Buying non-CARB approved parts in CA?

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Buying non-CARB approved parts in CA?

Postby DanielS172 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:26 pm

So, I noticed that the website seems to have recently been updated with the disclaimer "not for sale to residents of CA" on pretty much every emissions part that isn't CARB approved (exhausts, intakes, etc.) I recall that it used to say something along the lines of "for off-road use only", but now with this new verbiage is seems much more stringent. Was there some kind of law passed that made buying non-CARB approved parts more difficult? Because I've noticed this with other websites/retailers as well. I'm just curious.
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Re: Buying non-CARB approved parts in CA?

Postby Brian » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:08 am

California serious about it, fines are big enough to put shops out of business, nothing we can do about it but get extra careful. The "for off-road use only" exception still there in the law but no easy way for shops to control how the item gets used after it goes out the front door and California holding shops responsible regardless.
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Re: Buying non-CARB approved parts in CA?

Postby DanielS172 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:03 pm

That sucks. So even if I wanted to buy a header or something for my race car, I couldn't?
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Re: Buying non-CARB approved parts in CA?

Postby Brian » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:05 pm

DanielS172 wrote:That sucks. So even if I wanted to buy a header or something for my race car, I couldn't?



Yes...that is the new bottom line.
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Re: Buying non-CARB approved parts in CA?

Postby DanielS172 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:21 pm

Man, that sure is a bummer :roll:
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Re: Buying non-CARB approved parts in CA?

Postby jboemler » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:44 pm

Just curious, Brian -- how much of your "off-road" business was shipped to CA before the change? In other words, what percentage of this market segment did California just give away to other states?
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Re: Buying non-CARB approved parts in CA?

Postby jpwfz6 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:58 pm

Hmmm,
I see alot of post office boxes opening up in Yuma, Ehrenberg, Vegas, Reno and the likes.
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