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PA is indeed a CARB state. All new vehicles sold in PA need to be CARB compliant since 2008.


They just don't enforce the rules on replacement cats and vehicle modifications like California does. If it has a cat and passes all other test it's fine whether it's an aftermarket universal non CARB cat or an OEM CARB certified cat though legally a grey area to use a non certified cat...

Here in NJ we are also a CARB state but since the only inspection we have is an OBD2 CEL test people do whatever the hell they want since no one is inspecting any aspects of the CARB certification after the vehicle is manufactured. Your car could literally be on fire when you drive up to the inspection station, as long as the scanner shows no codes you pass inspection.
Well, that’s a turd in the punch bowl... I’ll have to see what stickers are on the vehicle. No one ever said anything and it’s passed the OBDII test.

Time to reevaluate some things.
 


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Well, that’s a turd in the punch bowl... I’ll have to see what stickers are on the vehicle. No one ever said anything and it’s passed the OBDII test.

Time to reevaluate some things.
If you bought your truck new in PA it's definitely a CARB truck. If you bought it used it only has to be CARB compliant if it was under 7,500 miles when you bought it if I understand the law right. PA follows CARB standards for NEW cars purchased in the state but doesn't enforce it on older vehicles or through inspection like in California or New York. So while it is a CARB state, it's still no where near the full blown insanity level. (At least based on how I'm reading the rules) They just want new cars to meet the higher emissions standards but seemingly take little to no effort to enforce that stuff after the sale.
 

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If you bought your truck new in PA it's definitely a CARB truck. If you bought it used it only has to be CARB compliant if it was under 7,500 miles when you bought it if I understand the law right. PA follows CARB standards for NEW cars purchased in the state but doesn't enforce it on older vehicles or through inspection like in California or New York. So while it is a CARB state, it's still no where near the full blown insanity level. (At least based on how I'm reading the rules) They just want new cars to meet the higher emissions standards but seemingly take little to no effort to enforce that stuff after the sale.
Both of my current Rangers were bought new by me in PA.
 

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Well the 2019 is CARB regardless, I don't think anyone bothers making "Non-CARB" versions of vehicles anymore it's just a waste of time and money for the manufacturer to sell one vehicle to half the states and another version to the other half.

The 2011 definitely "should" be CARB according to the law.
 

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