In order for an intake to be considered for a C.A.R.B. exemption, it must have been submitted to the
California Air Resources Board for evaluation. It must be a complete kit, with everything needed to
install it included in the box. It must have provisions to connect all emission control devices so
that they function as they did with the factory intake. Lastly, it must be tested on a vehicle to
show that it doesn't alter the emission output of the vehicle.
Most of the vehicle-specific kits we offer currently have a C.A.R.B. exemption, or have been submitted
to C.A.R.B. for evaluation. The website shows which kits are exempt. Also, you can visit the California
Air Resources Board website showing our current intake kit exemptions.
If your vehicle has a custom intake that was created using our modular components, although it may run
great & increase performance, it will not be C.A.R.B. exempt even if you connect all emission control
devices. If you live in an area that requires a smog inspection, such an intake will fail the visual
inspection portion of the test. In order to pass, the stock intake must be reinstalled.