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Just wondering, I couldn't find an info anywhere about it.

Whats the max hp u can have before its not street legal?
 

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400whp club here I come!!
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There is no "max hp". Depending on what kind of car you have though... there will be limits. As long as your car passes emissions... you are generally okay.
 

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unless you are twenty yeared like, ahhahhahahahhahahhaha.....you have to pass emissions, but you also have to have the stock motor to really be legal.
 

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Let me know what you do to your car if you're thinking of having to much HP and make it illegal :D
 

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:hi: Mines not legal.... still not even close to where I want it to be though. :hi:
 

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haha, I'm sure yours isn't illegal because you have to much hp, just some emissions or something else maybe? By the way, how much hp do you have and how much boost are you running?
 

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Yea.... it's emissions shit. California doesn't like JDM motors. I'm running 14psi w/ an intake, exhaust, boost controller, and fcd... on a jdm 3sgte.
 

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See. California is all strict with there emissions crap. They don't check for CARB stickers and stuff like that here. We do have to pass emissions but it's not nearly as harsh.
 

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You guys are all unlucky. As of now in Tennessee, nobody has to pass emissions :D although I believe that they passed a new law about it that will go into effect sometime.
 

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California is coming out with these crazy things that are like the red light cameras.... but for illigal cars. It measures the pollution coming from the car as you sit at a light or some shit.... is that even legal???
 

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Holy shit, that sucks if it is legal. For everyone's sake in California, I hope it's not legal or it doesn't work. Probably will take them a while to perfect it though if they do try and use them.
 

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Triple A Whore
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I always thought that if you pass emissions and your safety lights are working; you're legal.
 

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I was thinking of getting a supra actually...
I think the one I want is an MKIV or something...
Just making sure cause I don't wanna ebay like a 1000hp supra and not be able to drive it :D

btw thanks for your help guys
 

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We have laws here... but its not so much a law of hp... more Power to weight... cant be over about 13:1 i think it is.
 

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Only a stock engine is legal... so I'd say 600HP? because if I remember correctly, the benz SLR has that much power. Its build with Mclearn to beat Farraris........
 

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wow i can do what ever i want to my car here cause there is no emissions:p:
yeah cali sucks but that's where evrything is:rolleyes:

anything is street legal as long as it has seat belts turn signals hazards brake lights running lights and bumpers...did i get everything?
 

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As far as street racing, Cali has to be the most strict. You would be amazed at how many laws that have against aftermarket stuff on you car, ride heights, light angles, etc. As far as HP. Its not the amount of hp you should be worried about. It's what you're using to get that hp. Half of the turbo kits and and stuff used to get high hp is illegal.
 

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yeah, California laws suck. here you don't have to worry about any mods, almost everything is legal.... so I don't think there's any way of being illegal because of too much hp or mods, only mod i know of here that is illegal is a "modified exhaust", but an aftermarket exhaust does not count as modified:rolleyes: Make all the HP you can and screw emissions!:lol:
 

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A Poor College Student
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You guys are all unlucky. As of now in Tennessee, nobody has to pass emissions although I believe that they passed a new law about it that will go into effect sometime.
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Knox County passed an increase in the wheel tax, which is now going to be on our November ballot. I vote no on that cause it's for a combination bus terminal/library :)whatthe:). I wouldn't mind the tax if it would be used to require emissions testing on vehicles, especially the 84 Civic with the rice pipe that can be heard a mile away....:rolleyes:
 
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