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*Scared about DEQ, what can i do?!?!?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84silverK5, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. 84silverK5

    84silverK5 Registered Member

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    Ok, i took everything off my 77 including the exhaust and motor. I put it all on my 84, the engine, my exhaust is 2-1/4 inch flow master, i guess my question is, is it harder for a 84 to pass then a 77? or is the criteria the same, am i going to need to buy Cats? I heard i lose power if i put cats on..... thx in advance
     
  2. muddin4fun

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    It's illegal to take an older motor and put it in a newer truck. Here in Texas, '84 and up has to have cats.

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  3. lifted95z71

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    all depends on where you are. in in alabama pretty much anything goes
     
  4. 84silverK5

    84silverK5 Registered Member

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    im in oregon, what about cats making me lose power?
     
  5. Executioner

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    Its to late Josh, you have been repoted to the DEQ !
    Give them a call, and turn your Blazer in .
    Tell them Executioner sent you, so I can get the reward.
    Happy C,&amp; Merry ny .
     
  6. Greg72

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    The "new" High-Flo cats are just as good as a piece of straight pipe....I've seen the tests that prove it in the magazines.

    I think the hype about cats robbing power is from the earliest days when cats were first installed in cars. Things have come a LONG way since then....I wouldn't sweat adding the cats (except for the $$$ you'll have to spend!) [​IMG]



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    You need to call and see what the requirements are. Typically there are two type of emissions test, a visual and a "sniffer" (where they actually measure the emissions levels), some states/areas do one or the other, or both. For the visual test they will look to see if all of the original emissions equipment (for the '84) is there, including cats.
     
  8. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Legally, you have to meet whatever criteria is newer, be it the vehicle or the motor. Your vehicle is the newer being an '84, so those are the standards that it should be tested at. Is the '77 trashed, if so, make the '84 a '77 with the plate on the dash.

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    How does one go about that plate thing

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  10. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    How does one go about that plate thing

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    Illegally would be my guess...

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    ha

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  12. 84silverK5

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    which plate, ill do it, you mean just like trading an emblem or somehting?
     
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    Swap the VIN you mean?

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    I put an 85 cab on my 84 (or some thing like that) and changed the vin in the window

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    You really don't care ?
    They have a real nice room for you at the crowbar Inn !
     
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    no, you would have to swpa the VIN in the front driver dash area and doorjam. I am not contributiong to the chaos, only pointing out information that is helpful for the topic discussed which is protected under the 1st and 14th amendments of the US constitution...can anyone tell i am trying to do my Media Law &amp; Ethics homework[​IMG]

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    Being that you are in Oregon and I think you are not in an exempt area (Hillsboro, right?) you will need cats. They do a visual check of the cats and fuel filler neck............and do the sniffer test. The Catco cats are about $50 each and flow extremely well.

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    new door jams, driver door, rockers putting a 350 in next year shaved deck no # and 87 heads and I might go tpi in a couple years for emmisions. Axle's are the right one for the truck for now. no other vin that I know of

    <font color=red>Let me at it I can break it</font color=red>
     
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    In Az it doesnt matter what year the motor is as long as it conforms to the emissions standard for the vehicle..... smog pump, cats, stuff like that.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    The first time you get pulled over, or inspected, and someone notices the rivets aren't original, or the VIN has been messed with, you will be walking home, if you get to go home at all. It's not worth it. Make your truck run cleanly, and be done with it. I didn't see anything on Oregons DEQ page about visual inspections, just said dyno/idle. Therefore, if no visual, you could make it pass emissions based on numbers alone, which is what the Government SHOULD be looking at, even though that is not usually the case.

    Already came up numerous times before, removing the cat. converter for any reason from any vehicle so originally equipped is a federal crime, (of which YOU can be held liable, not just a shop) not state law, so state law alone is not an effective way to judge whether or not you can tamper with your emissions components, and get away with it.

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