carb or race version help

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Bogartthegod
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carb or race version help

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Hey everyone noob here trying to figure out which option is right for me and my fa5....plan on doing a cold air intake and exhaust to start, maybe more in future but I want to be able to pass smog in CA...so which version should I get? What exactly will the carb legal hondata do for me? If I get the race version will I never pass smog for some reason? Why? Any information very appreciated thank you
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Want to get mods/ hondata race version

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Hello everyone I need some help please...so I want to start upgrading my fa5 and Ive read that if I get a cold air intake I'll need a hondata and/or tune is this correct? Problem is I live in CA and will need to pass smog..so if I do get the race version to support my mods, will I be able to change my ECU back to stock along with the stock intake in order to pass emissions again or once I start using the flashpro am I stuck and won't be able to change things? Sorry if this has already been answered I'm having trouble finding a definitive answer for my concerns..any information very appreciated thank you guys. I don't know anything about tunes and stuff, had my SI for a long time and it's my daily driver but I wanna have some more fun with it if possible.
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Only the CARB version can pass a California smog check.
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Re: carb or race version help

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Hmm ok still not giving me much to go on here.
Does that mean all my other questions are a no as well?
Won't be able to buy the race version to get my supporting mods, and then go back to stock? Is this because of the recent laws passed about tunes/ changes to ECU out in CA? And that they'll be able to detect if any changes were ever made and fail me?

And what does the CARB version hondata even do for me then if not let me get a simple cold air intake?
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The CARB version can only be used with CARB approved parts and cannot be custom tuned for non-CARB parts that alter the emissions of the vehicle.
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Ok I guess you can't answer my other questions about getting the race version and switching back to stock in order to pass emissions when that time comes. Is there another place I can get answers for that or do you guys just not know yet?
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If you have a street car in CA then you must use the CARB FlashPro.

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