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Old 03-20-2019, 06:57 AM
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Any local owners have/had KPro (00-05, not DBW reflash) and have experience to share with state inspections? I have always wanted to go KPro but would like to know for certain that it won’t further complicate passing inspections and staying legal. I’m in Travis County, Austin, so I know YMMV but overall any Texas experience would be good to hear.
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What "inspections" does Texas do? and how often? Can't see the ECU being a factor other than in emissions testing and since the KPro is illegal for road vehicles I'm betting it won't pass smog.
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1995 and older vehicles will receive the Two Speed Idle (TSI) test while 1996 and newer vehicles receive the On-Board Diagnostic (OBDII) test.
The only real benefit of a "tune" without forced induction, KPro or otherwise, is to lower VTEC and for max midrange power that requires a high flow cat or cat-delete, either of which can make the car fail smog if readiness flags don't get set right. A non-CARB approved aftermarket induction system is also illegal for road vehicles.

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What "inspections" does Texas do? and how often? Can't see the ECU being a factor other than in emissions testing and since the KPro is illegal for road vehicles I'm betting it won't pass smog.
The only real benefit of a "tune" without forced induction, KPro or otherwise, is to lower VTEC and for max midrange power that requires a high flow cat or cat-delete, either of which can make the car fail smog if readiness flags don't get set right. A non-CARB approved aftermarket induction system is also illegal for road vehicles.

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Right, but we’re not quite to CA standards of needing to visually pass inspection (can pass with a test pipe if you’re using an O2 spacer). Some users in other states have had troubles with annual vehicle inspections while others have not, so I only wanted to see what the experience was in my state.
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No problem here w/ Flash pro / aftermarket exhauset and HFC, but I'm a 2007 so DBW.
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