forgiving shops


Active Member
Oct 4, 2006
Oxnard CA
I live in the Ventura county area, I'm looking for a smog shop that is forgiving and understands the difference between illegal high performance mods and polished parts. Polished doesn't mean illegal, I got busted for a Lexus A.F.M. If I hadn't polished it I would have passed, honestly I don't think the technician can see a quarter inch difference in diameter between the stock A.F.M. and the Lexus A.F.M.
I would like to install a tubular exhaust manifold which will fail my car every time, so I need a smog shop that is forgiving. Yes, I know a tube manifold doesn't add performance, I just like the looks.