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Guys,

Was looking at adding CAI and maybe headers to my incoming GT Premium to get better breathing and better economy (OK, and maybe a couple more HP
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Am a Nevada resident, but I need to keep the car California emissions legal, and having had a recent run-in with the California smog nazis (aka the Ca. Air Resources Board - CARB) regarding headers on my Acura CL, I decided to do some research http://cl.acurazine.com/forums/showt...rnia+emissions.

To be legally installed on a CA emissions vehicle, an aftermarket emissions-related part (CAI, Headers) must be CARB certified via a testing and approval process worthy of a George Orwell short story, and issued an "Engineering Order", or EO number. The manufacturer must identify the part with the EO number, or the owner must reinstall the stock parts, or is summarily deposited in the midst of a world of bureaucratic crap.

Thus forewarned, I went to the list of EOs*, and searched for the 5.0L Mustang..... <birds chirping> .....

NO EOs have been approved for the 5.0L 2010/2011 engine...

Bottom line... as of today, there are NO CAIs or headers that are approved for installation on the 2010-11 5.0 (and likely the same for the V6)...


Does anyone know if any manufacturers are doing CARB certification for CAIs or headers?

* http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermk...Search+for+EOs
 

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This is not new news, in fact, there is an active thread in the 2011+ GT tech forum on this exact topic.
 
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