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Old 11-22-2005, 10:33 AM   #11
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When you change motor sizes or specs you are supposed to inform the motor vehicle departments and insurance company in Connecticut. Far as I know that'* all states.
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That shouldn't be a problem. How would they know? Like willwren said, they usually use your VIN to determine rates. That wouldn't be changing.
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Supposed to being the key words. If you have emissions the car will come up differently.

Previously I worked at one of the three emissions companies in the country. The OBDII connector plugs directly into your car if equipped and your PCM reports back on all the information. If would instantly show up if tested in this manner.

The tailpipe test..wouldn't show as long as they didn't double check the motor and cat converters. Some states require the inspector to visually verify charcoal canister and cat converters. The inspectors at the company I worked at got an instant bonus of $250 for spotting missing emissions equipment. This was backed up by the state doing random drive throughs with unmarked cars missing emissions equipment.
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Imagine getting in a wreck that'* your fault. When they inspect your vehicle, they see the SC. If you didn't notify them, they can deny coverage.
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All Right. Fair enough. I give.

I guess I've been spoiled these past years living in Florida with no emissions checks and fairly loose insurance laws. It changes your thinking gradually.
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Someone I know once had a mustang titled as a 4 cylinder..came with a 6 cylinder when they bought it and dropped a 5.0 into it. Still titled as a 4 cylinder at that time.

Go figure...
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my mustang that i had was titles for a v6 but i droped the 5.0 in there. its the cheapest way to do it. but if they find out via an acident they could refuse your claim. but then you can always play stupid.

and if you are looking for more power from you n/a you can always add stickers,
everyone knows stickers makes you car go faster.
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It apparently depends on the insurance company. I've seen dozens of members here post the difference, and it'* significant with some companies. And they go by the VIN, so there'* no hiding it.
When I bnought my 95 SE, that was the first thing they did.... Walked out to the car and checked the Vin... He looked and said its a K.... OK thats cheaper for you... I said whats the other vin, he said 1 supercharged 3800<--- That would have cost ya a bit more...

I have State Farm BTW

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well now i understand about the supercharger thnx guys but this is my first car and i wanna stick with it.. so im not selling it but i would have loved an ssei it just sounds better.....
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well now i understand about the supercharger thnx guys but this is my first car and i wanna stick with it.. so im not selling it but i would have loved an ssei it just sounds better.....
You'd be supprised at what a decent intake can do for low end torque on the series one engines...

Look on your spare tire cover, there will be an RPO list.... Look for F17 or FW2

F17 is the 2.84 gear ratio and FW2 is the 3.06( More performance minded )

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