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Emissions Laws

Discussion in 'New England Region' started by sickquad, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. sickquad

    sickquad 1/2 ton status

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    I am trying to figure out the emissions laws in Ma. I have the state RMV website but I am still confused. Is the 20 year law still affect? So if a car is 20 years or older there is no emissions test? Only safety?

    Anybody really know the laws or know where I can find the answer?

    -Chris
     
  2. lifethroughdeath

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    I don't have anything to back it up, but I believe it's still in effect, but I thought it was 25 years?
     
  3. TruckNutzDude

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    As far as I know 1983 is the cut-off date for emissions. I asked a few friends and they all came up with the same date. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It used to be 15 year now it's just 1983 and earlier.
     
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  5. Leadfoot

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    [ QUOTE ]
    It used to be 15 year now it's just 1983 and earlier. Ma is getting worse to live in.

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    You didn't here it from me, but I know people who have bought junk trucks/blazers from the 70's so that they could swap VIN tags/registration. This gets them from having to take a sniffer test. They (inspection stations) seem to be more lenient on lift laws and such with older vehicles too.

    FWIW
     
  6. sickquad

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    Funny you mention that, but that has been my plan all along. Took the tags and title off of a 78 that we cut up. I would rather not do that, but if I have to I will.

    -Chris
     

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