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California Inclusion of Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles in the California Smog Check Program

So everyone with a Powerstroke, Cummins or Duramax or similar truck has probably heard by now that California is going to start Smog Checking these vehicles starting in April 2010! So what does all this mean for you? It means a lot is going to change.

I’ll start with some Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Diesel Smog Check inspection procedure?

The diesel Smog Check inspection will consist of three parts; a visual check of the emission control equipment, a check of the OBD (on board diagnostics) system and a test for visual smoke.

When will diesel inspections begin?

The DMV will begin mailing notices to motorists who own diesel-powered vehicles subject to the program for registrations due in April 2010. However, change of ownership and out-of-state inspections will be required starting Jan. 1st 2010. Unlike gas-powered vehicles, there is no six-year or four-year exemptions included in the Smog Check Program.

Will any diesel vehicles be exempt from the program?

Yes, all diesel vehicles over the maximum 14,000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) limit will be exempt from the Smog Check Program. The GWVR is indicated on a label located on the chassis on the door jamb of the vehicle. (Yeah, great…)

Will smog Check Technicians be looking for modified or tampered emission control systems?

Yeah, if the technician notices a modified emission control system or devices that are not ARB approved – you will be failed. Often approved devices will have a label with an ARB Executive Order (EO) number on it.

I tried searching ARB.CA.GOV for any aftermarket parts available that is A-OK by the ARB and found nothing for us diesel guys…

Alright so a lot of people are going to be a bit upset by all this, I’m sure. What can we do? We can do everything we can to pass smog then put it all back together again. That’s about all we can do. Sorry folks.

Here is a link to the ARB’s website with a ton of info on the subject… CLICK HERE

Come check out some of OCDiesel’s own YouTube videos on the subject CLICK HERE


Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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MBRP Stainless Exhaust System for Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L Turbo Diesel

3” T304 Stainless Single Filter Back Exhaust System – XP Series

Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L (2007-2009) Turbo Diesel

The Best Systems Start With the Best Materials

MBRP’s XP Series is the performance exhaust of choice for the enthusiast who needs a system that can take anything that the road throws at it. This system’s rugged sixteen gauge T409 construction can be counted on to withstand everything from salt to rocks, tar to grime. They have had such success with this line that they back it with a Lifetime Warranty.

Built to Perform

These days we expect our vehicles to provide reliable, comfortable and efficient transportation. Your MBRP performance exhaust is designed to make sure that happens without fail. Its ability to accelerate the removal of hot contaminated exhaust gases results in a cooler, better running engine. That means more torque, more horsepower, improved fuel mileage and reduces the risk of pre-mature breakdown or lubricant deterioration.

The Premium Difference

In an industry with its share of “commodity” exhaust products MBRP stands apart as a manufacturer of truly quality performance exhaust systems. You can see that in the way your system is packaged, the thought that goes into the design of every component, the consistent quality of the overall product and of course, the sound. The premium difference does not end there. Through their in house customer service team as well as the professionals who distribute and install their products you can count on your MBRP experience to be an enjoyable one.

Easy Installation

MBRP systems are as much fun to install as to drive with on your SUV. Bolt-on, no weld design makes installing this on your ride a no hassle one to two hour project. Everything is direct fit to the OEM hangers and you get all the clamps and parts you will need, all in one box, no matter what configuration of vehicle you have.

Sound & Style

Performance is one thing but at MBRP they believe that appearance and sound is just as important. Every MBRP performance exhaust system has been specifically tuned to get the optimal sound from your pickup. With their MBRP brand etched on the tips and their unmistakable styling, there’s no question that you have the hottest exhaust on the road – MBRP.

KEY FEATURES:
○ Mirror polished T304 stainless steel tip
○ Delivers a rich, mellow exhaust note
○ Installs with common hand tools
○ Can improve fuel economy by 1-2 mpg
○ Boosts torque and horsepower
○ Complete Filter Back System

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the MBRP’s XP Series. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying MBRP’s XP Series, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Daystar Front and Rear Shocks Absorbers

Daystar Scorpion Performance Shock Absorbers are available for several popular applications. Paired with Daystars Comfort Ride Lift & Leveling kits, Scorpion Performance Shock Absorbers provide the total package for anyone who wants no-hassle, one-stop shopping when adding 2- 3 inch of lift to their truck, Jeep, or SUV.

Daystar Scorpion Performance Shock Absorbers are specifically tuned for each vehicle application to ensure optimum performance. They feature a twin-tube design, which increases oil capacity and reduces shock fade. Inside the shocks are a durable piston seal and a velocity-sensitive valving stack, while a chrome-hardened piston shaft ensures longevity. Scorpion Performance Shocks are further strengthened with Daystars premium Polyurethane shock bushings and topped off with legendary Daystar shock boots.

Daystar Scorpion Performance Shocks are available for popular Comfort Ride Lift & Leveling kit applications that require longer shocks. Scorpion Performance Shock Absorbers are available with Daystars Lift & Leveling kits or as stand-alone replacements for multiple applications

Product Features:

  • Twin-tube hydraulic performance shock absorber
  • Design prevents foaming and shock fade under severe conditions
  • Velocity-sensitive valving
  • Chrome-hardened piston shaft
  • Black Daystar shock bushings and boot included
  • Tuned for Daystar Comfort Ride Lift & Leveling Kits
  • Suitable for all leveling / lift kits
  • Sold Individually

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Daystar Scorpion Performance Shock Absorbers. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying Daystar Scorpion Performance Shock Absorbers, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

The Diesel Performance Experts