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Old 01-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Anyone s/c or turbo an M56 engine?

If so how'd it turn out? Im thinkin about doin it because I want somethin different, I have an 05 325i, so far all ive done is the dinan intake, magnaflow exhaust, and then suddenly I got addicted to changing the looks :/ lol im back for performance tho so any feedback would be very much appreciated

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Unfortunately you live in California so FI is a NO-NO in that state.

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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Unfortunately you live in California so FI is a NO-NO in that state.

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Na it's fine. You pass smog just fine as long as you got your cats.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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Yes you can pass smog but you'll probably end up paying a smog tech to even smog your car. I ended up paying 100 bucks to have my car smogged even though my car passed the whole emissions part.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:13 AM   #5
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Smog isnt an issue for me, im only in the military for 10 more months and then im leavin the state. So no more smog for this guy

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #6
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big NO NO

Hate to tell u guys that if that intake wasnt offered by the dealership or the state of cali dosent have a c.a.r.b. Sticker its totally illegal and if a cop or chp sees it they can legally impound it and put the car in a crusher and make u watch it being crushed into a little cube i should know im a smog tech for the state but f*** them anyways mod away boys
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #8
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Hate to tell u guys that if that intake wasnt offered by the dealership or the state of cali dosent have a c.a.r.b. Sticker its totally illegal and if a cop or chp sees it they can legally impound it and put the car in a crusher and make u watch it being crushed into a little cube i should know im a smog tech for the state but f*** them anyways mod away boys
Unless the car has out of state plates (or no plates at all). Then you have 6 months to register the car and get CA plates if you become or are a CA resident. Only then do you need to worry about CA regulations. Right?

Steve Jobs used to drive a Mercedes with no plates. He made a deal with a leasing company to swap his car for a with a brand new import of the same model every 6 months. He could get by because he was prepared to show that the he obtained the car in the last 6 months... Plus he had the lawyers to back him up.

The point being, the state of CA doesn't have jurisdiction to regulate vehicles until the vehicle owner gives them such permission by signing up with the CA DMV to obtain the benefit's (whatever they are) of driving with CA plates. The law gives owners a 6 month grace period to normalize the documentation of out of state vehicles.
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Unless the car has out of state plates (or no plates at all). Then you have 6 months to register the car and get CA plates if you become or are a CA resident. Only then do you need to worry about CA regulations. Right?

Steve Jobs used to drive a Mercedes with no plates. He made a deal with a leasing company to swap his car for a with a brand new import of the same model every 6 months. He could get by because he was prepared to show that the he obtained the car in the last 6 months... Plus he had the lawyers to back him up.

The point being, the state of CA doesn't have jurisdiction to regulate vehicles until the vehicle owner gives them such permission by signing up with the CA DMV to obtain the benefit's (whatever they are) of driving with CA plates. The law gives owners a 6 month grace period to normalize the documentation of out of state vehicles.
this is very interesting
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #10
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I dont think anyone has done FI in the SULEV. The problem is that the intake manifold, and the Fuel Rail is different from the M54's. So you will not be able to install the larger injectors offered in the SC kits. I believe someone on the forum was able to swap to the M54B30 manifold with the injectors, but you have to modify the fuel rail. Best bet for performance is get some headers, and a tune, FI seems like too much trouble for the M56
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Unless the car has out of state plates (or no plates at all). Then you have 6 months to register the car and get CA plates if you become or are a CA resident. Only then do you need to worry about CA regulations. Right?

Steve Jobs used to drive a Mercedes with no plates. He made a deal with a leasing company to swap his car for a with a brand new import of the same model every 6 months. He could get by because he was prepared to show that the he obtained the car in the last 6 months... Plus he had the lawyers to back him up.

The point being, the state of CA doesn't have jurisdiction to regulate vehicles until the vehicle owner gives them such permission by signing up with the CA DMV to obtain the benefit's (whatever they are) of driving with CA plates. The law gives owners a 6 month grace period to normalize the documentation of out of state vehicles.
This isn't entirely accurate (the part about CA not having jurisdiction to regulate the vehicles). Each state has their own laws. The 6 month grace period (or whatever it is, but 6 months sounds right) is a california law. Other states may have different grace periods.

The main reason that Steve jobs got away with the no license plate thing is that in CA there aren't temporary tags like in most states. When you register your car you have to wait for the plates to come in the mail. So if your car looks reasonably new then the cops aren't going to pull you over and check.
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