car?
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Soooo... can anyone help me? I know usdm engines can pass BAR but what about jdm engines? Motors imported from Japan. Thanks
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I'm very not sorry you didn't see the answer posted for you.
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Funny how no one ever actually talks to the ref about these things. You understand that they are there to help you, right?
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Funny how no one ever actually talks to the ref about these things. You understand that they are there to help you, right?
Im here from the government, and Im here to help.
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Im here from the government, and Im here to help.
What do you think they are going to do instead? Come confiscate your car and arrest you because you called and asked a question about making it legal? I'll keep my political leanings to myself, but they don't apply here.
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Im here from the government, and Im here to help.
Except the refs are.
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What do you think they are going to do instead? Come confiscate your car and arrest you because you called and asked a question about making it legal? I'll keep my political leanings to myself, but they don't apply here.
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Except the refs are.
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Freedolay lives in a state that gives two ***** about bars, obd2, and the air. Louisana does, sort of, but not as crazy as commie.
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Freedolay lives in a state that gives two ***** about bars, obd2, and the air. Louisana does, sort of, but not as crazy as commie.
You mean no instead of two
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Freedolay lives in a state that gives two ***** about bars, obd2, and the air. Louisana does, sort of, but not as crazy as commie.
that is like FLA, they want us to pollute the air so bad that Fla just disappears due to global warming. I dont even think we know how to spell emmissionz over here.
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