School me on Cali emissions laws as they apply to non-residents

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kotomile
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April 29, 2008

So I'll be doing some school (about a year worth) in Cali next year, and I'm wondering.. how strict are they allowed to be emissions-wise to me, considering I'm still technically a resident of Florida? Would I be subject to emissions testing? My Miata would fail, fail, fail in its current state...
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April 29, 2008

That is a good question bro.
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April 29, 2008

just take the neeeeeeon
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i would think as long as you had the out of state plates on it they wont do anything.
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This may just happen sooner than I originally thought... the Army's short Farsi speakers.

Tenchu - I'm bringing the Neon (which will pass, thankfully it's not modded much), but the Miata.. man I'd hate to be without it for a year plus.

93ludeSi - That's what I'm hoping! Do you have any experience with it?
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April 30, 2008

not with cali i havent and considering my car passes NY inspection i havent had anyprobelms out of state. I would think as long as your inspection is valid you should be ok. Your not gonna be changing your license or anything right?

also ask zero, i think he was the one who has the texas plates but is in Nevada atm. He might be able to give some insight.
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I assume you'll be taking I20 to I10 to whatever goes north. You should stop by, im like 5min off I10 :P
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R u staying in Cali? Thought u just bought a house?
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93ludeSi wrote: I would think as long as your inspection is valid you should be ok.
Inspection.. heh! A Floridian has not these things.
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tenchu wrote:I assume you'll be taking I20 to I10 to whatever goes north. You should stop by, im like 5min off I10 :P
That would be a big dip down, actually. It looks like I40 is a much more direct route (NorGA to NorCal)

And yeah, just bought a house too. Thinking about renting it out since I don't see selling a house in this market going well. I can only request to come back to Augusta (not that I really want to) once training is over, so not a lot is guaranteed right now.. I'm crossing my fingers I don't get sent anywhere cold.
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