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Been out of the stang scene for 10 years. Used to have a couple heavily modded new edge GT's and now I'm starting over with an 02 GT that's got a 4v swap. Question is about tuning and the currrent state of CA smog. Apparently the test "detects" tuned cars and fails them. That's probably just detecting that something has been modified from the factory mapping or that some flag is set. I don't recall anywhere in the tune that one could even set an EO number or any flags in EEV IV that would get detected though so I suspect that this new "detecting" nonsense is actually only pertinent to EEV V ECU's. I used to tune my own with an SCT kit so I know how but it's been a lot of years . I'm curious about the smog thing... when I take it to get smogged I assume that as long as I have a CARB approved tuner (SCT makes CARB approved tuners) in my hand that whatever tune is on it is then made ok as long as it otherwise passes the sniffer. Can anyone here confirm/deny that this is the case or point me in the direction of some kind of authoritative source for this kind of info?

My 4v has FR500 cams and runs 11:1 compression through stock log manifolds and even a factory 4-cat 4-O2 sensor H-pipe. The idle is pretty well factory smooth, no real lope to it with those cams. I'm sure I could restore it to a factory tune and since a 2v ECU can run a 4v motor just fine.

And yes, I googled my little heart out but didn't find anything really helpful that wasn't the hand waving of people that didn't know anything about tuning.


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