Oh, No, not Commiefornia! My deepest condolences!! :shock: :twisted:takemehome4LOroads said:Thanks for the idea Ed. I've read many of your helpful replies on other threads and I shudder to remind you I live in CaLiFoRNia. Do you think that combo of early pistons+late head+Jerry cam would cause issues for the Smog test? I wonder if anyone else in CA is running that config.
The most significant effect of higher compression (besides more power!) is an increase in NOx emissions. The Jerry Cam isn't so radical a grind, and I can't imagine it'll have much effect on smog.
You'll definitely want to run a CARB-approved new catalytic converter along with your cat-back free-flowing exhaust. A new cat should make 'er run nice n' clean, I'd think. Make sure all your other emissions devices (sensors, EGR, etc) are working properly, too.
Might not be a bad idea to ask ZuZu Guru Jerry Lemond what he thinks about that.