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Non carb approved exhust headers? wtf

OK so heres the thing i took my 95 ranger xlt 2.3l in to get smoged it passed with flying colors except they couldnt find some damn serial number and they said that my stock headers are non carb approved and failed my truck for that reason what can i do about that it they are the oringnal headers from the damn factory. any help is greatly appeciatited.
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take it some place else cali if fing gay for that ****
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yeah i know idont understand what the hell its all about i can see the stamped number right on toop of the second pipe from the firewall. i think im just going to go to dmv or soemthing once i figure out my igniction problem i was told since i keep blowing my maxi 1 fuse for my ing i need to replace my ign switch. hopefully once i do that it'll start up and be running again. then i can deal with the header bs.
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take it some place else cali if fing gay for that ****
ohh, if you only knew how gay cali is for what they put your car thru to get smogged, trust me i lived there for 27 years
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Here is my question... If it passes the smog tests how is it not CARB certified? why do they have to have the serial numbers and paperwork saying it was certified.

Im glad I dont have to do those stupid tests
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Here is my question... If it passes the smog tests how is it not CARB certified? why do they have to have the serial numbers and paperwork saying it was certified.

Im glad I dont have to do those stupid tests
i'm happy i don't have to do them either, there is only 2 counties in oregon that require emission tests, and i don't live anywhere near there
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lol yeah i wish i lived else where also. yeah my truck passed the emission test as if it was just rolled off the assembly line.. and i can see the numbers stamped into the heads right next to a ford emblem also stamped into the heads. the papperwork says my emissions was modified. which it wasnt. and under the visual inspection it says in big bold caps TAMPERD like wtf they are stock headers u dumb asses!!!
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file a complaint. and they can lose their license.
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i could huh? but i just want my damn tags really my **** passed everything is paid for just they are dumb asses and now i have to try and figure out what to do.
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i'd take it to the smog ref.
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I had this same issue with my mustang because they couldnt see the carb number

if its a one man shop you might just want to go to another shop if theres more than one smog tech come back when another one is doing the checks
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agreed. take it back to them and say here is the number. make it right. if no luck, take it to a second shop.
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ok good news i took to two other places to get the headers verified then i took it back to the place that ****ed up they re-smoged it and of course it passed and i made them give me my money back and do the re-test for free haha dumb *** people. so im tagged and good to go like i should've been a long time ago
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