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Old 10-11-2015, 10:27 AM
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I took delivery of the first FM-built CARB-legal LS3 Miata at the Miatas at MRLS event last weekend.

It's an E-Rod, and after a bunch of work, FM found a way to fit all the required bits into the car.

I'll keep you posted on the smog process, but I don't anticipate any issues.
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Very cool! Post some pictures please
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Sweet and welcome to the forum! +1 to photos I'd love to know more about the car and your story.
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Better watch it, carb legal are swear words for some of us around here!!

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Better watch it, carb legal are swear words for some of us around here!!

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It opens up this swap to true DD status in a few states where it is a difficult hurdle to pass. I'm all for it. There are other less kosher ways around CARB in California, but this removes all worry.

Congrats to Flyin Miata for doing this, I'm imagining it wasn't an easy task, I believe you need some sort of stock or near-stock exhaust system on the vehicle.
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Originally Posted by V8droptop View Post
It opens up this swap to true DD status in a few states where it is a difficult hurdle to pass. I'm all for it. There are other less kosher ways around CARB in California, but this removes all worry.

Congrats to Flyin Miata for doing this, I'm imagining it wasn't an easy task, I believe you need some sort of stock or near-stock exhaust system on the vehicle.
I know this.....my post was meant to be a joke
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Did you pass a referee and get a CARB sticker?
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Did it pass smog?
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I replied in another thread, but yes, it did go through the ref successfully last fall.

Happy to answer any questions.
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Did FM or V8R load the Miata's VIN onto the E-Rod ECU?

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Did FM or V8R load the Miata's VIN onto the E-Rod ECU?
No, the VIN shows up in HP tuners as something that I think is a GMPP part number. Certainly not the VIN of the car.

Not that it matters in CA, but I guess it might in other states.
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I replied in another thread, but yes, it did go through the ref successfully last fall.

Happy to answer any questions.
This is in a 95 or older NA, right?
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This is in a 95 or older NA, right?
Yes, '95 with an E-Rod.
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