Custom 4.6 Specialist
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
I'm betting not. As long as there isn't a blatant display of a galloping horse on it, etc. As I mentioned on the Cardomain page - the smog certification and compliance issue as an authorized test/repair station has become so strict - that many places won't even test the car if they see obvious aftermarket products in the engine. They send you to a DMV "referee" who looks at everything with a microscope and if it isn't C-ARB certified, it comes off. They write a "fix-it" citation and you have x-amount of time to reverse-engineer everything to stock in order to even test it. So people in the Golden State who thought it was cool to cut off their Cats have a bit of a predicament on their hands. Unlike the old days, the DMV refs are pretty sharp, and can wreak havoc on a heavily modified car.
The ricers get it the worst (no loss). CHP bust dozens of them a day for pulleys, turbo boost, intake, tuning program, etc. They know that crowd is only out to race and raise hell, and they beat the snot out of them in these parts. I think your airbox will be fine.
Gen-IV Eaton MP90 blower, Allen Rev-II 9psi kit with AFCO 27" Intercooler Heat Exchanger making 12+psi, Custom '08 Renegade Racing/Romeo Aluminum Shortblock, Bored .020 over [285cid], CNC ported heads, Stainless Ferrea Valves & guides, Crower Stage II Blower Cams Diamond Forged Pistons, Manley H-Beam Forged Rods, Polished 8-Bolt Crank, 38lb Injectors, Screamin' Demon Coil Packs, T-45 Five-Speed Cobra Trans Conversion, FRPP 3:73 Rear, Custom Drive Shaft, JBA SilverCeramic Headers, 85mm Billett Straight-Shot MAF/Tube, BBK 75mm T/B, Cobra Oil Pump, Mark VIII Oil Pickup, Federal Mogul Main Bearings, Custom 2.52" non-slip blower pulley, Innovator's West 6% Billett Overdrive Main Pulley SCT Flash custom 4-Position tuning program.