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    Hello Everyone,

    I just picked up a 2009 coupe with a handful of mods. The previous owner may be on here. I'm here to figure out how to get it to pass smog.

    -David
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    Best way to get past SMOG is to move to a state where SMOG is a dirty word.
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    We will get it to pass Smog tests if you Bring it to England

    Failing that Get to know your Smog inspector well, take him out for Dinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by XIIIX View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I just picked up a 2009 coupe with a handful of mods. The previous owner may be on here. I'm here to figure out how to get it to pass smog.

    -David
    Why is it currently failing? Give us some details so we can help you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACR-ISH View Post
    Why is it currently failing? Give us some details so we can help you out.
    Bingo.

    CEL? No cats? Bad cats? Race PCM? Other CEL mods?

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    Your signature says mopar ECU, plus other mods

    You need to swap out to the stock ECU, clear all codes, then get the emissions system to read ready. Assuming you have O2 sensors in place

    With the headers and stock ECU you will eventually trip a CEL. Use moderate throttle in every gear when u swap the ECU. Do not let the car bog in a higher gear
    Last edited by RedTanRT/10; 09-04-2019 at 02:04 PM.
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    Dang, I seldom think to read down into the fine print at info in signature !

    What He Said, and no small task...... may take several attempts


    Quote Originally Posted by RedTanRT/10 View Post
    Your signature says mopar ECU, plus other mods

    You need to swap out to the stock ECU, clear all codes, then get the emissions system to read ready. Assuming you have O2 sensors in place

    With the headers and stock ECU you will eventually trip a CEL. Use moderate throttle in every gear when u swap the ECU. Do not let the car bog in a higher gear
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    Congrats! I'm guessing Wakebums old car https://driveviper.com/forums/members/4206-wakebum2507
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    Quote Originally Posted by ky13 View Post
    Congrats! I'm guessing Wakebums old car https://driveviper.com/forums/members/4206-wakebum2507
    Yup... that's his!



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    Yep! He poured his heart and soul into this thing. It's perfect.

    And yes, it's because it has the MOPAR ECU. I'm not sure if the O2's are in or not, haven't had the chance to jack it up just yet. Hopefully I don't have to swap the stock exhaust every time I need to pass smog.
    Last edited by XIIIX; 09-04-2019 at 05:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XIIIX View Post
    Yep! He poured his heart and soul into this thing. It's perfect.

    And yes, it's because it has the MOPAR ECU. I'm not sure if the O2's are in or not, haven't had the chance to jack it up just yet. Hopefully I don't have to swap the stock exhaust every time I need to pass smog.
    From the pictures I've seen, it looks like the post-cat O2 sensors are installed. See the pics in this post specifically:

    https://driveviper.com/forums/thread...l=1#post388338

    I'm guessing the heat wrapped wires in the 2nd pic in that post are going to the O2 sensor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XIIIX View Post
    And yes, it's because it has the MOPAR ECU. I'm not sure if the O2's are in or not, haven't had the chance to jack it up just yet. Hopefully I don't have to swap the stock exhaust every time I need to pass smog.
    It will never pass smog with the Mopar off-road ECU. 15 minutes to swap, but getting the stock emissions to read ready may take some time.
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    Congrats on a beautiful car! Welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTanRT/10 View Post
    It will never pass smog with the Mopar off-road ECU. 15 minutes to swap, but getting the stock emissions to read ready may take some time.
    I can attest to that!

    Stock ECU is required.
    Then you might come across some info. about the "Dodge/Mopar Drive Cycle" process to get the 02 sensors to read READY.
    I found this near impossible to achieve.. dangerous too on public roads.
    I put a couple hundred miles on the car trying to execute the process. Never worked.
    All you can do is rack up the drive cycles.

    Congrats on the car and good luck!
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